The Doors Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
There’s so much to be said of The Doors but the only words truly worth listening to are those that the band recorded to wax and there cannot be any better starting point than their eponymous debut album. An electrifying LP with heavy hitters such as Break on Through (To The Other Side) and Soul Kitchen, the LP finishes with eleven brooding minutes of bubbling insanity, and surely the band’s most recognisable track - The End.
Waiting For The Sun is album numero three from classic waistoid crew The Doors, now seeing reissue after it originally hit the shelves many moons ago, way back in 1968 when we weren't even sex cells in our mummy's and daddies psychedelic paisley underpants. Morrison and the gang get their groove on, with such favourites as ‘Hello, I Love You’ and Vietnam war track ‘The Unknown Soldier’.
Apparently this lot shifted some units in their day. First we’re hearing of it. Anyway, 2018 marks a half-century since the release of the Waiting For The Sun, the third LP from The Doors. It went platinum, topped the charts in the U.S.A. and spawned a number 1 single in ‘Hello, I Love You’. To celebrate the anniversary, that hit single is being reissued along with original b-side ‘Love Street’. Both versions here are the mono cuts that were sent to radio stations at the time, and it’s the first time this mix of ‘Love Street’ has been released commercially.
- Vinyl 7" (0603497859184)
- Limited edition
The Doors were a kind of gloomy '70s version of INXS with a prowling tiger of a singer and some other blokes in tow. They are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary and this set compiles all their US singles and their B sides - even the ones they ill advisedly did after the death of Jim Morrison. Your only vinyl option is a 7" box set so good luck with that.
- Vinyl 7" box set (0081227934651)
- Limited edition
- CD (0081227934675)
- £16.99 £10.19 (saving: £6.80)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Last copy
Here’s a good old classic: the eponymous debut album of The Doors, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. This celebratory deluxe edition includes the original album in stereo and mono mix on CD, mono mix on LP, and a disc of a contemporary live performance on CD as well. Plus, of course, a large format booklet with liner notes and rare photos. Out on Rhino.
A super-treat for fans of The Doors has been pulled from the archives: recordings from Jim and the boys’ time as house band at LA bar The London Fog circa 1966. This previously unreleased audio is the earliest documentation of the band known to exist, and the tracks are presented in suitably grand style. The box-set, limited to 18,000 copies, contains CD, 10” vinyl, and replicas of posters, coasters, set-lists, programs etc. Out via Rhino.
Don't be misled by the title as I was by thinking that this was a vinylization of the Doors first ever performance. Instead it's the first of two performances they did at the Aquarius Theatre back in '69. Spread over 3LPs it contains crowd chit chat, Jim messing about and a song called 'Tuning' that they play repeatedly. Also contains all the favourites.
Like a late '60s/early '70s prequel to INXS, the Doors were a rock band with a singer who made a lot of people weak at the knees. This exclusive 7” single release aims at bringing together France and the USA in response to the Paris massacre. Nice sentiment. At £10.99 for a 7" it's going to make someone a fair wad of dosh.
LA Woman was the sixth and final studio album The Doors. Jim Morrison died shortly after its release in 1971. The band split with long-time producer Paul A. Rothchild leaving engineer Bruce Botnick to co-produce with the band. Along with the jazzy blues rock of the title track it features Love Her Madly, Been Down So Long and Riders On The Storm.
At the height of their fame, and a year before Jim Morrison decided to swan off and start his own Yorkshire-based supermarket chain, this limited release clear vinyl album of The Doors playing live demonstrates the fantastic talent of the unfortunately cursed Lizard King, free from the drugs that would hinder and destroy him.