THE DOORS Perception Bonus Tracks (2006)

Doors Perception BonusPerception Bonus Tracks (2006)
Because You’ve Already Bought The Rest

UPGRADED: Here are the remastered and re-released bonus tracks from The Doors’ 2006 Perception box set, now @320. There are no complaints with the music, except that some of these tracks were previously issued in The Complete Studio Recordings box set and, later, as a single disc Essential Rarities. This set also includes the two iTunes exclusive bonuses that were only available for those that got the box set through Apple… pissing off a lot of hard disc buyers in the process. But then, The Doors have always had a bad habit of dripping bonuses out across expensive releases, making it hard to collect them all. Expect another catalog re-re-release in 2016, so get these now before your future self does. Find the Perception box set at Amazon, HERE. We’ve got a different, final batch of Doors studio bonus tracks (also revamped), HERE.

Moonlight Drive (Version 1) (2:41)
Moonlight Drive (Version 2) (2:29)
Indian Summer (8/19/66 Vocal… not really) (2:37)
People Are Strange (False Starts & Dialogue) (1:58)
Love Me Two Times (Take 3) (3:20)
Albinoni’s Adagio In G Minor (4:33)
Not To Touch The Earth (Dialogue) (0:44)
Not To Touch The Earth (Take 1) (4:00)
Not To Touch The Earth (Take 2) (4:18)
Celebration Of The Lizard (An Experimental Work In Progress) (17:10)
Who Scared You (Recorded At Elektra Studios, 1969) (3:59)
Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Version #1) (2:29)
Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Version #2) (3:05)
Push Push (6:06)
Touch Me (Dialogue) (0:28)
Touch Me (Take 3) (3:41)

Talking Blues (0:59)
Roadhouse Blues (Takes 1-3) (8:48)
Roadhouse Blues (Take 6) (9:27)
Carol (0:56)
Roadhouse Blues (Take 1) (4:33)
Money Beats Soul (1:05)
Roadhouse Blues (Takes 13-15) (6:22)
Peace Frog (False Starts & Dialogue) (2:00)
The Spy (Version 2) (3:48)
Queen Of The Highway (Jazz Version) (3:36)
Orange County Suite (5:45)
(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further (3:41)
Queen Of The Highway (Instrumental) (5:11)
Blues For Lonnie (Instrumental) (6:48)


  • 3410
    December 25, 2008 - 03:12 | Permalink

    Sure beats buying or downloading them one or two at a time for 20 years. :) Ironically, there's now an 8-disc "Anthology" [madness!] , which amongst lots of audience tape includes most or all of these, but with a few studio outtakes which are newly-available, I guess. Would you want a share of "Queen of the Highway [Instrumental]", Blues For Lonnie [Instrumental]", Wintertime Love [Alt Vocals Mix], etc.

    Thanks for all your new posts. It was pretty quiet here for a year or so. ;)

    [Suggested future contenders for this treatment: Dylan's iTunes collection, and the Kinks' new 6CD "Picture Book".]

  • Capt. Willard
    December 25, 2008 - 09:19 | Permalink

    Yeah… would love the studio stuff. In fact, I went back and looked at Essential Rarities and found there are a couple there that were not included on Perception (Woman Is A Devil, Hyacinth House, Hello I Love You). So, bring them on. I'll look and see what other studio stuff I can find (like the rest of the 1965 Demos) and we'll put them ALL in one place. Since Elektra seems unwilling to. Thanks.

  • Anonymous
    January 9, 2009 - 16:40 | Permalink

    Is that Indian Summer the correct bonus track (the 66 vocal version), or is it the album version that was put on the set by mistake? Drives me nuts when record companies fuck up stuff like this (see also the corrected mixes from The Beatles' Capitol Albums 2….hey, do you have that one?). Thanks!

  • Capt. Willard
    January 9, 2009 - 17:35 | Permalink

    It sounds like the album version.

  • Anonymous
    January 10, 2009 - 03:18 | Permalink

    Dagnabit! I read that they fixed it, but I've never found one that was. Even the digital ones, which you'd think could be easily altered, still carry the album version as the "66 Vocal" version. Bastards!

  • Superduck25
    February 27, 2009 - 00:43 | Permalink

    the vocal on the '66 version is really beautiful..

  • annmargretfan
    June 8, 2009 - 01:54 | Permalink

    I'm loving this music here. Is the 66 vocal for Indian Summer around anywhere?

  • Capt. Willard
    June 8, 2009 - 02:59 | Permalink

    We don't have it. Maybe someone else has it to share. Thanks for all your comments AMF.

  • Capt. Willard
    November 13, 2009 - 17:18 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Anonymous
    January 13, 2010 - 18:39 | Permalink

    you lot do know that the new albums have new mixes of every studio tracks,its not just the bonus tracks that are new-all the tracks are remixed with alternate vocals and guitars ect…the new mixs are all good and well worth having.just thought i'd say incase you didnt know.

  • Anonymous
    February 23, 2011 - 01:33 | Permalink

    any strange days or waiting for the sun in MONO? thanx

  • W
    February 23, 2011 - 02:26 | Permalink

    Sorry. Not a mono hound.

  • Gummo
    October 19, 2011 - 13:48 | Permalink

    Thanks for putting these back up, Willard.

    This is exactly how much bonus Doors I want — there’s a dedicated uber-fan who’s created an 8-CD and a 12-CD bootleg/bonus collection and very generously made it available at various forums for free, but it’s Just. Too. Much.

    • Willard
      October 19, 2011 - 16:25 | Permalink

      That’s why they invented “fanatics,” to counter us “sensible fans.”

  • Curious George
    April 7, 2013 - 15:02 | Permalink

    Some in-depth expert info on the “Indian summer 66 vocal” mistakes and availabilty on this forum page:

    From what it says there, the correct version, with 66 vocal, is on the iTunes version of ‘perception’ box.

  • Curious George
    April 7, 2013 - 15:03 | Permalink

    That forum pages says the 2:36 version has the correct 66 vocal. Found this on youtube, don’t know enough to tell if is is correct or not:

    • Willard
      March 24, 2014 - 21:18 | Permalink

      Sounds the same, but I’m not an A/B guy

  • Jules
    March 6, 2014 - 10:02 | Permalink

    Many thanks for all these collections. Great stuff.

  • zappahead
    March 28, 2014 - 10:29 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard for some great out takes from The Doors…….a few I haven’t heard before so much obliged for your good taste and blog….cheers.

  • Carl
    May 23, 2014 - 23:58 | Permalink

    Thanks again for The Doors.

  • Rob Gronotte
    March 3, 2015 - 16:54 | Permalink

    Has anyone ever figured out the Indian Summer 1966 vocal version issue? I just downloaded versions online from a lot of different sources, and they all sound the same to me (including that youtube clip). Not sure if I just have lead ears, or if I haven’t found the correct 1966 vocal version. Can anyone contribute a file they know is the correct one?

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2016 - 16:08 | Permalink

      The bonus track of Indian Summer (66 vocal version) IS the 66 vocal version – if you a/b the two versions from 66 to the version to the Morrison Hotel era vocal on the version from that album – same music though… according to somebody on the net there was a few bum notes on the 66 vocal at the time of it’s recording – those could easily have been corrected with todays studio trickery… the 66 vocal is – with my ears – the best – great feeling like the outtake of Moonlight Drive from the first album – version 1 – also a great vocal from Mr. Morrison.

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