The Doors

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band's fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knock-out punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison's captivating vocals and probing prose. "Light My Fire" was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but most of the rest of the album is just as impressive, including some of their best songs: the propulsive "Break on Through" their first single, the beguiling Oriental mystery of "The Crystal Ship," the mysterious "End of the Night," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band's fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knock-out punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison's captivating vocals and probing prose. "Light My Fire" was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but most of the rest of the album is just as impressive, including some of their best songs: the propulsive "Break on Through" their first single, the beguiling Oriental mystery of "The Crystal Ship," the mysterious "End of the Night," "Take It as It Comes" one of several tunes besides "Light My Fire" that also had hit potential, and the stomping rock of "Soul Kitchen" and "Twentieth Century Fox." The 11-minute Oedipal drama "The End" was the group at its most daring and, some would contend, overambitious. It was nonetheless a haunting cap to an album whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/2009
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227986506
  • Catalog Number: 519559
  • Sales rank: 3,875

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Doors Primary Artist
Jim Morrison Vocals
Ray Manzarek Organ, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Group Member
John Densmore Drums, Group Member
Robby Krieger Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
The Doors Composer
Jim Morrison Composer, Remastering
Ray Manzarek Composer, Remastering
John Densmore Composer
Bruce Botnick Engineer, Mastering, Remastering
Paul Rothchild Producer, Mastering, Remastering, Audio Production
Guy Webster Cover Photo
William S. Harvey Art Direction
Robby Krieger Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the greatest albums of all time!

    The Doors really spawned a new type of rock. In the time of sunshine rock, this album karate-chopped them in half. A good album all the way through. Most teens these days haven't heard of the Doors, but if you like the other big 60's and 70's bands, you'll like this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perhaps the best debut album of all time.

    The Doors introduced themselves to the world better than anyone would've expected with their s/t debut album. With their unique sound, they broke away from the normal type of music that was being produced at that time. With Ray Manzarek's amazing keyboarding and Jim Morrison's low and mellow voice, they created some of the greatest music ever. I absolutely love the use of the keyboard in their music. Some of the better songs on the album are Break on Through, Crystal Ship, and Light my Fire. The End, though a bit overrated, is still good and thought provoking. As mentioned before, in this album the Doors made some of the most unique music which has not been duplicated since. Definitely pick this up, even if you're not a Doors fan. After you hear this, you will be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE DOORS was awesome and jim was also awesome...

    The songs were awesome for the title of The End, Hello,I love you and Light My fire. Jim was the charming man and a good poet. This band is still the greatest !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!

    I never thought much of the doors until I started reading Jim Morrison's Biography: No one Here Gets out alive. I became intrigued before the end of the first chapter. I had heard Break on Through and Light My Fire before, but the album is so much more. The lyrics are often mindblowing, the songs are complex and catchy, and Jim's singing is great. I did'nt think the organ/piano would work in every song but it definitely does, giving The Doors their unique style. If you like meaningful music, classic rock, or unique musical groups then buy this album NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Doors 1967 by Lillian.

    This album got everything rock mod jazz soul blues poetry. sex drugs n' rock n' roll! This is what i called Night music. My favorite songs in this album Break on though. soul kitchen The crystal ship Light my fire and the end. my personal favorite is the crystal ship it's very elegent depressing it reminds me of the actress sharon tate This is one of my favorite albums in my collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Doors!?#@????!!!

    I hear the name The Doors or Jim Morrison and Im Instantly relaxed just by there name. There music has never nor ever will be ever duplicated. Jims since of passion, desire,and creativty is excaped through his music. Kinda like another soul entering your body and taking over your mind. It takes you to a different realm. music lost one of the greatest when Jim past on. But his spirit lives on through his music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Essential 60's

    No collection of rock is complete without this album.The Doors at their best. Difinitive 60's sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SOLID!

    THIS DEBUT EFFORT FROM ''THE DOORS'' IS A MESMERIZING,CHAOTIC, HYPNOTIC PIECE OF ROCK&ROLL HEAVEN. 'THE LIZARD KING'' BELLOWS OUT TUNES IN A RAW, ACID LIKE MANNER. THE MUSIC IS ELECTRIFYING, AND ''THE DOORS'' USHERED IN A BRAND NEW WAY TO ROCK&ROLL WITH IT'S RELEASE.

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