The Doors - L.A. Woman: The Workshop Sessions (2012) 2-LP Set - 180g Rhino Vinyl NEW

Big House Guitars SKU: 081227975579


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Rhino's double-disc 40th Anniversary Edition of the Doors' final album, L.A. Woman, may not have the two bonus cuts from the 2007 reissue of the record -- "Orange County Suite" and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" -- but it does have a full disc of bonus material, including alternate takes of every one of the album's ten songs, plus the unreleased original "She Smells So Nice" and a cover of Muddy Waters' "Rock Me." (This bonus material was released separately as The Workshop Sessions.) Neither of the new discoveries feels finished -- there's little polish on the cover, while "She Smells So Nice" seems invented as the Doors play -- but the charm of this edition is that the unreleased material is considerably looser than the finished album. Given that there are no great differences in either arrangements or lyrics -- almost none on the former, nothing notable on the latter -- it is the general vibe of these rough run-throughs that counts, as each alternate take amplifies the comfortably assured virility that is L.A. Woman's calling card. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi 

Track Listing:

A1 The Changeling (Alternate Version) 4:48
A2 Love Her Madly (Alternate Version) 3:56
A3 Cars Hiss By My Window (Alternate Version) 4:41
A4 L.A. Woman (Alternate Version) 8:51
B1 The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (Alternate Version) 5:34
B2 Been Down So Long (Alternate Version) 5:07
B3 Riders On The Storm (Alternate Version) 9:05
C She Smells So Nice / Rock Me 9:19