Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 8, 2011 18:24:23 GMT
The Doors Golden Album Vol #1 1968
Japan has always been one of the biggest markets for Rock Music. In 1968 Elektra released a Doors album and EP called Golden Album which introduced Japan to The Doors.
The Doors were foolish in not touring the UK and Japan during 1967 in support of their first 2 LPs. We were ripe for a Doors tour and Japan would have gone mental at Jim Morrison.
The Golden Album drew music from the first 3 LPs and was presented in a lavish gatefold with several pages of lyrics and some photos of the band from the bands concert programme from that year.. They also released a 7" version with 5 tracks on an EP
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 20, 2023 11:46:42 GMT
The Golden Doors EP Vol#2 1969
In 1969 Elektra released another EP this time with songs from The Soft Parade LP. Golden Doors 2. There was confusion surrounding the actual title of the first LP & EP with 'Golden Album' adorning the covers but 'Golden Doors' on the labels. This time round it was 'Golden Doors Vol 2' on both.
It's strange that Elektra were putting out Best Ofs and Samplers as surely by 1969 Elektra had released at least the first three LPs there? Japan was a massive market for record sales as young people were throwing off the shackles of conformity as they embraced Rock & Godzilla.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 20, 2023 12:58:44 GMT
Golden Doors Album Vol #2 1970
In 1970 Elektra released a second volume of its Golden Doors compilations 'Golden Doors Volume 2'. It contained selections from The Soft Parade and Morrison Hotel with a smattering of Strange Days & WFTS.
It's hard to understand Elektras reasoning as surely by 1970 The Doors albums had been released in Japan. It would have made more sense to release '13' but the Japanese market always went off on its own tangents which made it a collectors wet dream during the 70s.
Again released in a nice gatefold sleeve with lyric sheets incorporated into the body of the sleeve.
Most likely a white Promo copy for radio stations.