The Doors "Waiting For the Sun" (50th Anniversary)
The Doors released their third studio album, Waiting For The Sun, in July 1968. It was the band’s third platinum album in less than two years, and the first to top the album chart. Since its debut, the album has sold millions of copies around the globe and contributed to the Doors’ legendary canon with classics like The Unknown Soldier, Five To One and the number 1 smash, Hello, I Love You. The band commemorate the 50th anniversary of the album this year with Waiting For The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition). This 2CD / 1LP collection features a new version of the album’s original stereo mix on both CD and 180-Gram vinyl LP, which has been newly remastered from the original master tapes by Bruce Botnick, the Doors’ longtime engineer / mixer. The set also includes a second disc of 14 completely unreleased tracks: nine recently discovered “rough mixes” from the album recording sessions and five live songs from a 1968 Copenhagen show. Botnick’s newly remastered stereo mix of Waiting For The Sun adds new sonic dimensions to songs like The Unknown Soldier and Spanish Caravan, but that wasn’t his only contribution to the project. While going through his archive, he uncovered a cache of rough mixes from the sessions that hadn’t been played in 50 years. Botnick says: “I prefer some of these rough mixes to the finals, as they represent all of the elements and additional background vocals, different sensibilities on balances, and some intangible roughness, all of which are quite attractive and refreshing.” The deluxe edition of the album also features unreleased live recordings of five songs from the Doors’ September 17, 1968 concert in Copenhagen. The performance includes three songs from the band’s latest album – Hello, I Love You, Five To One, and The Unknown Soldier – plus the classics Back Door Man and The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat).
Record Label | Elektra / WEA