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The Doors announce 40th anniversary reissue of L.A. Woman

on November 18, 2011, 4:59pm

the doors la woman singles box The Doors announce 40th anniversary reissue of L.A. Woman

L.A. Woman, the crowning achievement of the pre-Skrillex era of The Doors, recently turned 40-years-old. As these things often go, the band is commemorating the occasion with a deluxe reissue featuring a slew of previously unreleased material.

The two-disc set, aptly titled L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition, is highlighted by a previously unreleased song titled “She Smells So Nice”. According to an issued press release, the recording was discovered by producer Bruce Botnick while reviewing session tapes for L.A. Woman. Right now, you can hear a short snippet of the track at RollingStone.com.

In addition, the set also features eight previously unreleased alternate versions of “L.A. Woman”, “Love Her Madly”, “Riders On The Storm”, and more. You can find the entire tracklist below.

All of the previously unreleased material found on the CD collection will also be available as a double LP titled L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions. With the nine tracks comprising the first three sides of the vinyl, the fourth side features a laser etching of the original “Electric Woman” art included with the L.A Woman album.

Finally, the band has announced the release of a behind-the-scenes documentary, titled Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman. The film includes new interviews with band members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, as well as footage of live and studio performances.

All three releases will be available on January 24th as part of a year-long campaign titled ‘The Years of the Doors”. Additional releases will be announced throughout 2012.

Also, as previously reported, The Doors will be releasing a special L.A. Woman singles box set for Record Store Day’s Black Friday promotion. Click here to learn more about that.

L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition Tracklist:
Disc One
01. The Changeling
02. Love Her Madly
03. Been Down So Long
04. Cars Hiss By My Window
05. L.A.Woman
06. L’America
07. Hyacinth House
08. Crawling King Snake
09. The WASP (TexasRadio and the Big Beat)
10. Riders On The Storm

Disc Two: All Selections Previously Unissued
01. The Changeling – Alternate Version *
02. Love Her Madly – Alternate Version *
03. Cars Hiss By My Window – Alternate Version *
04. L.A. Woman – Alternate Version *
05. The WASP (TexasRadio and the Big Beat) – Alternate Version *
06. Been Down So Long – Alternate Version *
07. Riders On The Storm – Alternate Version
08. She Smells So Nice *
09. Rock Me *

L.A. WOMAN: THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS LP
Side One
01. The Changeling – Alternate Version *
02. Love Her Madly – Alternate Version *
03. Cars Hiss By My Window – Alternate Version *
04. L.A. Woman – Alternate Version *

Side Two
05. The WASP (TexasRadio and the Big Beat) – Alternate Version *
06. Been Down So Long – Alternate Version *
07. Riders On The Storm – Alternate Version *

Side Three
08. She Smells So Nice / Rock Me *

* = Previously unreleased

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Jim
December 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

LA Women was awesome – great to see it return!