STUDIO DATES & INFO: 1965-1972

Album & Studio Recordings


The Doors record their first demo at this L.A. studio on September 2nd, 1965. Originally scheduled as a 'Rick And The Ravens' contract obligation, producer Richard Bock offers Ray Manzarek a demo session with The Doors as a replacement. A female bass player by the name of Patty Sullivan from Patty And The Esquires takes part in the recording session along with members of Rick and the Ravens, and Robby Krieger has not yet joined the band.

This session produces 10" acetates of 6 original songs, used by The Doors to shop for a record deal. 'Indian Summer' is said to be attempted during this session, and although it may have been recorded, it was not included on the acetate. 'Moonlight Drive' is later attempted in the studio for the first album sessions and again for 'Strange Days', but only 'End Of The Night' will make the cut for the The Doors first Elektra release. 'My Eyes Have Seen You' is re-recorded for 'Strange Days', and 'Hello, I Love You' and 'Summer's Almost Gone' are re-recorded for 'Waiting For The Sun'. 'Insane', later renamed 'A Little Game', would go on to form a part of Jim Morrison's epic 'The Celebration of The Lizard'. All of the tracks appear on later studio albums very similar in structure. The demo tracks from these first original acetates may be heard in their entirety on various bootleg releases and The Doors 1997 boxset.

Acetate Tracks:
Moonlight Drive
Hello, I Love You
Summer's Almost Gone
My Eyes Have Seen You
End Of The Night

Studio Location:
- World Pacific Studios - 8715 W. 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA

Jim Morrison - Vocals
Ray Manczarek - Piano & Vocals
John Densmore - Drums
Rick Manczarek - Guitar
Jim Manczarek - Harmonica
Patty Sullivan - Bass


In May 1966, The Doors have yet to sign a record deal, and are hired by Parthenon Pictures to provide a soundtrack to an employee training film for Ford Motor Company titled Love Thy Customer. At Rampart Studios in Los Angeles, The Doors generate musical accompaniment while watching the film on a monitor. Due to the instrumental nature of the soundtrack, Jim Morrison was most likely not required to parttake, with no evidence suggesting he was present during the session. Portions of the various musical passages resemble segments of 'I Looked At You' and 'Build Me A Woman'. Although the original studio tapes are now lost and the soundtrack to the film is approximately 15 minutes in length, this studio session likely took a few hours to complete. Click HERE for screenshots and more information on the film.

Studio Location:
- Rampart Studios - 2615 W. Temple St. - Los Angeles, CA

Venice Beach

THE DOORS (1966):

Release Date: January 4th, 1967

Side A:
Break On Through
Soul Kitchen
The Crystal Ship
Twentieth Century Fox
Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Light My Fire
Side B:
Back Door Man
I Looked At You
End Of The Night
Take It As It Comes
The End

The Doors enter a contractual agreement with Billy James at Columbia Records in October 1965, but are never scheduled to record. Their first album sessions for Elektra take place at Sunset Sound Recorders in August 1966, following their dismissal as house band at the Whisky A Go Go. The first song they record is believed to be 'Moonlight Drive' followed by 'Indian Summer', however The Doors are charged for three rolls of tape on this date and may have attempted to record other materials. Although Ray Manzarek is already using a piano bass, The Doors hire bassist Larry Knechtel to work with them during these sessions. All tracks are recorded by sound engineer Bruce Botnick using half-inch tape on a 4-track machine, completing the entire sessions in less than one month. 'The End' is said to have been recorded in just two takes, however new data indicates there were more. In October 1966, The Doors head to New York to for mixing sessions at Elektra's east coast studio. During this time period, the band is captured on film by Elektra producer Mark Abramson to promote their first single 'Break On Through'. The filmwork presents the band in a 'live' scenario lip sync'ing the song. In a letter dated December 28th 1966, Jac Holzman announces that the film is complete and ready for distribution. On January 4th 1967, The Doors first album is officially released. Original mono copies of the LP feature uncensored versions of 'The End' and 'Break On Through'.

