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#1 rays

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:52 PM

Hello to anyone who might help,

I'm trying to identify a doors record, and maybe get some info on its history...

I collect records of mostly punk and 80s and offered to look at my new father in laws collection, After I had found out his brother worked for emi in the 60s and 70s.....and he has a great collection of records from Elektra, and others, and the one that caught my eye was a 2 sided 10" acetate of the The doors light my fire/crystal ship in mono. He has a list of elektra acetates and a great 'LOVE' acetate too, recorded at a CBS studio in London in the early seventies, truly amazing record collectors heaven.

I'm guessing the doors is an original from 67, and recorded in the USA? (I can upload a photo if you like),

I find it very strange for it to turn up in a loft in the UK, do record companies make an amount of acetates and then send them round the world? I know about acetates buti don't know much about the process.
He even went on to say when he got the records from his brother they almost went straight in a box, and I was the first to see them in 30 years. It looks brand new!

Id love for anyone to fill in any history of it's recording how many of these may of been made or any stuff of interest.

Cheers

Ray

#2 johnny trance

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:09 AM

Cheers

Ray


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#3 rays

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:51 AM

any help would be great

I thought somebody may know the details of when the record was recorded and where? information on the day of recording interesting stuff like that really.

i realize it's gonna be worth something, but i'm interested in the day it was recorded and the process the acetate may have taken to land in the UK.

also maybe how many times this song was recorded by the doors, to try and determine how old it is.
I'm assuming it's the original from 67 as it's a mono recording with the 'b' side Crystal Ship, which i think is odd already as all acetates i've ever seen are 1 sided.
Because it's never been played on a conventional record player as it's an acetate, it may be a different recording to the original released single! i don't know.

If anyone has an interest in the recordings of the doors this could be of a great thing.

ray

#4 Pedro Kazit

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:18 PM

Others Doors discs(EPs, singles, etc.) in strangers lands(Thailand, Iran, etc):
http://www.thedoors.pt.vu
-Example EPs: http://thedoorspt.no.sapo.pt/ep.htm

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:17 PM

Hello to anyone who might help,

I'm trying to identify a doors record, and maybe get some info on its history...

I collect records of mostly punk and 80s and offered to look at my new father in laws collection, After I had found out his brother worked for emi in the 60s and 70s.....and he has a great collection of records from Elektra, and others, and the one that caught my eye was a 2 sided 10" acetate of the The doors light my fire/crystal ship in mono. He has a list of elektra acetates and a great 'LOVE' acetate too, recorded at a CBS studio in London in the early seventies, truly amazing record collectors heaven.

I'm guessing the doors is an original from 67, and recorded in the USA? (I can upload a photo if you like),

We would love to see a photo! What are you waiting for?

The reason this may exist is to provide a band member or an engineer something to take home and preview before the track is added to the final LP; similar to how bands today burn a CD of a newly recorded song to take out to their vehicle to preview on the car stereo. Sometimes the speakers/monitors in a studio are just too perfect and make music sound too good, therefore listening to it on lesser quality equipment is always a good idea in order to get an idea of how the public will ultimately hear it.

#6 rays

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:17 PM

sorry for the long wait here's the pictures of the Doors acetate....

I know of the unusual variations because of unique manufactured disks many bands have. I was more interested in the discovery of an original doors acetate no doubt made in LA 1967, which has made its way to the uk via emi in an untouched quality.... very interesting!

i wonder how many they pressed during recording?

anyway if anyone is interested i'll put up the LOVE acetate that was there too.

ps. just spent ages trying to add the images.... any tips?

#7 universalmind69

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:16 PM

ps. just spent ages trying to add the images.... any tips?


Make sure you've got the photo available on your computer, go to imageshack , browse for the photo through imageshack, press ok and upload your photo. You'll then want to copy the "direct link" to the image once finished uploading, and then finally paste this link into the "Insert image" box that is among the other tools you have available when creating your posts on here.

#8 rays

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:31 PM

cheers here they are.

http://img834.images...4/6416/lmf1.jpg
http://img686.images...86/227/lmf2.jpg
http://img703.images...3/7125/lmf3.jpg
http://img689.images...802/love1ev.jpg
http://img408.images...669/love2ut.jpg

again if anyone could add anything to their story, that would be great.

ray



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