Doors – The Doors Mobile Fidelity half speed mastered LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of The Doors by the Doors, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of The Doors by the Doors, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

About this copy: This copy of The Doors is a 1981 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label.  While this is technically a U.S. pressing, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC, using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.

The cover is M-.  The posterboard insert is M-.  This copy includes the original warranty sheet and advertisement for Mobile Fidelity’s Geodisc too.

The half speed mastered disc is M- and looks like it may have been played no more than once.  Clean disc!

A nearly perfect copy of a scarce Mobile Fidelity LP and easily the nicest used example we’ve ever seen, as this album is prone to cover wear.

Background: Every title ever issued by Mobile Fidelity is collectible in its own right; their pressings from 1978 through 1989 were pressed in Japan by JVC on their proprietary Super Vinyl, an exceptionally resilient, dead-quiet vinyl compound, with later issues pressed in the U.S. by RTI on 200 gram vinyl.

These records were mastered at half speed; both the tape and the cutting lathe were run at half the normal speed, allowing the cutting head to cut a more accurate groove in the acetate. The finished product featured dead-quiet vinyl, with improved dynamics, better imaging, and tighter bass. By their very nature, all of Mobile Fidelity’s titles were limited-edition pressings, and The Doors was limited to an unknown quantity of numbered copies.

The Doors, released in 1967, was the first of six albums released by the band before the 1971 death of singer Jim Morrison. gave The Doors a rare 5 star review:

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…. 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.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity
Catalog Number:
MFSL 1-051
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in