Mastered by Doug Sax and overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer. Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings and part of The Doors reissue series by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings. Rolling Stone proclaimed that Morrison Hotel opens “with a powerful blast of raw funk called ‘Roadhouse Blues’. It features jagged barrelhouse piano, fierce guitar, and one of the most convincing raunchy vocals Jim Morrison has ever recorded.” In short, the harsh brilliance of “Roadhouse Blues” was its angry hard rock manner, brought to fore in brooding fashion with a chillingly true Morrison lyric: "I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer/The future's uncertain and the end is always near." Making it one of The Doors’ best-ever tracks, “Roadhouse Blues” was joined as praise-worthy in Rolling Stones’ review by the buoyant catchiness of another Morrison Hotel single, Land Ho.