The Doors announces "Waiting For The Sun" Deluxe Edition for 50th anniversary

music news 27/06/2018

The Doors continues to celebrate their 50th-anniversary celebrations with a deluxe edition of their third album, Waiting for the Sun (1968).

Due to release on Sept 14, The "50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" will include 2 CDs and 1 LP with newly remastered tracks and fourteen previously unreleased studio and live recordings. It is also available for pre-order.

Nine of the unreleased tracks are early "rough mixes" cut during the recording sessions for the album which were chanced upon by Doors' longtime engineer/mixer Bruce Botnick when he was searching through his archives.

"I prefer some of these rough mixes to the finals, as they represent all of the elements and additional background vocals, different sensibilities on balances, and some intangible roughness, all of which are quite attractive and refreshing," says Botnick.

As for the remaining five are live recordings of The Doors' 1968 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark. The songs are "Hello, I Love You," "Five to One", "The Unknown Soldier", "Back Door Man" and "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)."

To mark the 50th anniversary of when "Hello" hits number one on the Billboard singles chart, The Doors will also reissue a seven-inch single of "Hello, I Love You" and "Love Street". It is available to pre-order and will release on Aug 3.

You can find the full tracklist below.

The Doors, 'Waiting for the Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition' Tracklist

Disc One

  1. Hello, I Love You
  2. Love Street
  3. Not To Touch The Earth
  4. Summer's Almost Gone
  5. Wintertime Love
  6. The Unknown Soldier
  7. Spanish Caravan
  8. My Wild Love
  9. We Could Be So Good Together
  10. Yes, The River Knows
  11. Five To One

Disc Two (All Tracks Previously Unreleased)

Rough Mixes

  1. Hello, I Love You
  2. Summer's Almost Gone
  3. Yes, The River Knows
  4. Spanish Caravan
  5. Love Street
  6. Wintertime Love
  7. Not To Touch The Earth
  8. Five To One
  9. My Wild Love

Live in Copenhagen

  1. The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
  2. Hello, I Love You
  3. Back Door Man
  4. Five To One
  5. The Unknown Soldier