50 years ago, The Doors broke through to the other side for the first time with its eponymous debut. To celebrate this landmark recording, the band’s iconic self-titled debut will be as an expansive 50th anniversary edition on March 31st. In addition, the music will also be available digitally.
‘The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition‘ is packaged in a 12×12 hardcover book featuring rare/previously unseen photos and detailed liner notes from Rolling Stone contributing editor David Fricke. The reissue marks the CD debut of the original mono mix, with the stereo mix available on CD for the first time in a decade.
This release offers a rare opportunity to hear the band on the verge of superstardom with their live performances recorded at a March 7, 1967 show at the Matrix in San Francisco. The Matrix recordings heard on this deluxe edition were sourced from the recently discovered, original tapes, previously thought to be lost. The Matrix recordings originally released in 2008 were from a third-generation source, so the sound quality of the versions debuting here is second to none.