The Doors (album)

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The Doors
Album cover
Album by The Doors
Released January 1967
Recorded Late August-Early September 1966
Genre Rock
Length 43 min 05 sec
Record label Electra
Producer Paul Rothchild
Professional reviews
AMG 5/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:9x6m96bo3epf~T1)
The Doors Chronology
The Doors
(1967)
Strange Days
(1967)

Released in 1967, The Doors was the debut album by the band The Doors, featuring their breakthrough single "Light My Fire", extended with a substantial instrumental section omitted on the single release, and the lengthy Oedipal song "The End". "Alabama Song" was originally written and composed by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill for their opera "Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny" ("Rise and Fall of the City Mahagonny"), "Back Door Man" was a Howlin' Wolf cover.

The album's dark tone and frontman Jim Morrison's sexual charisma and wild lifestyle influenced much of rock and roll to come.

In 1998 Q magazine readers voted The Doors the 93rd greatest album of all time; in 2003 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 60.

Contents

Track Listing

  1. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 2:25
  2. "Soul Kitchen" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 3:30
  3. "The Crystal Ship" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 2:30
  4. "Twentieth Century Fox" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 2:30
  5. "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" (Brecht, Weill) - 3:15
  6. "Light My Fire" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 6:30
  7. "Back Door Man" (Dixon) - 3:30
  8. "I Looked at You" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 2:18
  9. "End of the Night" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 2:49
  10. "Take It as It Comes" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 2:13
  11. "The End" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) - 11:35

Personnel

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America)

1967   The Doors       Pop Albums      No. 2
1967   Light My Fire   Pop Singles     No. 1

External links

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