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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  • 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
          • A7npen88's avatar
            I got this as a gift and was very happy! The mix sound warmer than digital but a little more distorted especially in the bass. It is definitely great to hear on LP and it's only at very close listening I can hear some unnatural distortion but I think the original pressing had these issues as well. The 45 7" actually sounds better and is a nicer mix with better sounding instruments. Overall its nice to have this version but I would like to compare it to an original or Analogue Productions (45 version) but as those are expensive it might be a while. I do have a original pressing of Strange Days and it is amazing! bought it for $2 at a bargain bin, the sound is at another level of greatness although my is in VG condition and there is some pop crackle at times. So If I find a The Doors original at a good price I will go for it.
            • Fender_bend's avatar
              Does this variant include the uncensored lyrics or is it still censored?
              • tylersavage1983's avatar
                Best sounding press of this album that I’ve heard or owned. Highly recommended for any fans of the Doors. Especially if you weren’t happy with the 2009 reissue like myself! I’d love it if VMP put out an edition of this quality of “Strange Days”.
                • damn_goodcoffee's avatar
                  Edited 9 months ago
                  This sounds much better than the 50th anniversary mono boxset, this mix is not perfect but is at least listenable here. I still think the stereo is the way to go but I am glad this is in my collection now. I'm sure a mono cart would help make it sound better.
                  • JRRRT's avatar
                    You dont need a mono cart to play this. Thats not the way records are made now. Either get a mono switch box or split Y cable.
                    • richgers's avatar
                      Edited 11 months ago
                      My copy just arrived. Update: Started with 14 repeat instances of distracting surface noise during the following verse in The End:

                      He took a face from the ancient gallery
                      And he walked on down the hall
                      He went into the room where his sister lived, and then he

                      It's now down to 8. Fingers crossed it's just crap that needs to get flossed out. I did clean it but sometimes it doesn't get it all out.

                      Otherwise it's perfect. Played on a Technics SL-1210GR w/ Nagaoka MP-200. Also tried a KAB/Ortofon ProS40 and a 2M Blue. 2M Blue was the most forgiving of the three.

                      On separate note I also have the 2009 Rhino Stereo. Both are excellent. The Vinyl Me has just the right amount of distortion that gives everything a certain edge and energy about it. The Rhino is silky smooth. Both recommended.



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