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The Doors ‘Live at the Matrix 1967: The Original Masters’ to be released

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The Doors ‘Live at the Matrix 1967: The Original Masters’ will be available on September 8th as 3 CD and 5 LP sets. The collection’s history stems from the five sparsely attended shows The Doors performed at a small club in San Francisco in March 1967, called The Matrix.  Peter Abram, who co-owned the nightclub with Jefferson Airplane founder Marty Balin, taped concerts at The Matrix regularly — and his recordings of The Doors, made between March 7-11, 1967, spawned the original masters series set to be released.

Abram’s original recordings have been remastered by Bruce Botnick, The Doors’ longtime engineer/mixer, for official release. The vinyl version includes all 37 songs from the shows sourced from the master tapes. Most of the newly upgraded live recordings are making their debut in the collection, including eight that have never been featured on any of the previous Matrix releases.

Production of the vinyl version is limited to 14,000 numbered with the CD limited to 21,000 copies worldwide. The band’s March 7th performance of the jazz instrumental “Bag’s Groove” is exclusive to the vinyl set and comes on a 7-inch single. “Bag’s Groove” is one of two never-before-heard recordings.

To pre-order, head to: http://store.thedoors.com

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