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L.A. Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
By 1971, years of touring and battling controversy had left The Doors bloodied but unbowed, and by shaking things up a bit for their sixth studio set, the Los Angeles quartet came up with one of their most distinctive collections. L.A. WOMAN was cut at The Doors' workshop rather than at Sunset Sound, with former engineer Bruce Botnick stepping up to co-produce, and was for the most part recorded live. The band turned to the power of the blues for such songs as “Been Down So Long,” “Crawling King Snake” and the title track, though singles “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm” are equally compelling. The 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of L.A. WOMAN includes more than two hours of unreleased session outtakes, and we'll cue it up now in honor of Jim Morrison's birthday.