What does it sound like?:
Back in the mid 70’s I listened to a lot of Ten Years After. Not because I wanted to, but because my best mate liked them. Occasionally other bands got a look in – Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, The Dictators, and incongruously, his other favourite, The Doors. In particular, The Doors first album. It’s an album I’ve never felt the need to own, although I hoovered up every grubby detail about Jim Morrison in Danny Sugerman’s “Wonderland Avenue”. And now here we are, 50 years on from the release of the first album and about 40 years since I first heard it.
It seems unlikely that this set is aimed at those of us who still haven’t got round to buying the first album yet. In attempt to appeal to Doors cognoscenti – or maybe more cynically, Doors completists – this 3CD / single LP set seems to be trying to cover all the bases. On the CDs you get the album’s original stereo mix, remastered for the first time in around 30 years and out of print for around 10. The original mono mix has also been remastered and gets it first » Continue Reading.