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The Doors – Strange Days (1967/2012) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

The Doors – Strange Days (1967/2012)
DSF Stereo DSD64, 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 35:21 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | ©  Analogue Productions XAPP74014D64

Sinister, beguiling … these were words reviewers used to describe The Door’s melodic psychedelic-era genre-blending sound. A mix of blues, Eastern music, classical and pop fueled hits such as the bluesy “Love Me Two Times” and “People Are Strange” from The Door’s debut follow-up, Strange Days.

Strange Days featured a smattering of edgy recitations (“Horse Latitudes”) and smoky rockers (“My Eyes Have Seen You”). Morrison’s rallying cry “We want the world, and we want it now!” from the ambitious extended track, “When the Music’s Over,” marked a touchstone for that era’s counterculture movement. Rolling Stone described Strange Days as having “all the power and energy of the first LP, but (it’s) more subtle, more intricate and much more effective.”

Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that these six studio LP titles — The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman — are featured on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. All six titles are also available on Hybrid Multichannel SACD! All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best analog tape copy.

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The Doors – Waiting For The Sun (1968/2012) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

The Doors – Waiting For The Sun (1968/2012)
DSF Stereo DSD64, 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 33:03 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | ©  Analogue Productions XAPP74024D64

Waiting For The Sun, The Doors’ third album and its first chart-topper, delivered the No. 1 signature smash “Hello, I Love You” and the Top 40 hit “The Unknown Soldier.”

Slant Magazine proclaims that Waiting For The Sun contains some of The Doors’ prettiest, most genial lilts: “Love Street,” a fictionalized sketch of the Bohemian street where Morrison lived with his wife, Pamela Courson; the wistful “Summer’s Almost Gone,” which includes the lovely refrain, “Morning found us calmly unaware/Noon burned gold into our hair”; and the placid piano ballad “Yes, The River Knows.” More and more, says Slant, Morrison was starting to emulate one of his idols, Frank Sinatra — “after all, they had an insatiable taste for women and alcohol in common.”

Waiting For The Sun was also some of The Doors’ most combative, political work. “The Unknown Soldier” was a barefaced antiwar attack, a reaction to the Vietnam-era hostilities brewing on the home front.
Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that six studio LP titles — The Doors, Strange Days,Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman — are featured on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. All six titles are also available on Hybrid Multichannel SACD! All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best analog tape copy.

A truly authentic reissue project, the masters were recorded on tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is a tube machine, as is the cutting system. Tubes baby!

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The Doors – The Doors (1967/2012) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

The Doors – The Doors (1967/2012)
DSF Stereo DSD64, 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 44:40 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | ©  Analogue Productions XAPP74007D64

The Doors self-titled 1967 release famously contains some incorrect speed and pitch issues. While there have been “corrected” versions made, in the interests of being historically accurate, this Analogue Productions reissue was cut without speed or pitch correction.

One of rock music’s most famous debuts, The Doors self-titled 1967 smash is legend. And now it becomes the kick-off for a positively stunning reissue series from Analogue Productions!

The Doors was born after Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek — who’d met at UCLA’s film school — met again, unexpectedly, on the beach in Venice, CA, during the summer of 1965. Although he’d never intended to be a singer, Morrison was invited to join Manzarek’s group Rick and the Ravens on the strength of his poetry. The group later changed its moniker, taking their name from Aldous Huxley’s psychotropic monograph “The Doors of Perception.” The band signed to Elektra Records following a now-legendary gig at the Whisky-a-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip.

The Doors’ arrival on the rock scene produced a string of hit singles and albums destined to become clasics. Belting out a standard like “Back Door Man” or talk-singing such originals as “The Crystal Ship,” and “I Looked at You,” one reviewer wrote that leather-clad frontman Morrison exuded “both sensuality and menace.”
The Doors reached Billboard’s No. 2 slot and delivered the No. 1 signature smash “Light My Fire” plus “Break On Through,” “The Crystal Ship,” and “The End.”

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The Doors – Perception Box Set (2006) [6XDVD-Audio]

This 6CD/DVD-Audio box celebrates the rock icons’ 40th anniversary with 2-disc editions of their six Morrison-era album classics, all featuring the new ’40th Anniversary Mixes’, plus rare & previously unreleased audio & DVD content!
All DVDs feature Live Video Clips, the corresponding album in 5.1 Surround Sound, a New Stereo Mix in Advanced Resolution, Dolby Digital/DTS versions of New Stereo and 5.1 Mixes, and Photo Galleries.
Remastered for CD & DVD by Bruce Botnick from the Original 4-Track Masters! Transfered at 96kHz/24 bit to ProTools HD. The mix was accomplished on a Digidesign Icon console using the latest state-of-the-art Digital Equalizers from George Massenberg and Sony Oxford. On the digital reverb front, both ReVibe convolution and Altiverb Impulse room simulation were used. In analogue, EMT 140 reverberation plates were employed, which are the same type that were used on all the Doors ablums!
When Rhino began celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Doors 1967 debut LP – which veteran rock journalist Ben Fon-Torres calls ‘near perfect” – a cornerstone of the sweeping catalog restoration campaign was the 12-disc box set Perception. The massive set houses expanded two-disc CD/DVD-Audio digipak editions of the group’s six classic studio albums released before lead singer Jim Morrison’s 1971 death, each including the new “40th Anniversary Mixes” plus a wealth of rarities and previously unissued audio and DVD tracks, videos, 5.1 mixes, and more.

