THE DOORS The Doors (1967) – Remixed/Proper Speed

The Doors (1967/2006)
Remixed… And At The Right Speed

How many times did you buy The Doors since 1967? Vinyl, CDs, reissues, box sets? Doesn’t it suck to now know that it was never mastered at the appropriate speed until 2006′s very expensive Perception box set? We thought so, too. Record company whiz kids did the same thing with Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, too. Better now than after we’re dead, eh? Besides the speed correction, the latest version of The Doors has even more to offer – a justified remix. You can now clearly hear some of Morrison’s makeshift meanderings, previously buried in the mix so as not to warp impressionable young minds; the “she get high” refrain from “Break On Through,” the series of “fucks” peppering “The End” (previously only available on the Apocalypse Now remix). Fanatics & connoisseurs will no doubt catch other subtle variations, too. The albums’ sparse, spacious feel is still intact, however. Complaints and compliments aside, The Doors is still one of the greats and, for those on the same wavelength, is as powerful today as it was in 1967.


Break On Through (To The Other Side)
Soul Kitchen
The Crystal Ship
Twentieth Century Fox
Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Light My Fire
Back Door Man
I Looked At You
End Of The Night
Take It As It Comes
The End

17 Comments

  • 1
    Anonymous
    December 22, 2008 - 21:44 | Permalink

    Many thanks and a Merry Christmas
    Mal

  • 2
    Anonymous
    December 23, 2008 - 09:33 | Permalink

    They should have put the single edit of "Light My Fire" and the censored "Break on Through" as bonus tracks. The hit versions are conspicuous by the absence on the box set

  • 3
    Pants Elk
    December 23, 2008 - 12:17 | Permalink

    I do not understand the puritan sneers at this fine endeavor. Complaints that this new remix in some way degrades, compromises, or lessens the original; that it is "too clear", or whatever, seem to miss the point. Comparing all the other versions I have, this one is the reference standard. And the days of paying record companies for product are an endangered species in themselves, as downloaders of this will know, so the question of buying it again is, er, moot …

  • 4
    CATASTO ELETTRICO
    January 1, 2009 - 12:22 | Permalink

    Only three things are unarguable her, it seems… 1) they sold us the same stuff over and over, one way or another; 2)we were happy enough for the the chance to buy the same stuff over and over, one way or another (I'd like to buy the same vinyl edition hundred times in the age the record shops, don't you?); 3)The Doors is as powerful today as it was in 1967…
    Cheers and a Happy New Year with som Happy New Repackage possibly…

  • 5
    Mister Mister
    January 16, 2009 - 12:44 | Permalink

    You totally rule, thanks for this!

  • 6
    Roger Camden
    February 11, 2009 - 18:40 | Permalink

    Sounds great!

  • 7
    Anonymous
    February 27, 2009 - 00:49 | Permalink

    the remix is exciting because of all the added vocals and instrumental lines (for example listen to 'Soul Kitchen', Rays Keyboard isin't cut out in the middle like it used to be… or Jim's uncut Back Door Man vocal)

    the problem is that Jim's vocals are significantly lower in the mix than they ever have been. It's a bummer, since the rest of the mix is great.

    thanks for the post!

  • 8
    annmargretfan
    June 9, 2009 - 00:02 | Permalink

    I love the remix of this. So much great music on this site. Thanks :-)

  • 9
    Capt. Willard
    June 9, 2009 - 03:51 | Permalink

    Thanks for the comments. They're very appreciated.

  • 10
    TROLLCRUSHER
    October 9, 2009 - 09:18 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard for uploading the *DEFINITIVE* edition of this classic album by The Doors.

    Greatly appreciated!

    Best wishes.

    trollcrusher

  • 11
    Capt. Willard
    November 13, 2009 - 17:32 | Permalink

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  • 12
    Anonymous
    February 9, 2010 - 00:31 | Permalink

    Did the speed correction sped up the album or slow it down wiki claims the discrepancy was 31/2 % slow but I'm not sure what version they mean the old or speed corrected version. I have the old cd version and now comparing it to this speed corrected version playing them in sync this speed corected version is slower than my 1988 cd version is that the way its supposed to be?

  • 13
    Ian of Cornwall
    October 18, 2011 - 12:10 | Permalink

    Whatever version ya got…….it’s a masterpiece. Peace.

  • 14
    3410
    October 19, 2011 - 00:18 | Permalink

    The Stones’ Beggars Banquet also got the “pitch-correction” treatment, in 2002.

    • 15
      Willard
      October 19, 2011 - 09:41 | Permalink

      Didn’t know that.

  • 16
    Russell
    March 20, 2013 - 08:56 | Permalink

    thanks for this!

  • 17
    Alan
    March 8, 2014 - 00:13 | Permalink

    Thanks sooo much for all the great live/studio Doors stuff!:)

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