Monday, October 17, 2016

The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1970 (LP 1973)
Label: Elektra Records (Germany), 42080 (EKS 75007)
Style: Classic Rock
Country: USA
Time: 37:25
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 252 Mb

1969 had not been a good year for the Doors. On March 1, 1969, Morrison allegedly performed while intoxicated and exposed himself in front of a crowd of nearly 12,000 in Miami, Florida, for which he was charged with indecent exposure on April 4. The incident negatively reflected on the band's publicity, sparking a "March for Decency" at the Orange Bowl. Consequently, 25 dates on the Doors next tour were cancelled, and their records were blacklisted from radio airplay, resulting in the band abandoning the rest of their potential tour and costing what Densmore described as "a million dollars in gigs. In June, the Doors released their fourth album, The Soft Parade, a heavily orchestrated affair that augmented the band's sound with horns and strings. Morrison traded in his stage leathers for more informal attire and grew a beard, trying to live down his "Lizard King" image, but his worsening alcoholism often undermined his efforts. In November, around the same time that the band started recording Morrison Hotel with producer Paul A. Rothchild a drunken Morrison caused such a disturbance on a flight to Phoenix, Arizona to see a Rolling Stones concert that he was charged with a new skyjacking law that carried up to a $10,000 fine and a ten-year prison sentence. (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Roadhouse Blues (04:05)
02. A2 Waiting For The Sun (03:59)
03. A3 You Make Me Real (02:53)
04. A4 Peace Frog (02:55)
05. A5 Blue Sunday (02:06)
06. A6 Ship Of Fools (03:05)
07. B1 Land Ho (04:11)
08. B2 The Spy (04:17)
09. B3 Queen Of The Highway (02:48)
10. B4 Indian Summer (02:34)
11. B5 Maggie M'Gill (04:25)