An American Prayer

Label
Elektra / Wea
Release date
23 May 1995
Running length
23 tracks
Running time
47:36

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Awake 0:35 18,847
2 Ghost Song 2:50 13,287
3 Dawn's Highway 3:57 14,589
4 Newborn Awakening 2:26 13,947
5 To Come of Age 1:01 13,472
6 Black Polished Chrome 1:07 14,998
7 Latino Chrome 2:14 12,573
8 Angels and Sailors 2:46 12,736
9 Stoned Immaculate 1:33 15,296
10 The Movie 1:35 14,339
11 Curses, Invocations 1:57 10,097
12 American Night 0:28 1,691
13 Roadhouse Blues 5:53 7,931
14 The World on Fire 1:06 10,860
15 Lament 2:18 10,957
16 The Hitchhiker 2:15 10,188
17 An American Prayer 3:04 13,193
18 Hour for Magic 1:17 11,113
19 Freedom Exists 0:20 408
20 A Feast of Friends 2:10 14,515
21 Babylon Fading 0:39 9,117
22 Bird of Prey 1:55 13,760
23 The Ghost Song 4:10 12,873

About this album

An American Prayer - Jim Morrison is a studio album by rock band The Doors. In 1978, seven years after Jim Morrison died and five years after the remaining members of the band broke up, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore reunited and recorded backing tracks over Morrison’s poetry (originally recorded in a poetry session, in 1969). Other pieces of music and spoken word recorded by the Doors and Morrison were also used in the audio collage, such as dialogue from Morrison’s film HWY and snippets from jam sessions. Morrison’s poetry was often considered too raunchy to use in the sixties. The album received mixed reviews and is still considered unusual today, yet it has managed a platinum certification in the US, placing it roughly as high in US sales as most of the Doors studio albums (only The Doors and L.A. Woman are so far multi-platinum), a quite remarkable feat for such an unconventional album.

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  • prttyvisitors

    used to listen to this all the time in 6th grade.

    26 Feb 1:50am Reply
  • Inkognito27

    Album is pure bliss <33

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • neworder36

    LOVE!

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • chaoszac

    This CD is recorder by the Doors, after death of Jim Morrison. Poetry is by Jim, but CD was realised by The Doors. [3]

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • pizzake

    pure art

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • pizzake

    I can't handle how awesome this is 8D

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • joonasd_

    this is a great album

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • teddyrubmyskin

    this is the best album next to pink floyd's "The Wall" to fry balls to! the lizard king + LSD = one hell of a tripppppp!

    22 May 2009 Reply
  • EvilMathew

    This CD is recorder by the Doors, after death of Jim Morrison. Poetry is by Jim, but CD was realised by The Doors.

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • parrymason

    The music in the background...I almost can't stand it! Nothing like Doors, more like some relaxing jazz or something.

    10 Jan 2008 Reply
  • RapeTheVirgin

    The Doors is a mistag. Damn iTunes.

    22 Jan 2007 Reply
  • raliogab

    it's poetry written and recited by jim morrison with the doors accompanying with music

    29 Oct 2006 Reply

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