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26Nov/17Off

The Doors – The Best Of The Doors (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2015] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

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
Genre: Rock | 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.

26Nov/17Off

The Doors – The Doors (1967) [Japanese SACD 2011] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

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
Genre: Rock | 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.

26Nov/17Off

The Doors – The Doors (1967) {50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017} [Qobuz FLAC 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: Qobuz | 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.

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 knockout 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 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.