Further analysis of the original release reveals a tape-speed error in which the tracks gradually run slower. In 2007, Bruce Botnick remasters the album for the 40th anniversary release on 'Perception', and the tape speed is corrected. Sound engineer Bruce Botnick comments: "What I determined was the following: when the album was mixed at Elektra studios in New York, either the 4-track playback recorder was running slow, or the stereo 2-track was running fast... What resulted is that the albums that are on the street, be they vinyl or CD, are playing back now, with the new mixes, you will hear the entire album at the correct speed and correct pitch."

Venice Beach
Recording Dates:
08/29/1966 - Moonlight Drive (4 Takes)
08/29/1966 - Indian Summer (2 Takes)
09/12/1966 - Break On Through (2:00pm-5:00pm)
09/13/1966 - Soul Kitchen (2:00pm-5:00pm)
09/14/1966 - End Of The Night (2:00pm-5:00pm)
09/14/1966 - Take It As It Comes (7:00pm-10:00pm)
09/15/1966 - Moonlight Drive (2:00pm-5:00pm)
09/15/1966 - The End (1 Take - 8:00pm-11:00pm)
09/16/1966 - The End (2 Takes - 7:00pm-10:00pm)
09/19/1966 - I Looked At You (6 Takes)
09/19/1966 - Indian Summer (2:00pm-5:00pm)
09/19/1966 - Light My Fire (8:00pm-11:00pm)
09/20/1966 - Alabama Song (3:00pm-6:00pm)
09/20/1966 - Light My Fire (2 Takes - 9:00pm-12:00am)
09/21/1966 - Twentieth Century Fox
09/22/1966 - Back Door Man, The Crystal Ship
09/23/1966 - I Looked At You, Light My Fire

Studio Location:
- Sunset Sound Recorders - 6650 Sunset Blvd. - Hollywood, CA

The End (Uncensored Mix - Mono)
Moonlight Drive (Version 1 - 08/29/66)
Moonlight Drive (Version 2 - 08/29/66)
Indian Summer (08/29/66)

The following original songs appear on later albums, but were written by the end of 1966. This listing is compiled from known studio and live recordings, and a manuscript by Max Fink:

Hello, I Love You
Indian Summer
Love Me Two Times
Moonlight Drive
My Eyes Have Seen You
Spanish Caravan
Strange Days
Summer's Almost Gone
Unhappy Girl
We Could Be So Good Together
When The Music's Over
You Make Me Real
You're Lost Little Girl

Moonlight Drive


Release Date: September 25th, 1967

Side A:
Strange Days
You're Lost Little Girl
Love Me Two Times
Unhappy Girl
Horse Latitudes
Moonlight Drive
Side B:
People Are Strange
My Eyes Have Seen You
I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
When The Music's Over

Only weeks after their first album is released, The Doors return to the studio begin recording new tracks for their next album 'Strange Days' at Sunset Sound Recorders. Since their first album sessions in Aug-Sep. 1966, the studio's equipment has been upgraded to a 3M 8-track machine using one-inch tape. Their first known sessions for this album take place on February 8th, 1967, recording 'My Eyes Have Seen You'. After previous attempts to capture the song in the studio, 'Moonlight Drive' makes its debut on this album in a newly recorded form. 'We Could Be So Good Together' is originally set to be released on this album, however the finished track is pulled and later included on 'Waiting For The Sun', and is not a newly recorded version. Known studio reels also feature various takes of 'When The Music's Over' with Jim Morrison on harmonica. The album is mixed and mastered by September 6th, and later in the month 'Strange Days' is released with 'People Are Strange' as the first single.

