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- With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this vintage Big Red E pressing is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Morrison Hotel you’ve heard
- This copy is well balanced yet big and lively, with wonderful clarity in the mids and highs, as well as deep punchy bass and a big, open and spacious soundfield
- “Roadhouse Blues,” “Waiting For The Sun” and “Maggie McGill” are KILLER on this pressing – all you Doors fans are gonna flip
- Circus Magazine praised it as “possibly the best album yet from the Doors” and “Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade.”
- This is an outstanding title from 1970, a year that just happens to be a great one for Rock and Pop Music, maybe the greatest of them all
Far too many pressings are neither rich nor present enough to get Jim Morrison’s voice to sound the way it should. He’s The Lizard King, not The Frog Prince for crying out loud. When he doesn’t sound present, big, powerful, and borderline scary, what’s the point?
Not to worry. On these sides he sounds just fine. Just listen to him screaming his head off on “Roadhouse Blues” and projecting the power of his rich baritone on “Blue Sunday.” Nobody did it any better.
All the other elements are really working too — real weight to the piano, amazing punch to the bottom end, lovely texture to the guitars and so on. The sound is clean and clear but not overly so; you still get all the Tubey Magic you need.
The sound of the organ on “Blue Sunday” is really something, check it out. Where has that sound gone?
It’s hard to find clean Doors records at all these days, we find a small handful each year — not nearly enough to do these shootouts as often as we would like.
Both sides here have the deep, powerful bottom end this music absolutely demands. You’ve got to hand it to Bruce Botnick — he knows how to get real rock-’em, sock-’em bottom end onto a piece of magnetic tape.
And sometimes that bottom end whomp* actually makes it onto the record, as is the case here, making for one helluva Demo Disc for Bass (if you have speakers big enough to play it, of course.)
Waiting for the Sun
The track to play to hear massive amounts of bass and energy is one we should all know well: Waiting for the Sun.
If you’re looking for Demo Quality song on this album, that’s the one. Prodigious amounts of Tubey Magic as well.
*For whomp factor, the formula goes like this: deep bass + mid bass + speed + dynamics + energy = whomp.