The Doors

by The Doors

Original Release Date: 2008-01-29

The Doors

The Doors is the debut studio album by American rock band the Doors, released on January 4, 1967, by Elektra Records. It was recorded in August 1966 at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California, under the production of Paul A. Rothchild. The album features the extended version of the breakthrough single “Light My Fire” and the lengthy closer “The End” with its Oedipal spoken word section. Publications including BBC and Rolling Stone have considered it one of the greatest and most unique debut albums in recorded history.The Doors were working the material of their debut album throughout the year of 1966 at various stages such as the Whisky a Go Go. The album’s recording started after their dismissal from the venue, under the maintenance of Elektra Records. The recording of The Doors established the band’s wide range of musical influences, such as jazz, classical, blues, pop, R&B and rock music. It has been largely viewed as an essential part of the psychedelic rock evolution, while also being acknowledged as a source of inspiration to other works. The Doors and “Light My Fire” have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2015 the Library of Congress selected The Doors for inclusion in the National Recording Registry based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance. The Doors remains the band’s best-selling studio album, with sales of over 13 million copies, as of 2015.


  1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) (2:25)
  2. Soul Kitchen (3:30)
  3. The Crystal Ship (2:30)
  4. Twentieth Century Fox (2:30)
  5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) (3:15)
  6. Light My Fire (6:50)
  7. Back Door Man (3:30)
  8. I Looked At You (2:18)
  9. End Of The Night (2:49)
  10. Take It As It Comes (2:13)
  11. The End (11:35)

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Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Stereo (180 Gram)
Label Elektra
Catalog Number 8122-79865-0
Notes On sticker: “Featuring the Original Stereo Mixes Includes BREAK ON THROUGH (TO THE OTHER SIDE) LIGHT MY FIRE TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX 8122-79865-0 180-GRAM VINYL” Manufactured in the E.U. From the Rhino Records website: “The 12” reissue on 180-gram HQ virgin vinyl presents the original stereo mixes, artwork and inner sleeves. The laquers were cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA under the direct supervision of original Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick and Electra Records founder Jac Holzman." Part of the 2009 European reissues by [url=]Rhino Vinyl[/url] on 180 Gram: - [url=]The Doors (mono)[/url] - [url=]The Doors (stereo)[/url] - [url=]Strange Days[/url] - [url=]Waiting For The Sun[/url] - [url=]The Soft Parade[/url] - [url=]Morrison Hotel[/url] - [url=]L.A. Woman[/url]
Discogs URL The Doors - The Doors