The Doors - The Doors


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 74007-45
UPC: 753088400773
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM  

Please note: The Doors was a 4-track recording. As such, the surround portion of this multichannel mix is intended to be room ambiance.

Please also 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 using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.

Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings/Also on Hybrid Multichannel SACD

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

The Doors self-titled 1967 release famously contains some incorrect speed and pitch issues. While there have been "corrected" versions made, in the interests of being historically accurate, this Analogue Productions reissue was cut without speed or pitch correction.

"... it's just more immersive, like the sound is wrapping around you like you're live in the studio. And that's something I really want to get when I hear a Doors album. I want to feel that 'live' feeling. And this one has it in spades. Very, very impressive."— Scott Wilson, The Pressing Matters, YouTube video

"... To be honest, these are better than I ever dreamed rock music from the sixties could sound. I want to thank everyone at Analogue Productions for bringing me such sweet sounds from some of my favorite music ever. My highest recommendation!" — Jack Roberts,, September 2012

One of rock music’s most famous debuts, The Doors self-titled 1967 smash is legend. And now it becomes the kick-off for a positively stunning reissue series from Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!

The Doors was born after Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek — who'd met at UCLA's film school — met again, unexpectedly, on the beach in Venice, CA, during the summer of 1965. Although he'd never intended to be a singer, Morrison was invited to join Manzarek's group Rick and the Ravens on the strength of his poetry. The group later changed its moniker, taking their name from Aldous Huxley's psychotropic monograph "The Doors of Perception." The band signed to Elektra Records following a now-legendary gig at the Whisky-a-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip.

The Doors' arrival on the rock scene produced a string of hit singles and albums destined to become clasics. Belting out a standard like “Back Door Man” or talk-singing such originals as “The Crystal Ship,” and “I Looked at You,” one reviewer wrote that leather-clad frontman Morrison exuded “both sensuality and menace.”

The Doors reached Billboard’s No. 2 slot and delivered the No. 1 signature smash “Light My Fire” plus “Break On Through,” “The Crystal Ship,” and “The End.”

Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that these 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 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.

A truly authentic reissue project, the masters were recorded on tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is a tube machine, as is the cutting system. Tubes baby!

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

Originally released in 1967

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

"...the amount of detail and space produced here is superior to any version of this that I've heard save for the Elektra original, which is serious competition though good luck finding a clean quiet one. Even then the 45rpm cut's spaciousness, dynamics and bass power and particularly the overall sound on what are the inner tracks on the original LP are better on the double 45 cut using an all vacuum tube chain just as was the original...The double 45 has greater dynamics, detail, spaciousness and appropriate grit - everything the smooooth 192k/24 bit sourced version lacks...Definitely on my recommended list and the Quality Record Pressings vinyl is superb." Music = 9/11; Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, July 2012
To read Fremer's full review click here

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

"... Kassem has once again (as with the Impulse 45 RPM series) met the highest of expectations with these (album) covers. The 180 gram platters, housed in QRP rice paper sleeves, are equally impressive, arriving clean, flat and playing silently with nary a pop or tic throughout ... this dead quiet, ultra-dynamic pressing showcases the epic ("The End") bringing out low level detail that simply can't be heard on the already fantastic-sounding Monarch pressing original. ... Immediately upon dropping the needle on the Analogue Productions 45 RPM reissue of Strange Days, you know that you're about to experience something special. ... This 45 RPM pressing gives up none of the emotion or midrange complexity of the original and forces none of the overly tight bass sometimes heard on audiophile reissues in the process. ... This is as good as an audiophile reissue can get and I give it my highest recommendation." — My Vinyl Review

"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



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

Customer Reviews (4.94 Stars) 31 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 04/27/2024
5 Stars
I just purchased the entire Doors catalog in this format. I’ve owned all of the possible formats of the Doors catalog and this is the BEST there is. The sound quality is awesome. It really feels and sounds like the band is right in front of you playing. I was skeptical about the 45 rpm format due to flipping the vinyl over 4 times per album, but the sound quality is truly outstanding! If you are a Doors fan as I am, you’ll purchase their entire studio catalog.

Weird scenes inside the gold mine

posted on 11/22/2023
5 Stars
I believe this is a needle drop, but that’s fine with me. It sounds great, I can definitely get lost in it. The dead quiet background of a QRP pressing is a necessity here just for “The End” alone. It get’s all of side 4 to itself!

so good

posted on 11/10/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: doran
not one pop so clean loud alive shinny case

Incredible detail wow

posted on 04/15/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: L
Packaging 5/5

The gatefold sleeve material is of durable quality. The

shipment package was excellent as well.

Sound Quality 5/5

Wow… as soon as I dropped the needle it sounds great.

I have an original pressing that sounds good but this AP

pressing sounds more open, detailed, and natural;

Drums and vocals being the most obvious differences. I

listened with headphones.

Stunningly Quiet

posted on 04/12/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
This pressing is hilarously silent. I counted a total of 1 click on both records. The sound comes off the vinyl in a buttery smooth fashion.

As I was listening, I could compare this to a typical Tone Poet release. The drums were perfectly rendered, and the cymbals had full decay. Jim's voice appears in the middle and I could understand every word. Every instrument is completely presented without even the slightest distortion.

I give this a 6 out of 5.

Cartridge: AT150Sa


posted on 04/02/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Nytro
I’d tell you it sounds perfect, but you probably wouldn’t believe me. Believe me it does.

Gorgeous reissue!

posted on 09/11/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mario Ceron Romero
For other doors albums such as LA woman, the AP 45 RMP reissue can be way more superior to the rhino reissue than for this self tittle album. However, the difference is still noticeable in every single aspect of the sound (soundstage, dynamics, puch, clarity of instruments). In addition, the presentation with the heavy gatefold cover is beautiful. If you are a doors fan, you have to get this one.

