Ban this heretic!As much as I love music in Surround, I really hope the CDs contain the original Mono mixes for all the singles. On The Soft Parade, Touch Me is a Pop song. The single Mono mix makes it become a Rock song. Simply more powerful. This is just one example. I hope the band's management gets this one right.
Agree this is a 5.1 possibility. Bruce Botnick has been quiet for a bit , so hoping they're in surround and YES he does indeed support surround as per his many DOORS projects .
I am glad that someone said this. I have the DVD-Audio box set (all disks unplayed) and the AF Quad 'Best of' SACD (as well as the Quadradisc LP), and I am not even a Doors fan so how much more do I really need? Sadly, this is likely the product of estates and heirs (or whoever owns the music these days), with little or no creative input from the surviving members ... and this kind of thing is likely to happen more and more, as aging rock stars leave us. We should only expect disappointment as this becomes a trend, and estates squeeze out more and more.Potential Buzzkill: The reality is The Doors catalog has been mined and exploited "9 ways to Sunday" and somebody at the label figured out another way to package existing assets and got management to sign off. The Surround aspect is secondary at best. Approach with lower expectations to match; *maybe* we get a pleasant surprise.
This, to me, is the most important aspect of this box set. Really, if it came out without the Quad "Best of", would anyone (other than us) have noticed? For a street price of about $25, those that would be the target market of a singles box would probably still buy the box and not even blink.Instant buy! .....Plus, what also excites me about this release is that it shows that Warner Music (and all various labels underneath it) are still showing signs of life when it comes to reissuing Quadraphonic mixes, especially after last year's stellar Chicago Quadio box set.....