“Paris Blues” traveled a long and winding path to its release, taking on a mythic quality among Doors’ fans along the way.
An original blues song written by the band; the track was recorded during one of the band’s recording sessions for either The Soft Parade or L.A. Woman (no one seems to remember).
The master tape of the song was lost and the only surviving copy was given to Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Sadly, this copy was partially damaged by his son Pablo (a toddler at the time), who recorded over a few short parts.
Now, through some creative editing, the song has been rescued from obscurity for the new album.