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Doors: L.A. Woman 5-disc Super Deluxe Edition cancelled

Doors / L.A. Woman 40th Anniversary EditionThe 5-disc Super Deluxe Edition of the Doors’ L.A. Woman will no longer be released.

The title was initially announced back in September, by Doors’ Manager Jeff Jampol, and since then an initial, somewhat optimistic, release date of 24 November has come and gone and a new release date of the end of January 2012 was announced. In fact, despite the band taking hundreds of pre-orders (with payment up-front) it seems that Rhino Records has decided that it is not a commercially viable project.

To quote Jampol from the official Doors online forum: “there are concerns at their end” (Rhino) and “they want to be sure that not only is the market there, but do we have a place to distribute them?”

The solution looking most likely to replace the proposed 5-disc Super Deluxe Edition, is a much cheaper 3-disc set to accompany the still-on-the-schedule 2-disc L.A. Woman 40th Anniversary special edition. Jeff Jampol again:

“It will probably be reduced to a 3-disc set (just the alternates/outtakes/chatter), and packaged so as to be affordable (i.e. NOT an expensive, all-out designed hard box).”

So as things stand, the 2-disc 40th Anniversary is still due for release on 24 January 2012, and this proposed 3-disc set will be released at an “affordable price (most likely under $50)” at some point in the first half of the year. Or “definitely in 2012” according to Jampol.

Although, as the manager points out, “the two releases together will equal the 5-disc concept”, the cancelling of the Super Deluxe Edition is likely to disappoint many Doors fans, and it’s surprising that Rhino cannot seem to make this work as a commercial proposition, given the relative popularity of the band. One suspects that this is also the view of Jampol and the Doors’ management, since they were confident enough to announce it and take pre-orders back in September.

This 3-disc set is looking likely to be a limited run – possibly around 6000 worldwide – and will probably be numbered. No track listing was ever released for the now defunct 5-disc set and we still do not know exactly what will be on the 3-disc, except that the tracks will be alternates/outtakes/chatter from the L.A. Woman sessions, all previously unreleased (nothing from the 2-disc set will be repeated).

For those fans who pre-ordered the Super Deluxe Edition, there are still many questions about what they will get and when. It’s looking like these fans will receive the 2-disc set (that they didn’t order!) and then have to wait for the 3-disc. Separately, these two should add up to much less than the $100 being asked for the Super Deluxe Edition, so surely this mean some partial refunds will be in order? There has been the suggestion of special exclusive extras to make up for the patience/loyalty of the pre-orderers, and Jampol has made a point of promising a no-quibble money back policy to anyone who wishes to cancel and get a refund.

More information when we have it.

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[…] disappointing to be denied these tracks – although they will undoubtedly turn up on the rumoured 3-disc L.A. Woman ‘sessions’ package (if it actually sees the light of […]

peter chrisp

Phil could not agree with you more, a few weeks ago, the signs looked quite good for a huge LA Woman 5 disc box set, and my initial reaction
was the “wow” factor, similarly to the Pink Floyd & Jethro Tull box sets
without the marbels. The extras which were scattered over the net a few weeks ago looked amazing, so the Doors’ manager has decided along, i guess with their label, and no doubt with the remaining Doors’ members
to scrap the extras and go for a more interesting and condensed 2-3cd box set. Correct me if i am wrong, the making of LA Woman is now a separate entity on bluray or dvd and the double disc of the same includes alternative versions, and Elvis has suggested the above which may or may not be confirmed, now i understand??!

[…] Super Deluxe Edition: The 5-disc Super Deluxe Edition of the Doors’ L.A. Woman will no longer be released. The title […]

Phil Cohen

I think that(for me) time has come to let go of the idea of collecting further Doors material. I’ve got the “Perception” box, all of the concert CD’s released by the “Bright Midnight” label, and a superb Russian unofficial CD of the two post-Morrison albums.

As for this Jampol guy who now manages The Doors’ musical estate, I’m fed up with how he teases and plays games with the fans, then doesn’t deliver the goods. After releasing a 2-CD set of Matrix Club recordings from a sub- standard copy tape, now he’s obtained the original master tapes(which could fill a 4-CD set), but he’s going to stall the fans off for 3 or 4 years about releasing them…..by which time Warner Music executives will likely say “No”

I think I’ll get by with The Doors music that I’ve already got, and collect somebody else’s outtakes.

Elvis

Jeff Jampol posted in this on December 25th.

This is NOT 100% CONFIRMED YET, but here is the likely track listing for the 3CD set of L.A. Woman outtakes.

# Track Title Performer Original Audio Release

1 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 1) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

2 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 2) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

3 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 3) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

4 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 4) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

5 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 5) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

6 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 6) [no take] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

7 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 7) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

8 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

9 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 8) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

10 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 9) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

11 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

12 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 10) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

13 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

14 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

15 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 11) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

16 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

17 THE CHANGELING (TAKE 12) [false start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

18 LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 1) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

19 LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 2) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

20 JAMMING THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

21 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

22 TUNING THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

23 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

24 LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 5) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

25 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

26 LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 7) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

27 LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 8) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

28 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

29 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

30 RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 5) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

31 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

32 THE DICK BILLS SHOW THEME THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

33 RAWHIDE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

34 RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 6) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

35 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

36 RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 9) [false start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

37 RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 10) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

38 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

39 RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 11) [long false start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

40 RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 12) [long false start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

41 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

42 RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 16) [long false start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

43 L.A. WOMAN (run through) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

44 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

45 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

46 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 1) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

47 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 2) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

48 JAMMING THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

49 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 3) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

50 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

51 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

52 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 4) [flase start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

53 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

54 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 7) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

55 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

56 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 8) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

57 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

58 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 10) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

59 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

60 L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 11) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

61 CRAWLING KING SNAKE (TAKE 1) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

62 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

63 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

64 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 1) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

65 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

66 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 4) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

67 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

68 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 6) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

69 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

70 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 7) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

71 JAMMING THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

72 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 8) [false start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

73 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 9) [false start] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

74 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 10) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

75 BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 11) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

76 JAMMING THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

77 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 1) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

78 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 2) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

79 JAMMING THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

80 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 3) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

81 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 4) [incomplate] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

82 JAMMING THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

83 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 5) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

84 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

85 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 6) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

86 STUDIO DIALOGUE THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

87 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 7) [incomplete] THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

88 THE WASP (TEXAS RADIO AND THE BIG BEAT) (TAKE 8) THE DOORS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

peter chrisp

oh what can we do, it was probably a blessing in disguise. Although there were some sketchy details over the net a few weeks ago in regards to the
5 disc box set, as suggested above it will be cut down to a 2 or 3 disc alternative, which in the end i guess isn’t a bad thing. I was really looking forward to the massive amount of extras, but in the end i’ll take what is on offer when the time arrives.

mojorisin577

Dislike… :( :(