The Doors - Waiting For The Sun

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Reissue

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Waiting for the Sun is the third studio album by the American rock band The Doors, originally released in July 1968 via Elektra Records.

Formed in 1965 by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. The Doors took their name from The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, itself a reference to the William Blake quote, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite". After signing with Elektra Records in 1966, The Doors released eight albums between 1967 and 1971, with all but one taking top 10 spots on the US Billboard 200, and earning Platinum or better. With 20 Gold, 14 Platinum, and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone, by the end of 1971, it was reported that The Doors had sold approximately 4,190,000 albums domestically and over 7,750,000 singles. They were also the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LP's, and had three million-selling singles in the US with "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You" and "Touch Me". Following lead singer Jim Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining trio released two albums Other Voices and Full Circle with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger sharing lead vocals, before disbanding in 1973.


Recorded between February and May 1968 at the Hollywood's TTG Studios, Waiting for the Sun was The Doors' first album of entirely new compositions, after recording all of Jim Morrison's book of songs and ideas in their 1967 albums. Struggling to write new songs, The Doors began writing a performance piece, "The Celebration of the Lizard", that was intended to cover one side of the album, however the extended poetic sections and overall length of the piece made a complete recording impossible, and the piece was scrapped, although the segment "Not to Touch the Earth" made it onto the album. This, coupled with producer Paul A. Rothchild's growing perfectionism; each song now requiring over 20 takes, and "The Unknown Soldier" requiring an estimated 130 takes before making it onto the album, made for a troubled recording process.

While the album was not highly regarded by critics upon release, failing to live up to the band's 1967 albums, retrospectively Waiting for the Sun has been praised by critics. In his review of the 2007 reissue, Sal Cinquemani of Slant wrote "Despite the fact that Morrison was becoming a self-destructing mess, Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid – perhaps to compensate. This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse". 

The band's first US Billboard 200 No.1 album, Waiting for the Sun recieved Platinum Certification in the US and Canada, and Gold in France, Germany, and the UK.

Two singles were released from the album: "The Unknown Soldier", and "Hello, I Love You".

This LP record is a reissue (August 2015) on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl in stereo, pressed in Germany.







Hello, I Love You



Love Street



Not To Touch The Earth



Summer's Almost Gone



Wintertime Love



The Unknown Soldier



Spanish Caravan



My Wild Love



We Could Be So Good Together



Yes, The River Knows



Five To One



SKU 075596066112
Record Label Elektra Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 42 041 (EKS 74 024)
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 17 August 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 03 July 1968
Barcode # 075596066112
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Reissue, Stereo
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock

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