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· THE DOORS - STRANGE DAYS – ULTRA-RARE ORIGINAL 1967 ELEKTRA MONO LP EKL-4014
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
· ORIGINAL TAN (PALE BROWN) ELEKTRA LABEL
· MONSTROUSLY RARE MONO PRESSING, MANY TIMES RARER THAN STEREO
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· VERY RARE COPY OF THE COVER WITH MONO DESIGNATION AND MONO CATALOG NUMBER ON BOTH SIDES (FRONT AND BACK PANELS) OF THE COVER. MOST COPIES HAVE ”MONO” BANNER ONLY ON THE FRONT SIDE (ALL KNOWN MONO COPIES – THIS ONE INCLUDED - HAVE “STEREO” BANNER ON THE SPINE)
· ORIGINAL, THIN CARDBOARD COVER (NO THICK CARDBOARD COVERS WERE EVER PRODUCED FOR THIS TITLE)
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS (MINOR DISCOLORATION SEEN ON BOTH LABELS, TYPICAL FOR ELEKTRA'S 'TAN' LABEL)
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
· THE RECORD HAS A DATE STAMP OF 10-4-(6)7 HAND-ETCHED IN THE TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX)
· MONO version of this album has NEVER been available on legitimate Compact Disc or in any other digital format.
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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What else can be said of this vintage 60’s masterpiece that hasn’t been said over the past 49 years since it was recorded. Not much, I believe. To our ears, this is the best DOORS studio album the band ever made. This - ORIGINAL MONO - version of the album will leave you begging for more. You will hear all of those "Summer of Love" songs like you’ve heard them for the first time, 49 years ago; you will also hear "When the music's over" in all its resplendent, undiluted 11-minute MONO glory !!! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to own a piece of history - and then some! Track listing: Strange days - You're lost little girl - Love me two times - Unhappy girl - Horse Latitudes - Moonlight Drive - People are strange - My eyes have seen you - I can't see your face in my mind - When the music's over.
THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE MATTHEW GREENWALD'S INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE BOTNICK, LEGENDARY ENGINEER OF ALL SIX DOORS STUDIO ALBUMS (AND THE CO-PRODUCER OF L.A. WOMAN)
Matthew Greenwald: "It sounds to me as if the first Doors album had the best high-frequency extension, transient snap, and overall transparency, and that with each album— sonically fine as they are—those qualities seemed to diminish. Would you agree or disagree?"
Bruce Botnick: "I'd agree with that to an extent, because the first album was all tube. Strange Days was done on a tube console, but with a solid-state eight-track. From then on it became all solid-state consoles and solid-state tape machines. There was also this direction that Paul [Rotschild] wanted to take it, a more intellectual kind of a sound, not as raw as the first album. The sound started to become more scientific as it went along, a little more clinical, because studios, by and large, are hospitals, they're not places to record music. Technology is the evil person here".
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(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG VG++, just a notch below NEAR MINT. A few light abrasions (probably just sleeve scuffs inflicted in storage over the years) ARE VISIBLE, but they appear fairly insignificant relative to the overall condition of the vinyl, and are only moderately visually distracting. For most part, the vinyl looks impeccable, without any MAJOR visual flaws or imperfections. Much of the original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
(b) The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
(c) Mono pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its stereo counterpart. We think that the mix is more natural, humane, "organic" and that the mixes are somewhat different than on the stereo version. We estimate that stereo copies of this album outnumber mono pressings by a ratio of at least 20:1.
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover: