The Doors Stream Various Takes Of “Queen Of The Highway”

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The Doors are streaming various takes of their 1970 classic “Queen of the Highway”. It’s the latest preview of the upcoming release of Morrison Hotel: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition out on October 9. The 2-CD/1-LP set features the original album newly remastered by the band’s longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, previously unreleased studio outtakes and the original LP on 180-gram virgin vinyl.

It will also be available for digital download and on various streaming platforms.

“Queen of the Highway” was inspired by frontman Jim Morrison’s relationship with longtime girlfriend Pamela Courson. It was in the middle of the “Morrison Hotel” sessions when the two had an intense argument after Courson drank his liquor just so he couldn’t drink it.

Meanwhile, “Morrison Hotel” peaked at #4 on the US Billboard 200 in 1970.


CD Track Listing

Disc One: The Original Album

Side One: Hard Rock Café

1. “Roadhouse Blues”
2. “Waiting For The Sun”
3. “You Make Me Real”
4. “Peace Frog”
5. “Blue Sunday”
6. “Ship Of Fools”

Side Two: Morrison Hotel

7. “Land Ho!”
8. “The Spy”
9. “Queen Of The Highway”
10. “Indian Summer”
11. “Maggie M’Gill”

Disc Two: Mysterious Union

Black Dressed In Leather (Queen Of The Highway Sessions)

First Session (11/15/68)

1. “Queen Of The Highway” (Take 1, She Was A Princess) *
2. “Queen Of The Highway” (Various Takes) *
3. “Queen Of The Highway” (Take 44, He Was A Monster) *

Second Session (1/16/69)

4. “Queen Of The Highway” (Take 12, No One Could Save Her) *
5. “Queen Of The Highway” (Take 14, Save The Blind Tiger) *

Third Session (Date Unknown)

6. “Queen Of The Highway” (Take 1, American Boy – American Girl) *
7. “Queen Of The Highway” (Takes 5, 6 & 9, Dancing Through The Midnight Whirlpool) *
8. “Queen Of The Highway” (Take 14, Start It All Over) *
9. “I Will Never Be Untrue” *
10. “Queen Of The Highway” (Take Unknown) *

Money Beats Soul (Roadhouse Blues Sessions)

First Session

11. “Roadhouse Blues” (Take 14, Keep Your Eyes On The Road) *
12. “Money (That’s What I Want)” *
13. “Rock Me Baby” *

Second Session

14. “Roadhouse Blues” (Takes 6 & 7, Your Hands Upon The Wheel) *
15. “Roadhouse Blues” (Take 8, We’re Goin’ To The Roadhouse) *

Third Session

16. “Roadhouse Blues” (Takes 1 & 2, We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time) *
17. “Roadhouse Blues” (Takes 5, 6 & 14, Let It Roll Baby Roll) *

Dawn’s Highway (Peace Frog/Blue Sunday Session)

18. “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” (Take 4) *
19. “Peace Frog” (Take 12) *

LP Track Listing

Side One: Hard Rock Cafe

1. “Roadhouse Blues”
2. “Waiting For The Sun”
3. “You Make Me Real”
4. “Peace Frog”
5. “Blue Sunday”
6. “Ship Of Fools”

Side Two: Morrison Hotel

1. “Land Ho!”
2. “The Spy”
3. “Queen Of The Highway”
4. “Indian Summer”
5. “Maggie M’Gill”

* previously unreleased

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