On January 4, 1967.

The Doors - The Doors

On January 4, 1967, “Elektra” label released the self titled debut Doors album. It was recorded in August, 1966, at the “Sunset Sound  Recorders”, in Hollywood, and was produced by  Paul A. Rothchild. It was originally released in different mono and stereo mixes, and features the breakthrough single “Light My Fire”. The album was huge commercial success, it has sold 25 million copies worldwide and became Doors best sold album. Both the album and the song “Light My Fire” were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album on number 42, on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2015,  based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance, the “Library of Congress” selected “The Doors” for inclusion in the “National Recording Registry”.

Personnel:

  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals
  • Ray Manzarek– Vox Continental organ, piano, keyboard bass, marxophone
  • Robby Krieger– guitar, bass overdubs
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Larry Knechtel – bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore, except where noted.

  1. Break On Through
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  4. Twentieth Century Fox
  5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  6. Light My Fire
  7. Back Door man – Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett
  8. I Looked at You
  9. End of the Night
  10. Take It as it Comes
  11. The End

 

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