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Doors Prepare for Expanded Version of L.A. Woman

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The Doors are working on a new, expanded version of their 1971 album. That won’t be ready until 2012, but you can get a taste of how awesome it’s going to be very, very soon. 

Robby Kreiger says that he’s extremely happy with how the project is turning out. In an interview with Billboard, Kreiger says they were able to unearth several outtakes and alternate versions of the songs on the album. He says that it’s interesting to see how certain songs sounded and how they evolved into the version that eventually ended up on the record. The title track was finished much differently than the way it started out and calls the find, “amazing” because very few tapes remained after the album was finished. Elektra, the record label that released L.A. Woman was very small and after a band was done recording and the record pressed, the tapes were given to other bands to reuse.

The new L.A. Woman is slated for release in early 2012, however the limited edition four disc L.A. Woman Singles Box Set is being made available for purchase as part of Record Store Day’s special Black Friday releases on November 25. The box set will include Riders on the Storm, Love Her Madly and The Changeling on vinyl.

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