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Waiting for the Sun Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued

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  • Audio CD (March 27 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Rhino-Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000MCIBB6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,825 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Hello, I Love You
2. Love Street
3. Not To Touch The Earth
4. Summer's Almost Gone
5. Wintertime Love
6. The Unknown Soldier
7. Spanish Caravan
8. My Wild Love
9. We Could Be So Good Together
10. Yes, The River Knows
11. Five To One
12. Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor (Bonus)
13. Not To Touch The Earth (Dialogue) (Bonus)
14. Not To Touch The Earth (Take 1) (Bonus)
15. Not To Touch The Earth (Take 2) (Bonus)
16. Celebration Of The Lizard (An Experiment/work In Progress) (Bonus

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(2-LP set) (45RPM) Waiting For The Sun, The Doors' third album and its first chart-topper, delivered the No. 1 signature smash 'Hello, I Love You' and the Top 40 hit 'The Unknown Soldier.'


With the massive success of the single "Light My Fire" and their initial two albums, L.A.'s the Doors quickly built a sizable reputation for edgy, often over-the-top musical drama. Perhaps wary of stereotyping, or simply worn out from their grueling early success, the band took a decided left turn into softer sounds here, from the pop-drenched "Hello, I Love You" to the flamenco guitar wash of "Spanish Caravan." Even gentle ballads (by the band's standards, anyway) were a part of the Doors' new sensibility, as witnessed by "Love Street" and "Summer's Almost Gone." But lest one think the band had gone a little too soft, the antiwar diatribe "The Unknown Soldier," the edgy "Five to One," and the deliciously strange "Not to Touch the Earth" were there to remind listeners that even if the band had mellowed a bit, they were still a long way from Jay and the Americans. --Jerry McCulley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Audio CD
The real explanation for this album is that the Doors had every
intention of releasing it as "The Celebration of the Lizard" and
it was going to be a concept album. The Lizard was to take up the
entire disc but Elektra freaked when the Doors approached them
with that idea (how many times have the suits and ties shot down
a great idea). So they had to reach back into Jim's grab bag of
old song ideas that he wrote when he was sleeping on Venice Beach. This is why the album sounds so fragmented. Even with that, it is still a classic, after all, we are talking The Doors. I highly recommend reading "No One Here Gets Out Alive"
excellent book and perfect reference guide for anything Doors.
It is truly sad that the greatest and most enduring music of the
late 60's/early 70's came out of Los Angeles and no one even bothered to listen to it. Your CD collection will be upgraded 100% if you purchase any or all of these incredible discs -
- Love - 1st album by Arthur Lee and Love
- Love - Forever Changes
- Doors - 1st album, Strange Days, Morrison Hotel
- Spirit - 1st album, 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
- Canned Heat - Best of
- Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon and Blue
- Buffalo Springfield - Again
- Neil Young - Everybody know this is nowhere
_- Frank Zappa - We're only in it for the money
- Capt. Beefheart - Trout Mask replica
What other region in the world can come up with the variety
and professionalism of that list? All at the same time??!!
Woefully underappreciated.........
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"Waiting for the Sun," all things considered, represents the softer side of the doors. Just come the difference in tone of both the music and the lyrics of "Light My Fire," the first song most people remember hearing by the Doors, and "Hello, I Love You," the hit single off of this third album. For the most part "Waiting for the Sun" was something of a disappointment after the first two albums, but whereas "The Doors" hit #2 on the Billboard charts and "Strange Days" made it to #3, this one made it all the way to #1. Go figure, boys and girls. But in the end this might be a lesser album by the Doors but it still has its moments.
The word that really describes the difference between this album and the rest of the Doors' oeuvre is, believe or not, "mellow." Listen to the rock ballads "Love Street," "Wintertime Love," "Summer's Almost Gone," and "Yes the River Knows" and you will quickly get the point. Jim Morrison's lyrics for "Love Street" are pretty autobiographical in terms of his budding romance with Pamela Courson and fans can still check out some of the locations alluded to in the song, which is a lot less expensive than going on a pilgrimage to Paris to see Morrison's grave.
But while mellow might be a dominant element it is the eerie sounding song "The Unknown Solider," with its anti-war lyrics, that is the standout piece on the album.
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Waiting for the Sun has been criticised a lot, but actually I don't understand why.
With 'The Doors' (1967) and 'Strange Days' (1967), the Doors made two albums, which, in my opinion, ranks as two of the ten best albums of all time, a top ten otherwise only inhabited by David Bowie and a single Suede album (Dog Man Star), which lies longer down than the two first Doors albums.
Waiting for the Sun (1968) is of course a step down from the Dionysian heaven, where the Doors had stayed before, but on the other hand, it is not a step I think one should despise. Cos Waiting for the Sun captures emotions not felt on their earlier albums, such as a summer-of-love & eternal-holiday-no-problems-at-all & happy-go-luck atmosphere in songs as 'Hello, I Love You' and 'Love Street', the beautiful landscapes of snowy pine forests on the sides of grand mountains, like picked out of Norse Mythology in 'Wintertime Love', anti-war politics in 'Unknown Soldier', a more romantic and less apocalyptic sad future perspective in 'Summer's Almost Gone', the feeling of just riding into the sun, how large the world actually is, how long the summer actually lasts and how beautiful it all is in 'Spanish Caravan', 'My Wild Love', 'We Could Be So Good Together' (the only mildly disappointing track on the whole album) and 'Yes, the River Knows' and finally, some flashbacks to their earlier material, with 'Five to One', which sounds like 'Back Door Man' and 'Alabama Song' off their debut album, and 'Not to Touch the Earth' a brilliant angst-scenario.
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