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The Doors (album)

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" (roughly translated "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. David Bowie's 1972 release Ziggy Stardust describes elements of the rock and roll life similar to Morrison's.

Track Listing

  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"

Personnel

  • Robbie Krieger - Guitar
  • Jim Morrison - Vocals, Remastering
  • Ray Manzarek - Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Remastering
  • John Densmore - Drums
  • Bruce Botnick - Engineer, Mastering, Remastering
  • Jac Holzman - Production Supervisor
  • Paul Rothchild - Producer, Mastering, Remastering
  • Guy Webster - Photography
  • William S. Harvey - Art Direction, Design
  • Joel Brodsky - Photography

Chart positions Billboard Music Charts (North America)

 1967	The Doors	Pop Albums	No. 2
 1967	Light My Fire	Pop Singles	No. 1
 1968	Light My Fire	Pop Singles	No. 87



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