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The Doors & Bruce Botnick: It Hinged On This - The Audiophile Man
Featuring a specially-created LP/CD set of their debut album, Paul Rigby examines the anniversary Doors reissue and talks to the original recording engineer on the project, Bruce Botnick It was fifty years ago that The Doors recorded their debut album on Elektra Records. From that moment, this now classic rock album set John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and, of course, Jim Morrison on a stellar recording career. To celebrate the recording, the surviving members of the band have released ‘The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’, a 3CD/LP set. In addition, the music is available digitally. Packaged in a large format hardcover book, the set includes a remastered version of the album’s original stereo mix for CD. A mono mix is included both on vinyl and is also making its CD debut. The third CD features a live performance from ‘The Matrix’ in San Francisco recorded just weeks after ‘The Doors’ was released. Also included are liner notes and a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs. I wanted to find out more about the set from an audiophile point of view and was lucky enough to talk to one of the gods of the recording industry, a man who …