The Doors Plan Multiple 40th Anniversary ‘L.A. Woman’ Reissues
Rhino Records will delve further into the legacy of the Doors with a 40th anniversary reissue of the classic ‘L.A. Woman’ album set for release in a variety of configurations in November.
Casual fans can scoop up the basic two-CD reissue featuring the original album with liner notes from Rolling Stone’s David Fricke and album producer Bruce Botnick, and a second disc of alternate versions of songs from the album, previously unreleased, with studio chatter from the band.
A vinyl edition that is being described as “an alternate take on ‘L.A. Woman,’” will also be made available featuring only the alternate versions of the album as described above, pressed onto 180 gram vinyl.
For digital tech hounds, an associated app for multiple platforms will be released featuring extensive editorial content from Fricke, Botnick, and many others. Rhino says that the app will “tell the story of the dynamic creative process leading up to the album, its recording, and release.”
The expected “super-deluxe” CD edition of the set delivers four CDs of material incorporating some of the editorial content from the app, plus additional photos, studio outtakes and banter.
‘Mr. Mojo Risin’’ adds a documentary component to the global reissue campaign, with exclusive interviews from Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and related Doors associates. Scheduled for an October release via Itunes and also DVD/Blu-ray, the documentary features exclusive performances and “extensive examination” of the original multi-track recording tapes with producer Bruce Botnick.
Rhino promises a “series of special announcements, media exposure and commemorations” that will lead up to the November release date for the ‘L.A. Woman’ re-releases.