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An American Prayer [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

The Doors, Jim Morrison Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Elektra Records
  • ASIN: B000002HJD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,934 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. AwakeJim Morrison & Music By The Doors0:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ghost ShipJim Morrison and the Doors 2:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dawn's HighwayJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Newborn AwakeningJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. To Come Of AgeJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Black Polished ChromeJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Latino ChromeJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 2:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Angels And SailorsJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Stoned ImmaculateJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The MovieJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Curses, InvocationsJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. American NightJim Morrison & Music By The Doors0:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Roadhouse BluesThe Doors 5:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The World On FireJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. LamentJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 2:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The HitchhikerJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 2:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. An American PrayerJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Hour For MagicJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Freedom ExistsJim Morrison & Music By The Doors0:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. A Feast Of FriendsJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 2:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Babylon FadingJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Bird Of PreyJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 1:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. The Ghost SongJim Morrison & Music By The Doors 5:150.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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The last of the Doors' catalog to make it to CD, this album of spoken word performances and music comes complete with three new tracks: Babylon Fading , a never-before-heard performance; Bird of Prey , which features nearly a minute of Jim singing a cappella , and newl -recorded backing to The Ghost Song performed by Ray, Robbie and John.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give the singer some 17 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
What a gem of an album this is. I've had a vinyl copy for years, and although I'd updated the six studio albums and Absolutely Live to CD versions a few years ago, I'd left this one behind. Having listened to it again a few weeks ago, I have to ask myself - Why?

This is an excellent album with John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek having reunited in 1978 to record backing tracks to Jim Morrison's poetry from a session in 1970. It works beautifully, and is a fitting finale to the main canon of The Doors' musical output.

Not suprisingly, I'm now the proud owner of a CD copy of the album.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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This is the 1978 release of music layed down by the remining members of The Doors over a poetry soundtrack recorded by Jim Morrison in 1970. For some reason when people write about The Doors this album is rarely mentioned. However, any real fan of The Doors must surely own a copy of this album. It really captures the mood of the end of the hippy period, when things were looking far more dark and menacing than they had for some years. It also is the perfect encapsulation of everything that Morrison was about. He much preferred to be thought of as a poet than a rock star. the interlacing of The Doors music over Morrison's words works phenomenally. The music reflects the poetry and the whole thing does NOT look like it was thrown together with 8 intervening years. It's a really under-rated album and worth anyone spending their money on.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jim Morrisons legacy 15 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
the best of Jim Morrison. Great editing to couple up his poetry with The Doors catalogue of hits. This needs listening to to understand Morrisons gift of creating poetry that epitimised this era. Great loss.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 28 May 2013
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This isn't just an album, it's a journey. I often put it on and become immersed in Jim's words and the backing music. It has opened my mind to spoken poetry with backing music!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jim Morrison is too good with this one 8 Jun 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The Doors have always been fantastic. I would say this is one of the best .. the lyrics are mind-boggling and really makes the adrenalin in ur veins to pump hard.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Doors at their greatest... 22 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album always seems overlooked by Doors fans. I am not a Doors fanatic, but this album was lurking in my record collection, and from the moment I put it on the turntable and played it I was speechless. It is slightly difficult to determine which track is which, but Black Polished Chrome, Latino Chrome and Albinoni: Adagio are brilliant. I also really like the one with the 'blood in the streets, in the town of New Haven...' lyrics, which I think is Dawn's Highway. Really worth buying - I am soon going to get it on CD, my record is very scratched - and any Doors fans without it should be ashamed of themselves.
Any comments, please send to 'meddle67@hotmail.com'. Thanks, Holly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jim Morrison-The Lizard King 28 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
An American prayer is a collection of poems wrote by jim before he died with music by the rest of the doors.
Its such a fitting album for his sad end as he refers to his own death in the ablum many times. which contains some great work such as ghost song and bird of prey. When i first heard the album i thought it was great and i still feel that way about it everytime i listen to his calming voice and the hypnotic music of the doors.
Contains explicit language
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5.0 out of 5 stars A voice from the past 9 May 2014
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I purchased this to complete my Jim Morrison/Doors library. If you are a fan you will not be disappointed and it will give you a closer insight to a mind cut short so wastefully. Some of Morrison's poetry seems naive and deliberately constructed to impress, but there is enough naturally flowing free verse to show how his mind worked - to a point. He was a good poet, the Electric Poet, but I'm not sure he was the 'Lizard King'. Worth buying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Killer on the road
Dear oh dear, since the death of Morrison the Doors seem to have dedicated themselves to destroying their legacy with substandard solo projects and an endless series of slightly... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Donald Lush
4.0 out of 5 stars An American Prayer
The CD arrived in pristine condition. I was getting a little worried about the length of time it was taking to arrive, but as the seller politely reminded me, it did have to come... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Albert Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars Hypnotic voice
Some of the poetry of the late James Douglas Morrison (1943-1971) is captured here, with backing by the remaining members of The Doors, California's most enigmatic rock band. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Hedgecock
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD ANDWELLBETTER
I HAVE AWAYS BEEN INTO THE DOORS BAND COZ I WAS INTO WHOT JIM R.I.P. WAS INTO GOT JUSTAS FAR .BUT PAYING THE PRICE NOW BUT IHAD AVERY HI LIFE FOR 30 YEARS SOITS OK
Published 12 months ago by Terry Dickenson .DICKIEMINTBILLINGHAM TEESSIDE.THE DOWN FALL OF THE PISTOLS.
5.0 out of 5 stars great
excellent album and happy that its now in my possession. excellent service provided also to have it so quick at my door
Published 12 months ago by neil
5.0 out of 5 stars Prayers answered
This is an incredible album in many ways. It was recorded after jim had shuffled off the mortal coil. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen (real name)
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good
I purchased this album recently on a whim and I really like it. The music is great and many of Jim Morrison's poems, stories and lyrics are interesting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by R. Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Jim Morrison "the poet"
A friend introduced me to this album which is something Morrison was working on before his death. The album contains Morrison's poetry which is raw, graphic and beautiful in a... Read more
Published on 8 May 2012 by Joey_00
5.0 out of 5 stars Very god cd with af poet
An American prayer is a special cd, and shows Jim Morrison from another side than we know him from the Doors. I recomend this cd for fans
Published on 18 April 2012 by Per Holst Mikkelsen
5.0 out of 5 stars The return of an old friend - essential CD for Doors fans
For Doors fans this is essential listening. What a lasting tribute to Jim Morrison and the Doors. Cant believe It took me so long to track down. Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2012 by P. D. Morrison
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