The Doors’ Upcoming Compilation ‘Paris Blues’ Features Unreleased Studio Track – Everett Post
A limited edition vinyl LP titled Paris Blues containing the last known unreleased studio recording of The doors will be released on November 25 as part of the Record Store Day Black Friday 2022 event.
The eight-song disc, which will be pressed on blue vinyl, is a blues-themed compilation that includes the title track, an original song written by The Doors and recorded during sessions for The Soft Parade or LA Woman. The master tape for “Paris Blues” has been lost, and the only surviving recording was on a tape given to the Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarekwhose son pablo partially damaged when he was a child. The recording was recovered using creative editing.
The Paris Blues album also includes two previously unreleased tracks, featuring the singer Jim Morrison and guitarist Robby Krieger performing as a duo at a May 1969 benefit event for the author Norman Mailerfor mayor of West Hollywood, California. The songs are a rendition of “I Will Never Be Untrue”, an original Doors track from the 1970s Morrison Hotel album, and a cover of Robert Johnson“Me and the Devil Blues”.
Additionally, the LP contains two samples from The Soft Parade, “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further” and “I’m Your Doctor”, which feature Manzarek on vocals. The tracks, which also include bass parts recorded in 2019 by Stone Temple Drivers‘ Robert DeLeowere originally released as part of the 50th anniversary reissue of The Soft Parade.
Clôture de Paris Blues are a trio of blues covers from the archival concert album of the Doors Live in Vancouver 1970, released in 2010. The performances feature the band joined by the blues legend Albert King. Audio of Morrison introducing King is also included.
The cover of Paris Blues features an original painting by Krieger.
Here is the full list of tracks from the album:
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“I will never be fake”*
“Me and the Devil Blues”*
“(You Need Meat) Go No Further”
“I am your doctor”
“Little Red Rooster” – with Albert King
“Rock Me Baby” – with Albert King
“Who do you Love?” with Albert King
* = unpublished.
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