“An American Prayerː Jim Morrison” by The Doors - album review

TJR says

Jim Morrison recorded quite a few sessions in 1969 and 1970 where he laid down some poetry and stories, with the intent of making an audio presentation of some sort. Prior to leaving for Paris in March 1971, he had approached composer Lalo Schifrin as a possible contributor for the music tracks meant to accompany the poetry. Events took over – it never happened. Five years after splitting, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore reunited to record these backing tracks over Morrison’s poetry. Other pieces of music and spoken word recorded by the Doors and Morrison were also used in the audio collage, such as dialogue from HWY: An American Pastoral (Jim Morrison’s 1969 film) and snippets from Doors jam sessions. “An American Prayer: Jim Morrison” serves as a marvellous tribute – an aural treat for the senses with excellent support from his hombres. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore – I forgive you for those last two albums. You have finished the Doors story with a fascinating and beguiling full stop. Long-time Doors’ producer Paul Rothchild labelled this album a “rape of Jim Morrison”. According to these ears he’s completely mistaken…

The Jukebox Rebel
16-Jun-2007

A1 [00:35] 6.0.png The Doors - Awake (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Prog
A2 [02:50] 6.7.png The Doors - Ghost Song (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Rock
A3 [01:21] 7.4.png The Doors - Dawn’s Highway (Jim Morrison) Poetry
A4 [02:26] 9.0.png The Doors - Newborn Awakening (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Prog
A5 [01:01] 7.7.png The Doors - To Come Of Age (Jim Morrison) Poetry
A6 [01:07] 7.6.png The Doors - Black Polished Chrome (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A7 [02:14] 7.9.png The Doors - Latino Chrome (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A8 [02:46] 9.4.png The Doors - Angels And Sailors (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A9 [01:33] 7.5.png The Doors - Stoned Immaculate (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A10 [01:35] 7.8.png The Doors - The Movie (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Poetry
A11 [01:57] 7.0.png The Doors - Curses, Invocations (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Jazz
B1 [00:28] 7.4.png The Doors - American Night (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Poetry
B2 [05:53] 7.5.png The Doors - Roadhouse Blues [1978 version] (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B3 [01:06] 6.8.png The Doors - The World On Fire (Jim Morrison) Poetry
B4 [02:18] 6.5.png The Doors - Lament (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Poetry
B5 [02:15] 8.8.png The Doors - The Hitchhiker (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B6 [03:04] 5.9.png The Doors - An American Prayer (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Disco / Funk
B7 [01:17] 6.6.png The Doors - Hour For Magic (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Poetry
B8 [00:20] 5.9.png The Doors - Freedom Exists (Jim Morrison) Poetry
B9 [02:10] 6.1.png The Doors - A Feast Of Friends (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore) Soft Rock / A.O.R.




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