As part of an ongoing celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of The Door’s final album ‘L.A. Woman’, Rhino have released a special edition of the album, which includes the previously undiscovered track ‘She Smells So Nice’.
In addition to this new material, the album contains an exclusive track only on Spotify: ‘The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) [Instrumental]’.
Bruce Botnick reveals: “Way back in 1971 when we were recording the L.A. Woman album, we came to a point in the road where we needed another song. Ray and Jim, in looking through Jim’s poetry book, came upon Texas Radio and the Big Beat.”
“Texas Radio had been performed live for years but as poetry and not with a melody. Ray and Jim, John and Robby huddled and Jim started humming and singing the poetry, where upon Ray, John and Robby constructed an arrangement for Jim to read his poetry and sing the choruses.”
“We welcome this opportunity to bring you the backing track so that you can experience the creative magic as it happened in the studio.”