Perception (The Doors album)

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Perception
Box set by The Doors
Released November 21, 2006
Recorded 1966–1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock, hard rock
Length 345:42
Label Elektra
Producer Bruce Botnick and The Doors
The Doors chronology
Love/Death/Travel
(2006)
Perception
(2006)
The Doors: Vinyl Box Set
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 8/10 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 6.5/10[3]

Perception is a 40th-anniversary edition 12-disc box set by The Doors. The CDs contain the 1999 remastered editions of all the Jim Morrison albums, while the DVD-Audio discs contain new (2007) "40th Anniversary" stereo and surround remixes of those albums as well as visual extras. Each album includes extra tracks consisting of previously unreleased session outtakes. Exclusive to the box set is a DVD with several live performances and other extras.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore, except where noted.

Discs One & Two: The Doors[edit]

  1. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" (Jim Morrison) - 2:29
  2. "Soul Kitchen" (Morrison) - 3:35
  3. "The Crystal Ship" (Morrison) - 2:34
  4. "Twentieth Century Fox" (Morrison) - 2:33
  5. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) - 3:20
  6. "Light My Fire" (Robby Krieger) - 7:06
  7. "Back Door Man" (Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett) - 3:34
  8. "I Looked at You" (Morrison) - 2:22
  9. "End of the Night" (Morrison) - 2:52
  10. "Take It as It Comes" - 2:17
  11. "The End" - 11:41
  12. "Moonlight Drive" (Version 1, recorded 1966) (Morrison) - 2:42
  13. "Moonlight Drive" (Version 2, recorded 1966) (Morrison) - 2:31
  14. "Indian Summer" (Vocal version, recorded August 19, 1966) (Morrison, Krieger) - 2:35

Discs Three & Four: Strange Days[edit]

  1. "Strange Days" (Morrison) - 3:11
  2. "You're Lost Little Girl" (Krieger) - 3:03
  3. "Love Me Two Times" (Krieger) - 3:18
  4. "Unhappy Girl" (Morrison) - 2:02
  5. "Horse Latitudes" (Morrison) - 1:37
  6. "Moonlight Drive" (Morrison) - 3:05
  7. "People Are Strange" (Morrison, Krieger) - 2:13
  8. "My Eyes Have Seen You" (Morrison) - 2:32
  9. "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind" (Morrison) - 3:26
  10. "When the Music's Over" - 10:58
  11. "People Are Strange" (False Starts & Dialogue) (Morrison, Krieger) - 1:57
  12. "Love Me Two Times" (Take 3) (Krieger) - 3:19

Discs Five & Six: Waiting for the Sun[edit]

  1. "Hello, I Love You" (Morrison) - 2:14
  2. "Love Street" (Morrison) - 2:53
  3. "Not to Touch the Earth" (Morrison) - 3:56
  4. "Summer's Almost Gone" (Morrison) - 3:22
  5. "Wintertime Love" - 1:54
  6. "The Unknown Soldier" - 3:25
  7. "Spanish Caravan" - 3:03
  8. "My Wild Love" -3:01
  9. "We Could Be So Good Together" - 2:26
  10. "Yes, the River Knows" (Krieger) - 2:36
  11. "Five to One" (Morrison) - 4:26
  12. "Albinoni's Adagio in G minor" (Remo Giazotto) - 4:32
  13. "Not to Touch the Earth" (Dialogue) (Morrison) - 0:38
  14. "Not to Touch the Earth" (Take 1) (Morrison) - 4:05
  15. "Not to Touch the Earth" (Take 2) (Morrison) - 4:18
  16. "Celebration of the Lizard" (An Experiment/Work in Progress) (Morrison) - 17:09

Discs Seven & Eight: The Soft Parade[edit]

  1. "Tell All the People" (Krieger) - 3:23
  2. "Touch Me" (Krieger) - 3:12
  3. "Shaman's Blues" (Morrison) - 4:49
  4. "Do It" (Morrison, Krieger) - 3:08
  5. "Easy Ride" (Morrison) - 2:41
  6. "Wild Child" (Morrison) - 2:38
  7. "Runnin' Blue" (Krieger) - 2:33
  8. "Wishful Sinful" (Krieger) - 3:02
  9. "The Soft Parade" (Morrison) - 9:41
  10. "Who Scared You" - 3:58
  11. "Whiskey, Mystics & Men" (Version 1) - 2:28
  12. "Whiskey, Mystics & Men" (Version 2) - 3:04
  13. "Push Push" - 6:05
  14. "Touch Me" (Dialogue) (Krieger) - 0:28
  15. "Touch Me" (Take 3) (Krieger) - 3:40

