Musical Notes – July 2

In this Musical Notes Katy Perry sets a record, The Doors get collected, and Jan and Dean get released 50 years later.

Musical Notes

Katy Perry:
American pop singer Katy Perry has just added to her list of historic record breaking events.

With the popularity of digital downloads and streaming, the RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America – has recalculated how they determine award certifications for singles and albums.

With the new format, Katy Perry has just earned her third Diamond Awards – for selling at least 10 million copies in the United States – for her single “Roar”. Perry has now earned the most Diamond certified singles than any other artist in music history.


The Doors:
Jim Morrison and The Doors were one of the bands in the sixties to help define American rock music.

This fall The Doors will release a special limited edition collection featuring all of their singles that were released in the United States.

Set for a September 15 release, the collection will be available in the original vinyl, CD, CD/Blu-Ray, and digital formats.

Titled “The Doors: The Singles”, the set includes singles while Morrison was a part of the band and those released after his death.

Each version of the collection includes its own special features…

The vinyl collection has been limited to a total of 10,000 copies world wide. The box includes replicas of the original seven inch 45’s of all 20 singles plus their B-sides.

The two CD package features all 20 singles and B-sides with an additional mono audio radio versions of four songs including “Hello, I Love You” and “Touch Me”.

The CD/Blu-Ray edition has the 20 singles and B-sides plus the Blu-Ray audio “The Best of The Doors” released in 1973. For the first time the album is available in high-resolution quadraphonic mix.

The collection features some songs that are available in CD for the first time.


Jan and Dean:
In 1965 the Surf pop duo of Jan and Dean owed their record label one final album before they could move on to what they hoped would be bigger and better things. But not wanting to release new material they had other plans for, the duo decided on a live album that would include their music, but also some of their comedy routines.

The record company outright rejected the album they had titled “Filet of Soul”. Three weeks after Jan was involved in a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma, the record company took advantage of Jan and Dean by revamping their live album into “Filet of Soul – A Live One” and released it.

On September 1 Omnivore Records is set to release the original “Filet of Soul” album as “Filet of Soul Redux: The Rejected Master Recordings” complete with liner notes by Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean.

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