‘Morrison Hotel’, the fifth studio album by The Doors, is getting a reissue to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Due to arrive on October 9, the double CD/LP deluxe edition of the acclaimed 1970 album will contain the original record newly remastered by the band’s longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick. It will also include over 60 minutes of unreleased studio outtakes.
“There are many takes, different arrangements, false starts, and insightful studio conversations between the band and producer Paul Rothchild who was in the control room. It’s like being a fly on the wall,” Botnick said of the reissue.
Previewing the 2020 remastered album, previously unreleased takes of ‘Peace Frog’ and ‘Blue Sunday’ have been shared. You can hear it below.
The reissue will be accompanied by a biographical comic book titled Morrison Hotel. Published by Z2 Comics, the graphic novel adaptation will be a collaboration between writer Leah Moore, daughter of comic book legend Alan Moore, and surviving band members guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
Meanwhile, it’s been announced that David Bowie‘s 1975 album ‘Young Americans’ will be receiving a limited edition vinyl reissue in celebration of its 45th anniversary.
Due to arrive on September 18th, the reissue of Bowie’s self-described “plastic soul” album will be pressed on “brick and mortar” gold-coloured vinyl.
Released on March 7, 1975, ‘Young Americans’ was recorded in Philadelphia with longtime producer Tony Visconti and featured input from John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Luther Vandross, and frequent collaborator Carlos Alomar.
Drawing heavy influence from a number of Black musical styles, the album peaked at Number 2 on the UK album chart and earned gold certification in both the UK and US.