Doors, U2 and Bob Dylan Offering Up New Releases Today
Doors, U2 and Bob Dylan all have new projects in stores today. My credit card is going to get a workout.
First up, The Doors’ 40th Anniversary re-issue of their iconic 1971 album, L.A. Woman hits stores today. The first incarnation of the record took just ten days in the studio, but the re-issue has been 40 years in the making. The version of the album coming out today features alternate takes of the songs including Riders on the Storm, Love Her Madly and L.A. Woman, plus a recently unearthed song called She Smells So Nice.
There are also two other Doors-related releases today. L.A. Woman: The Work Shop Sessions includes the 40th Anniversary Edition of L.A. Woman, plus a two-disc vinyl set. There is also a DVD coming out today called Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman that features new interviews with John Densmore, Robby Kreiger and Ray Manzerek.
You will also find a Bob Dylan tribute album in stores today. Amnesty International has compiled a tribute album called Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan which celebrates 50 years worth of the Dylan catalog. It’s a four disc, 75 track album from over 80 artists including Jackson Browne and Pete Townshend.
Finally, the U2 documentary From the Sky Down which covers the making of 1991’s Achtung Baby is in stores today. The documentary originally aired on Showtime back in the fall, but in case you missed it or you’re a huge U2 fan, you can own it on DVD and Blu Ray today. Not only is it a documentary, it also features three new tracks and a question and answer session with Bono and The Edge. You can view the trailer HERE.