This Day in Music

Classic Albums The Doors



Released March 1967, the bands debut album, US chart peak No.8. Recording was completed in a week, the songs being recorded live in two or three takes.


  Features, Light My Fire, Break On Through, The Crystal Ship, The End.  
"...widely thought to be the Door's definitive album. In many ways it's also the definitive album of the era which still malingers on. Jim Morrison, the rebel in the pauper's grave with no cross or headstone or cold marble angels, epitomised the nervous malaise of America." NME 1977
"As we were performing 'The End,' producer Paul Rothchild turned to engineer Bruce Botnick and said, "I don't know if you know what's happening here, but magic is being made. We are recording magic." Keyboardist Ray Manzarek talking to Rolling Stone July 1993.
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