The Doors - L.A. Woman Vinyl re-issues

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dani Kalmar, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Dani Kalmar

    Dani Kalmar New Member Thread Starter

    There is a 2003 180g re-issue from Germany (ELK 42090) and another 180g re-issue from 2009 (US & Europe 8122-79865-5)
    I assume both from digital source. Is there any significant difference between them sound quality wise ?
  2. TrueStory

    TrueStory Member

    The reissue from 2009 is cut by Bernie Grundman, who usually does a great job remastering! Really like his Morrison Hotel, so I would assume that L.A. Woman also sounds terrific. I have no info on the 2003 reissue though, but the one from 2009 seems like a safe bet sound quality wise.
  3. Coricama

    Coricama Forum Resident

    Marietta, GA
    If the 2009 is the Rhino, it sounds pretty good.
  4. Dani Kalmar

    Dani Kalmar New Member Thread Starter

  5. wickedwatson

    wickedwatson New Member

    Rehoboth, MA
    Although the 2009 Bernie Grundmans are not all-analog, they are advertised to have used original masters/mixes which is probably the next best thing. I have a copy and it sounds very good to my recollection. Without knowing any details on that German 2003 edition, I'd go with the 2009.
  6. GyroSE

    GyroSE Well-Known Member

    And what about the Analogue Productions 45 RPM reissue? I've both this and the Rhino reissue, the AP reissue is the winner to these ears...
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  7. As good as they might have seemed in 2008/9, the Rhino versions simply pale into insignificance compared to the Analogue Productions counterparts. I only retain the Rhino's for their historical accuracy (1 x 33rpm). I never play them now.
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  8. Dani Kalmar

    Dani Kalmar New Member Thread Starter

    I am sure the AP 45 reissue is great but I'm not looking to spend that kind of money...
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  9. Preston

    Preston Forum Resident

    KCMO Metro USA
    You only live once and let me tell you, you wouldn't want to live without the AP 45 reissue, if this is one of your favorite albums. The sound is amazing.
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  10. Marko K

    Marko K Well-Known Member

    Estonia, EU
    This has already been discussed before: Analog Productions vs Rhino re-issue. Personally Im in the minority - I have both and I prefer the Rhino one, it has less distortion, the AP one is definitely analog but sounds like it has been taken from inferiour tape.
  11. Beaker73

    Beaker73 Active Member

    I recently bought this one: The Doors - L.A. Woman
    This after someone here in another thread said it compared well to the AP issue soundwise. I don't own the AP, but to my ears this one sounds good. And the artwork is really good, a lovely replica of the original artwork. For me it's a keeper.
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  12. Dani Kalmar

    Dani Kalmar New Member Thread Starter

  13. bibijeebies

    bibijeebies Forum Resident

    Amstelveen (NL)
    Please then look for the 2009 version and please make sure they sell you the right one.
  14. spencer1

    spencer1 Forum Resident

    I grew up with LP's and the idea of turning that thing over every couple of songs seems just plain wrong to me.
    For the life of me I cannot get used to 45 RPM albums.
    The original flow of that LP (and others) has become part of my DNA.

    I'm sure it's my loss but so it goes ...
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