Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Doors: DOTM

The Doors is another band I did a DOTM once before but did not do it properly.


The Doors
Released in January 1967 by Elektra.
Produced by Paul Rothchild.
Band lineup:
Jim Morrison - vocals; Robby Krieger - guitar; Ray Manzarek - keyboards; John Densmore - drums.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Break on Through" "Light My Fire" "The End"
Notes:
Reached #2 on Pop Album chart in 1967.

Strange Days
Released in September 1967 by Elektra.
Produced by Paul Rothchild.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Highlights:
"Strange Days" "Moonlight Drive" "People are Strange"
Notes:
In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked this album #407 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Waiting for the Sun
Released in July 1968 by Elektra.
Produced by Paul Rothchild.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Hello I Love You" "Not to Touch the Earth" "The Unknown Soldier"
Notes:
Reached #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums in 1968.

The Soft Parade
Released in July 1969 by Elektra.
Produced by Paul Rothchild.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"Touch Me"

Morrison Hotel
Released in February 1970 by Elektra.
Produced by Paul Rothchild.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Roadhouse Blues" "Waiting for the Sun"

Absolutely Live
Live album released in July 1970 by Elektra.
Produced by Paul Rothchild.
Tracks: 15

13
Compilation album released in November 1970 by Elektra.
Produced by Paul Rothchild.
Notes:
Album reached #25 on Billboard 200 in 1971.

L.A. Woman
Released in April 1971 by Elektra.
Produced by The Doors, Bruce Botnick, and Joey Levins Adam McCabe.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Highlights:
"Love Her Madly" "LA Woman" "Riders on the Storm"

Other Voices
Released in October 1971 by Elektra.
Produced by The Doors and Bruce Botnick.
Lineup changes:
Vocalist Jim Morrison was not included on this album because it was recorded while he was in Paris. Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek shared vocals on this album.
Tracks: 8
Notes:
Album reached #31 on Billboard Pop Albums in 1971.

Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine
Compilation album released in January 1972 by
Elektra.
Tracks: 22
Notes:
Album reached #55 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1972.

Full Circle
Released in August 1972 by Elektra.
Produced by the Doors.
Same lineup as the Other Voices album. This album was recorded after the death of Jim Morrison.
Tracks: 9
Notes:
This album reached #68 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1972.

The Best of the Doors
Compilation album released in August 1972 by Elektra.
Tracks: 11

An American Prayer
Released in November 1978 by Elektra.
Produced by The Doors, Frank Lisciandro and John Haeny.
Tracks: 5
Notes:
Before he died, Jim Morrison recorded some spoken word material. In 1978, the remaining Doors recorded these backing tracks on top of his spoken word.

Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in October 1980 by Elektra.
Tracks: 10

Alive She Cried
Live album released in October 1983 by Elektra.
Tracks: 7

Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Live album released in September 1987 by Elektra.
Tracks: 7

In Concert
Live album released in May 1991 by Elektra.
Tracks: 31

Live in Detroit
Live album released in October 2000 by Bright Midnight Archives.
Tracks: 27

Bright Midnight
Live album released in October 2001 by Elektra.
Tracks: 13

Live in Hollywood
Live album released in May 2002 by Elektra.
Tracks: 16

Live in Philadelphia
Live album released in November 2005 by Bright Midnight Archives.
Tracks: 18

Live in Boston
Live album released in July 2007 by Rhino.
Tracks: 46

Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Live album released in March 2008 by Rhino.
Tracks: 16

Live at the Matrix
Live album released in November 2008 by Bright Midnight Archives.
Tracks: 24

Really?!? Do you really need that many Live albums from one band? Talk about milking it. And the record companies are complaining about not making enough money?

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