The DoorsThe Doors

Label:Elektra – 8122-79865-0, Rhino Vinyl – 8122-79865-0
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock


A1Break On Through (To The Other Side)2:25
A2Soul Kitchen3:30
A3The Crystal Ship2:30
A4Twentieth Century Fox2:30
A5Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Written-ByBrecht*, Weill*
A6Light My Fire6:50
B1Back Door Man
Written-ByC. Burnett*, W. Dixon*
B2I Looked At You2:18
B3End Of The Night2:49
B4Take It As It Comes2:13
B5The End11:35

Companies, etc.



On sticker:
"Featuring the Original Stereo Mixes

Manufactured in the E.U.

From the Rhino Records website: "The 12" reissue on 180-gram HQ virgin vinyl presents the original stereo mixes, artwork and inner sleeves. The laquers were cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA under the direct supervision of original Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick and Electra Records founder Jac Holzman."

Part of the 2009 European reissues by Rhino Vinyl on 180 Gram:
- The Doors (mono)
- The Doors (stereo)
- Strange Days
- Waiting For The Sun
- The Soft Parade
- Morrison Hotel
- L.A. Woman

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, printed on sticker): 0 8122 79865 0 6
  • Barcode (Scan): 081227986506
  • Label Code: LC02982
  • Rights Society (A1 to A6, B2 to B5): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (B1): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 1): 16006.1(3). BG RHI1-74881-1A B 969709-01 A₁ = ↾
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 1): 16006.2(3)... = = ↾ BG RHI1-74881-1B B 969709-01 B₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 2): 16006.1(3)... BG RHI1-74881-1A B 969709-01 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 2): 16006.2(3)... BG RHI1-74881-1B B 969709-01 B₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 3): BG RHII-74881-1 A +∆↾ B 969709-01 A₁ 16006.1(3)···
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 3): ›∆V BG RHII-74881-1 B B 969709-01 B₁ 16006.2(3)···
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 4): 16006.1(3)... -Δ↾ BG RHI1-74881-1A B 969709-01 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 4): 16006.2(3)... XꞱ↾ BG RHI1-74881-1B B 969709-01 B₁

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  • JennyTaylia451's avatar
    The Doors' debut has never been in the running for favourite Doors album for me (my third favourite band). It features some of the most forward looking and radically original songs and performances I've heard in pop, culminating in an absolutely jaw dropping piece, but it's undermined by some of the band's weakest tracks - ones that sound quite of their time (I Looked at You, Soul Kitchen, Twentieth Century Fox and to a lesser extent, Take It as It Comes). The recording was also greatly improved on subsequent albums, although I appreciate its low-fi vibe.

    As for this pressing, I think it sounds pretty great. I've heard rips and CDs of the most highly acclaimed versions of this album and I think this holds up fairly well. Regardless, it's a totally enjoyable sound in its own right. It has great space and The End was an absolutely jaw dropping experience as John Densmore's drums smacked me right in the face and the band surrounded Jim's vocal in the room. Stunning. The bass also comes through mostly when you need it to, such as on Twentieth Century Fox and Take It as It Comes. I have sibilance issues with other typically non-problematic albums on my setup, but I didn't have any here despite the complaints. No distortion either.
    I'm satisfied with this pressing of the album.
    • vetsamp's avatar
      Edited 11 days ago
      A realese where the quality of the music and sound, is so eleveted that we forget the simplicity (lack) of this edition bonus material. But hey! why should it be different for the price. We get the most important :MUSIC AND SOUND QUALITY.
      • mattiamodena's avatar
        Don't waste money on the vintage pressings trashed up by being played hundreds of times at parties. This pressing is cheap and it has a wonderful sound. If you want to go mono there is also that variant.
        • GT_'s avatar
          I think this one is just not very well recorded in the first place. "The-mono-and-what-do-we-do-with-stereo?"-days.
          • ripken_shaver's avatar
            For me, this release doesn’t sound that bad up until Light My Fire… then it just kills my ears. Just not a great sounding recording of that song. Hoping to get a better copy later, but this is okay for now I guess…
            • marks11's avatar
              So… currently we have 14 negative reviews against 35 positive ones. On the top of that, the album’s score is 92% of 5 stars (over 2K ratings). I’m listening to my copy rn which has a made in germany sticker on it and I’m really enjoying it.
              • Nick8712's avatar
                This one is odd. The other 2009 Doors Rhino releases are excellent, but this one just isn’t great. There is a lot of distortion throughout and the treble is lacking. However, it still is a pretty decent release overall.
                • Poortambo's avatar
                  Atrocious pressings on all this tranche reissues, feel like I should have asked for a refund. Poor show by major label with access to top quality facilities.
                  • Dzubox's avatar
                    This is not a bad sounding stereo pressing by Rhino, but it is probably digital and that is it. The sound is warm, enough airy and crisp. On the vocal there is some of sibilants, but the rest is okay sounding. They must be using some of compresion and equalization, and some of natural balance and breath disaperd, but to me this pressing is good and not directly bad.
                    • DTaylorC's avatar
                      Unfortunately, the copy I received came as others have sadly described, sounding distorted, and with a lot of sibilance. The record arrived noticeably bowl-warped to boot, which may have played some part in this assessment. Boo hoo indeed. I’ll try my luck with another release I reckon. For anyone interested in a solid Doors compilation release, the 1985 Japanese issue of “The Best of The Doors” sounds spectacular. The songs from their debut featured on that release lift right off the record and into the air! Superb! I would’ve liked to have heard Soul Kitchen that way, but oh well. Perhaps my luck will change with the next find.


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