The third studio album by The Doors. It was released in 1968 and became the band's first and only number one album and spawned their second US number one single, "Hello, I Love You". It also became the band's first hit album in the UK, where it peaked at #16 in the chart. With the exception of two songs, the material for this album was written after the band's initial songs from the formation of the group had been recorded for their debut album and second album, Strange Days.
The highlight of this album was supposed to be the lengthy theatrical piece "Celebration of the Lizard", but in the end only the "Not to Touch the Earth" section was used. The song "Waiting for the Sun" would not appear on an album until Morrison Hotel.
All selections written, arranged and performed by THE DOORS.
Douglas Lubahn, occasional bass. On The Unknown Soldier, Kerry Magness plays bass. On Spanish Caravan, Leroy Vinegar plays acoustic bass and Douglas Lubahn plays electric bass.
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JIM MORRISON vocals
RAY MANZAREK keyboards
ROBBY KRIEGER guitar
JOHN DENSMORE drums
Produced by PAUL A. ROTHCHILD
Engineer: BRUCE BOTNICK
Production Supervisor: JAC HOLZMAN
Art Direction & Design: WILLIAM S. HARVEY
Front cover photo: PAUL FARRARA
Back cover photo: GUY WEBSTER
Lyrics to a theatre composition by The Doors
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ELEKTRA RECORDS, 1855 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023
Printed in U.S.A.
Also Playable on Mono Phonographs