The Doors - Infinite

 (SACD Box Set)


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Analogue Productions

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Pop/Rock

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CAPP DOORS SA
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SACD Box Set


No. of Discs: 6

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$280.00

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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. 

As aptly put by rock ‘n’ roll journalist extradorinare Ben Fong-Torres, there’s never been a reissue of The Doors recordings that sounded quite like these gems from Analogue Productions and Acoustic Sounds. And now, you can ‘break on through’ with all six Doors’ studio albums in a deluxe box set — on Hybrid Multichannel SACD and 45 RPM LP!

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 DaysWaiting For The SunThe Soft ParadeMorrison 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."

Girl you gotta love your man. And audiophiles, you’ll love The Doors box set on SACD from Acoustic Sounds. The memory of Morrison and Co. on you depends; their legacy will never end. Get this box set today before they’re gone; into your house The Doors will storm ... Yeah!

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



Click here to read a 1997 interview in The Tracking Angle with Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick.

 

 

 

 

 



The Doors
Break On Through (To The Other Side)
Soul Kitchen
The Crystal Ship
Twentieth Century Fox
Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Light My Fire
Back Door Man
I Looked At You
End Of The Night
Take It As It Comes
The End

Strange Days
Strange Days
You're Lost Little Girl
Love Me Two Times
Unhappy Girl
Horse Latitudes
Moonlight Drive
People Are Strange
My Eyes Have Seen You
I Can't See Your Face in My Mind
When the Music's Over

Waiting For The Sun
Hello, I Love You
Love Street
Not To Touch The Earth
Summer's Almost Gone
Wintertime Love
The Unknown Soldier
Spanish Caravan
My Wild Love
We Could Be So Good Together
Yes, The River Knows
Five To One

The Soft Parade
Tell All the People
Touch Me
Shaman's Blues
Do It
Easy Ride
Wild Child
Runnin' Blue
Wishful Sinful
The Soft Parade

Morrison Hotel
Roadhouse Blues
Waiting For The Sun
You Make Me Real
Peace Frog
Blue Sunday
Ship Of Fools
Land Ho!
The Spy
Queen Of The Highway
Indian Summer
Maggie M'Gill

L.A. Woman
The Changeling
Love Her Madly
Been Down So Long
Cars Hiss By My Window
L.A. Woman
L'America
Hyacinth House
Crawling King Snake
The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
Riders On The Storm

Customer Reviews (4.40 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

The Original Mixes in High-Res, Finally

posted on 03/22/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: BD
If you already own The Doors: Perception DVD-A + CD boxed set, the real reason to own the Infinite boxed set on hybrid multichannel SACD is not necessarily the 5.1 mixes; those are the same mixes and masterings as the previous DVD-A releases and are sourced from the 96kHz/24-bit PCM masters. The real reason is to finally own the original stereo mixes of The Doors catalogue in high-res. The Perception box, unforgivably, only included stereo REMIXES in 96/24 on DVD-A, containing new remasters of the original stereo mixes only on the included CDs. This Infinite set has had the original stereo mixes newly remastered from the original analogue 2-track masters for this new set, straight to DSD. They appear on both the SACD and CD layer of the discs. They sound wonderful. The 5.1 mixes sound the same as they did on DVD-A, which is to say, really good.


Excellent in All Ways

posted on 03/08/2013
5 Stars
Yes, this boxed set is a bit pricey. However, the sound each disc produces via a decent 5.1 system is simply incredible.

If you like surround and The Doors--just get it!

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