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Waiting for the Sun

The DoorsAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)

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With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison's poetry and presence, the Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture.

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  • Audio CD (March 27, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 1968
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000MCIBB6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,544 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hello, I Love You
2. Love Street
3. Not To Touch The Earth
4. Summer's Almost Gone
5. Wintertime Love
6. The Unknown Soldier
7. Spanish Caravan
8. My Wild Love
9. We Could Be So Good Together
10. Yes, The River Knows
11. Five To One
12. Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor (Bonus)
13. Not To Touch The Earth (Dialogue) (Bonus)
14. Not To Touch The Earth (Take 1) (Bonus)
15. Not To Touch The Earth (Take 2) (Bonus)
16. Celebration Of The Lizard (An Experiment/work In Progress) (Bonus

Editorial Reviews

1968's WAITING FOR THE SUN, the Doors' first chart-topper, delivered the #1 signature smash "Hello, I Love You" and the Top 40 hit "The Unknown Soldier." New liner notes penned by Paul Williams. Five bonus tracks include the 17-minute epic "Celebration Of The Lizard" and three previously unissued versions of "Not To Touch The Earth."

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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
OK.....What we have here is a failure for some folks to have done their homework. This is the 40th Anniversary "remix" of Waiting for the Sun. It's supposed to be a bit different from the original. In fact ALL of the Doors studio albums have been not only remastered, but remixed. Bonus tracks added as well. If you want the Doors sounding like the albums you grew up with, then pick up the last set of remastered CDs from 1999. If you want killer sound quality, bonus tracks and a new take on these classics pick the 40th Anniversary mixes on Rhino/Elektra. If you're a big fan like me, you'll have them both. At any rate, these editions are great! They are the same you would have gotten if you bought the "Perecptions" box set (no DVD 5.1 mixes here or video content though). Don't be bummed out, just shop wisely and enjoy!! Once again, these editions are a must for longtime fans.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of The Doors January 7, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Doors were--and are--one of rock's greatest bands, with a unique sound all of their own. Flamboyant frontman Jim Morrison may have been the face & image of the group, but these guys always worked together like a classy four-headed machine to produce some of rock's greatest music. Picking a favorite Doors album is hard---even the criticized "Soft Parade" album has got some terrific Doors gems on it. But 1968's "Waiting For The Sun" is my personal favorite from The Doors. It's a great Doors classic that sees the band masterfully walking the tightrope between the hard rockers and the softer ballads. For their third album, singer Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger & drummer John Densmore decided to go for an earthier, softer sound on some of the tracks, which lends this Doors album an extra kind of beauty. Even Jim Morrison himself sounds more down-to-earth on this album, as his vocals on the first two Doors albums were very echoey, making him sound like he was a disembodied spirit, or recording his vocals inside a cave. Not that there's anything wrong with that---I love "The Doors" & "Strange Days"--- but Jim sounded on those first two albums like he was always floating in the clouds above his three musical co-horts. But on "Waiting For The Sun," Jim's voice is warmer, not so echoey, and on definite equal footing in the mix with his bandmates, which is a plus.Great Doors songs are everywhere on "Waiting For The Sun"---the huge hit "Hello I Love You," the beautiful "Love Street," the bizarre "Not To Touch The Earth" (an extract from an even longer Doors composition, "The Return Of The Lizard King," found on the live "In Concert" CD), the haunting "My Wild Love," and other Doors classics like "The Unknown Soldier," "Spanish Caravan," and the terrific rocker, "Five To One. Read more ›
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different but Still Great! July 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this new version of "Waiting for the Sun" to get a studio-version of the legendary unreleased song "Celebration of the Lizard". Obviously the strongest part of the song is, what was released on the original album as "Not to Touch the Earth", and the track is what it says, "a work in progress". Still interesting moments. The other takes of "Not to Touch the Earth" which are included as bonus-tracks have made me realize how good a song this really is.

