Doors [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

Doors [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

by The DoorsThe Doors

CD(Special Edition / ATTRIBUTE WLP)

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Overview

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. [A 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition was released in 2017.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2017
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227941208
catalogNumber: 558716
Rank: 43050

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Break On Though (To the Other Side)
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  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. The End

Disc 2

  1. Break On Through (To the Other Side)
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  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. The End

Disc 3

  1. Break On Through (To the Other Side) [Live at the Matrix, March 7, 1967
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  4. Twentieth Century Fox
  5. Alabama Song
  6. Light My Fire
  7. Back Door Man
  8. The End

Disc 4

  1. Break On Through (To the Other Side)
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  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. The End

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doors   Primary Artist
Jim Morrison   Vocals
Ray Manzarek   Organ,Bass,Piano
John Densmore   Drums
Robby Krieger   Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Doors   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer,Reissue Producer
Paul Rothchild   Producer
Guy Webster   Cover Photo
Peter Abrams   Engineer
David Fricke   Liner Notes
William S. Harvey   Art Direction
Joel Brodsky   Sleeve Photo,Back Cover Photo
San Francisco   Engineer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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