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Friday, 29 April 2016

Rewind: L.A. Woman - The Doors (1971)

L.A. Woman - The Doors
Elektra
Produced by The Doors and Bruce Botnick
Released 19th April 1971
US Chart #9
UK Chart #28



L.A. Woman  was the final hurrah for The Doors with Jim Morrison as the frontman, not that any of them knew that when they released it back in 1971. Three months after its release Morrison was dead at only 27 years old, a death that has been surrounded by mystery and conspiracy theories ever since!

It was the follow-up to Morrison Hotel which had seen the band return to a more rocky bluesy kind of style after the sometimes bizzare sounding album The Soft Parade. They had departed with long term producer Paul Rothchild due to issues with band's studio performance and their insistance on recording Love Her Madly! Studio Engineer Bruce Botnick stepped up and co-produced the album.

It's actually quite funny to think that all of Morrison's vocals for the album were recorded with him sitting or standing in the bathroom as their makeshift studio didn't have a designated vocal booth!

If you want to read more about the history of the album Click Here - Ultimate Classic Rock Website also has a feature on the songs from the album that's worth checking out - Click Here.

Alongside the 1967 Debut Album I rate L.A. Woman as one of their best albums.
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