The Doors announce ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Edition

2 CD/1 LP set available Oct 9th

The Doors will reissue Morrison Hotel for its 50th anniversary on October 9th via Rhino Records. Morrison Hotel: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features 2 CDs and a single LP with the original album newly remastered by the band’s longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, plus a bonus disc of unreleased studio outtakes, and the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl.

For this new collection, the original album has been expanded with more than an hour of unreleased recordings taken from the sessions for Morrison Hotel. These 19 outtakes transport listeners into the studio with Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, and Ray Manzarek for an unprecedented perspective on the making of the album.

Among the treasure trove of unreleased outtakes are also rough versions of Morrison Hotel tracks “Peace Frog” and “Blue Sunday,” as well as The Doors rarity “I Will Never Be Untrue.” The collection also captures some incredible session outtakes of the band jamming on cover versions of the Motown classic “Money (That’s What I Want)” and B.B. King’s “Rock Me.”

CD 1: The Original Album

1. Roadhouse Blues
2. Waiting For The Sun
3. You Make Me Real
4. Peace Frog
5. Blue Sunday
6. Ship Of Fools
7. Land Ho!
8. The Spy
9. Queen Of The Highway
10. Indian Summer
11. Maggie M’Gill

CD 2: Mysterious Union

1. Queen Of The Highway (Take 1, She Was A Princess)
2. Queen Of The Highway (Various Takes)
3. Queen Of The Highway (Take 44, He Was A Monster)
4. Queen Of The Highway (Take 12, No One Could Save Her)
5. Queen Of The Highway (Take 14, Save The Blind Tiger)
6. Queen Of The Highway (Take 1, American Boy – American Girl)
7. Queen Of The Highway (Takes 5, 6 & 9, Dancing Through The Midnight Whirlpool)
8. Queen Of The Highway (Take 14, Start It All Over)
9. I Will Never Be Untrue
10. Queen Of The Highway (Take Unknown)
11. Roadhouse Blues (Take 14, Keep Your Eyes On The Road)
12. Money (That’s What I Want)
13. Rock Me Baby
14. Roadhouse Blues (Takes 6 & 7, Your Hands Upon The Wheel)
15. Roadhouse Blues (Take 8, We’re Goin’ To The Roadhouse)
16. Roadhouse Blues (Takes 1 & 2, We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time)
17. Roadhouse Blues (Takes 5, 6 & 14, Let It Roll Baby Roll)
18. Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4)
19. Peace Frog (Take 12) *

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