The Doors - Morrison Hotel


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 75007-45
UPC: 753088500770
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM  

Please note: Individual Doors titles are not numbered. Only the Infinite 45 RPM LP and SACD box sets are numbered, and limited to 2,500 copies.

Mastered by Doug Sax and overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.

Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings

Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!

Rolling Stone proclaimed that Morrison Hotel opens “with a powerful blast of raw funk called ‘Roadhouse Blues’. It features jagged barrelhouse piano, fierce guitar, and one of the most convincing raunchy vocals Jim Morrison has ever recorded.”

In short, the harsh brilliance of “Roadhouse Blues” was its angry hard rock manner, brought to fore in brooding fashion with a chillingly true Morrison lyric: "I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer/The future's uncertain and the end is always near."

Making it one of The Doors’ best-ever tracks, “Roadhouse Blues” was joined as praise-worthy in Rolling Stones’ review by the buoyant catchiness of another Morrison Hotel single, “Land Ho.” “A chanty that sets you rocking and swaying on first listen and never fails to bring a smile every time it's repeated.”

Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that six studio LP titles — The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman —  are featured on 180-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. All six titles are also available on Multichannel SACD! All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best analog tape copy.

This is no time to wallow in the mire. The Doors are on Analogue Productions!

Originally released in 1970

Ray Manzarek, keyboards

Jim Morrison, vocals

John Densmore, drums

Robby Krieger, guitar

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 eight-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, three-track. On EKS-74007, The Doors, we used four-track Ampex recorders and on the subsequent albums, 3M 56 eight-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

"I received test pressings today for both Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman. I have to tell you that these are the very best pressings I've heard in many, many moons. Great plating and your compound is so quiet that I clearly heard every fade out to its conclusion with no problem. Doug (Sax) and company did a lovely job, the tapes sound pretty damn good for being almost 50 years old and his system is clearly the best...You should be very proud of what you and your troops are doing." - Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer


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


Side 1
Roadhouse Blues
Waiting for the Sun
You Make Me Real

Side 2
Peace Frog
Blue Sunday
Ship of Fools

Side 3
Land Ho!
The Spy

Side 4
Queen of the Highway
Indian Summer
Maggie M'Gill

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 16 person(s) rated this product.

best AP doors album

posted on 05/01/2023
5 Stars
As other reviews here state, this is the best AP pressing from the doors, no defects, clear attacking sound, raw and beautiful

Fantastic AAA 45RPM Reissue by Chad & Gang

posted on 12/28/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Carson Tucker
Another amazing quality reissue from Analogue Productions. Thank you so much, Chad, for these amazing records ...we're all hoping for you to reissue the Classic Records Led Zeppelin Series.

Beautiful sound

posted on 11/05/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Marcel
So I currently have AP records of the doors LA woman, waiting for the sun, and this one. This recording is absolutely amazing. When I listen to this record it reminds of why I love vinyl, this record is perfect and my favorite AP record (so far). It is so dynamic and the imaging is outstanding. I went ahead and ordered the doors first two albums by AP after listening to this one. Will likely get soft parade to round out the collection.

Excellente réédition

posted on 11/05/2021
5 Stars
From the cover to the recording, everything is done with great care. The album is very well mastered and no surface noise is present. Editing ultimate of the Doors albums.

The Best!

posted on 10/15/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Korben
I just don't see how it could get any better. Another gem!


posted on 04/05/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tony
Really nice sound. Not an audiofile, but noticed the piano more than in other vinyl I have of Doors. My wife says it is worth it because of smile on my face. Most expensive lp I have bought, but will not be the last. Only caution, you will have to get up more often, every 2 or 3 songs, but I think it is worth it.


posted on 07/07/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: John
A very recent purchase for me. This one has a lot of energy! Quality of sound and packaging are excellent. My recommendation is to get one while you can at the $55.00 price. Now, if I could only remember to change my table speed to 45 before I spin it and cue the needle to the vinyl!

The tabloids were right all along!

posted on 07/12/2014
5 Stars
I had ol' jimbo in my living room the other night. I said "hey jim, can I hit ya up for fifty smackers sos' I can get me another one of these groovy 45's. They's outasight!". He said "fifty, man that's alot bread, ya dig!" I said, "yeah, I dig man!"

Best Sounding Doors Ever

posted on 07/21/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Joe Crowe
I agree with Well Done, Waiting For the Sun is shocking the first time you hear it. Blow you away dynamics. As other reviewers mentioned, on this pressing every song is new and fresh not a half and half the way it seemed when originally released. One of the Doors strongest albums finally gets the sound it deserves. I could go broke buying 45 RPM re-issues.

You Make Me Happy

posted on 05/31/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian Mullins
I Have Heard Roadhouse Blues Thousands Of Times, But Hearing It On This 45 RPM Edition Makes It Seem Like The First Time! Other Songs On This Album That I Really Never Cared For Like Blue Sunday, Indian Summer And Maggie M'Gill Seem New And Interesting! Just A Beautiful Job On All These Doors Reissues And I Can't Find One Thing To Complain About....I Really Hope Analogue Productions Reissues Other Deserving Bands Such As Cream, Deep Purple, And Many Others


posted on 11/23/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: ROLF

well done

posted on 10/28/2012
5 Stars
just put on waiting for the sun and you will be impressed beyond your belief. The bass chords are simply stunnig,buy this you won`t be dissapointed

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