Offered for sale is an original 1967 Japanese issue of The Doors, the self-titled debut LP by the Doors, including the original obi.
This version of the album has a slight alteration in the track lineup from the U.S. version, with “Light My Fire” moved to the beginning of side one.
About this copy: This copy of The Doors is a 1967 Japanese pressing on the blue “guitar player” Elektra label.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with trace corner wear and a small stain on the back cover.
The rare obi is VG++ with slight discoloration and a very tiny tear at the top of the back edge. It’s so small we almost missed it.
This LP was issued without an insert.
The disc is VG++ with a couple of light sleeve scuffs on each side. There are one or two spindle marks on the labels; the record appears to have only been played a couple of times. It plays well with slight surface noise in between tracks. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a very rare Doors LP, and the only complete copy we’ve ever seen.
Background: For many listeners and casual fans, The Doors 1967 debut LP is regarded as their best effort. Containing the hits “Break on Through”, “Light My Fire” and the lengthy epic, “The End”, the album is perhaps the band’s best-known LP.
The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts.
A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band’s fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knockout punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison’s captivating vocals and probing prose. “Light My Fire” was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but …the 11-minute Oedipal drama “The End” was the group at its most daring and, some would contend, overambitious. It was nonetheless a haunting cap to an album whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1967|