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Editors’ Notes

This album is Mastered for iTunes. The Doors' success hardly encouraged them to abandon their try-anything ethos. And while Waiting for the Sun, their third album, was the first not to feature a 10-minute-plus epic, it nonetheless was redolent of adventure. Sun, though more compact, still felt (and feels) like a major statement. Jim Morrison's political bent is at its most explicit, though like his L.A.-rock peer Arthur Lee, he questions both the prosecution of the Vietnam War ("The Unknown Soldier") and the hippie ethos ("Five to One," with its sneer at San Francisco panhandlers "tradin' (their) hours for a handful of dimes"). The band pushes forward with treks into bouncy pop ("Hello, I Love You," "We Could Be So Good Together"), ever-hardening rock ("Five to One") and a range of pieces ("Spanish Caravan," "Yes, the River Knows") that show off a command of moods that few mainstream bands of the era possessed. The Doors, it turned out, had proved only the beginning of their moment.

Customer Reviews

Love it

Though I was born 6 yrs after his death I feel very connected to him and its cause of both the first album and this one that I bought all of his writings
Long live the lizardking

Bring Back "Celebration of the Lizard!"

The poppier side of The Doors came about off their 1968 album. Though they were headed in a new direction in their music, I still find this album very satisfying. Tracks like "Not to Touch the Earth," "Five to One," "Spanish Caravan," and "Hello, I Love You" are all intertwined with catchy melodies, lyrics and atmosphere. And the best part is there are no horns. Check out "Celebration of the Lizard" if you have never heard it.

Love it!

One of my favorite Doors albums ever!


Formed: July, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The group never added a bass player, and their sound was dominated by Manzarek's electric organ work and Morrison's deep, sonorous voice, with which he sang and intoned his highly poetic lyrics. The group signed to Elektra Records in 1966 and released its...
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