The second album released by The Doors. Strange Days consists of songs that were written in 1965-1966, but did not make it onto their debut album, such as "Moonlight Drive", which was one of the first songs written by Jim Morrison. The song was recorded in 1965 (demo) and 1966 (intended for their first album). In 1967 a final version was recorded and released on this album. Strange Days contains some of The Doors' most psychedelic songs. It includes songs such as "Strange Days", "People Are Strange", "Love Me Two Times" and "When the Music's Over".
All selections written, arranged and performed in their entirety by THE DOORS. Douglas Lubahn, occasional bass. © Copyright Nipper Music ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.
JIM MORRISON vocals
RAY MANZAREK keyboards and marimba
ROBBY KRIEGER guitar
JOHN DENSMORE drums
Produced by PAUL A. ROTHCHILD Production Supervisor: JAC HOLZMAN Audio Engineering: BRUCE BOTNICK, Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood Disc mastering: RAY HAGERTY, Madison Sound, New York Cover Photography: JOEL BRODSKY Cover Concept & Art Direction: WILLIAM S. HARVEY
*streaming song samples are from the 40th Anniversary Remix
Their new album has all the power and energy of the first LP, but is more subtle, more intricate and much more effective.
But if The Beatles had Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club and The Beach Boys had Pet Sounds, then The Doors' answer was Strange Days.
Paul Rothchild's production was saturated in sophistication