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Album: The Doors
# Song Title   Time
1)    Break on Through (To the Other Side)
2)    Soul Kitchen
3)    Crystal Ship, The
4)    Twentieth Century Fox
5)    Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
6)    Light My Fire
7)    Back Door Man
8)    I Looked at You
9)    End of the Night
10)    Take It as It Comes
11)    End, The
 

Album: The Doors
# Song Title   Time
1)    Break on Through (To the Other Side)
2)    Soul Kitchen
3)    Crystal Ship, The
4)    Twentieth Century Fox
5)    Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
6)    Light My Fire
7)    Back Door Man
8)    I Looked at You
9)    End of the Night
10)    Take It as It Comes
11)    End, The
 
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Performer Notes
  • The Doors: Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar); Ray Manzarek (keyboards); John Densmore (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Larry Knechtel (bass).
  • Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California.
  • The Doors: Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar); Ray Manzarek (keyboards); John Densmore (drums).
  • Includes liner notes by Danny Sugarman.
  • Digitally remastered by Bruce Botnick.
  • The Doors: Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar); Ray Manzarek (piano, organ, bass); John Densmore (drums).
  • Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California in September 1966. Originally released on Electra (74007).
  • Digitally remastered by Steve Hoffman.
  • The Doors: Robby Krieger (guitar); John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison .
  • Personnel: Jim Morrison (vocals); Ray Manzarek (piano, organ, keyboards); John Densmore (drums).
  • Audio Remasterers: Paul Rothchild; Bruce Botnick; Ray Manzarek; Jim Morrison .
  • Recording information: Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (08/24/1966-08/31/1966).
  • Photographers: Joel Brodsky; Guy Webster.
  • In 1965, University of California student Ray Manzarek invited a fellow student, singer/songwriter Jim Morrison, to join his and his two brothers' R&B band, Rick And The Ravens. Manzarek then recruited drummer John Densmore. His brothers then dropped out of the group, replaced by guitarist Robbie Krieger. The group, now named the Doors, became popular on the Los Angeles club scene. Elektra recording artists Love recommended the group to their label, which signed them in 1966. THE DOORS, released in 1967, showcased Manzarek's flowing organ and Morrison's dramatic voice.
  • The group achieved massive success, but Morrison's frustration with his role as a pop idol grew ever more pronounced. In July 1969, following a concert in Miami, he was indicted for indecent exposure, public intoxication and profane, lewd and lascivious conduct. Although he was later acquitted of all but the minor charges, the incident forced the group to cancel its next few months of concerts. MORRISON HOTEL, a tough R&B-based collection, matched the best of their early releases. However, Morrison now preferred to write poetry. Having completed sessions for a new album, he escaped to Paris to pursue a literary career. On 3 July 1971, he was found dead in his bathtub. The official cause was a heart attack.
  • LA WOMAN, Morrison's final recording with the Doors, is one of their finest achievements, including 'Riders On The Storm'. The surviving Doors soldiered on for two more albums before disbanding. Interest in the Doors flourished throughout the 70s and in 1991, the film biography The Doors appeared.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/1/03, p.59) - 5 stars out of 5 - Included in "The Rolling Stone Hall Of Fame" - "...A stoned, immaculate classic..."

Q (1/03, p.54) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"

Q (11/00, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Still their best album, a blurt of American Gothic teenybop, containing both the pop hit 'Light My Fire' and the mum-shagging epic 'The End'..."

Down Beat (p.69) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Surrealism and dark existentialism pervade The Doors' debut disc, a tour de force of brilliant pop songwriting."

NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #25 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
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