9 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Considering they'd lost lead singer Jim Morrison the previous year, it's amazing that The Doors soldiered on in any form. Other Voices—the immediate follow-up to L.A. Woman, The Doors' final studio album with Morrison—was a collection of ideas the band had worked up with the intention of having Morrison add his finishing touches. Full Circle, on the other hand, is The Doors' final album and the only one conceived as a trio. There are awkward moments here. "The Mosquito" is a bizarre Mexican-influenced tune that sounds like a parody of "La Cucaracha." "Get Up and Dance" is an odd party number. However, the addition of jazz flautist and saxophonist Charles Lloyd for "Verdilac" and "The Piano Bird" creates an exciting new dimension for the group, whose instrumental chops have never been questioned. "Good Rockin'" is a credible cover of Roy Brown's "Good Rockin' Tonight." While no one will confuse this version of The Doors with the Jim Morrison–led band, there's still plenty of musicality here for both the curious and the hardcore fan. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Considering they'd lost lead singer Jim Morrison the previous year, it's amazing that The Doors soldiered on in any form. Other Voices—the immediate follow-up to L.A. Woman, The Doors' final studio album with Morrison—was a collection of ideas the band had worked up with the intention of having Morrison add his finishing touches. Full Circle, on the other hand, is The Doors' final album and the only one conceived as a trio. There are awkward moments here. "The Mosquito" is a bizarre Mexican-influenced tune that sounds like a parody of "La Cucaracha." "Get Up and Dance" is an odd party number. However, the addition of jazz flautist and saxophonist Charles Lloyd for "Verdilac" and "The Piano Bird" creates an exciting new dimension for the group, whose instrumental chops have never been questioned. "Good Rockin'" is a credible cover of Roy Brown's "Good Rockin' Tonight." While no one will confuse this version of The Doors with the Jim Morrison–led band, there's still plenty of musicality here for both the curious and the hardcore fan. 

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Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Toejammy ,

A must for true Doors fans!

They really go back to their roots on this album. After Jim Died they put out 2 albums (Full Circle and Other Voices).
This album meshes rock and blues in a very unique way. Give it a try!

Reckia6 ,

A little better than Other Voices

I give Other Voices zero stars due to it's terrible vocals. Full Circle is a little better and has three songs that I like. The Mosquito is a pretty decent song once you get past the silly first section of the song. Most of the tune is an exciting jam. The Piano Bird, a jazzy number, is the only time I find Ray Manzarek's singing tolerable. It Slipped My Mind sounds like it could have fit on LA Woman and is my favorite song here, but imagine how great it would have sounded with Morrison. I don't care for and don't listen to the rest of the album.

DisneyLover4Life ,

Done with Love

This album is as much a tribute as "Other Voices" was to Jim's memory. Jim was loved by many fans, and though many considered the Doors dead this proved they lived on.

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