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The Doors - L.A. Woman 50th Anniversary - what do we expect?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by sons of nothing, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The 50th anniversary of this seminal album is coming. What can we expect? What should be on it that is not circulating, or not circulating in ideal quality? Anybody have anything not in the possession of the band that they'd care to admit owning??

    Since Morrison Hotel was announced, I figure we should start one up for L.A. Woman.

    This is one where some video should be included. I believe some of the rehearsals were filmed.

    They only did a few gigs before it was released, and some of it is already out there, but the Beat The Boots box set is out of print. Just sayin...
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2020
  2. Further

    Further Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    For starters, how about the 5CD set that was scheduled for the 40th but ended up being cancelled.
  3. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident Thread Starter


    I'm sure someone here will share the track list.
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  4. I expect them to mess it up.
  5. LSP2003

    LSP2003 Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    If you can sell out of a Stooges Fun House CD box and a vinyl box it seems that a Doors LA Woman sessions might do ok..
  6. I expect a comic book. Sadly I’m not joking.
  7. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident Thread Starter


    Fixed It, but a Cajun Woman sounds fine to me.
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  8. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia

  9. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

    The Southwest
    That ship sailed a decade ago. I think it is doubtful a box set of that magnitude will be contemplated again. If Warner couldn't justify it in 2010, it is difficult to imagine Warner giving the band the green light for a project of that scope ten years later given the current state of music retail. One suspects the band will cap off the anniversary series sets with an LA Woman box set consisting of 1 remastered CD, 1-2 CDs of bonus material, and 1 vinyl reproduction. The band already issued 1 CD of outtakes, plus additional outtakes from the Workshop release, and a few downloadable bonus tracks from various websites, so one would think they won't want to regurgitate too much of that material on the upcoming box set, which will naturally pare it down.
  10. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

    Nashville, TN, USA
    I will look into info for the 50th, and post here. If the 40th got far enough, I might be able to see what was supposed to be on it as well.
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  11. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

    The Southwest
    This is what Jampol allegedly posted as the content for the aborted 3CD/Download companion set:

    1 The Changeling (Take 1) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    2 The Changeling (Take 2) Previously Unreleased
    3 The Changeling (Take 3) Previously Unreleased
    4 The Changeling (Take 4) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    5 The Changeling (Take 5) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    6 The Changeling (Take 6) [No Take] Previously Unreleased
    7 The Changeling (Take 7) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    8 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    9 The Changeling (Take 8) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    10 The Changeling (Take 9) Previously Unreleased
    11 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    12 The Changeling (Take 10) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    13 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    14 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    15 The Changeling (Take 11) Previously Unreleased
    16 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    17 The Changeling (Take 12) [False Start] Previously Unreleased
    18 Love Her Madly (Take 1) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    19 Love Her Madly (Take 2) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    20 Jamming Previously Unreleased
    21 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    22 Tuning Previously Unreleased
    23 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    24 Love Her Madly (Take 5) Previously Unreleased
    25 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    26 Love Her Madly (Take 7) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    27 Love Her Madly (Take 8) Previously Unreleased
    28 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    29 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    30 Riders On The Storm (Take 5) Previously Unreleased
    31 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    32 The Dick Bills Show Theme Previously Unreleased
    33 Rawhide Previously Unreleased
    34 Riders On The Storm (Take 6) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    35 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    36 Riders On The Storm (Take 9) [False Start] Previously Unreleased
    37 Riders On The Storm (Take 10) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    38 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    39 Riders On The Storm (Take 11) [Long False Start] Previously Unreleased
    40 Riders On The Storm (Take 12) [Long False Start] Previously Unreleased
    41 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    42 Riders On The Storm (Take 16) [Long False Start] Previously Unreleased
    43 L.A. Woman (Run Through) Previously Unreleased
    44 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    45 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    46 L.A. Woman (Take 1) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    47 L.A. Woman (Take 2) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    48 Jamming Previously Unreleased
    49 L.A. Woman (Take 3) Previously Unreleased
    50 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    51 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    52 L.A. Woman (Take 4) [Flase Start] Previously Unreleased
    53 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    54 L.A. Woman (Take 7) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    55 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    56 L.A. Woman (Take 8) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    57 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    58 L.A. Woman (Take 10) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    59 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    60 L.A. Woman (Take 11) Previously Unreleased
    61 Crawling King Snake (Take 1) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    62 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    63 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    64 Been Down So Long (Take 1) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    65 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    66 Been Down So Long (Take 4) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    67 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    68 Been Down So Long (Take 6) Previously Unreleased
    69 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    70 Been Down So Long (Take 7) Previously Unreleased
    71 Jamming Previously Unreleased
    72 Been Down So Long (Take 8) [False Start] Previously Unreleased
    73 Been Down So Long (Take 9) [False Start] Previously Unreleased
    74 Been Down So Long (Take 10) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    75 Been Down So Long (Take 11) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    76 Jamming The Doors Previously Unreleased
    77 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 1) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    78 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 2) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    79 Jamming The Doors Previously Unreleased
    80 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 3) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    81 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 4) [Incomplate] Previously Unreleased
    82 Jamming Previously Unreleased
    83 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 5) Previously Unreleased
    84 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    85 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 6) Previously Unreleased
    86 Studio Dialogue Previously Unreleased
    87 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 7) [Incomplete] Previously Unreleased
    88 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Take 8) Previously Unreleased
  12. Dbacksrule76

