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The Doors’ iconic debut to be celebrated with 50th anniversary deluxe reissue

on January 04, 2017, 1:35pm

Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ self-titled debut album. In celebration, Rhino Records has announced a deluxe reissue of the landmark LP due out March 31st.

The 3-CD/LP collection features both remastered and mono mixes of the original full-length and a vinyl edition of the mono mix. Also included is a live album comprised of eight tracks recorded during the band’s March 7th, 1967 gig at The Matrix in San Francisco. The reissue represents the first time the original mono mix has been made available on CD.

Additionally, the bundle comes with a hardcover book of rare and previously unreleased photos as well as liner notes from longtime Rolling Stone editor/writer David Fricke.

(Read: Ranking The Doors: Every Album from Worst to Best)

To coincide with the album’s milestone, Los Angeles has officially dubbed January 4th as “Day of The Doors”. A ceremony will take place this afternoon in the city’s Venice neighborhood, where The Doors first formed, led by LA Council member Mike Bonin.

“Venice is a place where many have chased their pleasures or dug their treasures,” says Bonin (via TimeOut). “It is a place that birthed the Doors and taught us all to cherish the funky, weird, and world-renowned vibe that Jim, Ray, Robby and John helped make famous.” Founding members John Densmore and Robby Krieger will be in attendance.

The Doors (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Tracklist:

Disc One (Original Stereo Mix)
01. Break On Through (To the Other Side)
02. Soul Kitchen
03. The Crystal Ship
04. Twentieth Century Fox
05. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06. Light My Fire
07. Back Door Man
08. I Looked At You
09. End of the Night
10. Take It as It Comes
11. The End

Disc Two (Original Mono Mix)
01. Break On Through (To the Other Side)
02. Soul Kitchen
03. The Crystal Ship
04. Twentieth Century Fox
05. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06. Light My Fire
07. Back Door Man
08. I Looked At You
09. End of the Night
10. Take It as It Comes
11. The End

Disc Three (Live at the Matrix)

01. Break On Through (To the Other Side)
02. Soul Kitchen
03. The Crystal Ship
04. Twentieth Century Fox
05. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06. Light My Life
07. Back Door Man
08. The End

LP Tracklist:

Side One
01. Break On Through (To the Other Side)
02. Soul Kitchen
03. The Crystal Ship
04. Twentieth Century Fox
05. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06. Light My Life

Side Two
07. Back Door Man
08. I Looked At You
09. End of the Night
10. Take It as It Comes
11. The End

Revisit “Light My Fire” below.

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