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To me, that's not a bad thing. It's not like you can't listen to whichever you prefer, and keep them both. I consider this an extra Strange Days version, and I'm happy to have it. To me, this is almost a concept album, given the lyrical content, the order of the songs, from the title track that opens the album, to the finale When the Music's Over, the album art; it all goes together so well.
It makes for a great listening experience, from beginning to end. There are few record albums I feel a deep, personal connection to. This is one of them. Among my top ten, all-time favorites. I bought this specifically for Moonlight Drive which was not included on my 2 Disc Doors Greatest Hits compilation a crime! While I can appreciate Horse Latitudes Song 5 as intense method acting of poetry, I can't listen to it for pleasure. The Doors did have a lot of guts though and they believed in what they were doing.
Very clear sound, yet the upper midrange has none of that digital harshness I normally associate with CDs. Lots of air, soundstage and ambience. No "Loudness Wars" here. Quite refreshing in that regard. The People bonus track has a long studio banter and a bunch of false starts, not a complete song. It's interesting to hear the creative process but most won't want to hear that repeatedly. It's pretty darn close to the final cut we all know and love. I prefer the final version of LMTT though, I think the vocals are recorded better but the bonus take is no slouch.
Some good stories in there. There's a cool sepia toned photo of the band underneath where the disc is seated. You can tell that that a lot of loving care was lavished on this CD release.
Comments on page 2 of the CD booklet from Ray Manzarek imply this audio is taken from the original master tape. I believe it, it sounds so good. I love the sound of the snare on this album, the overall ambience. The original engineer Bruce Botnick did this "40th Anniversary Mix". It's not just a cash cow or an afterthought. It's a labor of love. I admire the heck out of Ray and Co. A quality experience. I can recommend it. The disc I purchased has a UPC of For those who remember the Doors "13" vinyl LP back in the day, that was my first wider exposure to their catalog.
I loved the sequencing of the songs on that compilation. I figured because the re-issue was Electra their original label it would be good. It is just the digital file put on vinyl. So you get a nice souvenir but that's it. If you want the real thing I'm afraid you'll have to buy a used copy of the original which isn't cheap.
Any the cd is just as good as this. The same photograph previously appeared on the back cover of the band's debut album. Because of the subtlety of the artist and album title, most record stores put stickers across the cover to help customers identify it more clearly. Critics rank the album highly; Robert Christgau called the album "muscular but misshapen" in a May column for Esquire , but went on to write that The Doors had come "from nowhere to reign as America's heaviest group".
Like Greek drama, you know when the music's over because there is catharsis. Some critics feel it does not quite match up to its predecessor. In his retrospective AllMusic review of the album, Richie Unterberger notes, "Many of the songs on Strange Days had been written around the same time as the ones that appeared on The Doors , and with hindsight one has the sense that the best of the batch had already been cherry picked for the debut album.
For that reason, the band's second effort isn't as consistently stunning as their debut, though overall it's a very successful continuation of the themes of their classic album. In , Strange Days was listed at No. There are fewer filler tracks and each song carries as much weight as the one before and after it" and called it "a document of a sometimes beautiful, sometimes scary, and often twisted era of fear and idealism. Details are taken from the U.
Elektra release; other releases may show different information. The liner notes for the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I started reading the music on the lower right hand side and read right to left across the bottom line, and then jumped to the next line. When I got to the end of the previous line, I jumped to the next line up on the right-hand side, reading everything backwards, bottom to top.
Best Classic Bands. Retrieved March 10, Retrieved March 29, Strange Days 40th Anniversary edition CD booklet. The Doors. Rhino Records. Retrieved September 4, Guitar World. Retrieved July 16, Retrieved April 3, Retrieved July 10, Retrieved August 12, Classic Rock. December 3, Acclaimed Music. The Doors had straightforward album covers. They all featured a shot of the band Their album Strange Days featured a strongman, a dwarf, a juggler, a pair of acrobats, and a trumpet player.
The idea, formulated by photographer Joel Brodsky, was to shoot a group of street performers in New York City. It was supposed to be simple, but the actual shoot was far from it. In fact, the majority of the people featured on the cover of Strange Days aren't street performers at all. But that's rock and roll, right? All spontaneity and improvisation. The only reason Brodsky was looking to shoot street performers, instead of just another shot of the band for the album cover, was because Jim Morrison refused to be photographed for the album.
Like all egotistical, shirtless rock band frontmen, he didn't want to be the center of attention. What's even more confounding about Morrison's refusal to work with Brodsky on the cover of Strange Days is the fact that the two had a working relationship, as Brodsky was responsible for the most famous shot of the Doors' frontman.