As you may have already heard, The Doors' keyboardist - Ray Manzarek - passed away on Monday. As a tribute to his legacy - and the greatness of The Doors' catalog - I was inspired to make the fourth edition of a special series within my weekly feature, Friday On The Turntable. Instead of looking at one album, I am featuring all of The Doors' records from 1967 - 1971 - and ranking them! It was a mammoth task, and proved frustrating when putting albums that I love against other ones that I love. Nonetheless, I've provided a ranked list - from #6 - #1. Please note that I only included the six studio albums that featured Jim Morrison. As mentioned in the video, I also am including a Spotify Playlist, which features 10 excellent, lesser-known tracks from The Doors.
If you would like the short / textual version of the list, please scroll past the video. If you would like to watch my video discussion, check out the embedded video below - and be sure to click 'Subscribe' on my Youtube channel, for immediate access to my video posts. As always, I look forward to reading your comments and feedback. Click on any of the album titles if you'd like to purchase them.
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Here we go...
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#6. The Soft Parade (1969)
3 Favorite Songs: Wild Child, Touch Me, Wishful Sinful
#5. L.A. Woman (1971)
3 Favorite Songs: Riders On The Storm, L.A. Woman, Love Her Madly
#4. Morrison Hotel (1970)
3 Favorite Songs: Indian Summer, Waiting For The Sun, Blue Sunday
#3. Waiting for the Sun (1968)
3 Favorite Songs: Love Street, Not To Touch The Earth, Five To One
#2. Strange Days (1967)
3 Favorite Songs: Strange Days, People Are Strange, When The Music's Over
#1. The Doors (1967)
3 Favorite Songs: The Crystal Ship, The End, Light My Fire
Listen in on the 10 Best Lesser Known Songs by The Doors