The album features their breakthrough single "Light My Fire" and the lengthy song "The End" with its Oedipal spoken word section. The Doors was central to the progression of psychedelic rock, and has been critically acclaimed.
The following is the discography of the American rock band the Doors. Formed in Los Angeles in 1965, the group consisted of Jim Morrison (vocals), Ray Manzarek (keyboards), John Densmore (drums), and Robby Krieger (guitar). The Doors became one of the most popular rock bands of their era. Their debut album, The Doors (1967), released by Elektra Records, charted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 and produced the group's most successful single, "Light My Fire".
The Doors captured for eternity the raw, vital, hypnotic excitement of four fearless artists. In honor of the album’s 50th anniversary, here are 10 little-known facts about the record’s conception and reception. 1. Light My Fire was the first song Robby Krieger ever wrote. The Butterfield version of the song – first recorded by Elmore James in 1961 – was a track off their self-titled 1965 debut, produced by future Doors collaborator Paul Rothchild. In the same documentary Manzarek also demonstrates how he lifted the keyboard bass line from Ray Charles’ What’d I Say, as well as elements of his organ solo. We’d steal from anybody! 4. The first two songs they recorded were shelved, but alternate versions surfaced on future Doors albums. Moonlight Drive is the quintessential Doors song: bluesy, nocturnal and dripping with doomed romanticism.
1968 - Waiting For The Sun. 1969 - The Soft Parade. 1970 - Morisson Hotel.
The doors -the self-titled first album . .The doors~1st album~ultra-rare original '67 elektra uncensored mono lp~in shrink. The laquers were cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA under the direct supervision of original Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick and Electra Records founder Jac Holzman The Doors Greatest Hits Light My Fire.
The self-titled debut album of The Doors, this is generally considered a landmark album in the psychedelic rock genre. The album was released January 4th, 1967 through Elektra Records. The album was a massive critical success, cementing The Doors as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and was inducted in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2015 based on it’s cultural, artistic, and historic significance
Many of the songs on Strange Days had been written around the same time as the ones that appeared on The Doors, and with hindsight one has the sense that the best of the batch had already been cherry-picked for the debut album. For that reason, the band's second effort isn't as consistently stunning as their debut, though overall it's a very successful continuation of the themes of their classic album
Release Date: January 4, 1967 Label: Elektra. You Make Me Real – 2Manzarek2 Remix. Roadhouse Blues (Crystal Method Remix). Release Date: July 24, 2007 Label: Rhino – Bright Midnight Archives. TRACK LISTING First Show.
|3||Medley: Alabama Song / Backdoor Man / Five To One||10:08|
|4||The Celebration Of The Lizard||19:03|
|6||Light My Fire||10:46|
|7||Build Me A Woman||3:39|
|8||When The Music's Over||12:07|
- Recorded At – Felt Forum
- Drums – John Densmore
- Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robby Krieger
- Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Ray Manzarek
- Lead Vocals – Jim Morrison
NotesRecorded live at Felt Forum, New York City, January 18th, 1970.
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|OCTO 003||The Doors||Westbury Music Fair (CD, Unofficial)||Octopus||OCTO 003||Italy||1994|