Flashback Friday August 3rd 1968: The Doors!

I'm a wee bit to young to have seen Jim Morrison and the Doors as the broke up when I was way too young to comprehend how important they were and still are...

As I grew up I learned of the band and become a huge fan... I got to see "the Doors of the 21st Century"- that featured Ian Astbury of The Cult on vocals about a decade ago a couple of times, and I saw them at the Sunset Strip Music Festival a few years ago with Marilyn Manson handling the vocals for a handful of Doors classics songs...

Now...

The Door "HELLO, I LOVE YOU"

HIT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD SINGLES CHART 50 YEARS AGO TODAY.

To celebrate Rhino Records is releasing 

A NEWLY REMASTERED ALBUM VERSION

AND

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED "ROUGH MIX"

50th Milestone Celebrated With Limited Edition 7” Replica And A New Digital And Streaming Maxi-Single

Rhino commemorates the 50th anniversary with two new releases this week. Out now on all digital download and streaming services is the “Hello, I Love You” maxi-single, featuring a newly remastered version of the song along with previously unreleased “rough mixes” of “Hello, I Love You” along with “Love Street,” the single’s original b-side.

 Available today, exactly 50 years to the date of the track hitting #1, is a new 7” vinyl version of the single with its original b-side “Love Street.” This anniversary vinyl release uses mono radio mixes of the songs that were given exclusively to radio stations for airplay in 1968. This version of “Hello, I Love You” was first available last year as part of The Singles CD collection and is making its vinyl debut here, while the “Love Street” mix is being released commercially for the first time. The 7” single will be available on August 3 for $9.98.

 “Hello, I Love You” is also featured in the upcoming Waiting For The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition,available September 14.  This 2-CD/1-LP collection features a new version of the album’s original stereo mix on both CD and 180-gram vinyl LP, which has been newly remastered from the original master tapes by Bruce Botnick, The Doors’ longtime engineer/mixer. The set also includes a second disc of 14 completely unreleased tracks: nine recently discovered “rough mixes” from the album recording sessions and five never-before-released live songs from The Doors 1968 European tour.

 
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