Two post-Jim Morrison albums from The Doors are seeing their first-ever officially-sanctioned CD and 180-gram vinyl releases this fall. On September 4th, Rhino Records will release Other Voices and Full Circle featuring drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robbie Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek, following the 1971 death of Morrison.
The albums, previously available digitally since 2011, will be made available as a two CD set and separately on 180-gram virgin vinyl packaged in sleeves that the label says are “historically accurate.” Each album has been newly remastered by Bruce Botnick, who also co-produced Other Voices.
Full Circle will also see “Treetrunk,” the B-side to “Get Up And Dance,” added to the CD only copies. Its LP counterpart will contain its original fold out zoetrope, depicting the human life cycle of infancy to old age.
Other Voices arrived in stores in October 1971, just six months after L.A. Woman and three months after Morrison’s untimely death in Paris. Many of the album’s songs preceded Morrison’s death with Manzarek stating the band even rehearsed some of the songs with Morrison.
Full Circle was originally released in 1972, after the surviving members finished a successful U.S. tour. The album was the band’s final until it released An American Prayer in 1978 featuring Jim Morrison’s spoken word poetry.
Other Voices – CD | LP
1. In The Eye Of The Sun
2. Variety Is The Spice Of Life
3. Ships w/Sails
4. Tightrope Ride
5. Down On The Farm
6. I’m Horny, I’m Stoned
7. Wandering Musician
8. Hang On To Your Life
Full Circle – CD | LP
1. Get Up And Dance
2. 4 Billion Souls
4. Hardwood Floor
5. Good Rockin
6. The Mosquito
7. The Piano Bird
8. It Slipped My Mind
9. The Peking King And The New York Queen
10. Treetrunk (CD only bonus track)
Author: Buddy Iahn
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