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There’s nothing like an anniversary to get the record companies combing the vaults to see what they can dust off and re-issue. The Doors 50th anniversary prompts this multi format collection, a follow on from an expanded 1st album set issued earlier this year. This set comes as 2 CDs, a 2CD set with a blu ray containing a quad mix of “The Best Of”, and most importantly a limited edition box set of 20 replica 7-inch singles, complete with original B-sides, and cover art. Oh, and a poster.
The 2 CD set features all the A and B sides from the first release in 1967 of “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” through to the singles taken from posthumous releases such as “The Mosquito” (from the album “Full Circle”), “Roadhouse Blues” (the live version included on “An American Prayer”) and “Gloria” (another live cut from “Alive, She Cried”.
The target audience for this kind of release has to be the hardcore Doors fan, and to tempt them to open their wallets the rarities emerging blinking into the re-release sunlight include a number of the original B sides making it to CD » Continue Reading.