Moonlight Drive
Recording Dates:
02/08/1967 - My Eyes Have Seen You (3:00pm-6:00pm)
04/04/1967 - People Are Strange (2:00pm-6:00pm)
04/06/1967 - People Are Strange (2:00pm-6:00pm)
04/06/1967 - Love Me Two Times (9:00pm-12:00am)
04/18/1967 - People Are Strange (1:00pm-6:00pm)
04/25/1967 - Moonlight Drive (4 Takes)
04/25/1967 - When The Music's Over (1 Take)
04/26/1967 - Strange Days (6 Takes)
05/23/1967 - I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
05/25/1967 - I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
05/25/1967 - Love Me Two Times (Multiple Takes)
07/10/1967 - You're Lost Little Girl
07/10/1967 - When The Music's Over
08/23/1967 - You're Lost Little Girl
08/23/1967 - Moonlight Drive
08/24/1967 - Unhappy Girl

Studio Location:
- Sunset Sound Recorders - 6650 Sunset Blvd. - Hollywood, CA

People Are Strange (False Starts & Dialogue)
Love Me Two Times (Take 3)
Unhappy Girl (Alt. Mix - Mono)

Waiting For The Sun

WAITING FOR THE SUN (1967-1968):

Release Date: July 12th, 1968

Side A:
Hello, I Love You
Love Street
Not To Touch The Earth
Summer's Almost Gone
Wintertime Love
The Unknown Soldier
Side B:
Spanish Caravan
My Wild Love
We Could Be So Good Together
Yes, The River Knows
Five To One

In late 1967, The Doors are believed to have recorded 'The Unknown Soldier' for what would become their third Elektra album, 'Waiting For The Sun' at Sunset Sound Recorders. In January 1968, The Doors are still recording at Sunset Sound, and in February sessions begin at T.T.G Recording Studios. 'Spanish Caravan' is likely finished halfway through January, and may have originally featured an extended introduction by Robby Krieger on flamenco. The second side of the LP was to be filled with a poetry compilation, later titled 'The Celebration Of The Lizard'. Although the track was cut down and released in partial form as 'Not To Touch The Earth', The Doors perform the complete epic in its entirety throughout concerts until 1970. The band also includes portions of the track in various other live renditions of The Doors music, including 'A Little Game', a track stemming from The Doors original acetate, and 'The Hill Dwellers'. A leftover track from the first album and 'Strange Days' known as 'We Could Be So Good Together' is possibly re-recorded during these sessions and released on the album. 'Hello, I Love You' and 'Summer's Almost Gone', written and recorded in 1965, are re-recorded and officially released for the first time on this album. 'Waiting For The Sun' is officially released on July 12th, 1968 in stereo and mono mixes. This is the final album in which a complete mono mix is produced and released in the U.S. In the 1980's, a CD version of the album is released featuring previously unused portions of vocals and music, notably on 'Wintertime Love' and 'My Wild Love'.

Recording Dates:
11/xx/1967 - The Unknown Soldier - Recording
01/15/1968 - Spanish Caravan - Recording & Reduction
02/19/1968 - The Celebration Of The Lizard - Rehearsal
02/20/1968 - The Celebration Of The Lizard - Recording
02/28/1968 - Wintertime Love - Recording
03/xx/1968 - The Celebration Of The Lizard - Recording
03/07/1968 - Unknown Track (6:00pm-12:00am)
03/13/1968 - Unknown Track (6:00pm-12:00am)
03/27/1968 - Unknown Track (7:00pm-11:00pm)
04/xx/1968 - Five To One - (Clap Track)
05/xx/1968 - Not To Touch The Earth - Recording

Studio Locations:
- Sunset Sound Recorders - 6650 Sunset Blvd. - Hollywood, CA
- T.T.G Recording Studios - 1441 N. McCadden Pl. - Los Angeles, CA

Not To Touch The Earth (Dialogue)
Not To Touch The Earth (Take 1)
Not To Touch The Earth (Take 2)
The Celebration Of The Lizard (Rehearsal)
Wintertime Love (Alt. Vocals)
Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor

The Soft Parade

THE SOFT PARADE (1968-1969):

