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The Doors 50th Anniversary ‘Waiting For The Sun’ Reissue To Include 14 Unreleased Tracks



The Doors will reissue its Waiting For The Sun album as part of the compilation's 50th anniversary on Sept. 14.

The reissue will come in two CDs and will be available via Rhino. Waiting For the Sun will also feature 14 unreleased tracks by the band. Of the 14 recordings, nine are classified as early remixes. The Doors engineer and mixer, Bruce Botnick, was the one that found the songs while rummaging through his archives.

The remaining five songs out of the 14 tracks were recorded live by the members of the band on Sept. 17, 1968, during their show in Copenhagen, Denmark. Some of the songs that will be released are "Hello, I Love You," "The WASP," "Five For One," "Back Door Man," and "The Unknown Soldier."

Bruce Botnick Talks About Album Reissue

Botnick opened up about the forthcoming album and said that he prefers some of the rough remixes on Waiting For The Sun than the final version of the songs.

"They represent all the elements and additional background vocals, different sensibilities on balance, and some intangible roughness, all of which are quite attractive and refreshing," said Botnick.

In related news, The Doors will also reissue a seven-track single featuring some of its hits to mark its 50th anniversary. The album is now available for pre-order via the band's official website.

The Doors Albums, Songs

The Doors was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles. Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek formed the band together after meeting each other at the UCLA Graduate School of Film. Morrison recited one of his poems to Manzarek, and the latter suggested that they turn it into a song.

In 1996, The Doors signed to Elektra Records and released its first self-titled album a year later. In the next five years, the band dropped eight albums. Every single one of its project except for one made it to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.

Other albums by The Doors are L.A. Woman, Strange Days, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, Absolutely Live, An American Prayer, Other Voices, and Full Circle.

Some of the band's most popular songs are "The End," "Break On Through," "Riders On the Storm," "Roadhouse Blues," "Touch Me," "Love Me Two Times," "Love Her Madly," "Hello, I Love You," "Love Street," "Moonlight Drive," "The Unknown Soldier," "Ghost Song," and "Celebration of the Lizard: Not To Touch the Earth."

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