Woman is the sixth studio album by the American rock band the Doorsreleased L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman April 19,on Elektra Records. It is the last to feature lead singer Jim Morrison during his lifetime due to his death three months after the album's release, though he would posthumously appear on the album An American Prayer.
Even more so than its predecessors, the album is heavily influenced by blues. It was recorded without record producer Paul A. Rothchild after he fell out with the group over the perceived lack of quality of their studio performances. Subsequently, the band co-produced the album with longtime sound engineer Bruce Botnick.
Upon release, the album peaked at number nine on the Billboard  and reached number 28 on the UK Albums Charts. Woman one of the Doors' best albums, citing Morrison's vocal performance, and the band's stripped-down return to their blues rock roots. The Doors had achieved commercial and critical success bybut for much of that year, they were blacklisted from radio playlists and their concert bookings dwindled, after singer Jim Morrison had been charged with profanity and indecent exposure stemming from a concert in Miami, Floridaon March 1.
Morrison, who craved recognition as a serious poet and had also begun dabbling in film, had mentioned leaving the group at the end ofonly to be convinced by keyboardist Ray Manzarek to stay on another six months.
And it worked too well. It was released without the band's input, and featured a large image of a younger Morrison, upsetting him enough to threaten signing with another label.
As their contract required one more album, the group were unable to follow through with the threat, so they continued rehearsing the new material. Record producer Paul A. Rothchildwho worked with the band on their first five albums, attended the early sessions but quit following friction with the band.
This included his dissatisfaction with the song "Love Her Madly," which "drove [him] out of the studio. Woman" were "excellent in rehearsal". He maintains that his cocktail music comment was said to "make [the group] angry enough to do something good. His enthusiasm with the band deteriorated further after he was unable to persuade Morrison to consistently attend rehearsals.
Woman with Bruce Botnickthe sound engineer who had worked with Rothchild L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman the band's previous recordings.
The group and Botnick organized a makeshift Mama Dont Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies - Tony Joe White - Live From Austin Texas (DVD) studio at their private rehearsal space, the Doors' Workshop, a two-story building at Santa Monica Boulevard. To compensate for the lack of an isolated vocal boothMorrison recorded in the bathroom doorway, singing into the same microphone used on the Doors' final tour.
For recording, the Doors hired Elvis Presley 's bassist Jerry Scheff and rhythm guitarist Marc Benno to round out their sound, with Scheff, in Dorma Bien - Cor Mixt Samedan / Chapella Famiglia Erni, Tschlin* - Salüd Da LEngiadina, contributing on every track except "L'America".
In addition, Benno was asked to participate as a result of his recent notoriety from working with Leon Russell. The album had a raw, live sound with overdubs mostly limited to additional keyboards. The band began recording without much material and needed to compose songs on the spot, either by jamming or talking through ideas. Morrison enjoyed not having multiple takes, as on The Soft Paradeand showed up to the sessions on time and sober, unlike sessions for that album.
The warden was gone. Woman contains some of the Doors' most critically acclaimed songs, as well as some of their most blues -oriented. They're about men, women, boys, girls, love, loss, lovers-lost, and lovers-found in Los Angeles". Woman saw the band mixing blues and rock. Woman opens with the Morrison-penned track "The Changeling", which the Doors wanted to be the album's first single.
It was previously titled "Latin America", and the only work during the L. Woman sessions were a few drum overdubs. A conventional blues song reminiscent of earlier Doors performances, the lyrics showed depression, liberation, and sexuality owing to Morrison's potential imprisonment. Unlike most of the other tracks, it was composed in the studio.
It could have been about Pamela Courson". Woman closes its first side with the title trackthe lengthiest song on the album. Thought of as Morrison's final goodbye to Los Angeles, it communicated his mixed feelings of passion and disdain for "the city of night". Mojo Risin'". Of the remaining self-written material on L. WomanKrieger wrote " Love Her Madly ", which echoed his songs of romance and insecurity.
Woman also features " Hyacinth House ", with lyrics written by Morrison and music by Manzarek. Based on the arrangement " Ghost Riders in the Sky " and the line "delicate riders of the storm", taken from Hart Crane 's poem "Praise for an Urn", the track melded Morrison's hitchhiker imagery from his own poetry projects.
The faint, ghostly backdrop heard throughout the song was the last recording of Morrison with the Doors. After Morrison recorded poetry at Village Recorders on December 8,he felt encouraged to play some L. Woman material on tour.
Woman" and closed with "When the Music's Over". On December 12, the Doors played the Warehouse in New Orleans for what turned out to be their last live performance with Morrison. He sat in front of the drum platform in between Krieger and Manzarek's solos, but did not stand up to finish the song. The Doors agreed to stop touring and focus on completing L. For years, fans speculated over the possible recordings of the New Orleans concert.
InGeorge Friedman, a stage manager of the Warehouse, revealed he had a reel to reel recording of the gig secured in a safety deposit box. The Doors tape, along with Untitled - Andrew Coltrane - Dislocations, Sprains And Strains stack of other Warehouse show tapes, were cast off and left behind as debris during the move".
Woman was released on April 19, According to Jac Holzmanchief executive officer of Elektra Records: "I wasn't sure there would be another album ever, so I had Bill Harvey create a collector's cover. The Doors' faces were printed on clear film. The backing color of the inner sleeve could be changed and would affect the mood of the package.
This is the first album in which Jim is bearded [on the cover]. His photo is on the right, no bigger, no smaller than the others, just another guy in the band. Three months after release, on July 3, Morrison was found dead. There had been discussions between Morrison and the others for future recording after he returned from Paris. An L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A.
Woman single, "Riders on the Storm", was released in June, and reached number 14 on the Billboard chart, while managing to peak at number 22 in the UK chart. The album received mostly positive reviews. Rolling Stone ' s Robert Meltzer was impressed by the Find Out - The Stanley Clarke Band - Find Out! of fun and the togetherness of the band, saying it was "the Doors' greatest album" and the best album of the year.
Woman as "uneven", but noted that the album contains compositions that "rate among their finest and most disturbing work". Woman to be "the sound of a band in perfect harmony". He describes the Doors' material as "disturbing and cynical over the years, and these songs were no exception". Woman still stands proud, an all-time classic journey into bright shining darkness.
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Woman ' s "more conventional blues". Hogan describes the album as an expansion on the style from Morrison L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman but in a more coherent form. He also believed L. Woman was a fitting swan song for Morrison, who was pleased to finally record a blues-oriented album. InL. It's one of those early-'70s records that comes off like a beleaguered hangover from the end of the '60s. Botnick later produced and mixed a new 5.
It was produced from the original eight-track analog 1" master tapes. L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman was digitally remastered as a part of "The Years of the Doors" series. It was reissued in an expanded format on January 24,by Elektra and Rhino Recordswith seven alternate versions of songs, and two previously unreleased tracks, "She Smells So Nice" and "Rock Me".
Mojo Risin': The Story of L. Woman was distributed. The film includes interviews between Krieger and Densmore, as well as live and studio performances. All songs written by Jim Morrisonexcept where noted. Note : Sources for this section are as follows:  Track numbering refers to CD and digital releases of this album.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album's title track, L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman L. Woman song. The Doors. I'm glad that L. Woman was our last album It really captured what we were L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman about. The first record did, too, but L. Woman is more loose, it's live — it sounds almost like a rehearsal. It's pure Doors. Archived from the original on December 29, Retrieved April 12, Woman — Review".
Woman — 40th Anniversary Edition Review".
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