What surprised me the most when I listened through the album was that I thought it sounded different. Was it really that long since I last heard it? I did not realize that the album had been both remastered and remixed. I guess it will take some time to get used to these new "versions" - but the sound is really crisp and clear, and if I want to hear the old mixes I can always return to the originals.

The original album contains some the Doors' most poetic and melodic moments like "Yes, The River Knows", the exquisite "Love Street" , which is one of the highlights of the album. The moving "Summer`s Almost Gone". "Wintertime Love" and "Spanish Caravan" are other highlights.

"Not to Touch the Earth" and "Five to One" : Classic Doors !!!
The hit singles "Hello I Love You" and "The Unknown Soldier" may not have aged as well as the rest of the album`s songs. Except of course the weak "My Wild Love" which probably always will annoy me.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much Better Sound And Quality Than Ever Before. December 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Hardcore Doors purists have been making quite a fuss over Bruce Botnick's "remixing" of the entire band's catalogue. However, the structure of the songs has not been changed at all, and the production is more akin to what was done in the "Elvis 30 #1 Hits" package, the songs have been literally remixed from their ORIGINAL elements for a much superior sound quality to any previous releases. The work done on "The Doors" and "Strange Days" brought those albums back to life with great energy and complete sonic coverage, the same effect is replicated here with the band's third release, "Waiting For The Sun." Although The Doors have always been known for the excellent quality of their packages, which has been superior to even some Beatles and Hendrix releases, there were still limitations in terms of volume and stereo mixing, all fixed here. There is good reason for fans to be skeptical, when Iggy Pop attempted the same experiment with "Raw Power," the result was an album that was sharper, but sometimes overblown on the volume levels, here Botnick and his team have achieved a great sonic feat by bringing songs back to life, giving them full stereo coverage, and setting them at a volume level that can finally compete with contemporary releases. So why am I not giving it the full five stars? The sound quality is great, but as an album "Waiting For The Sun" was never one of the Doors' strongest moments. Like "The Soft Parade," it has some excellent songs, but it never feels like a whole, complete work. There are still some classics here that sound just as timeless as ever, including "Hello, I Love You" which here shines with sharper instruments and keyboards, "Love Street" remains a tender ballad and "My Wild Love" is a wicked accapella. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Broken jewel box!
Published 2 months ago by Gary Sloan
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!!!!!
WAITING FOR THE SUN, THE DOORS 3rd album is among their very best with their debut and STRANGE DAYS..... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Fluminense
4.0 out of 5 stars Remixed Botnick Horrors Abound - But You Get Celebration of the...
This is a tough one to review as it has obvious strengths but also weaknesses that may stay your hand when considering this purchase. Read more
Published 3 months ago by tick tock
4.0 out of 5 stars Waiting For The Sun - Classic Doors
If you are a die hard Doors fan - this is one that you'll want to add to your collection. If you are assembling a classic collection of the era there are better choices (of the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Adm. Arthur N. LeDock Ret. GSN.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by renee durys
5.0 out of 5 stars It's THE DOORS!!!!??
What it there to review? Unless you've just moved in from Mars, you know the group and know it doesn't get any better! Buy every album they have ever made! Read more
Published 3 months ago by bryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the Sun [Hybrid SACD - DSD] $38.68
Important Note:Waiting For The Sun is presented in 5.0 not 5.1 surround. The album doesn't contain any content on the subwoofer channel, as during the creation of the multichannel... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mark D Powers
5.0 out of 5 stars Love me Two Times
I haven't really listened to the Doors since my teens. I'll going to make sure I never let that happen again.
Published 7 months ago by taparue
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Doors album (of 1968)!
Don't question it. With "Not to Touch the Earth", "Five to One" its only a matter of time before your neighbors have these bad boys memorized too. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Vomit
3.0 out of 5 stars Sun burn
WAITING FOR THE SUN might be evidence that Jim Morrison was either a tapped-out lyric writer ("Not To Touch The Earth" and "Summer's Almost Gone") or just totally stoned out of his... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Annie Van Auken
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