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An American Prayer


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  • Audio CD (May 23 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HJD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,713 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Justin Allen on June 23 2004
Format: Audio CD
Like Lennon and Hendrix, Jim Morrison was one of the figures that shaped rock, and unfortunately, these men died way to young. This collection of poetry is deep and beautiful and the music behind Jim while he is talking really sets the mood. The live version of "Roadhouse Blues" fits this collection perfectly and is nice to listen to. Pick this up if you like the Doors, Jim, or like poetry.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Erik on April 2 2004
Format: Audio CD
Crimson and clover? Why don't you compare Wayne Newton to Primus? Anyways, this review isn't a bash; it's my feelings about the album. First of all "American Prayer" isn't an album that you just pick one or two songs off of to listen to, it's a story, similar to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," "The Wall," or Neilson's "The Point." And similar to those in that it is best enjoyed relaxing on your couch, following the inebriant of your choice. It also is great for long road trips at night, but I prefer to have my eyes closed when listening to it. Jim's poetry is raw and vibrant and conjures up images of the movies The Doors and Natural Born Killers. The background music adds to the poetry like the sense of smell does to taste. As a second generation door's fan, my view of this album may be slightly nostalgic, but listening to it, for me, is like a vivid dream that captures something reminiscent of Manson's views of the 60's. It's filled with intenseness of peaking on window pane (LSD, for the sheltered) and the spacey philosophical ranting that accompany its come-down. This album is art and contains all the passion and skewed visions of the artist. I would compare this album to something like sushi; at first it may sound repulsive to some, but if given a chance you may start to crave it. If this doesn't sound like your spicy tuna roll, then maybe you can go back to mind-numbing, sticky-sweet pop music and other mass media produced nausients, and leave interpretation of art to someone else. Okay, it is kind of a bash.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Rodriguez on Oct. 16 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have always been a fan of The Doors and enjoy their unique music very much. This album is a collection of poems written by Jim Morrison with the Doors music in the background. I like the poetry on this album but I find it difficult to understand it at times. Jim has always had a knack of really confusing people with his poems atleast he confuses me but that does not mean that I don't like them. This CD collects some of his most famous works into one single disc. Some of the poetry contained herein he would perform it live in concert and he always liked to throw them in the middle of a song. I especially love the music that serves as background for "Feast Of Friends" one of my favorite poems from Jim. The music on this one is really beautiful and somewhat sad, it gives me a sort of melancholy feeling when I'm listening to it. This album was recorded a few months before Jim died in Paris in 1971 and was finished by the three surviving members in the 70's and finally released in 1978. This recording won a Grammy Award for the best album of spoken word. Who would of thought that Jim Morrison would win a Grammy nine years after his death. Even though this album is complex to understand and really tough to come to grips with it, I think it's brilliant and Morrison's voice is really good here he sounds quite smooth and relax but only some of the time. There are other parts in the album where he screams and he sounds mad but Jim was always unpredictiable and one never knew what he was up to. Classic poetry album by the one and only Jim Morrison.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Feb. 1 2004
Format: Audio CD
Rob O'Connor, whoever you are, you're a jerk! So, according to YOU, the music of the Doors is "at least as good as Tommy James and the Shondells?" Flashes in the pan like Tommy James are NOT EVEN in the same league as The Doors, and music history attests to this. The Doors' influence on every generation since far outweighs almost forgettable acts like Tommy James--the only notable thing he ever did was "Crimson and Clover", and that's not even as innovative as the Doors at their worst. Why do you post your reviews at the beginning of the artist's catalogue, as if they are fact, as if they speak for the majority------Screw you man!! Remove this man's posts from this catalogue!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 30 2002
Format: Audio CD
American Prayer is an interesting album--as much for the jazzy and atmospheric music the band added as for Jim's poetry. That said, I have to take issue with the Amazon "official" reviewer's cheap shots at Morrison and the Doors. That kind of sneering put-down contradicts his apparent sense of critical superiority.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nemoistic on July 20 2002
Format: Audio CD
Whatever Jim Morrison's reasons for joining a rock band, he quickly bored of them once he became successful at it (as evidenced by some of the Door's latter concert films where he masterfully sleepwalks through his frontman role). Were he making it big today, Morrison might be satisfied with a producer's role, collaborating with other artists, dabbling in music video directing, acting and hosting mindless self-promoting shows on VH1. 30 years ago, though he did dabble in film to a small degree, Jim Morrison turned to poetry as his legitimizing muse.
As far as I know, "An American Prayer" is the biggest ode to his poetic legacy. On it, the 3 remaining Doors play their unique brand of muzac to Jim's spoken/sung diatribes. As pretensious as it sounds, it really works. Any fan whose been mesmerized by "The End" will find alot to like here. For those who got their Doors fix by humming along to "Light My Fire", this may be a little much. But if you find yourself wanting a little more than another spin of their greatest hits CD, this just might scratch your itch.
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