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Published: 2012/01/05

The Doors to Debut First New, Unreleased Song In Years

On Monday, January 9 at 12PM EST The Doors will officially debut their first new, unreleased song in years as part of the “Year of The Doors.” Titled “She Smells So Nice,” the track captures the original band consisting of organist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, drummer John Densmore and late singer Jim Morrison on a high-energy bluesy original. The song was recently discovered by the album’s co-producer Bruce Botnick, who stumbled across the recording while reviewing the L.A. Woman session tapes. The song will premiere on the band’s Facebook page. While the song is billed as the band’s “first new, unreleased recording in 40 years,” the surviving members of The Doors actually released “Orange County Suite” in 1997. For that song, the members of The Doors played over a Morrison spoken word recording to create the first new Doors song since the ’70s.

Also, the group’s final album with Morrison—1971’s L.A. Woman—is scheduled for a refresh thanks to a special 40th anniversary two-CD release from Rhino and a behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment. “She Smells So Nice” is included on the second disc of the L.A. Woman reissue, which also includes eight never-before-heard versions of songs from the album.

In other Doors news, the surviving members recently teamed up with Skrillex to record a song for a new documentary called RE:GENERATION. You can hear the collaborative track, titled “Breakn’ a Sweat,” here.

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