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on 14 June 2017
The extra cuts were simply not worth more than one listen, and frankly, few were complete songs. I skipped over much of the drivel. I was hoping for another version of Peace Frog, but they play a few bars and that's it. A lot of chatting and Jim thinking of clever things to say.

The remixed album itself was generally far worse than the original. Change for the sake of change. They put tracks in that were never used for a reason. Roadhouse Blues is a perfect example. They added a second harmonica part that was not used because it was too much (think less is more) and sounds like a dying cat. Ruins the song. They have the engineer talking before Ship of Fools: Why? Not everything was worse; some just different. Peace Frog had a little more guitar emphasis and the "She came" background vocal was reduced so you can hear what he's saying in the lead vocal. Queen of the highway was turned into more of a rock song. They really cranked up the guitar and reduced the soft keyboards that are the focus of the original recording. The original version I like better, but I like this as well. However, I would not trade the original mix for the other.

This is simply not worth purchasing. If you want to purchase a 40th anniversary release you will feel good about, try LA Woman. They didn't make any major changes in the remix that would ruin the song. They also put all the bonus tracks on a second CD and they are alternate takes that are complete songs - really good stuff. Morrison Hotel has all the bonus tracks on the same disc and it is all garbage.
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on 14 July 2015
After LA Woman Morrison Hotel is my favourite Doors album the band decided to make a more bluesy feel to this collection.
"Roadhouse Blues" starts off the fun "let it roll baby roll all night long" what a corker of a tune !
"Waiting for the sun" is strangely on this album and not the previous one but a great tune nether the less.
"Peace frog" "Ship of fools" and the most gorgeous beautiful "Indian Summer" make up a amazing album.

Get it !
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on 22 April 2016
Ok, but i've concluded that the Doors are one of those bands that can be fully appreciated in a 'best of album'. I'm left thinking that after their initial success they just simply couldn't find that initial magic. This is a decent enough album but unlike bands such as the Grateful Dead where the more you explore their music the more magical it becomes, the Doors later albums provide mild disappointment.
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on 18 November 2013
For some reason I never got round to buying the LP, maybe because it was so popular with my friends when it was first released and I could always hear and then time marched on.The new re-mastered version gave me a chance to complete my collection of Doors LPs featuring Jim Morrison. I have no regrets buying this whatsoever and the technical aspects of the sound reproduction as as good as the music which always has to come first.
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on 7 February 2017
Up there with the best. Excellent album from The Doors. A+++++
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on 8 September 2016
reasonably prompt & not bad condition excellent record
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on 30 December 2017
Excelent CD. Another classic from the Doors.
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on 25 August 2013
With this new mix and the extra songs from the expanded version you'll have a new vision from the record and the songs. Better,worse? It depends on your taste.I already had it on vynil so I enjoy having this other version.
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on 8 May 2016
All good
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on 11 August 2015
Best thing about the 70s
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