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.
The disc is VG+ on side one, with just a few light marks. Side 2 is similar, but has a light scratch through the final track We’ll call side two VG just to be safe. It plays quite well and still has lots of shine.
A nice copy of a classic LP.
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