THE DOORS More Studio Bonus Tracks (1965-2013)

Doors More Bonus TracksMore Studio Bonus Tracks
The End… Of Consumer Exploitation

EXPANDED Here are the rest of The Doors’ studio bonus tracks we could dig up, with the assistance of 3410, who was kind enough to share some additional scattered files. These come primarily from the albums Essential Rarities, The Doors Box Set and the 2012 L.A. Woman reissues, but we’ve also added a couple of unreleased outtakes from The Soft Parade sessions (not sure why we did that). Oddities include the complete, 1965 World Pacific Studios demos, a 16-1/2 minute “Rock Is Dead,” the Jim-less, “Tightrope Ride,” the L.A. Woman 40th Anniversary bonuses (including The Workshop Sessions – previously unreleased live-in-the-studio recordings) and some additional extras that appeared on 2013′s Behind Closed Doors-The Rarities – a collection that was supposed to gather together all of these kinds of tracks, but didn’t actually do that. Along with the Perception Bonus Tracks (HERE) – this rounds up most, if not all, of the official studio bonus tracks (we think… maybe). Excepting, of course, the stuff they’ll be putting out next year… and the year after that… and the year after that.

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Moonlight Drive (Demo-World Pacific Studios, 1965) (2:31) – Essential Rarities
Hello, I Love You (Demo-World Pacific Studios, 1965) (2:28) – Essential Rarities
End Of The Night (Demo-World Pacific Studios, 1965) (3:01) – The Doors Box Set
My Eyes Have Seen You (Demo-World Pacific Studios, 1965) (2:03) – The Doors Box Set
Summer’s Almost Gone (Demo-World Pacific Studios, 1965) (2:16) – The Doors Box Set
Go Insane (Demo-World Pacific Studios, 1965) (2:31) – The Doors Box Set
Light My Fire (Mono Single Edit) (2:50) – Bonus Track
Wintertime Love (Rough Mix/Alternate Vocals) (1:52) – Bonus Track
Woman Is A Devil (Elektra Studios, 1969) (4:06) – Essential Rarities
Love Me Tender (Elektra Studios Feb 25, 1969) (0:41) – Unreleased Soft Parade Outtake
Queen Of The Magazines (Elektra Studios Feb 25, 1969) (3:49) – Unreleased Soft Parade Outtake
Pipeline (Elektra Studios Feb 25, 1969) (1:19) – Unreleased Soft Parade Outtake
Hyacinth House (Demo) (2:39) – Essential Rarities
Rock Is Dead (16:39) – The Doors Box Set
Tightrope Ride (4:19) – The Doors Box Set
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The Changeling (Alternate Version) (4:50) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
Love Her Madly (Alternate Version) (3:57) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
Cars Hiss By My Window (Alternate Version) (4:40) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
L.A. Woman (Alternate Version) (8:49) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Alternate Version) (5:35) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
Been Down So Long (Alternate Version) (5:06) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
Riders On the Storm (Alternate Version) (9:08) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
She Smells So Nice (3:23) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
Rock Me (5:56) – L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
L.A. Woman (Take 1) (7:43) – Behind Closed Doors – The Rarities
Crawling King Snake (Run Through And Studio Chatter) (4:35) – Behind Closed Doors – The Rarities
Love Her Madly (Take 1) (3:38) – Behind Closed Doors – The Rarities
Changeling (Take 9) (5:28) – Behind Closed Doors – The Rarities
The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Instrumental) (4:22) – Behind Closed Doors – The Rarities

11 Comments

  • 1
    CATASTO ELETTRICO
    January 9, 2009 - 01:04 | Permalink

    Many Many Thanks for the whole "End Of Consumer Exploitation" opus. Really, when is too much, is too much! (Despite our endless love devotion surrender to The Doors…)

  • 2
    Sarah L.
    February 7, 2009 - 22:17 | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this ! Excited to hear the demos, can't wait.

  • 3
    annmargretfan
    June 7, 2009 - 16:44 | Permalink

    I love this one. This is the way these tracks should be offered without having to buy the same songs over and over just to get a couple bonus tracks here & there.

  • 4
    Revolution_vanderbilt
    October 18, 2009 - 02:44 | Permalink

    I love you. Thanks. I love the Doors, and will spend my money on them, but there are a few rare track that require much unnecessary double purchasing. Thank you for letting me avoid that!

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    Capt. Willard
    November 13, 2009 - 17:05 | Permalink

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  • 6
    Anonymous
    March 23, 2010 - 03:25 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard.
    -jrsfarm-

  • 7
    Colin H
    October 20, 2011 - 12:05 | Permalink

    Most of this fell into the “glad I got to hear that once” category for me, but the whole ’65 session will definitely join the permanent iPod canon. Krieger is barely there on those cuts, though, compared to the eventuals a year later – had he just joined or something?

    Colin H, Cambridge, Canada

    • 8
      Willard
      October 20, 2011 - 12:22 | Permalink

      That was their earliest studio session, so it was before the personalities and roles were fully in place.

  • 9
    Colin H
    October 20, 2011 - 12:29 | Permalink

    It’s pretty clearly Ray’s band at this stage, music-wise. It really gives the songs a different feel that makes this session much more interesting and repeat-listenable than alot of bands “same arrangements more crudely recorded” pre-debut demos. I also enjoy this early Jim, the way I dig the early Stones albums before Mick realized he was Mick and went with that. Not that that’s bad (always), but it’s different. Like the early seasons of a sit com before the stars realize they’re stars and start pausing in the doorway when they enter for the obligatory applause before speaking.

    Colin

  • 11
    Rufus T. Firefly
    June 19, 2013 - 00:28 | Permalink

    Thank you so much!

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