Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 28, 2011 16:42:00 GMT
The Doors - L.A. Woman (Record Store Day 7" Singles Box Set)
LA Woman 40th Anniversary 7" Singles Box
To coincide with the bands LA Woman 40th Anniversary they released a 7" 4 single box set of 'LA Woman Singles'. The studio version was paired with one from the Workshop Sessions.
Of course Only ROTS & LHM were ever released as a single from LAW and The Changeling only in the mind of Tom DiCillos shit documentary. The 4th single was just some stuff from The Workshop Sessions.
The picture sleeves were from various countries such as Japan and South America. It was a nice boxed package for collectors of vinyl and complimented the 40 year vinyl release which, though overpriced, was a nice souvenir to own.
1. Love Her Madly / Love Her Madly (Alternate Version*) 2. Riders On The Storm / Riders On The Storm (Alternate Version*) 3. The Changeling / The Changeling (Alternate Version*) 4. Inside The Workshop, Pt. 1 (Studio Dialogue)* / Inside The Workshop, Pt. 2 (Studio Dialogue)*
The studio chatter was on in the background in a friend's car the other night ... heard bits here and there. Yeah, that ditty sounds like some sort of radio/TV call letter announcement from 50s/60s in America.
Was the bit about adding the thunderstorm to ROTS on there? I thought I heard it but couldn't be bothered to "rewind," ha ha! I can wait until January ... besides, the quality of the file my mate got from the 'net was appalling!
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 29, 2011 20:31:57 GMT
Odd that mine was excellent other than the sound of the needle being dropped. Jim does not mention the thunder on that track. They are likely saving that till later. For me they should have released a 3 CD set LAW, out takes and the most interesting studio chat. Bands like Floyd do this brilliantly but The Doors always make a mess of it.
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
Unless I end up being impressed by the 5 CD set, if it ever comes out, I still maintain this album's sessions only warrent ONE releaseable disc of outtake material. Do I know this for a fact? No. Is it an extremely educated guess? Of course!
For me, the best way to have done it was do a three CD set.
Disc One: L.A. Woman album (Original 1971 stereo mix), plus original 1971 single mixes (if different from LP versions) of LHM, You Need Meat, ROTS, and The Changeling.
Disc Two: L.A. Woman album (2000 stereo remix), plus 2006 remix of You Need Meat and the original 1997 mix of Orange County Suite.
Disc Three: Disc two of the yet-to-be released 2 CD set.
Throw in a HUGE booklet with killer essays, track by track notes, recording dates and HONEST recording, mixing, mastering information (these guys never tell the whole story), and tons of period photos.
Price the whole thing at $30.00 USD, £15.00 GBP, and be DONE!
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 16, 2023 20:57:52 GMT
For Record Store Day’s Black Friday 25th November 2011, The Doors will unveil a limited edition, four-disc vinyl boxed set that spotlights L.A. Woman, the legendary quartet’s final album with singer Jim Morrison. The collection includes 7” vinyl singles for three of the album’s most iconic tracks, each backed with a b-side featuring an unreleased, alternate take of the same song. A fourth 7” contains unreleased studio chatter recorded during sessions for this historic album giving an inside peek of the band at work on their final masterpiece.
Numbered and limited to 4000 sets worldwide, the L.A. WOMAN SINGLES BOX will be available exclusively at participating independent record stores on November 25 for a suggested list price of $49.98.
“There will always be a need for indie record stores – and for vinyl. I think vinyl’s making a comeback, actually - it just sounds so much better!” says guitarist Robby Krieger.
“Our music was made with an independent spirit, and we believe in independence – of the mind, the heart and the soul,” says organist Ray Manzarek. “L.A. Woman is 40 years old, and we look back fondly, with deep appreciation, on 40 years of that special exchange between an independent record store and a customer searching for something new that can open their hearts, minds and souls!”
The collection contains 7” singles for “Love Her Madly,” “Riders On The Storm” and “The Changeling,” each presented in a sleeve featuring original artwork from an international single release from the era. To complement the music, the set also includes an exact replica of a poster Elektra used to promote the album around the original 1970 release. The poster was designed by Carl Cossick, who also designed the instantly recognizable die-cut album cover used for L.A. Woman, and features the provocative, crucified “Electric Woman” image featured in the original vinyl sleeve of the album.
“Record stores are a place of community; something we as humans desperately need. Yes, the web is an electronic community, but you can't feel, smell, or touch on the Internet,” says drummer John Densmore.
The fourth 7” offers rare insight into the group’s creative process with two “Inside The Workshop” selections that capture previously unheard studio dialogue from Morrison, Manzarek, Krieger, and John Densmore as they recorded the album in Hollywood with producer Bruce Botnick. The first side features band dialogue from the recording of “Riders On The Storm” while the second side spotlights the band discussing their cover of John Lee Hooker’s “Crawling King Snake.”
L.A. WOMAN SINGLES BOX provides a first listen to some of the unreleased material that will be included in the highly anticipated upcoming deluxe edition of L.A. Woman, set for release from Rhino in early 2012. Wertung: -