Features:
• 6CD / 6DVD-Audio box set
• 40th Anniversary Mixes included
• Each title housed in Digipak packaging
• New producer’s notes by Bruche Botnick
• New liner notes by prominent music writers
• Original album artwork
• 24 Rare & Previously unreleased bonus tracks
• Bonus extras

DVD-Audio features:
• 5.1 Advanced Resolution Surround
• Advanced Resolution Stereo
• Dolby Digital Surround and DTS 5.1
• 12 Live Video Clips
• Bonus Videos
• Photo Gallery
• Lyrics
• Discography

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The Doors – Live At The Bowl ’68 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Doors – Live At The Bowl ’68 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:10:57 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Rhino/Elektra

The Doors supplied plenty of post-Independence Day fireworks on July 5, 1968 when the legendary quartet played the Hollywood Bowl, a concert that is considered to be the band s finest on film. For the first time, the film from the historic performance has been painstakingly restored using the original camera negatives and the audio has been remixed and mastered from original multi-tracks by the group s engineer Bruce Botnick. This new restoration offers a stunning visual upgrade from earlier versions and will give fans the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, who opined, You can hear it as if you were at the Hollywood Bowl, on stage with us. LIVE AT THE BOWL 68 includes three previously unreleased tracks from the performance. Technical issues with the recording of “Hello, I Love You,” “The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat), ” and “Spanish Caravan” prevented them from being released in the past. Now, through meticulous restoration of the audio, all three will be included, marking the first time the concert has been available in its entirety.

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The Doors – The Doors (1967) {50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Doors – The Doors (1967) {50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017}
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:15:47 minutes | 2,66 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Rhino – Elektra

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes a remastered version of the album’s original stereo mix, available on CD for the first time in a decade and remastered for the first time in nearly 30 years. The album’s original mono mix was also remastered for this set and is making its CD debut. The third disc features live performance from The Matrix in San Francisco on March 7, 1967 – recordings heard on this deluxe edition were sourced from the recently discovered, original tapes, previously thought to be lost.

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The Doors – The Complete Doors Studio Albums (8 Albums: 1967-1972 / 2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Doors – The Complete Doors Studio Albums (8 Albums: 1967-1972 / 2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 312:59 minutes | 6,91 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Artwork

The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles, California. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone. Although The Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 32.5 million certified units in the US. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LPs. In 1993, The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The Doors – Infinite (2013) [6x SACD LE Box Set – Analogue Productions’ Remasters 2013] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Doors – Infinite (2013) [6x SACD LE Box Set] {1967-1971}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST or DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 236:39 mins | Full Scans | 17,9 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 235:49 minutes | Full Scans | 4,22 GB
Includes Six Studio albums | Analogue Productions’ Remasters 2013

Infinite, a deluxe, limited-edition, audiophile boxed set from Analogue Productions, contains all six legendary albums by The Doors – the self-titled 1967 debut (one of rock’s most important), Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and the visceral L.A. Woman. Each album has been remastered in multichannel for hybrid SACD by Doug Sax and The Doors’ original engineer Bruce Botnick. The surround sound originates from 96K, 24-bit files that were mixed and mastered from the original one-inch, eight track, 15-ips analog master tapes by Bruce Botnick for Elektra’s 2006 DVD Audio release entitled Perception. For the SACDs, those files were then up-sampled without filters to DSD using the Weiss Saracon format converter and authored by Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center. Infinite is packaged in a unique, high-quality fold-over box that contains extensive notes on each album, nineteen photographs and a 2,700-word essay by The Doors biographer Ben Fong-Torres, esteemed rock journalist and former Rolling Stone editor.

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The Doors – The Best Of The Doors (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2015] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Doors – The Best Of The Doors (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:03 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,12 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 44:07 mins | Scans included | 825 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and Quadrophonic surround sound | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 206

In 1970, Elektra Records released a Doors hits collection called 13. In 1971, the Doors scored two more hits, “Love Her Madly” and “Riders on the Storm,” and their lead singer, Jim Morrison, died. In 1972, Elektra released a two-LP anthology containing “Love Her Madly” and “Riders on the Storm,” along with a lot of album tracks. But there was no single-LP compilation that contained all the Doors’ hits, from “Light My Fire” to “Riders on the Storm.” This 11-track 1973 album was an attempt to address that problem, and at the time of its release, containing seven of the Doors’ eight Top 40 hits (the exception being “The Unknown Soldier”), it was the best Doors greatest-hits collection on the market.

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The Doors – The Doors (1967) [Japanese SACD 2011] {2.0 & 5.1} {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Doors – The Doors (1967) [Japanese SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:58 mins | Scans included | 3,47 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,08 GB
SACD Hybrid reissue release from The Doors. Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.

A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band’s fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knock-out punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison’s captivating vocals and probing prose. “Light My Fire” was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but most of the rest of the album is just as impressive, including some of their best songs: the propulsive “Break on Through” (their first single), the beguiling Oriental mystery of “The Crystal Ship,” the mysterious “End of the Night,” “Take It as It Comes” (one of several tunes besides “Light My Fire” that also had hit potential), and the stomping rock of “Soul Kitchen” and “Twentieth Century Fox.” The 11-minute Oedipal drama “The End” was the group at its most daring and, some would contend, overambitious. It was nonetheless a haunting cap to an album whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered.

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