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WAITING FOR THE SUN

The Doors

 

Proto-Prog

3.51 | 218 ratings

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Guillermo
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3 stars After two very intense albums, this album became "the difficult third album", because it seems that the band had to record it after a hard work schedule. So, this third album is full of ballads, and it has been criticized since then by many people and Rock music writters. But I like it a lot.

The album starts with "the obligatory single", "Hello, I Love You". This song has some good fuzz guitars.

"Love Street": a very good ballad, with very good piano arrangements by Manzarek. One of my favourites from this band.

"Not to Touch the Earth": a fragment of "The Celebration of the Lizard" which was recorded in its entirety for the "Absolutely Live" album. The full lyrics of this musical piece appear in the gatefold cover of "Waiting for the Sun". Apparently Morrison wanted to record the whole musical piece for this album, but the Producer didn`t agree with him.

"Summer`s Almost Gone": another good ballad which was really one of the earliest songs that the band composed.

"Wintertime Love": another good ballad.

"Unknown Soldier": one of the best songs from this album. There was a promotional film (directed by Manzarek) which I saw several times broadcasted on TV. A protest song about war.

"Spanish Caravan": a good song with Krieger playing very good Flamenco acoustic guitars.

"My Wild Love": a song sung "a capella" (with handclaps and percussion instruments) by the band. Very different in style, it was a good experiment done in the studio.

"We Could Be So Good Together": a Pop Rock song which I think that it could have been a good choice for a single.

"Yes, the River Knows": the best ballad in this album, with very good piano arrangements by Manzarek and good drums arrangements by Densmore, who plays this song using brushes.

"Five to One": the heaviest song in this album, with distorted guitars and Morrison`s energetic vocals, including some screaming from him. In this song, he sounds like he recorded the vocals a bit "stoned".

In conclusion, this is a good album, mostly a "soft album" which many fans don`t like very much, full of romantic songs. It was like "a Parade throught the Soft".

There are not many Proto-Prog influences in this album, IMO. So, I give to it a 3 stars rating.

Guillermo | 3/5 |

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