11 Songs, 32 Minutes

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.

Mastered for iTunes

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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings
Seven Cities Blues ,

Waiting for the sum

I hate "hello I love you" dumb music however some good music otherwise . Why they dropped "waiting for the sun" off for their next album baffles me .

Lucklesz31b ,

waiting for the sun Love it!

I bought my first 8 track in 1968 and it was this one.I first wanted to throw it in the river ;but it grew on me and could not lay it down

Travis1499 ,

Hello, I Love You And Goodbye

Waiting from the sun was The Doors last psychedelic album and I can see why. At this point the doors didn't want to do more Psychedelic music because they wanted to move back to the blues, and jazz music that got them tgo this point. So I think that this album was made to show to end of psychedelic music

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