    Dbacksrule76 Forum Resident

    Man! Did they nail Hyacinth House on 1 take! The only 2 versions out there is the 1966 demo at Robbie’s house and the studio take on LAW, I need to be fed more!
  13. Hyacinth House

    Hyacinth House Forum Resident

    Vancouver, WA
    I’m wondering about this as well.
  14. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

    The Southwest
    Yeah, I always wondered if there are some missing tapes (which is a distinct possibility with The Doors). It seems unlikely that they nailed a song after one take. They were not a one-take band in the studio based on their history, and one suspects it was no different with Hyacinth House.
  15. Dbacksrule76

    Dbacksrule76 Forum Resident

    Maybe they have saved us new Robbie bongo overdubs on the studio version.
  16. fretter

    fretter Forum Resident

    I think it's going to be an auto pilot release. What they should do is include a dvd version of HWY. They could also do a Heavy Metal (1981) movie style animated soundtrack with the Doors as characters, piecing in their real voices for dialog.
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  17. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    Standing by for more disappointment and heart ache as you know it could be done better.
    Probably in a box or format totally out of keeping with the rest of the 50ths, not that there has been any consistency so far.
    Seems like there is a , and that's there is no plan
  18. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Long Island
    Vinyl is a certainty . I expect a replica of the original transparent album cover to be included.

    I wouldn't mind owning that as My original lp is not in the best condition.
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  19. Dbacksrule76

    Dbacksrule76 Forum Resident

    That’s a nice idea, my go to is a Columbia Pittman ‘71 with the cellophane window, I try to preserve my AP 45 the most with limited play.
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  20. Benny S

    Benny S Forum Resident


    Absolutely this. Suspect there must be at least one more reel of stuff that was either not considered in 2010, or has been lost, or was being held back even then, with more takes of Crawlin’ King Snake, and some versions of Hyacinth House and Cars Hiss By My Window.

    Not that we’re likely to see any of them any time soon....
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2020
  21. JayB

    JayB Forum Resident

    I agree unfortunately.

    They didn't think a big LA Woman box would sell 10 years ago. Can't imagine they would go forward with it now.
  22. JayB

    JayB Forum Resident

    You would think so, but unfortunately the "powers that be" when it comes to the Doors don't seem to think that.
  23. Dbacksrule76

    Dbacksrule76 Forum Resident

    Yea HH was one of their earliest jams that they recorded at Robbie’s house I believe 1966 was the year, I could be wrong.
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  24. TheLoveDrags

    TheLoveDrags Forum Resident

    I expect it will have mostly previously released material...
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  25. Benny S

    Benny S Forum Resident

    I’m not sure about it being one of their earliest songs, to be honest. Firstly, I don’t ever remember seeing any hard evidence of when it was written, but the weariness, paranoia and longing for change in the lyrics would suggest a much later date of composition to me. Secondly (and this is by no means conclusive, given other errors of dating elsewhere in the catalogue), the song is listed on digital media as ‘Hyacinth House - Demo Recorded at Robbie Krieger's Home Studio, 1969’.
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