Release Date: July 18th, 1969

Side A:
Tell All The People
Touch Me
Shaman's Blues
Do It
Easy Ride
Side B:
Wild Child
Runnin' Blue
Wishful Sinful
The Soft Parade

After the release of 'Waiting For The Sun' in July 1968, The Doors begin recording music for what would become 'The Soft Parade' album at Elektra Sound Studios. 'Wild Child' is the first track recorded for this album, and a recording session is captured on film in late July 1968 by the Feast Of Friends crew. The track is also performed live prior to its recording. Other tracks from this album make their live debut prior to the album release on both television and in concert, including 'Touch Me', 'Tell All The People', 'The Soft Parade' and 'Who Scared You'. Various tracks recorded during these sessions are not included on the album, including 'Whiskey, Mystics and Men', 'Queen Of The Highway', and the official B-Side 'Who Scared You'. 'Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor' is partially finished and used in the original film production of 'Feast of Friends'. After almost a year of long and gruelling studio sessions, the album is finally released in July of 1969. In 2007, an examination of the master tapes revealed lost segments of vocals and music cut from the original release, including an lengthy introduction to 'The Soft Parade'.

Recording Dates:
07/2x/1968 - Wild Child
11/14/1968 - Who Scared You
11/15/1968 - Queen Of The Highway
01/16/1969 - Queen Of The Highway
02/xx/1969 - Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor

Studio Location:
- Elektra Sound Studios - 962 N. La Cienega Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA

Who Scared You (B-Side)
Who Scared You (B-Side - Edit)
The Soft Parade (Extended Intro)
Push Push
Touch Me (Dialogue)
Touch Me (Take 3)
Whisky, Mystics and Men (Version 1)
Whisky, Mystics and Men (Version 2)
Rock Is Dead (Edit)
Woman Is A Devil (Edit)

Rock Is Dead


Recorded on 8-track tape, the given date for this rehearsal session is February 25th, 1969 at Sunset Sound Recorders. The story goes that The Doors were out for Mexican food and a few drinks during 'The Soft Parade' sessions, and upon returning to the studio, began this improvised session. Bootleg copies of the tapes feature overlays, and tracks that are not native to the sessions.

These are the only known recordings of 'Rock Is Dead', although Jim Morrison can be heard during the infamous Miami concert shouting similar verses. Also included is a take on Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender', and a version of Robert Johnson's 'Me & The Devil Blues', known to fans of The Doors as 'Woman Is A Devil'. The Doors 1997 rarities boxset includes the track 'Rock Is Dead', a shorter version of the jam edited together from the master tapes, and 'Woman Is A Devil' is featured as a bonus track on the single disc release Essential Rarities. Extra materials on the tape include a vocal fragment of 'Roadhouse Blues', and two takes from what may be another recording session altogether of 'Petition The Lord With Prayer'. Another outtake known as 'Whisky, Mystics And Men' is layered over the Petition session on bootleg copies, but can be heard without errors on the 2007 boxset Perception, proving that the master tapes are intact. While there are rumors that more materials from this session exist, a cut in the recording along with an original 8-track tape box reveal that collectors are already in possession of the materials found on the 2nd reel of tape.

Studio Location:
- Sunset Sound Recorders - 6650 Sunset Blvd. - Hollywood, CA


Reel #1, Session #1 (Unknown Date):
Petition The Lord With Prayer (Unknown Take)
Petition The Lord With Prayer (Unknown Take)

Reel #1, Session #2 (Unknown Date):
Tuning / Studio Dialogue
Whisky, Mystics and Men (Version 2 - Unknown Take)

Reel #1, Session #3 (02/25/1969):
Love Me Tender
      "Gonna Save The Whole World"
Rock Is Dead >
      -Rock Me
Woman Is A Devil >
      "Let's Boogie!"
Rock Is Dead >
      "No Revolution"
      "Let's Sing The Blues"
      -Rock And Roll Woman
I Will Never Be Untrue
      -Queen Of The Magazines
      "You Think You Live Out There In Madison"

