Here's an update to a story that we've been following for quite some time. Unlike the Genesis SACD set and originals tour as well as Pinkl Floyd's "Wish you were here" and "Animals" SACDs...this crawling kingsnake of a rumour continues to gather belly button lint. Here's a few recent posts taken from TheDoors.com official website posted by Doors manager Jeff Jampol on January 29th, 2006...
"Yes, EVERY Doors studio album AND AL (Absolutely Live) have been remixed in 5.1 surround. What you will see this year (2006) is a box set of EVERY studio record and AL, each with two discs: a remastered CD with the classic mix AND, if all of The Doors are satisfied and happy, a brand-new mix from Bruce Botnick, using the latest state-of-the-art technology to bring out Jim's voice, the timbre of all the instrumentation, and a clarity, depth and scary-great mix like you've never heard, including parts that were buried or left out of the original mix. Don't worry, though, the original mix, albeit completely remastered, will be there, too.
On the second disc will be the complete album in 5.1 surround, 96K original stereo mix AND a complete 96K remix, again if approved, from (Engineer Bruce) Botnick.
All of The Doors still need to approve/tweak the mixes, so I can't say for sure if/when they're coming, but one way or another...they're comin'! I can't wait for you to hear what Bruce (Botnick) has done...it is AMAZING!"
Intriguingly; a devoted fan posted a series of questions referencing the set and Doors Management confirmed some extra tidbits...
SmokytheBear writes on February the 9th 2006:
This could be the ultimate release. Here is a chance for The Doors to do everything right.
1. Box containing all studio albums DVD dual disc with 5.1 and stereo mix.
3. Outtakes on each disc from the albums studio session.
4. The artwork restored (proper restore, rescan the photos)
5. The soft parade naked option.
6. Pictures from each studio session on each disc (They do exist) plus outtake photos from the albums.
7. A shitload of info from Bruce Botnick. How was it recorded what gear was used etc.
8. First album at the correct speed. It runs a whole semitone slow.
This could be the best doors release since the first studio albums came out in the first place. The Doors boxset was a disaster, lets not remake that mistake. Take input from the HC fans because we are the ones who are going to buy this. This could be a killer.
Jeff Jampol responds with...
Funny enough, that is EXACTLY what we are planning on. we'll see how close we get. Oh yeah, and AL in 5.1, too!