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  CAPP DOORS SA (6 discs)
  The Doors: Infinite
  The Doors: Infinite
Track listing:
  The Doors
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
2. Soul Kitchen
3. The Crystal Ship
4. Twentieth Century Fox
5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
6. Light My Fire
7. Back Door Man
8. I Looked At You
9. End Of The Night
10. Take It As It Comes
11. The End

Strange Days
1. Strange Days
2. You're Lost Little Girl
3. Love Me Two Times
4. Unhappy Girl
5. Horse Latitudes
6. Moonlight Drive
7. People Are Strange
8. My Eyes Have Seen You
9. I Can't See Your Face in My Mind
10. When the Music's Over

Waiting For The Sun
1. Hello, I Love You
2. Love Street
3. Not To Touch The Earth
4. Summer's Almost Gone
5. Wintertime Love
6. The Unknown Soldier
7. Spanish Caravan
8. My Wild Love
9. We Could Be So Good Together
10. Yes, The River Knows
11. Five To One

The Soft Parade
1. Tell All the People
2. Touch Me
3. Shaman's Blues
4. Do It
5. Easy Ride
6. Wild Child
7. Runnin' Blue
8. Wishful Sinful
9. The Soft Parade

Morrison Hotel
1. Roadhouse Blues
2. Waiting For The Sun
3. You Make Me Real
4. Peace Frog
5. Blue Sunday
6. Ship Of Fools
7. Land Ho!
8. The Spy
9. Queen Of The Highway
10. Indian Summer
11. Maggie M'Gill

L.A. Woman
1. The Changeling
2. Love Her Madly
3. Been Down So Long
4. Cars Hiss By My Window
5. L.A. Woman
6. L'America
7. Hyacinth House
8. Crawling King Snake
9. The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
10. Riders On The Storm
Recording type:
Recording info:
  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 in the mix by Jim, but that's another story. The equipment used was very basic, mostly tube consoles and microphones. Telefunken U47, Sony C37A, Shure 56. The echo used was from real acoustic echo chambers and EMT plate reverb units. In those days, we didn't have plug-ins or anything beyond an analogue 8-track machine. All the studios that we used, except for Elektra West, had three Altec Lansing 604E loudspeakers, as that was the standard in the industry, 3-track. On EKS-74007, The Doors, we used 4-track Ampex recorders and on the subsequent albums, 3M 56 8-tracks. Dolby noise reduction units were used on two albums, Waiting For The Sun and The Soft Parade. Everything was analogue, digital was just a word. We didn't use fuzz tone or other units like that but created the sounds organically, i.e. the massive dual guitar solo on "When The Music's Over," which was created by feeding the output of one microphone preamp into another and adjusting the level to create the distortion. The tubes were glowing and lit up the control room.

"When mastering for the 45-RPM vinyl release, we were successfully able to bake the original master tapes and play them to cut the lacquer masters."

- Bruce Botnick, July 2012
  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.

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Review by Italian Stallion July 23, 2013 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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The Doug Sax mastered SACDs kick the tar out of the Hoffman mastered DCCs.

Smoother top end, no bloated bass, wider soundstage. The SACDs are definitive.

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Review by DSanchez July 1, 2013 (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
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The original vinyl and DCC CD's smoke these SACD's. Not sure what went wrong here, but these are the worst sounding Analogue Productions discs I own, and I have dozens of their jazz reissues in my collection. The thin sound left me scratching my head.

Please tell me this is not a sign of things to come. SACD is starting to gain some traction, but dropping the ball on high profile releases such as this will send the format back into obscurity.

***I am referring to the stereo tracks only, I am not setup for MCH.

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