The Doors
Waiting for the Sun


4.0
excellent

Review

by IAJP USER (42 Reviews)
March 30th, 2005 | 21 replies | 11,146 views


Release Date: 1968 | Tracklist


3 of 8 thought this review was well written

Waiting For The Sun. There is a great deal of hatred often spreaded towards this album, I fail to see why...I love it personally, and I aim to get as many people as possible listening to it! This album has some of the Door's best known, and well loved material of all time, and yet STILL it gets slated to high heaven, the story of the album began in 1968, Jim Morrison was hailed as the country's most bright and up-and-coming poet. Of course, Jim had other ideas, and with this album, he really made them clear...

#1:Hello I Love You.
The album, starts off in a great Doors style, a nice poppy song, with no real depth, is thrown into the first track place here, it's an easy listen, allthough if anything a huge "All The Day And All The Night" rip-off, it has some funny lyrics "Like a dawg that begs a fo' something sweet!". I like this song, it was one of the first Doors songs I heard, and still features regularly on my playlist.
4/5.

#2:Love Street.
This is a tricky one, I like this song a lot, but to classify it in a certain genre, as such, is incredibly hard, it starts off with a fantastic sliding bass line, and goes into a kind of "60's serannade song", and yes, I'm aware this album was released in 1968, but then it turns into a full rockin' tune, with a nice piano solo, it's an easy listen and continues the album in a good fashion.
4/5.

#3: Not To Touch The Earth.
I'm not going to go over the top here, but jesus, what a song. This encompasses all the things people loved about the Door's first two albums, hard rock, blues, psychadelia, and well, just plain weirdness. A strange fact about this song is that after each chorus, the song changes it's key. I love this song, I absolutley do, it's deffinitley my favourite song off this album, and one of my favourite songs of all time.
5/5.

#4: Summer's Almost Gone.
Well, the album hits a low point on this smaltzy waltz of a song. There really is no need whatsoever for this song to be on the album, this and the next track really have no significance at all to the album. In my opinion, this song comes very close to making or breaking this album. No point of it being here, full stop.
2/5.

#5:Wintertime Love.
Again, with the waltz! No no no no NO! Album spoiler!
2/5.

#6:The Unknown Solider.
After the steep slope of the last two songs, you might be persuaded to put this album down, and back away very slowly, don't. This song is perfect, the best anti-vietnam song of all time, recorded by the humble Doors. I can NOT stress enough how great this song is, there is a lot of good imagery too, well, the organ intro gives me the immediate picture of blood spilling out of a wounded soldier, and the instrumental break is lining the soldiers up. Perfect song, and a great way to make this album listenable again. Well done Jim.
5/5.

#7:Spanish Caravan.
This song is little more than a plateu for Robbie Krieger to show off his flamenco guitarist skills. Allthough saying that, it's a cool song, with some weird lyrics "Carry me caravan take me to away! Take me to Portugal take me to Spain!", once more this is nothing more than filler, but it's an enjoyable song.
4/5.

#8:My Wild Love.
This is freaky, the first time I heard this I was genuinely scared. I don't really know what to say, it has a lot of tribal elements (just clapping and singing) The lyrics are decnt, but not much else here.
2.5/5.

#9:We Could Be So Good Together.
This is a lively, and very cool song. One of the first songs i learnt to play on guitar, and it still features highly on CD's I make. All in all it's a pretty fun song, and the most upbeat off a pretty strange album. Deffinitley a highlight.
5/5.

#10:Yes The River Knows.
This is odd. First you assume the Doors are a bunch of acid dropping stoners, but then you get this, a Liberachi-esque piano led ballad. An interesting song, but deffinitley weird. It also has some of the weirdest lyrics I have ever heard in my life "I promised I would drown myself in mystic-heated wine"...What the heck is mystic-heated wine anyway...?!
3/5.

#11:Five To One.
It has often been said "I save the best till last..." oh my, well...The Doors deffinitley did it with this one. This is an absolute blistering track, and possibly my favourite Doors song of all time. I love the simple drum beats, and the anti-war lyrics, there is a great deal of imagery here "Your ballroom days are over.." which can suggest at a lot of things, but this is definitleya, if not the standout track here. Download if you haven't heard!
5/5.


Don't always listen to what the critics say, this is a storm of an album. Download the top rated tracks and you will not be dissapointed ladies and gentlemen.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
nzrocker
March 31st 2005



6 Comments


Good review, but I love 'summer's almost gone', the music and lyrics just go so well together, and same with 'wintertime love'. Thanks.

ChrisD
December 19th 2005



44 Comments


The Doors were great.

masada
December 19th 2005



2733 Comments


"Hello I Love You" is all sorts of terrible.

Broken Arrow
December 19th 2005



220 Comments


I think "Love Street" should be changed with "Summer's Almost Gone" in the rating department but thats just my opinon. God review and album.

Also I wouldn't call "Hello, I Love You" terrible but it definitly isn't on of the Doors best songs.

MrKite
October 18th 2006



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

spanish caravan is simply amazing, also the slow songs on hear (that i heard) are amazing. i love this band so much.

MrKite
December 20th 2006



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Got this and I think it's pretty awesome. My rating will probably slide to a 4.5 in a few days though. Wintertime Love, Love Street, Unknown Soldier, The River Knows, Spanissh Caravan, and Not To Touch The Earth are my favorites.

ConorMichaelJoseph
February 19th 2009



1870 Comments


A fantastic record, but not a touch on their debut

soundsgroovy55
April 4th 2009



3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They really explored some uncharted waters with psychedelic music on this album. really some great music here and some of my favorite

Merkaba33
April 4th 2009



702 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I stopped listening to the Doors for a while and then came back recently and listened to Strange Days. I was blown away. I'm going to start on this soon.

Jethro42
October 18th 2010



12034 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oops, wrong thread sorry

13themount
February 2nd 2012



173 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

another great collection of songs

manosg
June 4th 2013



4684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

More people who like The Doors should listen to this album, it reeks of personality.

Digging: Jan Akkerman - Tabernakel

OmairSh
February 17th 2014



8115 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Spaaanish Caaaaravaaan

Yes I knoooow you caaaan

Digging: Clint Mansell - Moon

manosg
February 17th 2014



4684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The Unknown Solider is an awesome track too.

OmairSh
February 17th 2014



8115 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Don't forget Hello, I love you won't you tell me your naaaame.

manosg
February 17th 2014



4684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Definitely. Besides a couple of odd tracks I love this album.

ArsMoriendi
April 17th 2014



1963 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album needs more love.

Digging: Laurie Anderson - Big Science

zakalwe
April 17th 2014



4875 Comments


Agreed hard.

manosg
April 18th 2014



4684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Definitely. The album's biggest drawback really is that it came after the s/t and Strange Days that had set the bar so high.

ArsMoriendi
April 18th 2014



1963 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I actually like this album more than those. Even though I love all 3.



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