The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)

Elektra / Rhino Records

8122-79865-5 / RHI-74881-6

    • Originally Released:   19 April 1971

    • This Release:   2009

    • Mastering:   Bernie Grundman

    • Comments:   180 gram reissue mastered from the original master tapes, using a hi-rez digital process (detailed here). Some people think this is sacrilege. I think the results speak for themselves and the results on this are very impressive (I don’t consider myself an audiophile so don’t get all bent out of shape if you disagree with me). It certainly sounds much better than my 80’s Australian pressing.

Do you have this pressing? If so, what do you think? Do you have a different pressing? How is it? Please feel free to comment.
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3 comments on “The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)

  1. Keith says:

    Hey – awesome sounding needledrop. I found your blog from the SH forum. I too have a slight obsession with my records and I was wondering what equipment and process you use. I found the Vinyl Transfer Workflow thread and am glad to see that I am not the only person that enjoys making great needledrops for my listening pleasure. But, I am always looking to make them better!

    Anyway, keep up the great needledrops.

    ~ Keith

    • dazzrecords says:

      Thanks for the kind words Keith. This needledrop was done with the following:

      Pro-ject Xpression Mk III / Ortofon 2M Blue / Cambridge Audio 540P Pre-Amp / E-Mu 0202 / Laptop with Adobe 3.0 (recorded at 96/32) / Light de-click through Click Repair

      I’ve since started using an AT 440mLa and haven’t done any needledrops with it yet. I will soon though.

      What’s your handle on SH Forums?

  2. […] This is strictly for die-hard Doors fans. It’s basically an alternative version of the L.A. Woman album, consisting of alternate takes, plus a couple of unreleased tracks. Side 4 is laser etched […]

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