The Doors have released a new and unreleased track, She Smells So Nice, for the first time in 40 years.
She Smells So Nice featuring vocals by the late Jim Morrison was first discovered while co-producer Bruce Botnick was reviewing session tapes for the remastering of from the band's last studio album, L.A. Woman. A remastered L.A. Woman is set to be released later this month.
2012 has been dubbed The Year of The Doors, as the legendary rock'n'roll band celebrates their 40th anniversary since they first hit the stage at the Whisky-a-Go-Go in 1966. The Doors released six studio albums in total before Morrison's untimely death in 1971.
This year, multiple never-before-seen or heard releases will come out as the year progresses, with She Smells So Nice kicking off the anniversary series.
The next release will be a one-time screening of of 'Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. PST. The documentary features exclusive interviews with Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, manager Bill Siddons and co-producer Bruce Botnick.
The reissue of L.A. Woman, set for a Jan. 24 release date, will have eight unreleased versions of original songs, like Love Her Madly and Riders of the Storm, on the 1971 album through Rhino Rock/Eagle Rock Entertainment.
She Smells So Nice can be listened to at the band's Facebook page.