There will always be contention when producers rework a classic artist and criticism can be rife when the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles or Elvis are played with.
Croatia’s Pied Piper hasn’t shredded, torn or added a horrible dubstep wobble to The Door’s ‘Break On Through’, but instead he’s extended the song by blending two rare versions and reinstating a key lyric that wasn’t present in many of the official releases.
This is what he had to say;
“The original album version and all reissues until the 1990s have the word “high” deleted, with Morrison singing “she gets” four times before a final wail.
Originally recorded on only 4-track master in most atrocious state with tracks mutually interbleeding, each was re-mastered and cleaned and re-processed as much as possible, still sounding pretty much raw and lo-fi, but not bad considering it was recorded in 1967, originally pressed in MONO. This here is a special vocal instrumental 6 minute version while the original was barely over 2 minutes long. Drum track was doubled and re-panned, while the best track remains the vocal, which is also the most usable.”
The Doors – Break On Through (Re-Mixed by Pied Piper)