Waiting For The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Cat no. 0603497857067
The Doors released their third studio album,ÊWaiting For The Sun, in July 1968. It was the bandÕs third platinum album in less than two years, and the first to top the album chart. Since its debut, the album has sold millions of copies around the globe and contributed to the DoorsÕ legendary canon with classics likeÊThe Unknown Soldier, Five To OneÊand the number 1 smash,ÊHello, I Love You. The band commemorate the 50th anniversary of the album this year withÊWaiting For The SunÊ(50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition). This 2CD / 1LP collection features a new version of the albumÕs original stereo mix on both CD and 180-Gram vinyl LP, which has been newly remastered from the original master tapes by Bruce Botnick, the DoorsÕ longtime engineer / mixer. The set also includes a second disc of 14 completely unreleased tracks: nine recently discovered Òrough mixesÓ from the album recording sessions and five live songs from a 1968 Copenhagen show. BotnickÕs newly remastered stereo mix ofÊWaiting For The SunÊadds new sonic dimensions to songs likeÊThe Unknown SoldierÊandÊSpanish Caravan, but that wasnÕt his only contribution to the project. While going through his archive, he uncovered a cache of rough mixes from the sessions that hadnÕt been played in 50 years. Botnick says: ÒI prefer some of these rough mixes to the finals, as they represent all of the elements and additional background vocals, different sensibilities on balances, and some intangible roughness, all of which are quite attractive and refreshing.Ó The deluxe edition of the album also features unreleased live recordings of five songs from the DoorsÕ September 17, 1968 concert in Copenhagen. The performance includes three songs from the bandÕs latest album ÐÊHello, I Love You, Five To One, andÊThe Unknown SoldierÊÐ plus the classicsÊBack Door ManandÊThe WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat).