Waiting for the Sun [Bonus Tracks]

Waiting for the Sun [Bonus Tracks]

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by The Doors
     
 

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The Doors' 1967 albums had raised expectations so high that their third effort was greeted as a major disappointment. With a few exceptions, the material was much mellower, and while this yielded some fine melodic ballad rock in "Love Street," "Wintertime Love," "Summer's Almost Gone," and "Yes, the River Knows," there was no denying that…  See more details below

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The Doors' 1967 albums had raised expectations so high that their third effort was greeted as a major disappointment. With a few exceptions, the material was much mellower, and while this yielded some fine melodic ballad rock in "Love Street," "Wintertime Love," "Summer's Almost Gone," and "Yes, the River Knows," there was no denying that the songwriting was not as impressive as it had been on the first two records. On the other hand, there were first-rate tunes such as the spooky "The Unknown Soldier," with antiwar lyrics as uncompromisingly forceful as anything the band did, and the compulsively riff-driven "Hello, I Love You," which nonetheless bore an uncomfortably close resemblance to the Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night." The flamenco guitar of "Spanish Caravan," the all-out weirdness of "Not to Touch the Earth" (which was a snippet of a legendary abandoned opus, "The Celebration of the Lizard"), and the menacing closer "Five to One" were also interesting. In fact, time's been fairly kind to the record, which is quite enjoyable and diverse, just not as powerful a full-length statement as the group's best albums. [Rhino's 2007 edition included bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2007
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227999803
catalogNumber:
101191
Rank:
31441

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doors   Primary Artist
Jim Morrison   Vocals,Group Member
Ray Manzarek   Keyboards,Group Member
John Densmore   Drums,Group Member
Kerry Magness   Bass
Leroy Vinnegar   Acoustic Bass
Douglas Lubahn   Bass,Electric Bass
Robby Krieger   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Doors   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer,Liner Notes,Remixing,Mastering,Introduction
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Paul Ferrara   Cover Photo
Paul Rothchild   Producer,Audio Production
Paul Williams   Liner Notes
William S. Harvey   Art Direction
Jimmy Hole   Art Direction
Paul Williams   Liner Notes
Robby Krieger   Composer

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Waiting for the Sun 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very first notes of Hello I Love You to the climactic The Unknown Soldier to the influential Five to One, this album rocks. I listen to it at least once a day all the way through. My personal favorite is Summer's Almost Gone. This is really the best album for fans that are tired of listening to the band's greatest hits. Go out and buy it!