Editors’ Notes Before Jim Morrison joined The Doors, he wrote poetry and was a film student at UCLA. He continued these interests in what little time he had outside the band. In 1969 and on his birthday in 1970, he recited his poetry at a professional recording studio in hopes of one day releasing a poetry album. Morrison died in 1971 before he could complete this vision. However, seven years after his death, the surviving Doors convened to score Morrison's verse. While the results sparked controversy among those close to The Doors, An American Prayer was greeted excitedly by hardcore fans. An excellent live version of "Roadhouse Blues" is the one official song here, while bits and pieces of old Doors songs pop up in different contexts, along with dialog from Morrison's forays into film. The poetry itself is visceral, unafraid of courting controversy with sexual and religious imagery. As a reader, Morrison has a flare for the dramatic and an appealingly deep voice. Highlights are the title track and the extended version of "The Ghost Song," added as a bonus cut to the 1995 remaster.

SONG
Awake
1
0:35
 
Ghost Song
2
2:50
 
Dawn's Highway
3
1:21
 
Newborn Awakening
4
2:24
 
To Come of Age
5
1:01
 
Black Polished Chrome
6
1:07
 
Latino Chrome
7
2:14
 
Angels and Sailors
8
2:46
 
Stoned Immaculate
9
1:33
 
The Movie
10
1:35
 
Curses, Invocations
11
1:54
 
American Night
12
0:28
 
Roadhouse Blues
13
5:53
 
The World On Fire
14
1:06
 
Lament
15
2:18
 
The Hitchhiker
16
2:15
 
An American Prayer
17
3:04
 
Hour for Magic
18
1:17
 
Freedom Exists
19
0:20
 
A Feast of Friends
20
2:10
 
Babylon Fading
21
1:40
 
Bird of Prey
22
1:03
 
The Ghost Song
23
5:15
 

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