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Box Set, 6CD, Remastered

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Audio CD, Box set, Limited Edition, November 21, 2006
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'The Doors announced themselves to the world with a near-perfect debut album,' writes veteran rock journalist Ben Fong-Torres in his notes for this unprecedented box. Indeed, The Doors' self-titled 1967 debut recorded in late '66 struck awe in fans and critics alike, and heralded the arrival of the one the most original and daring bands ever. Through five more studio albums, The Doors were fronted by the legendary Jim Morrison, and continually pushed the boundaries of contemporary music and popular culture. To mark the band's 40th anniversary, Rhino salutes their legacy with a 12-disc box housing remastered & expanded CD/DVD editions of these six album masterpieces. Introducing a wealth of previously unreleased sonic treasures, bonus videoclips, 5.1 mixes, and more, Perception opens up The Doors' classic material to a new level of exploration that's truly worthy of the exalted place these landmark albums hold in rock music history. 12-disc deluxe boxed set presenting CD + DVD reissues of The Doors' six studio albums recorded with Jim Morrison (before his '71 death). Produced in cooperation with surviving Doors John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and members of Jim Morrison's family with the band's longtime engineer Bruce Botnick producing.


For years, the recording industry has asked fans to purchase the same music from the 1960s and '70s over and over again, via remasterings, repackagings, and, of course, reformattings. The Doors' box Perception (get it?), cleverly packaged as... a door, does hold some astonishing music, but the thing itself is a weird hybrid beast with multiple formats for every release. Each of the group's six albums has not only been re-remastered (this time by the remaining band members plus original engineer Bruce Botnick as the "40th anniversary mix"), but loaded up with a bevy of previously unreleased bonus tracks. But that's not it--for each album, there's a companion DVD, which includes a whole new 5.1 surround sound mix with more tracks, as well as the usual DVD extras, i.e., photo galleries, lyrics, and videos. That makes 12 discs, much of it essentially redundant. If you're cool with that, you're in for a treat. From the spookier, unissued version of "Indian Summer" to the entirely new tune "Push Push" and some super-rad footage of the band rehearsing L.A. Woman, it's easy to fall in love with this swirling, highly sexualized, and often brilliant band all over again. --Mike McGonigal

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  4. Twenteith Century Fox
  5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
  6. Light My Fire
  7. Back Door Man
  8. I Looked At You
  9. End Of The Night
  10. Take It As It Comes
  11. The End
  12. Moonlight Drive (Ver.1)
  13. Moonlight Drive (Ver.2)
  14. Indian Summer (8/18/66 Vocal)

Disc: 2

  1. Strange Days
  2. You're Lost Little Girl
  3. Love Me Two Times
  4. Unhappy Girl
  5. Horse Latitudes
  6. Moonlight Drive
  7. People Are Strange
  8. My Eyes Have Seen You
  9. I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
  10. When The Music's Over
  11. People Are Strange (False Starts & Dialogue)
  12. Love Me Two Times (Take 3)

Disc: 3

  1. Hello, I Love You
  2. Love Street
  3. Not To Touch The Earth
  4. Summer's Almost Gone
  5. Wintertime Love
  6. The Unknown Soldier
  7. Spanish Caravan
  8. My Wild Love
  9. We Could Be So Good Together
  10. Yes, The River Knows
  11. Five To One
  12. Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor
  13. Not To Touch The Earth (Dialogue)
  14. Not To Touch The Earth (Take 1)
  15. Not To Touch The Earth (Take 2)
  16. Celebration Of The Lizard (An Experiment/Work In Progress)

Disc: 4

  1. Tell All The People
  2. Touch Me
  3. Shaman's Blues
  4. Do It
  5. Easy Ride
  6. Wild Child
  7. Runnin' Blue
  8. Wishful Sinful
  9. The Soft Parade
  10. Who Scared You
  11. Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Ver.1)
  12. Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Ver.2)
  13. Push Push
  14. Touch Me (Dialogue)
  15. Touch Me (Take 3)

Disc: 5

  1. Roadhouse Blues
  2. Waiting For The Sun
  3. You Make Me Real
  4. Peace Frog
  5. Blue Sunday
  6. Ship Of Fools
  7. Land Ho!
  8. The Spy
  9. Queen Of The Highway
  10. Indian Summer
  11. Maggie M'gill
  12. Talking Blues
  13. Roadhouse Blues (11/4/69, Takes 1-3)
  14. Roadhouse Blues (11/4/69, Take 6)
  15. Carol (11/4/69)
  16. Roadhouse Blues (11/5/69, Take 1)
  17. Money Beats Soul (11/5/69)
  18. Roadhouse Blues (11/5/69, Takes 13-15)
  19. Peace Frog (False Starts & Dialogue)
  20. The Spy (Ver.2)
  21. Queen Of The Highway (Jazz Ver.)

Disc: 6

  1. The Changeling
  2. Love Her Madly
  3. Been Down So Long
  4. Cars Hiss By My Window
  5. L.A. Woman
  6. L'america
  7. Hyacinth House
  8. Crawling King Snake
  9. The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
  10. Riders On The Storm
  11. Orange County Suite
  12. (You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further

Product details

  • Audio CD (November 21, 2006)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 12
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Rhino / Elektra
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 92 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,944 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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