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AN AMERICAN PRAYER

The Doors

 

Proto-Prog

3.16 | 116 ratings

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Seyo
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4 stars Mostly spoken poetry by Jim Morrison is the main aspect of this release. It is recorded and well produced and mixed with the remaining THE DOORS' superb music done in studio. Listening experience is very appealing, of the sort when you are listening to a movie soundtrack. So, "An American Prayer" does have a "concept" structure reminiscent of typical progressive rock albums. More than that, it is musically perhaps the closest they approach to the classic prog elements. There is a mixture of jazz, fusion, funk, psychedelic and symphonic elements (beautiful "Adagio" interpretation) that should satisfy even the most demanding prog fan. If you don't like the classic DOORS of the 1960s, try to hear this one. Original LP package contained a booklet with Morrison's lyrics and drawings. I don't know whether they reproduced it for the CD reissue...
Seyo | 4/5 |

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