The Doors ‘Strange Days’ 50th Anniversary CD/Vinyl Editions Out Now

The Doors just released a 50th anniversary edition of their second album, Strange Days, on CD and vinyl today (11/17).

The Doors had one of the most extraordinary debut years in music history in 1967, releasing a string of hit singles and two platinum albums, beginning in January with the band’s self-titled debut, followed by Strange Days in September. The latter peaked at #3 on the Billboard album chart and featured classics like “Love Me Two Times,” “When The Music’s Over,” and the title track “Strange Days.”

Strange Days mixed new songs written on the road with some written before the band’s 1967 debut. In fact, the band performed “Strange Days” during its 1966 residency at the London Fog in L.A., while “My Eyes Have Seen You” dates back to 1965. Another early track is “Moonlight Drive,” which was one of the very first songs that the band practiced together, and where the band heard Robby Krieger’s haunting bottleneck guitar playing for the first time. It’s also the song Jim Morrison sang to Ray Manzarek at Venice Beach in 1965 when the two former UCLA film students reconnected and decided to start the Doors.

Strange Days – 50th Anniversary (Mono) [180 gram Vinyl]
LP: Original Mono Mix
PURCHASE

Side One

“Strange Days”
“You’re Lost Little Girl”
“Love Me Two Times”
“Unhappy Girl”
“Horse Latitudes”
“Moonlight Drive”

Side Two

“People Are Strange”
“My Eyes Have Seen You”
“I Can’t See Your Face In My Mind”
“When The Music’s Over”

Strange Days – 50th Anniversary 2-CD Deluxe Edition
PURCHASE

2-CD STRANGE DAYS 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION was carefully and lovingly overseen by the album’s original engineer/mixer Bruce Botnick. It includes the original stereo mix of the album on CD for the first time in a decade, with sound that’s been remastered for the first time in 30 years. The second disc features the album’s original mono mix, which has been remastered for this set and is making its CD debut. Accompanying the set are liner notes by music journalist David Fricke, as well as a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs. Contains personal tech notes from Bruce Botnick.

Disc One: Original Stereo Mix

Disc Two: Original Mono Mix

“Strange Days”
“You’re Lost Little Girl”
“Love Me Two Times”
“Unhappy Girl”
“Horse Latitudes”
“Moonlight Drive”
“People Are Strange”
“My Eyes Have Seen You”
“I Can’t See Your Face In My Mind”
“When The Music’s Over”

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