Other Voices and Full Circle, the two studio albums The Doors recorded as a trio after frontman Jim Morrison’s death, will be reissued September 4 as separate vinyl LPs and packaged as a two-CD set. For years, the albums only could be purchased as digital downloads, and they’ve never been released together on CD.
Doors members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore began working on the material for Other Voices in Los Angeles while Morrison was in Paris taking a planned hiatus from the group. When the singer died in the French capital July 3, 1971, the surviving band members completed the record with Manzarek and Krieger taking over vocal duties. Other Voices was released October of that year and yielded the singles “Tightrope Ride” and “Ships w/ Sails.”
The Doors continued on as a trio and put out the more funk- and jazz-inspired Full Circle in August of 1972. One single was released from the album, “Get Up and Dance.” The band decided to break up in 1973, although Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore went on to work together again on a few occasions over the years. Manzarek died in May 2013.
Both records were remastered for release this year by original producer Bruce Botnick. The LP versions will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and will feature packaging and artwork replicating those of the original release. The CD set will include a bonus track, “Treetrunk,” which initially was available as the B-side of “Get Up and Dance.”
Here are the track lists for Other Voices and Full Circle:
“In the Eye of the Sun”
“Variety Is the Spice of Life”
“Down on the Farm”
“I’m Horny, I’m Stoned”
“Hang On to Your Life”
“Get Up and Dance”
“4 Billion Souls”
“The Piano Bird”
“It Slipped My Mind”
“The Peking King and the New York Queen”
“Treetrunk” (appears only on the two-CD set.)