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Doors release new 'L.A. Woman' outtake 'She Smells So Nice'

January 11, 2012 | 12:23 pm

A previously unreleased track by 1960s icons the Doors has found its way onto the belated 40th anniversary release of the band's landmark album "L.A. Woman" and will be released Jan. 24 on Rhino Records. The abrasively bluesy jam "She Smells So Nice," is the first "new" Doors song to be released in almost  four decades. Featuring vocals by the late Jim Morrison, the song was rediscovered by "L.A. Woman" co-producer Bruce Botnick, who stumbled on it while reviving the original session tapes during a remastering project.

The song's built on chugging blues chords, and Morrison's vocals are as wild as ever, though his shouts and yelps are a bit muffled. Though the quality of the recording is a bit rough, the band's energy still comes through. The song is posted below and also appears on the band's Facebook page.

Aside from the newly excavated track, the remastered two-disc version of the 1971 album comes with alternate takes of classic staples such as "Love Her Madly," "Riders on the Storm" and the title track. Doors fans can also look out for the Jan. 24 DVD release of "Mr. Mojo Risin': The Making of L.A. Woman."

The Doors, 'She Smells So Nice'

'She Smells So Nice' by The Doors


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Photo: The Doors   Credit: Associated Press