Album of the Day
Strange Days (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Though The Doors’ debut was one of the musical highlights of 1967, it wasn’t the L.A. quartet’s only album that year. STRANGE DAYS followed in September and was another hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard chart and featuring classics like “Love Me Two Times,” “When The Music’s Over” and the title track. Mixing new songs written on the road with some penned before the band’s debut, the Elektra collection benefits from an increased budget, access to an eight-track recorder and additional time to experiment in the studio. A new 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the platinum-selling set has just arrived in stores; produced by the album’s original engineer, Bruce Botnick, the double CD includes remastered versions of the original stereo and mono mixes of the album along with new liner notes and previously unseen photographs. Doors frontman Jim Morrison was born on this day in 1943, and we’ll wish the Lizard King a happy birthday with STRANGE DAYS.