The Doors – L.A. Woman

The Doors – L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by The Doors, and the last recorded with lead singer Jim Morrison, who died in July 1971, less than 3 months after the albums release. Its style is arguably the most blues rock-oriented of the band’s catalog.

AMG review: The Doors – L.A. Woman The final album with Jim Morrison in the lineup is by far their most blues-oriented, and the singer’s poetic ardor is undiminished, though his voice sounds increasingly worn and craggy on some numbers. Actually, some of the straight blues items sound kind of turgid, but that’s more than made up for by several cuts that rate among their finest and most disturbing work. The seven-minute title track was a car-cruising classic that celebrated both the glamour and seediness of Los Angeles; the other long cut, the brooding, jazzy “Riders on the Storm,” was the group at its most melodic and ominous. It and the far bouncier “Love Her Madly” were hit singles, and “The Changeling” and “L’America” count as some of their better little-heeded album tracks. An uneven but worthy finale from the original quartet. –by Richie Unterberger

 

The Doors – L.A. Woman Tracklist

  1. The Changeling 04:21
  2. Love Her Madly  03:20
  3. Been Down So Long 04:12
  4. Cars Hiss by My Window 04:41
  5. L.A. Woman  07:53
  6. L’ America 04:38
  7. Hyacinth House 03:12
  8. Crawling King Snake 05:00
  9. The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) 04:15
  10. Riders on the Storm  07:15

 

Jim Morrison – lead vocals, percussion, piano on “Orange County Suite”
Ray Manzarek – Hammond C-3 organ on track 1, 7 and 9, tack piano on tracks 2 and 5, Vox Continental on track 2, rhythm guitar on track 3, Gibson G-101 on track 6, Wurlitzer electric piano on track 8, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano on tracks 5, 10 and 12, lead vocals on “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further”
Robby Krieger – guitar
John Densmore – drums

Additional musicians

Jerry Scheff – bass guitar
Marc Benno – rhythm guitar on tracks 3-5, 8

The Doors - L.A. Woman

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