The previously announced 40th anniversary deluxe edition of the Doors’ classic L.A. Woman album is probably coming out “in late November,” according to the band’s manager,Jeff Jampol. In a recent post in the forum of the official Doors website, Jampol revealed that he’s working on the project with Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman.
“Jac is there, in the trenches with us every day, doing an AMAAAZING job,” he wrote. “He is so INTO this release, and he’s personally supervising pretty much every aspect.”
As for what fans can expect from the deluxe package, Jampol said it won’t feature any “heretofore undiscovered new tracks” or “earthshaking surprises, but there will be some ‘interesting’ configurations and products around this release.” He added that the production team “have a few surprises up our collective sleeves.”
Jampol also reported that an L.A. Woman making-of DVD is in the works as part of the Classic Albums documentary series, and likely will be released around the same time as the reissue.
In other Doors news, keyboard player Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are planning to perform L.A. Woman in its entirety at their current band’s August 5 concert in Costa Mesa, California. The group also has two other California concerts scheduled that month, including an August 19 show at the Doors’ famed Los Angeles haunt the Whiskey a Go Go, as part of the 2011 Sunset Strip Music Festival. Krieger and Manzarek also recently announced a series of fall East Coast shows.