The Doors are celebrating the golden anniversary of their second record, Strange Days, with a special 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition release of the album.
Strange Days was on store shelves about eight months after the self-titled album debutted in January 1967. Due to the success of their first album, this was a much more experimental release thanks to an increased budget. The album spawned two Top 25 singles, “People Are Strange” and “Love Me Two Times” with the album itself reaching No. 3 on the charts.
Similar to the reissue of their debut album earlier this year, the remastered collection includes no bonus tracks or extras. The focus was instead put on the original mono mix of the album, which has been unavailable to fans since the initial record came out.
The 50th anniversary edition was produced by the album’s original engineer, Bruce Botnick, and it marks the first time the original stereo mix has been available on disc in more than 30 years. The mono mix makes its CD debut in the set.
The 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will include two discs – the original stereo mix and the mono mix – as well as a vinyl LP of the original mono mix. It will also be available as a two-CD set, vinyl-only and as digital download.
The collection will be available for purchase on November 17. You can pre-order a copy here.
The Doors, ‘Strange Days (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)’ Track Listing
Disc One: Original Stereo Mix
Disc Two: Original Mono Mix
LP: Original Mono Mix
1. “Strange Days”
2. “You’re Lost Little Girl”
3. “Love Me Two Times”
4. “Unhappy Girl”
5. “Horse Latitudes”
6. “Moonlight Drive”
7. “People Are Strange”
8. “My Eyes Have Seen You”
9. “I Can’t See Your Face In My Mind”
10. “When The Music’s Over”