The Doors: Classic Albums – The Doors

The Doors’ eponymous debut album is one of the greatest debuts ever. With interviews, musical demonstration, rare archive footage and live performances, this documentary tells the story behind the recording of the album and the creation of their distinctive trademark sound, charting the transition of Jim Morrison from reticent vocalist to one of the most electrifying and sexually-charged performers in rock.

Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of the Doors, share memories of the band’s early days and the making of the album. Other contributors include manager Bill Siddons, beat poet Michael McClure, record company guru Jac Holzman and Bruce Botnick, the engineer on every Doors album, who examines the original multi-track tapes and describes the recording process of such classic songs as ‘Break on Through’, ‘Light My Fire’, ‘Back Door Man’ and ‘The End’.