Reel #2, Session #3 cont'd (02/25/1969):
Pipeline / Wipeout (Instrumental)
      "I Like To Feel Alright"
Rock Me
Mystery Train >*
The Death of Rock Jam
      "A Little Piece"
      "I Could Not Help Myself"
      "Rock and Roll Is Dead!"
      "We Had Some Good Times"
      "No Revolution!"
      "The Death Of Rock Is The Death Of Me"
      -My Eyes Have Seen You Jam*
      "We Used To Talk About Rock And Roll"
      "Rock Is Dead"

*Featuring Jim Morrison on Harmonica

Morrison Hotel

MORRISON HOTEL (1969-1970):

Release Date: February 1st, 1970

Side A:
Roadhouse Blues
Waiting For The Sun
You Make Me Real
Peace Frog
Blue Sunday
Ship Of Fools
Side B:
Land Ho!
The Spy
Queen Of The Highway
Indian Summer
Maggie M'Gill

In early September 1969, The Doors enter the studio to record what would become their 5th album, 'Morrison Hotel'. On February 1st, 1970 the album is released. During these sessions, Lonnie Mack and John Sebastian join The Doors for a recording of 'Roadhouse Blues' which had already made its live debut in partial form in the fall of 1969. The song is completed by November, and performed live in its entirety at the Felt Forum in New York. A vocal track for 'Indian Summer' is recorded during these sessions, and overdubbed onto previously recorded music & vocals from the first album sessions. Towards the end of the recording process, The Doors look to Jim's notebooks for materials which may be put to use on the album. As a result, 'Peace Frog' is a track with lyrics combined from two different poems. 'Waiting For The Sun', a track written for their third album is featured on this release. New data indicates 'Queen Of The Highway' was originally recorded prior to these sessions during the recording of 'The Soft Parade', and 'Who Scared You', already an official 45rpm B-Side, is considered for release on this album.

Known and partially released session tapes give collectors an insight to the creative process of The Doors in the studio. Other known recordings which appear to be from these album sessions include the improvisation 'Smokey The Bear','Who Do You Love', and other tracks such as 'Universal Mind' may have been recorded as well. It appears that attempts were also made on 'Carol', a track only known to have been performed live. 'L'America', a track later released on L.A. woman is recorded prior to February 1970 for Michelangelo Antonioni's film 'Zabriskie Point'. It is unknown as to wether or not the officially released version on L.A. Woman is the same final mix or recording of the track that would have been completed during the Morrison Hotel sessions.

Morrison Hotel

Recording Dates:
11/xx/1969 - Roadhouse Blues
11/xx/1969 - The Spy
11/xx/1969 - Queen Of The Highway
11/04/1969 - Roadhouse Blues
11/04/1969 - Carol
11/05/1969 - Roadhouse Blues
12/xx/1969 - Ship Of Fools (16 Takes)
12/03/1969 - Maggie M'Gill

Studio Location:
- Elektra Sound Studios - 962 N. La Cienega Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA

Roadhouse Blues (Takes 1-3 - 11/04)
Roadhouse Blues (Take 6 - 11/04)
Carol (Segment - 11/04)
Roadhouse Blues (Take 1 - 11/05)
'Money Beats Soul' (11/05)
Roadhouse Blues (Takes 13-15 - 11/05)
Peace Frog - Blue Sunday (Rehearsals & Dialogue)
The Spy (Jazz Version)
Queen Of The Highway (Jazz Version)
Queen Of The Highway (Instrumental)
'Blues For Lonnie' (Instrumental)
Roadhouse Rap

Absolutely Live


Release Date: July-August, 1970
The Doors live performances at the Aquarius Theater in 1969 were originally recorded and intended for what was to become the band's official live album. With unsatisfactory results, The Doors set out to record numerous performances on their tour of the U.S. in mid-1970. Upon completion of the recordings, Paul Rothchild and Bruce Botnick begin the mixing & editing stages of The Doors new live album at Elektra Sound Studios. Recorded on a mobile 8-track machine, Paul examines the multi-track tapes for potential album material. Each album track becomes a composition of various takes of the songs edited and assembled into one, seamless track. The album is released in July 1970. All of the original Absolutely Live recordings have since been released as complete individual performances, and are available on CD & vinyl from Bright Midnight Archives.