La meilleure édition d'un album mythique

posted on 11/05/2021
5 Stars
This version is magnificent. The 45 rpm allows to have a rich sound and no cracking or surface noise. To have in his collection.

THIS is the pressing to have!

posted on 02/09/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Vinyl Tom
The Doors debut album has always been one of my favorite rock albums of all time. I’ve heard it on every format available. I also have the previous reissue that’s floating around these days and I have to say I have Never heard the Doors sound this good! I dropped the needle on this and was instantly Blown away by the sound. It is definitely without a doubt, the best sounding record I’ve ever heard. That says a lot cuz I have over 300 albums in my collection and some of them are “audiophile” pressings. This one Definitely lives up to the audiophile hype! If it doesn’t, then I truly don’t know what would! Wide soundstage, great separation, no distortion, I mean this is as good as it gets! You literally feel like you’re in the studio with The Doors! This is the pressing every Doors fan should own. And it’s worth every penny! I’m so glad they put it back in print at an affordable cost. I’ve played mine twice through already on day 1, so it’s already paying for itself!

Well I Guess

posted on 02/07/2021
5 Stars
I could listen to 45rpm's exclusively. Certainly, the case when it comes to the Doors copy here. This sounds so good.- dynamic full range with excellent timing!! I am eyeing the other (Doors) titles hopefully they all sound this good.

Another Fantastic 45 Reissue

posted on 01/22/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Cliff Rockefeller
I am a huge fan of putting classic LP's on 45 r.p.m. quality vinyl. I have been getting as many as I can before they sell out. They go quick. This one has to be the best so far, by far. Came to me super clean and flawless. When I dropped my diamond on the vinyl, I was blown through the wall. The ONLY sound you hear besides the wonderful music is from the original master tapes. That is a beautiful thing. If you can hear that, you know you are as close to original as you can get. Don't wait. Get it now. One problem, I have written many reviews on this site and they have all been 5 stars, all but 1. I gave a very high end item 3 stars and that was the only review not printed. Oh well. Why buy a record anywhere other than Acoustic Sounds?

10 stars

posted on 09/03/2020
5 Stars
if there is a 10 stars rating. i will give it to this album. good music, good recording, all tubes. what more can you ask for!

Worth the price of admission. Well done QPP!

posted on 05/08/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bill

Good but not great

posted on 04/06/2020
3 Stars
Reviewer: Hemant Ishwaran
Don't know why but this just doesn't have the big sound stage, bass and dynamics of LA Woman also on 45 by AP and QRP. Surface noise was also louder. I'd say overall disappointing as I was expecting another 5 star album. Don't know why I'm getting different results than others but I'll be interested to see if this trend continues for the 2020 versions of this album.


posted on 02/23/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Noam

This album has never sound better

posted on 09/07/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Frank
Absolutely stunning the sleeves the artwork and the music just pumps through the speakers just buy

Very nicely done

posted on 08/04/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Dane
Solid A - I was there when the original was released and bought it. I bought the CD in the 80's. I bought this 45 rpm LP last week. My listening equipment makes it easy to hear recording and playback quality. I don't have any "tone" controls...

The re-master engineers did a stellar job. The audio of the vocals and instruments is true to the original, only better. The mix is perfect.

The pressing is dead quiet, really, it is.

Is it worth $50? If you like the Doors, hell yes.

Beyond impressed

posted on 10/30/2013
5 Stars
Very little surface noise and the music jumps off the speakers. Never heard the Doors like this before, perhaps I should have gotten the box is really good.

Take It As It Comes

posted on 05/02/2013
5 Stars
what can I say? this lp sounds better than any previous versions of the doors first lp that I have ever heard and the album jacket is phenomenal, heavy gatefold with glossy pictures......if all records were produced like these doors 45 rpm editions I would gladly fork over $50.00 per album

Open The Door on this one!

posted on 03/07/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: M. Klausen
Snap,crackle,pop-free sonic heaven! I can't imagine the Doors sounding any better. Also,one of the best album jackets I have seen in a long time. Now that I've heard this one I WILL be buying others!

Amazing !!!

posted on 01/30/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Fernando Geraldi
As I opened this vinyl I was impressed.. for quality of jacket and sound !!! It´s incredible can listen to The Doors in high quality !!!

Good Job !!!

Wow. Just . . . Wow.

posted on 01/16/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: AGM
I'd forgotten how great this album is. I probably listened to this a couple hundred times long ago, in a teenage land far, far away. And then I grew up and hadn't heard it all the way through in 25 years. I was absolutely stunned how great it sounds. I listen to a lot of my vinyl on a high end headphone rig and the sound of this pressing is amazing. Dead quiet. There is detail here you've never heard before, no matter how well you think you know this record. If you're even remotely interested in buying this -- and if you're reading this review, you are -- just do it. Easily worth the price. It will be like hearing it again for the very first time.


posted on 08/28/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: JT
This is not only the best pressing I have ever heard in my life it actually reveals sonic details that are non existent on all the other older Doors pressings. "20th Century Fox," must be heard to be believed. It has never sounded this dynamic, bass rich, full of presence and detail. The DCC, MOFI, and original Elektra LP's are now all inferior sounding compared to this new QRP 45RPM remaster!

A great pressing. Dead quiet. well balanced

posted on 08/08/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andy
Everything is great about this pressing. Very quiet vinyl with wide open dynamics. Soundstage is huge. Better than any digital format I have heard this album in. a must buy.

The One!

posted on 08/04/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: SS
Don't waste your time thinking about it. Just buy it.


posted on 07/13/2012
5 Stars

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