The DoorsThe Doors

Label:Elektra – RCV1-653797, Elektra – 081227891176
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Essentials – E102
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Green & Gold Galaxy, 180g
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP, Clear
All Media, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition
Style:Psychedelic Rock


A1Break On Through (To The Other Side)
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
A2Soul Kitchen
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
A3The Crystal Ship
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
A4Twentieth Century Fox
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
A5Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Written-ByBrecht*, Weill*
A6Light My Fire
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
B1Back Door Man
Written-ByC. Burnett*, W. Dixon*
B2I Looked At You
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
B3End Of The Night
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
B4Take It As It Comes
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
B5The End
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
Light My Fire French EP
CLight My Fire
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
D1Take It As It Comes
Words By, Music ByThe Doors
D2The Crystal Ship
Words By, Music ByThe Doors

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'Vinyl Me, Please' / VMP Essentials Mono Pressing remastered by Bruce Botnick from the original mono masters and comes on 180g Green & Gold Galaxy vinyl.

Color: Green & Gold Galaxy
Extras: reissue of Light My Fire 7" French EP (catalog number RCV7 653797), Listening Notes Booklet By Jeff Weiss, Art Print By Kii Arens
Foil Stamped: Yes
Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman
Mastering Studio: Bernie Grundman Mastering
Remastering Details: Remastered By Bruce Botnick From The Original Mono Masters; Lacquers Cut By Bernie Grundman

33-1/3 RPM
180g Vinyl


- 'VMP ESSENTIALS in gold foil on back side of cover
- Bar Code Number taken from spine. No graphical bar code on product.

Runouts description:
On LP, RCV1-653797-A/B 081227891176 and Bernie Grundman signature BG are hand etched.
On 7" EP, RCV7-653797-A/B 081227891176 and Bernie Grundman signature BG are hand etched.
On both LP and 7" EP, 9XXXXX and GZ Media pressing number 223563XY are machine stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RCV1-653797-A 081227891176 966189 223563E1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RCV1-653797-B 081227891176 935875 223563E2 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): RCV7-653797-A 081227891176 935874 223563H3 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): RCV7-653797-B 081227891176 935873 223563H4 BG

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  • RaginPin3Appl3's avatar
    Edited one month ago
    I have to laugh at the positive reviews. Do you all know what a good sounding record actually sounds like? This mix is mostly a novelty at this point. Not AT ALL comparable to the AP stereo version. FWIW, I have both this one and the Rhino, and I don't care to listen to either of them a second time. Neat to have, but if I could only have one copy, it would definitely be the stereo mix.

    I will admit, this sure is an attractive copy. I quite like the shade of green used, and the labels are a nod to 60s WLPs. The jacket is thick, glossy, and premium feeling. It's a shame they couldn't cut a 33rpm stereo version from tape instead.
    • lapole's avatar
      How many copies has this record been pressed ? I haven't seen this indication anywhere ?
      • dcubrt's avatar
        This beats the Rhino mono pressing, hands down, but I think the Analogue Productions stereo is still the best modern pressing to be had.
        • JerryAbadom's avatar
          This pressing is the best mono out there, compared to acoustic sound’s 45. It has a super deep sound stage with that classic mono sound, much more cohesive with great instrument separation, low noise floor. A must add to any Doors collection.
          • GerrardWinstanley's avatar
            Superb edition aesthetically. My copy plays fine (I personally like the powerful bass in the mix), given that this is no audiophile recording to begin with. Very satisfied with this purchase.
            • deepurple44's avatar
              So many reviews for this one, i'm surprised! Some say it sounds so good and some doesn't. Well ears, on my McIntosh amp and Rega P3 tt, it doesnt sound so good, not bad. The bass is really cut to heavy and sounds harsh. You got to lower the bass on your amp to get a decent playback. The Lp has a very light warp that probably cause few background noise on side 2, first track. The vocals are bright and clear and organ is up front in the mix. I still believe that a first mono original would play better than this one.
              • lhasa_61's avatar
                I cannot BELIEVE the reviews on this album! Either my copy is an errant POS or I need to check myself into Bellevue. I will never buy another analog/digital/analog vinyl ever again. Rhino & VMP should be hanging their heads in shame. (Upside: great packaging.)
                • RMlegshaver's avatar
                  This pressing sounds great. So nice to have this in mono. The drum snare has real snap and I love the bass. Another winner from VMP.
                  • dr.toque420's avatar
                    Definitely worth a subscription price just for this record it really sounds amazing.
                    • punkybampot's avatar
                      Literally only just playing it today from originally receiving it as my ROTM… sounds really good, first mono album I’ve played since collecting vinyl again, to be honest hardly notice it’s mono given the amazing song writing of this band… for reference using a Rega Planar 6 turntable and Apheta 3 cart with audiolab amp and Kef LS50 meta speakers


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