Discs Nine & Ten: Morrison Hotel[edit]

  1. "Roadhouse Blues" (Morrison) - 4:04
  2. "Waiting for the Sun" (Morrison) - 3:59
  3. "You Make Me Real" (Morrison) - 2:53
  4. "Peace Frog" (Morrison, Krieger) - 5:04
  5. "Blue Sunday" (Morrison) - 2:13
  6. "Ship of Fools" (Morrison, Krieger) - 3:08
  7. "Land Ho!" (Morrison, Krieger) - 4:10
  8. "The Spy" (Morrison) - 4:17
  9. "Queen of the Highway" (Morrison, Krieger) - 2:47
  10. "Indian Summer" (Morrison, Krieger) - 2:36
  11. "Maggie M'Gill" (Morrison) - 4:23
  12. "Talking Blues" (Morrison) - 0:59
  13. "Roadhouse Blues" (Takes 1-3) (Morrison) - 8:47
  14. "Roadhouse Blues" (Take 6) (Morrison) - 9:26
  15. "Carol" (Cuck Berry) - 0:56
  16. "Roadhouse Blues" (Take 1) (Morrison) - 4:32
  17. "Money Beats Soul" (Morrison) - 1:04
  18. "Roadhouse Blues" (Takes 13-15) (Morrison) - 6:21
  19. "Peace Frog" (False Starts & Dialogue) (Morrison, Krieger) - 2:00
  20. "The Spy" (Version 2) (Morrison) - 3:48
  21. "Queen of the Highway" (Jazz version) (Morrison, Krieger) - 3:36

Discs Eleven & Twelve: L.A. Woman[edit]

  1. "The Changeling" (Morrison) - 4:21
  2. "Love Her Madly" (Krieger) - 3:20
  3. "Been Down So Long" (Morrison) - 4:41
  4. "Cars Hiss By My Window" (Morrison) - 4:58
  5. "L.A. Woman" (Morrison) - 7:57
  6. "L'America" - 4:37
  7. "Hyacinth House" (Ray Manzarek, Morrison) - 3:11
  8. "Crawling King Snake" (Anon, arr. by John Lee Hooker) - 5:00
  9. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" (Morrison) - 4:16
  10. "Riders on the Storm" - 7:09
  11. "Orange County Suite" (Morrison) - 5:45
  12. "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" (Dixon) - 3:41
  • Discs two, four, six, eight, ten and twelve are DVDs that are exclusive to the box set.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim Morrison — lead vocals
  • Ray Manzarek — piano, organ, keyboards & bass
  • John Densmore — drums
  • Robby Krieger — guitar
  • Paul A. Rothchild – producer of all albums except L.A. Woman
  • Bruce Botnick – co-producer of L.A. Woman
  • Larry Knechtel (uncredited) – bass guitar on tracks 2, 4, 6-8, & 10 of The Doors
  • Douglass Lubahnbass guitar on tracks 1–3, 6–9 (of Strange Days), 1-5, 7, 9-11 (of Waiting for the Sun), 5-6, & 8 (of The Soft Parade)
  • Kerry Magness – bass guitar on track 6 of Waiting for the Sun
  • Leroy Vinnegaracoustic bass on track 7 of Waiting for the Sun
  • Curtis Amy – saxophone solo on track 2 of The Soft Parade
  • Reinol Andino – conga on track 9 of The Soft Parade
  • George Bohanan – trombone on tracks 1, 2, 7, and 8 of The Soft Parade
  • Harvey Brooks – bass guitar on tracks 1 to 4, 7 and 9 of The Soft Parade
  • Jimmy Buchanan – fiddle on track 7 of The Soft Parade
  • Jesse McReynoldsmandolin on track 2 of The Soft Parade
  • Champ Webb – English horn solo on track 8 of The Soft Parade
  • Paul Harris – orchestral arrangements on tracks 1, 2, 7, and 8 of The Soft Parade
  • Lonnie Mack – bass guitar on tracks 1 and 11 of Morrison Hotel
  • Ray Neapolitan – bass guitar on tracks 2 to 9 of Morrison Hotel
  • John Sebastian (credited as "G. Puglese") – harmonica on track 1 of Morrison Hotel
  • Jerry Scheff – bass guitar on L.A. Woman
  • Marc Benno – additional guitar on tracks 3-5 & 8 from L.A Woman

References[edit]

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ Lewis, Jonathan (December 2006). "Open Sesame!: The Doors Perception (40th Anniversary Box)". Classic Rock. p. 98. 
  3. ^ link
  4. ^ Uncut review of the The DoorsPerception box set.