Please note, Waiting For The Sun is presented in 5.0 not 5.1 surround. The album doesn't contain any content on the subwoofer channel, as during the creation of the multichannel mix by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer, he deemed a .1 track unnecessary — "During the mix I felt that it wasn't necessary as the tracks had all the punch and bottom that we needed to tell the story." Please also note, the song "Love Her Madly," on the album L.A. Woman, is presented in 5.0 not 5.1 surround. The song doesn't contain any content on the subwoofer channel, due to an accident when creating the multichannel mix, according to Botnick. It's the only song on the album without discrete subwoofer content.
NOTE CONCERNING THE DOORS (CAPP 74007) The Doors was a 4-track recording. As such, the surround portion of this multichannel mix is intended to be room ambiance.
Analogue Productions and Acoustic Sounds bring you The Doors — the band’s six Morrison-era albums, all on Hybrid Multichannel SACD, in a special edition box set limited to 2,500 numbered copies! Also available as 45 RPM double LPs in a box set limited to 2,500 copies. Each pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!
All remastered from the original sources by Doug Sax and The Doors original engineer Bruce Botnick.
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Analogue Productions, using the original master analog sources, brings The Doors to SACD, resulting in as Doors biographer Ben Fong-Torres, esteemed rock journalist and former Rolling Stone editor, notes: "Bottom line, a chronicle of The Doors in the studio, captured with the highest sonic quality possible.
"They deserve no less."
All of The Doors’ legendary albums — The untoppable self-titled 1967 debut The Doors, one of rock’s most important debuts, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, and the visceral L.A. Woman — have been remastered by Doug Sax and The Doors’ original engineer Bruce Botnick, and made available on Hybrid Multichannel SACD for the first time in the U.S.!
The surround sound program on the Doors SACDs comes from the original 96K, 24-bit files mixed and mastered by Bruce Botnick for the DVD Audio Doors/Perception release. Those mixes were made from the original 8-track, 15 i.p.s. analog master tapes, with the exception of The Doors, which was recorded on 4-track. For the SACDs, the mixes were then up-sampled without filters to DSD using the Weiss Saracon format converter and authored by Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center.
Fong-Torres helped compile one of the most definitive written histories of the band — "The Doors by The Doors." In that book, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) calls The Doors, "the most underrated musical powerhouse in rock history. And unlike some that fade away into the abyss, The Doors will always relate to the youth of any era."
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Technical notes about the recording process by Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick:
"Throughout the record history of the Doors, the goal between Paul Rothchild and myself was to be invisible, as the Doors were the songwriters and performers. Our duty was to capture them in the recorded medium without bringing attention to ourselves. Of course, the Doors were very successful, and Paul and I did receive some acclaim, which we did appreciate.
"If you listen to all the Doors albums, no attempt was made to create sounds that weren't generated by the Doors, except for the Moog Synthesizer on Strange Days, although that was played live i