Jim Morrison - An American Prayer (CD)

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    This long-awaited reissue of Jim Morrison's 1978 recording of spoken word performances is available for the first time on compact disc with three previously unreleased tracks.
    Categories
    RockPopWorldMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. Oldies
    3. Rock 'N' Roll
    Number of Discs
    1
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    American Prayer
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    075596181228
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    Elektra (Label)
    Department
    Music
    Distributor
    WEA (Distributor)
    Mono / Stereo
    Stereo
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    075596181228
    Previews
    Mojo (Publisher) (7/95, p.113) - "First CD release for the 1978 spoken word album, boasting three new tracks and a radio-friendly reworking of 'The Ghost Song'..."
    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Awake
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Ghost Song, The
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Dawn's Highway
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Newborn Awakening
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] To Come Of Age
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Black Polished Chrome
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Latino Chrome
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Angels And Sailors
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Stoned Immaculate
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Movie, The
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Curses,invocations
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] American Night
    13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Roadhouse Blues
    14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] World On Fire, The
    15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Lament
    16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Hitchiker, The
    17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] American Prayer, An
    18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Hour For Magic
    19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Freedom Exists
    20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Feast Of Friends, A
    21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Babylon Fading - (bonus Track)
    22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Bird Of Prey - (bonus Track)
    23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Ghost Song, The - (bonus Track)
    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Awake
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Ghost Song
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Dawn's Highway
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Newborn Awakening
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] To Come of Age
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Black Polished Chrome
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Latino Chrome
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Angels and Sailors
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Stoned Immaculate
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Movie, The
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Curses, Invocations
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] American Night
    13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Roadhouse Blues
    14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] World on Fire, The
    15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Lament
    16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Hitchhiker, The
    17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] American Prayer, An
    18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Hour for Magic
    19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Freedom Exists
    20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Feast of Friends, A
    21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Babylon Fading - (bonus track)
    22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Bird of Prey - (bonus track)
    23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Ghost Song, The - (bonus track)
    Genre
    Pop / Rock
    Country
    USA
    Notes

    The Doors: Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar); Ray Manzarek (keyboards); John Densmore (drums).

    Additional personnel includes: Bob Glaub, Jerry Scheff (bass); Reinol Andino (percussion); Arthur Barrow (programming).
    Producers include: Paul A. Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, The Doors.
    Engineers include: Bruce Botnick.
    AN AMERICAN PRAYER is made up of recordings of Jim Morrison reading his own poetry, to which the remaining members of the Doors added musical tracks, after his death.
    The CD reissue of AN AMERICAN PRAYER includes a newly recorded backing for "The Ghost Song."
    Personnel: Ray Manzarek (vocals, keyboards); Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar); Arthur Barrow (synthesizer, programming); John Densmore (drums); Reinol Andino (percussion).
    Audio Remasterers: Paul Rothchild; Bruce Botnick.
    Recording information: Hollywood Sound Recorders, Inc., Hollywood, CA; Ocean Way Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Post Logic, Hollywood, CA.
    Directors: Frank Lisciandro; John Densmore; Ray Manzarek; Robby Krieger.
    Illustrator: Jim Morrison .
    Photographers: Joel Brodsky; Edmond Teske; Art Kane; Joe Bradsky; Paul Ferrara.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Frank Lusciandro; Jonathan Harvey.
    "I'll tell you every place and person that I've been." Cobalt blue and dour all over, AN AMERICAN PRAYER is primarily an up-close studio collage of Jim Morrison's verse (read by the author) spread over glorious Doors-rock, interspersed with live snatches of the singer/poet's on-stage antics. The images here evoke the seedy underbelly of post-hippie America, the disturbingly familiar manifestations of a troubled national conscience. The recording does, however, manage to maintain a sparkling psychedelic quality throughout.
    Several of the songs will be familiar to those who own the soundtrack to the 1991 film The Doors, but the original context gives them more weight. The title track is like a combined reprise to "Ghost Song" and the classic "The End," replete with Morrison's strange questions and even strangers assertions. The band sounds crisp, playing music that has a distinctively '70s thrust. Robby Krieger's guitar rips as fluidly as ever. All in all, a candid tour through the dimly lit passages of a haunted soul--at once personal and quite American.

    Duration
    46m 14s
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Studio / Live
    Studio
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    The Doors/Jim Morrison (Doors)
    Artists
    1. Jim Morrison
    2. The Doors/Jim Morrison
    Date Released
    1999-01-01 00:00:00

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