Multi-track Recordings:
07/21/1969 - Aquarius Theater - CA
01/17/1970 - Felt Forum - NY
01/18/1970 - Felt Forum - NY
04/10/1970 - Boston Arena - MA
05/01/1970 - Philadelphia Spectrum - PA
05/02/1970 - Pittsburgh Civic Arena - PA
05/08/1970 - Detroit Cobo Arena - MI

^ Click on the above dates for complete tracklist information!

L.A. Woman

L.A. WOMAN (1970-1971):

Release Date: Late April, 1971

Side A:
The Changeling
Love Her Madly
Been Down So Long
Cars Hiss By My Window
L.A. Woman
Side B:
Hyacinth House
Crawling King Snake
The Wasp (Texas Radio & The Big Beat)
Riders On The Storm

In November 1970, The Doors present Paul Rothchild with their latest music, and he refuses to produce their new album. Sound engineer Bruce Botnick is quickly persuaded to co-produce the album along with the band themselves. Unhappy with their workspace at Sunset Sound Recorders, Bruce moves recording gear into The Doors office and a makeshift studio is put in place downstairs in their rehearsal space. The exact dates of these sessions are unknown, however the recording process appears to have started in the first half of December 1970. Elvis Presley's bass player Jerry Scheff, and session guitarist Marc Benno are present during these sessions and included on the album. This is The Doors 6th and final studio album with Jim Morrison, and is said to have been recorded in a total of just 9 days.

Session tapes reveal that on an unknown date, Jim Morrison is given a 'Blues Day' to rehearse and record various blues songs including 'Been Down So Long' and 'Crawling King Snake'. Another blues track written in 1966, 'Cars Hiss By My Window', is recorded and finished for the album. Previously unreleased blues tracks are also known from these sessions, including 'Rock Me' and a newly titled jam 'She Smells So Nice'. Another basemeant/home tape now said to be lost, features a rehearsal of 'Hyacinth House' although the exact date of this recording is unknown. A track derived from different versions of a poem, 'L'America', is originally recorded in 1969 for Michelangelo Antonioni's film 'Zabriskie Point'. 'The WASP (Texas Radio & The Big Beat)', a track performed live since 1968 is also recorded for inclusion on the album.

In mid-March 1971, Jim Morrison leaves for Paris, instructing the band to complete the mixing process themselves. The album is mixed at Poppy Studios, mastered at Artisan Sound Recorders by March 17th, and released in April with Robby Krieger's original composition 'Love Her Madly' as the first single. Although a tour does not take place to promote this album, live performances of 'Riders On The Storm','The Changeling', 'Love Her Madly' and 'L.A. Woman' are given in Dallas in 1970, and more L.A. Woman tracks were likely performed live during The Doors final performance with Jim Morrison in New Orleans the following day. On another unknown date in December, The Doors are captured on film while performing 'Crawling King Snake' in The Doors office for the Australian television special GTK (Get To Know). In the midst of recording L.A. woman, Jim Morrison recites poetry at 'Village Recorders' on December 8th, a session given to Jim as a birthday gift from Frank Lisciandro.

In 1992, former manager of The Doors Danny Sugerman prints a lyrical guidebook containing a vocal passage titled 'Paris Blues', supposedly originating from the L.A. Woman sessions. At present date, the recording is said to be damaged or taped over in certain areas. Over the years, extensive searches have been conducted for a clean recording of this track, however nothing has been found. Because the lyrics to this track do not actually contain 'Paris Blues', and the fact that no previous historical data has been published, there is a possibility that this track has been overlooked in the archives, and may have even been recorded during a previous album session.

