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MORRISON HOTEL - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
With legal problems dogging their lead singer and a cool critical response to their previous album, The Doors were on the ropes in February 1970 when they came back swinging with MORRISON HOTEL. Rooted in R&B, the Elektra collection starts with the classic “Roadhouse Blues” and rarely lets up from there; “Peace Frog,” “Land Ho!” and “You Make Me Real” are among the other highlights. The 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the quartet's fifth studio album includes multiple unreleased takes of the opener and “Queen of the Highway” as well as tough versions of Muddy Waters' “Rock Me” and Motown chestnut “Money (That’s What I Want).” Frontman Jim Morrison was born 80 years ago today and we'll mark the occasion with a visit to MORRISON HOTEL.