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Before Jim Morrison joined The Doors, he wrote poetry and was a film student at UCLA. He continued these interests in what little time he had outside the band. In 1969 and on his birthday in 1970, he recited his poetry at a professional recording studio in hopes of one day releasing a poetry album. Morrison died in 1971 before he could complete this vision. However, seven years after his death, the surviving Doors convened to score Morrison's verse. While the results sparked controversy among those close to The Doors, An American Prayer was greeted excitedly by hardcore fans. An excellent live version of "Roadhouse Blues" is the one official song here, while bits and pieces of old Doors songs pop up in different contexts, along with dialog from Morrison's forays into film. The poetry itself is visceral, unafraid of courting controversy with sexual and religious imagery. As a reader, Morrison has a flare for the dramatic and an appealingly deep voice. Highlights are the title track and the extended version of "The Ghost Song," added as a bonus cut to the 1995 remaster.

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Great spoken word passages


Everyone should listen to one of the greatest releases of all time

Will not disappoint

I've read, listened and watch almost everything by The Doors and it's been years since I've looked at any new material. I was glad to find this. I thought it was a good offering by the surviving members. I recommend it to anyone who is a collector.


Born: December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, FL

Genre: Spoken Word

Years Active: '60s, '70s

As the lead singer and lyricist for the Doors, Jim Morrison is one of the most legendary and influential figures in rock & roll history. The disturbing, image-rich poeticism of Morrison's lyrics, perfectly supported by the Doors' swirling, eclectic psychedelic rock, have assured him continuing icon status, while his fondness for theatrical shock tactics and nihilistic angst have influenced countless imitators. Unlike other psychedelic artists, who tended to favor whimsy or mysticism, Morrison saw...
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  • $13.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Rock & Roll, Arena Rock
  • Released: Nov 1978

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