(Elektra EKL 4007) Original 1967 US 🇺🇸 Mono
The Doors is the self titled debut album by The Doors. Released in January 1967.
Review from Endless Trip
The Doors had an awful lot going for them - a charismatic frontman with a great voice, three of the best rock musicians America had to offer, a remarkably broad range of songwriting abilities and - at their best - a dark, degenerate vision that gave their work considerable power and subtlety. They’re also an example of a band in which all four members pulled their weight equally, spurring themselves to some amazing peaks (Led Zeppelin and Television spring to mind too). Unfortunately, they had a self-indulgent streak that sometimes made them hard to stomach. On this terrific debut they play to all their strengths. As well as ‘Light My Fire’, it boasts powerful, atmospheric pop songs like ‘Break On Through (To The Other Side)’, ‘Soul Kitchen’ and ‘The Crystal Ship’, and lighter-hearted tunes like ‘Twentieth Century Fox’, ‘I Looked Away’ and ‘Take It As It Comes’. Even ‘The End’, the epic that closes side two, manages to sustain its sinister, compelling mood, despite teetering on the brink of absurdity at times. They wouldn’t always manage that balancing act, but this album is confident and convincing from start to finish, and a true rock classic.
Review written by Richard Morton Jack
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