The Doors - An American Prayer
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From Strangeways To Abbey Road: The Greatest Final Albums
15. The Doors - An American Prayer
Jim Morrison may have permanently checked out of Morrison Hotel in July 1971, but death does not stop rock and roll. The remaining members of The Doors - keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore - released two albums after the singer's death and then reconvened in 1978 to set music to a series of poems recorded by Morrison in '69 and '70. Former Doors producer Paul Rothchild said of the finished product: "It's the same as taking a Picasso, cutting it into postage stamp sized pieces and spreading it across a supermarket wall."