The Doors Plot 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Debut LP

Three-CD/LP package includes remastered stereo/mono mixes, live material from 1967 Matrix concert

The Doors' groundbreaking 1967 debut will be reissued as an expansive 3-CD/LP set to mark the album's 50th anniversary. Credit: K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redferns/Getty

The Doors' iconic, self-titled debut LP will be reissued as an expansive 50th anniversary edition on March 31st via Rhino. The 3-CD/LP package (also available digitally) includes remastered stereo and mono mixes of The Doors, a vinyl version of the mono mix and a live album highlighting a performance at San Francisco's The Matrix from March 7th, 1967 – barely two months after the original LP release.

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is packaged in a 12x12 hardcover book featuring rare/previously unseen photos and detailed liner notes from Rolling Stone contributing editor David Fricke. The reissue marks the CD debut of the original mono mix, with the stereo mix available on CD for the first time in a decade.

The live Matrix album features eight tracks from the Jim Morrison-led quartet's groundbreaking 1967 LP, including psychedelic rock anthems like "Break On Through (To the Other Side)," "Light My Fire" and "The End." The recordings were sourced from the recently unearthed original tapes, previously thought to be lost. (The 2008 double-live LP, Live at the Matrix 1967, was assembled from a third-generation source.)

Coinciding with the reissue announcement, Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 will be proclaimed "Day of the Doors" in Los Angeles. City council member Mike Bonin will deliver the proclamation this afternoon during an event featuring founding Doors drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger, along with family members of the late Morrison and keyboardist Ray Manzarek. 

The Doors – The Doors (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Track List 

Disc One (Original Stereo Mix)

Disc Two (Original Mono Mix)

1. "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
2. "Soul Kitchen"
3. "The Crystal Ship"
4. "Twentieth Century Fox"
5. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"
6. "Light My Fire"
7. "Back Door Man"
8. "I Looked At You"
9. "End Of The Night"
10. "Take It As It Comes"
11. "The End"

Disc Three: Live At The Matrix, March 7, 1967

1. "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
2. "Soul Kitchen"
3. "The Crystal Ship"
4. "Twentieth Century Fox"
5. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"
6. "Light My Fire"
7. "Back Door Man"
8. "The End"

LP (Original Mono Mix)

Side One

1. "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
2. "Soul Kitchen"
3. "The Crystal Ship"
4. "Twentieth Century Fox"
5. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"
6. "Light My Fire"

Side Two

7. "Back Door Man"
8. "I Looked At You"
9. "End Of The Night"
10. "Take It As It Comes"
11. "The End"