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01 May 2024

The Doors Announce First Official Book ‘The Night Divides The Day’

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The Doors are to be celebrated with the release of their first-ever official anthology book, Night Divides The Day. The book is available to pre-order now in Collector and Deluxe editions.

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Created in celebration of the band’s upcoming 60th anniversary, Night Divides the Day opens up The Doors’ archives like never before. Sourced from hundreds of hours of archival interviews and interwoven with brand-new commentary, together Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger tell the story of The Doors in a manuscript of nearly 50,000 words. Joining them are a host of contributors, plus a foreword by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and an afterword by Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel.

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Presented in a limited edition of only 2,000 numbered boxed sets, all signed by John Densmore and Robby Krieger, each edition includes the 344-page signed book, a 7” vinyl record with rare demos of Hello, I Love You and Moonlight Drive, and assorted historical memorabilia.

With unlimited access granted by the band, Night Divides the Day also includes a unique collection of historical ephemera – including childhood photos, song lyrics, poster artwork, movie stills, and much more – which adds context to the wealth of rare photography that documents the band’s musical odyssey.

Night Divides the Day unveils previously unseen album cover outtakes and shots of the band in the recording studio at work on legendary albums such as Waiting For The Sun and The Soft Parade. Shots from famed photographers such as George Rodriguez, Guy Webster, and Henry Diltz, as well as friends Paul Ferrara and Frank Lisciandro, take the reader behind the scenes and on the road with The Doors.

Invaluable items from the band’s history, including vintage guitars, microphones, keyboards, amps, and more, have been sourced from across America and specially photographed. They are brought together for the first time in Night Divides the Day. All of this is accompanied by photography from the members’ own archives, totaling many hundreds of images, presenting a never-before-seen kaleidoscopic portrait of The Doors.

Contributing to the band’s narrative are those who were part of their journey. They include Van Morrison, who while in Them was supported by The Doors during their early days at the Whisky a Go Go; Elektra president Jac Holzman; friend and filmmaker Frank Lisciandro; photographers Henry Diltz, Paul Ferrara and Kate Simon, who met with Jim in Paris in the months before his passing; the Turtles’ Mark Volman; the Whisky’s booker Ronnie Haran; and famous fans of The Doors such as Slash, Nile Rodgers, Jim Kerr, Nancy Sinatra, and many more.

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