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    Posted: January 12 2019 at 09:45
Both are great but which one do you prefer ? I really can't decide.
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Went with Hotel.......but they are both very good imho.
Funny enough there's a song called Waiting For the Sun on Morrison Hotel.
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Like both very much, but I also am going with Morrison Hotel. That album has become more a part of my DNA.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snicolette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2019 at 10:39
I am bucking the (early) trend and going for Waiting for the Sun...Kind of flips back and forth from more produced "hit," sorts of songs to psychedelia and commentary, that terrific line in The Unknown Soldier, "Breakfast where the news is fed, television children fed..." (I remember when they broadcast clips from Vietnam); the beautiful Spanish Caravan, where Krieger shows some of his roots; and ending with "Five to One," with another killer line (pun intended) "No one here gets out alive."
Yeah, it's not perfect, but it's damned good and my gut just like it better than Morrison Hotel.


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Morrison Hotel
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Waiting.  The earlier the Doors album, the better for me Wink
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Easily Waiting For the Sun, but I do think their first two albums are the best ones.
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Easily Waiting for the Sun for me as well. Up there with their two first albums imo... Morrison Hotel has a handful of gems as well but also some real awful blues rawk/pub rock-stompers which is probably to the worst musicgenre in the universe. Roadhouse Blues is on my top ten hate songs along with Money... and Money For Nothing (aand Walk of Life)


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Love both of them, but WFTS is my favourite with Morrison.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2019 at 15:45
it would have been awesome if there was a studio version of Celebration of the Lizard,rejected at the time and only Not to Touch the Earth was kept. The Lizard suite was a live favorite for a while though, check it out on Absolutely Live. Tongue

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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

The Lizard suite was a live favorite for a while though, check it out on Absolutely Live. Tongue

^ that live album is fantastic.  The definitive versions of the Lizard suite and When the Music's Over Wink
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The Doors had about 4 albums of music in their heads when they were signed up by Elektra to record their first studio album. By the time they got to record Morrison Hotel the third one, WFTS, had been mutilated by the Studio bosses by excluding the Lizard Suite and the title track, while their fourth, Soft Parade, was essentially destroyed by adding brass and horns. Which left Morrison Hotel as a few mainly Blues standards to fill an otherwise mediocre album and leaving Jim Morrison no where to go as an artist, in my humble opinion.
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Definitely Morrison Hotel, although I love most of Waiting for the Sun, ie., Not to Touch the Earth, Spanish Caravan, Five to One and The Unknown Soldier.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jamesbaldwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2019 at 15:41
It's an interesting comparison, this, between Waiting for the Sun and Morrison Hotel. Because the first is seen as the album that has b*****dized the sound of the Doors, after the two initial masterpieces, while Morrison Hotel is the album that, after the unsuccessful Soft Parade (with horns in a commercial soul style: Touch Me), it wanted to go back to the blues, a return to the origins. Blues lovers will choose Morrison Hotel, psychedelia lovers will choose Sun. I? They are very similar, in terms of quality, in my opinion. The first side of Morrison Hotel exceeds that of Waiting for the Sun, while the second one is much smaller than that of Waiting for the Sun. Overall, vote for Waiting for the Sun.
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Indian Summer is my favourite Doors track from their entire discography.
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The doors are sort of funny group in that how I see their albums..  if ranking them..  first all the way to last are exactly how they fall out in terms of how good they were.
 

giving the edge to the 3rd album over the 4th album. Unknown Soldier tips the scale for WFtS. Even if dated.. still a immensely powerful song.
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both are great

but

Waiting for the Sun
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

The doors are sort of funny group in that how I see their albums..  if ranking them..  first all the way to last are exactly how they fall out in terms of how good they were.
 

giving the edge to the 3rd album over the 4th album. Unknown Soldier tips the scale for WFtS. Even if dated.. still a immensely powerful song.

Morrison Hotel was their 5th album, The Soft Parade was their 4th and IMO their least interesting one with Morrison on vocals. 
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LOLBeer  yeah..  you're right man. I sort of forgot about that sh*t stain of an album. Well there goes my first to last .. best to worst notion of the Doors.
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Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

LOLBeer  yeah..  you're right man. I sort of forgot about that sh*t stain of an album. Well there goes my first to last .. best to worst notion of the Doors.

Actually if you want to go first to last you can't dismiss LA Woman which was a surprising return to form while Jim Morrison was self destructing. 
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