You wouldn’t think – judging by just about any classic rock radio station in North America - that there was anything left to unearth about The Doors. They seem positively ubiquitous.
And yet, a previously unheard track from the quintessential hippie-era rockers has been unearthed and will be included on the forthcoming reissue of their classic 1971 album L.A. Woman.
According to a report in Rolling Stone, the song, ‘She Smells So Nice,’ was recently discovered by producer Bruce Botnick, who was going through old session tapes in order to put together the reissue for the album’s 40th anniversary. Listen to a snippet here.
The two-disc reissue – which will also feature alternate takes of "Love Her Madly," "Riders on the Storm" and the title track - is due out on January 23 on Rhino.
The upcoming release and a companion DVD on the making of the album will kick off the band's "Year of the Doors." This summer The Doors’ late frontman Jim Morrison was honoured by two of his former bandmates on the 40th anniversary of his death, July 3.
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger visited the singer's grave in Paris to light candles in his memory at France's famous Pere Lachaise cemetery. Morrison died in 1971 in the French capital, with the cause of death believed to have been a drug overdose.