The DoorsThe Doors

Label:Elektra – 8122-79788-8, Rhino Vinyl – 8122-79788-8
Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, Mono, 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

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180 Gram Vinyl
Featuring The Original Mono Mixes
© Copyright Nipper Music ASCAP

Different publishers are shown for track A5 on the back cover and the LP label. Both publishers are now listed.

Track duration for track A6 is different on the back cover and the LP label. Time shown is from the back cover.

Tracks A1 & B5 are censored.

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 (Printed): 0 8122 797888 4
  • Barcode (EAN-Code, Scanned): 0081227978884
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): RHI-74881-7A B969711-01 A1 16024.1(3)... BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): RHI-74881-7B B969711-01 B1 16024.2(3)... BG
  • Label Code: LC 00121
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 558)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Doors (LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Monarch Pressing)ElektraEKS-74007US1967
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The Doors (LP, Album, Mono, Pitman Pressing)ElektraEKL-4007US1967
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The Doors (LP, Album, Mono)ElektraEKL 4007UK1967
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The Doors (8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo)ElektraEKM 84007US1967
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The Doors (LP, Album, Stereo, Repress, Monarch Pressing)ElektraEKS-74007US1967



  • JessicaF84's avatar
    I just got this and it sounds good for playing it on a non mono stylus. Looks like I'll be investing in another product. But from what I can tell it's fine I had no issue with distortion ect. I wish this didn't have the "high" removed on Break on Through but other than that it's great.
    • kingotnw's avatar
      I’m on the fence about getting this. I have the Rhino mono Strange Days pressing and think it sounds fine. I much prefer mono over the stereo mixes.
      • BrunoBananas's avatar
        Had this one for years, never liked it, thought it was a bad pressing, had it cleaned several times in a HiFi store.
        Since I have bought a dedicated Mono Cartridge, I am very pleased with the sound. I use an Ortofon 2M Mono with Bronze Stylus. Surface noise is lower, too. Compare it to the mono version on streaming services. The sound is as intended (or at least as the current version sounds). Do not have an OG, will never go for one in mint quality since it is too expensive for my taste.
        • hartzal82's avatar
          This isn't edited or censored, you just have to listen closely. You can hear all the words they are faint because he did something called scat singing. It has always been that way since 1967 version. It was due to a mistake made where the original masters were given for a movie (Apocalypse Now)and they got stuck with the not so good version for the vinyl release. Now they do have the masters back, but it is on the stereo versions. BTW mine sounds fine no static or pops.
          • agustinanselmi's avatar
            It hurts to say, but this is the worst vinyl reissue i ever listened to. Lots of jumps in volume and annoyingly distorted segments. I purchased a copy having even known it had some issues based on the comments below because it had a decently cheap price tag. I have a few Rhino reissues and this is my first bad experience with a usually great label.
            • spacerat's avatar
              The Doors more than any other album has the least consensus here and on the SH forums. I think the only way to settle this to just buy this one and see if its enjoyable. It’s not a wallet buster. But, I’m going to pick up an og mono too, something listenable but not too expensive. If I remember too, I’ll report back
              • vinyljos's avatar
                Never heard an OG but my mono cartridge delivers this one the way I expect a mono rock recording of that time sound. Starts off raw with mellower but punchy tracks to follow. Surely the sound stage is not as wide as e.g. stereo presentations but it sounds very authentic and has roomy depths. Organs and drums especially. I also like the DCC reissue and both have their good rights to exist. Pressing does not give any reason for complaints.
                • Tyler_Bray's avatar
                  Amazing quality and sound,as expected from a Rhino Records pressing.
                  • muthubuntu's avatar
                    Aside from being digital, the mono sound is wonderful on this release. I recently purchased a mono original with enough life left in it to get a sense of how the mono mix of this album sounds - which is fantastic - then decided to try out this Rhino re-issue just in case it was going to do a better job... which it does... assuming this is the exact same thing you're getting on the Vinyl Me Please version too... comments below are another reminder that people don't understand or appreciate mono mixes... it's not just pressing the mono button on your receiver while listening to the stereo version...
                    • fab_1's avatar
                      I actually think this is decent sounding. You’re not going to get audiophile quality with the mono mix, but its a great listen. In comparison to my VMP Exclusive release, this sounds much better and has less surface noise


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