Iconic rock band THE DOORS have re-released their 1971 classic ‘L.A. Woman’.
The ‘L.A. Woman 40th Anniversary Edition’ features the never-before-heard song ‘She Smells So Nice’ and previously unreleased alternate versions of ‘L.A. Woman’, ‘Love Her Madly’ and ‘Riders On The Storm’.
The studio chatter between the songs is a revelation, transporting listeners to The Doors Workshop, the West Hollywood rehearsal space where they recorded the album with producer Bruce Botnick.
One segment in particular captures a fascinating moment of inspiration when Morrison suggests they add the now-iconic thunderstorm sound effects to the beginning of ‘Riders On The Storm’.
For vinyl fans the re-release will be issued on a double LP with 3 sides featuring the music and the fourth side featuring a laser etching of the original ‘Electric Woman’ art originally included with the ‘L.A. Woman’ album.
A DVD/Blue Ray which comes with the album tells the ‘L.A. Woman’ story through new interviews with organist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore as well as Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, original manager Bill Siddons, engineer/co-producer Bruce Botnick and others.