An original American mono pressing of the 1967 debut LP by the Doors.
Offered for sale is an original American mono pressing of the 1967 self-titled debut LP by The Doors.
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 bands greatest effort.
When originally released in 1967, the album was issued in both mono and stereo, with considerably different mixes between the two albums. While the album was released in early 1967, the mono version was discontinued in mid-1968 when Elektra discontinued mono releases altogether. While the stereo version of the album has remained in print since its original release, the mono version was unavailable for more than 40 years until a recent reissue.
The mono mix includes an audible obscenity by singer Jim Morrison in the song “The End.”
The copy offered for sale is in nice condition, thought it is not mint. Then again, we’ve seen mint copies sell for $1500. The cover is a mono cover with a stereo sticker over it, as they apparently ran low on mono covers during manufacture. The cover is VG++, with just a bit of wear at the corners. While not mint, the disc is a nice VG, with a few sleeve scuffs and a few marks. It plays quite well and still has lots of shine.
We have graded this conservatively; as long as you’re not expecting a mint record (and we’re not promising one) you’ll be quite pleased with it.
A nice copy of a classic LP.
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