The Doors' 1971 classic L.A. Woman turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, a big 50th anniversary deluxe reissue will come out on December 3 via Rhino (pre-order). The 3-CD/1-LP set was remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, and it includes over two hours of previously unreleased recordings, including demos, outtakes, covers, and more. It also features liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke.
Along with the announcement comes the original demo of "Riders on the Storm," a rawer, loungier, bass-less take than the one you've heard on a million times on classic rock radio. Listen and check out the full tracklist below. Rolling Stone proves more context on the demo: