Offered for sale is a still sealed 1979 U.S. of The Doors, the self-titled debut album by the Doors, issued by the Columbia Record Club.
About this copy: This copy of The Doors is a 1979 U.S. pressing on the Elektra label of an album that was originally released in 1967.
This copy was pressed for the Columbia Record Club; it says “Manufactured by Columbia House under license” on the lower back cover.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably unplayed.
Label variation is unknown, but the listing on Discogs suggests that it should be the red “small E” Elektra label that was in use in the late-1970s. The album is quite light in weight, which is consistent with mid-to-late 1970s pressings.
The wrap is mostly intact; there is a small tear on the back near the upper right hand corner.
A beautiful copy of a classic LP.
Background: For many listeners and casual fans, The Doors 1967 debut LP is regarded as their best effort. Containing the hits “Break on Through”, “Light My Fire” and the lengthy epic, “The End”, the album is perhaps the bands best-known LP.
The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts.
A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band’s fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knockout punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison’s captivating vocals and probing prose. “Light My Fire” was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but …the 11-minute Oedipal drama “The End” was the group at its most daring and, some would contend, overambitious. It was nonetheless a haunting cap to an album whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1979|