Studio Locations:
- Elektra Sound Studios - 962 N. La Cienega Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA
- The Doors Office - 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. - Hollywood, CA
Poppy Studios (Mixing) - Unknown - Los Angeles, CA
- Artisan Sound Recorders (Mastering) - 1600 N. Wilcox - Hollywood, CA

Recent releases and tracklist announcements have provided collectors with a partial insight to the recording history of The Doors 'L.A. Woman' album. Various tracks from these sessions have been officially released on CD and Vinyl:


40th Anniversary:
The Changeling (Alternate - Unknown Take)
Love Her Madly (Alternate - Unknown Take)
Cars Hiss By My Window (Alternate - Unknown Take)
L.A. Woman (Alternate - Unknown Take)
The WASP (Alternate - Unknown Take)
Been Down So Long (Alternate - Unknown Take)
The Dick Bills Show (Theme)
Riders On The Storm (False Start - Take 9)
Riders On The Storm (Take 10 Dialogue)
Riders On The Storm (Alternate - Unknown Take)
'She Smells So Nice'
Rock Me > Mr. Mojo Risin'
L.A. Woman (Take 1)
Crawling King Snake (Run Through)
The Changeling (Take 9)
Love Her Madly (Take 1)

You Need Meat (Love Her Madly 7" B-Side)
Cars Hiss By My Window (Extra Verse)
L.A. Woman (Extended Intro)
Crawling King Snake (GTK)
Hyacinth House (Rehearsal - Unknown Date)

L.A. Woman

* NOTE: The following list was posted online by The Doors Music Co. & may contain previously released materials.

THE CHANGELING (TAKE 1) [incomplete]
THE CHANGELING (TAKE 4) [incomplete]
THE CHANGELING (TAKE 5) [incomplete]
THE CHANGELING (TAKE 7) [incomplete]
THE CHANGELING (TAKE 8) [incomplete]
THE CHANGELING (TAKE 10) [incomplete]

THE CHANGELING (TAKE 12) [false start]
LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 1) [incomplete]
LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 2) [incomplete]
LOVE HER MADLY (TAKE 7) [incomplete]

RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 6) [incomplete]
RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 9) [false start]
RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 10) [incomplete]
RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 11) [long false start]
RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 12) [long false start]
RIDERS ON THE STORM (TAKE 16) [long false start]
L.A. WOMAN (run through)
L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 1) [incomplete]
L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 2) [incomplete]
L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 4) [false start]
L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 7) [incomplete]
L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 8) [incomplete]
L.A. WOMAN (TAKE 10) [incomplete]

BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 1) [incomplete]
BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 4) [incomplete]
BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 8) [false start]
BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 9) [false start]
BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 10) [incomplete]
BEEN DOWN SO LONG (TAKE 11) [incomplete]



While Jim resides in Paris, The Doors begin rehearsing new materials. Wether or not the band rehearsed with a new singer prior to July is unclear, however the decision is made to complete an album despite the death of Jim Morrison. Various musicians take part in these sessions, including Elvis Presley's bass player Jerry Scheff, Jack Conrad, and Ray Neapolitan, and Bruce Botnick returns as sound engineer and co-producer. Recording begins in September at The Doors office. 'Other Voices' is released the same month, and a tour follows in November.

In February 1972, the band begins recording what would become their final Elektra album as the group known as 'The Doors'. These recording sessions take place at A & M Recording Studios in Hollywood with sound engineer Henry Lewy. The Doors again produce their own album, and 'Full Circle' is released in May. A track known as 'Treetrunk' is released as a B-side to 'Get Up And Dance'. Both of The Doors final studio albums without Jim Morrison have not seen a modern release.

Studio Locations:
- The Doors Office - 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. - Hollywood, CA
- A & M Recording Studios - 1416 N. LaBrea Ave. - Hollywood, CA