Doors - Paris Blues (Record Store Day) [Blue Vinyl]

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Paris Blues brings together The Doors’ greatest live blues recordings both in the studio and on the stage. It includes the never-before-released track “Paris Blues”. The song – which is the last known unissued studio recording by The Doors – has been talked about by fans and band members for years. The long wait is finally over.

The band’s deep love for the blues shines throughout Paris Blues. Other highlights include two previously unreleased live recordings of singer Jim Morrison and Krieger performing as a duo at a benefit for Norman Mailer’s mayoral campaign on May 31, 1969 in West Hollywood. The first song is “I Will Never Be Untrue”, a band original written for, but left off of, 1970’s Morrison Hotel. The other is a cover of Robert Johnson’s “Me And The Devil Blues”. Both songs were recorded by Frank Lisciandro, a film maker who befriended Manzarek and Morrison when all three attended the film program at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Paris Blues also contains a pair of outtakes recorded during the band’s sessions for 1969’s The Soft Parade – “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further” and “I’m Your Doctor”. Both feature Manzarek on vocals backed by Krieger and drummer John Densmore. In 2019, bass by Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots was added to the songs, which were included on Rhino’s 50th anniversary edition of the album.

The flipside of Paris Blues collects three songs from Live in Vancouver 1970, a concert album released in 2010 by the The Doors’ Bright Midnight Archive label. Recorded during the band’s 1970 tour, these live tracks spotlight legendary bluesman Albert King, who joined the band onstage during its June 6, 1970 show at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Morrison’s introduction of King is included along with live versions of “Little Red Rooster”, “Rock Me Baby” and “Who Do You Love?”.

Exclusive BLUE vinyl produced by Elektra Records in celebration of RSD Black Friday 2022. Only 10000 copies worldwide. The artwork features an original painting by guitarist Robby Krieger and the set also includes liner notes by blues scholar Mary Katherine Aldin.

TRACKLISTING:

SIDE A

1.     Paris Blues *
2.     I Will Never Be Untrue *
3.     Me And The Devil Blues *
4.     (You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further
5.     I’m Your Doctor

SIDE B

1.     Jim’s Introduction
2.     Little Red Rooster – with Albert King
3.     Rock Me Baby – with Albert King
4.     Who Do You Love? with Albert King

* previously unreleased

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