This is a very strong domestic Elektra original Gold Label copy pressed at Monarch. This thing sounds PHENOMENAL -- meaty, punchy, and solid. The Doors were one of my very favorite band growing up and I nearly burned them out for myself with repeated plays, but when I started hearing great copies of their records on a serious hi-fi system I remembered just how thrilling their albums could be. My enjoyment of this band is hugely tied to the sound quality, and this copy absolutely delivers in that regard. The vinyl is mostly quiet, lightly ticky in a few spots but quieter than most Doors originals I find. It's a level of surface noise for this album I would happily take every time.
Five To One is a BEAST on this copy, as are Hello I Love You and Spanish Caravan.
Vinyl: VG+ (clean with very minor wear)
Cover: VG (light wear, writing inside gatefold, hype sticker)
Play notes: Amazing sound and mostly quiet vinyl
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