Post by sweetchild
How many Doors releases ( LPS) came out after Jim's death with the 3
remaining group members. I know one was "Other Voices" that didn't fare too
well and "Full Circle" was another.
Has anyone listened to either one of these and if so what did you think of
With the current lawsuit of the name resolved I am a little confused as to
why it was OK to release these 2 LPS in the 70's with the Doors name but
use the name for the band 20 years later was considered "unethical". I am
not siding with anyone but it seems somewhat inconsistent with John being he
was a participant with the 2 LPS some years back.
Any thoughts or comments on this topic??
I have both of those releases: Other Voices (released in November,
1971) actually sounds much like the LA Woman album, musically, just
with (mostly) Ray singing, instead of Jim. It was recorded in the same
way, in the Doors workshop with Botnick, no Rothchild. A couple of
the songs (I'm Horny, I'm Stoned, Hang On To Your Life, etc.) are a bit
lame, but there are some gems on there too: Wandering Musician, Ships
w/ Sails, In The Eye of the Sun. One song on that album, Tightrope
Ride, made the charts in late 1971 - early 1972, and is on the 1997 Box
I hate to say this, but Full Circle (released in July, 1972) is for
Doors completists only. There are really no songs on that album except
MAYBE Hardwood Floor that I can recommend.
A final album that actually did make it into CD form and can still be
found in stores here and there is Jim's poetry album, American Prayer,
released in November, 1978. That is Jim's spoken word poetry, with
music dubbed in by the Doors. PButt's Bible study buddy, Corky Courson,
was involved in this project.
An then, except for the Alive She Cried live album, that came out in
1983, silence, until the Box Set in 1997, followed a few years later by
the Bright Midnight releases, and D21C got together.