The Doors Release New Song After 40 Years

January 9, 2012 by Amy Gold

L.A. Woman, 1971

The Doors 1971 album, "L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)," is slated to be released later this January. This re-release will include a never-before-heard lost track, "She Smells So Nice," which was discovered by this album's co-producer, Bruce Botnick, in the original session tapes. This previously unreleased song was premiered on The Doors' Facebook page on Monday, January 9, and is the first new song to be released by this band in over four decades.

As part of a belated celebration of the 40th anniversary of "L.A. Woman," a new DVD entitled "Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman" will also be released this year. In this DVD, surviving members of The Doors are interviewed about the making of this landmark album. This DVD will also include never-before-seen footage of The Doors in the studio and on stage.

Besides the album's title song, "L.A. Woman" also includes the classic hits, "Love Her Madly" and "Riders On The Storm." The Doors' lead singer, Jim Morrison, passed away several months after "L.A. Woman" was released. The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.