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Release date: 4 January 1967
Style: Progressive rock

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01. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02. Soul Kitchen
03. The Crystal Ship
04. Twentieth Century Fox
05. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)
06. Light My Fire
07. Back Door Man
08. I Looked At You
09. End Of The Night
10. Take It As It Comes
11. The End
12. Moonlight Drive [First version] [40th Anniversary Edition CD bonus]
13. Moonlight Drive [Second version] [40th Anniversary Edition CD bonus]
14. Indian Summer [40th Anniversary Edition CD bonus]

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Line-up
Jim Morrison - vocals
Ray Manzarek - organ, piano, keyboards, keyboard bass
Robby Krieger - guitars
John Densmore - drums, percussion

Session musicians
Larry Knechtel - bass
Paul Rothchild - backing vocals


Additional info
Paul A. Rothchild - producer
Bruce Botnick - engineer, mastering, remastering
Jac Holzman - production supervisor
William S. Harvey - art direction & design
Guy Webster - photography
Joel Brodsky - photography

Guest review by
Tiago Rocha

Rating:
7.5
I'll be damned... it's 1967. I mean, this is the year of Sgt. Pepper..., Jimi's two masterpieces and of course, the debut from The Doors, among many other great records released in that year. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to art rock!

Singles ''Break On Through'' but especially the stellar ''Light My Fire'' charted the band to stardom, but it was charismatic Jim Morrison and his utterly theatrical live performances that truly created a cult around them. Morrison was The Doors' symbol right from the start. This record merges the trademark music that would prevail over all forthcoming The Doors albums. The band had a lot of influences, like blues, soul, and rock, conceiving such shares so perfectly in this record. Brecht and Weill's ''Alabama Song'' shows the band's bohemian side, whereas Dixon's ''Back Door Man'' shows a perfectly adapted Morrison to blues while paced by Manzarek's keyboards and Mr. Krieger's riffs and middle solo. ''End Of The Night'' on the other hand, it's the perfect example of an overall mysterious feeling well kept through The Doors. Most of the songs are short lengthy and there's always one of the performers throwing a solo or a danceable riff in, distinguishing each song from the ten others. The Doors shows a multifaceted band capable of playing a rock song like ''Break On Through'', a mellow ballad like ''The Crystal Ship'', a progressive psychedelic opus like ''The End'' or the aforementioned blues oriented ''Alabama Song''. Thereby, it's diverse, entertaining and accessible.

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Boxcar Willy - 17.02.2010 at 18:07  
  I love this album the end and break on thru are master pieces...
Growing - 09.04.2010 at 20:30  
  Good album,but why is it here.I mean,why don't have here Black Flag but why have The Doors?I will look for the Beatles,at least Helter Skelter is closer to metal than any Doors song.
soadbyob - 09.04.2010 at 21:04  
 
Written by Growing on 09.04.2010 at 20:30

Good album,but why is it here.I mean,why don't have here Black Flag but why have The Doors?I will look for the Beatles,at least Helter Skelter is closer to metal than any Doors song.


Agreed, The Doors is one of my favorite bands but they are NOT metal, I wouldnt even put them on this site, especially if they wont let BMTH on here
musicalkaratekid - 31.07.2012 at 19:27  
  The atmosphere on this album is out of this world. Psychedelic overtones and acid rock passages may or may not be to everyone's tastes, but it worked for the band 45 years ago. This, their debut, is a work of beauty. Why it is on Metal Storm though I'll never know.
Ace Frawley - 01.08.2012 at 08:36  
Rating: 7
Written by musicalkaratekid on 31.07.2012 at 19:27

The atmosphere on this album is out of this world. Psychedelic overtones and acid rock passages may or may not be to everyone's tastes, but it worked for the band 45 years ago. This, their debut, is a work of beauty. Why it is on Metal Storm though I'll never know.


In relation to your last sentence, I've had the same thought. I've never ever seen this band mentioned in any documentaries about the history of heavy metal as being one of the precursors or pioneers of the sub-genre of rock music that we all love and that this site is dedicated to. Not to worry, I like them and have their albums so I'm okay with it.
Troy Killjoy - 01.08.2012 at 16:17  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 01.08.2012 at 08:36
In relation to your last sentence, I've had the same thought.

As do many of us. The founders of the website deemed them relevant enough to add them, I suppose. :/
Marcel Hubregtse - 01.08.2012 at 16:34  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.08.2012 at 16:17

Written by Ace Frawley on 01.08.2012 at 08:36
In relation to your last sentence, I've had the same thought.

As do many of us. The founders of the website deemed them relevant enough to add them, I suppose. :/


Noooo, the reason is that Herzebeth reviewed an album of their's (don't ask me why he thought it would be relevant for the saite, though) hence an empty profile got automatically created.
Troy Killjoy - 01.08.2012 at 16:36  
  Ah, that explains it. At least the profile is no longer visible though. I remember a time when it was featured for some reason.
Marcel Hubregtse - 01.08.2012 at 16:38  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.08.2012 at 16:36

Ah, that explains it. At least the profile is no longer visible though. I remember a time when it was featured for some reason.


yeah but a couple of us rebelled against it, so it was made invisible again, much to the chagrin of Herz.
Mdevil93 - 13.01.2014 at 00:05  
Rating: 10 Too good for Metal Storm 11/10
Lit. - 13.06.2014 at 19:47  
  Never thought highly of The Doors. Probably the most overrated band out there. The End is a pretty good song, though. Heard it off the Venture Bros. when they did that reference to Apocalypse Now.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.06.2014 at 21:11  
 
Written by Lit. on 13.06.2014 at 19:47

Never thought highly of The Doors. Probably the most overrated band out there.


100% agreed.
Diverge - 14.06.2014 at 01:01  
 
Written by Lit. on 13.06.2014 at 19:47

Never thought highly of The Doors. Probably the most overrated band out there. The End is a pretty good song, though. Heard it off the Venture Bros. when they did that reference to Apocalypse Now.

I used to have a similar sentiment, but they *clicked* for me about a year ago. You could end up getting nothing out of this, but I got into The Doors through some of their albums that weren't as widely received (in particular, The Soft Parade).

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