Two post-Jim Morrison albums by The Doors to be re-issued

Rhino Records will re-issue 'Other Voices' and 'The Full Circle' on vinyl and CD

Two albums recorded by The Doors following the death of frontman Jim Morrison will be re-issued later this year.

Rhino Records have announced the re-issue of 1971’s ‘Other Voices’ and 1972’s ‘The Full Circle’, their seventh and eighth albums respectively.

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The re-issues feature remastered audio by ‘Other Voices’ producer Bruce Botnick, along with a rare bonus track ‘Treetrunk’, which was first released as a B-side to ‘The Full Circle’ single ‘Get Up and Dance.’

The 180-gram vinyl editions will feature “historically accurate sleeves,” including the expansive foldout zoetrope packaged with the original ‘The Full Circle’ vinyl.

Jim Morrison died in July 1971 aged 27. He was found in the bathtub of a Paris apartment. At the time, Morrison and The Doors were mid-way through the recording process of their seventh album ‘Other Voices’.

Following his death, the remaining trio – keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, continued the recording with Krieger and Manzarek sharing vocal duties.

Ray Manzarek died in 2013 aged 74. His death sparked a reunion between Kreiger and Densmore, who fell out in 2002 when Krieger and Manzarek began touring as The Doors Of The 21st Century, leading to a lawsuit over the use of band name, and a £25 million countersuit against Densmore for his refusal to sign off on multi-million-dollar licensing of band songs for commercials. The row has now ended, but the lawsuit is the subject of Densmore’s new book, The Doors Unhinged.

Commenting on their relationship, Krieger said: “John and I haven’t been on the best of terms. Ray and I wanted to play as The Doors, and John didn’t want to, and so we had a big lawsuit. But now John and I are back on track…too bad it took Ray’s passing to cause that. But I am happy that we are.”