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Charted: March 7, 1970

Rating: 3.997 (average of 13 ratings)

Genre: classic rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Roadhouse Blues
  2. Waiting for the Sun
  3. You Make Me Real
  4. Peace Frog
  5. Blue Sunday
  6. Ship of Fools
  7. Land Ho!
  8. The Spy
  9. Queen of the Highway
  10. Indian Summer
  11. Maggie McGill


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 6 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 4
peak on U.K. album chart 12

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • You Make Me Real (4/11/70) #50 US


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Morrison Hotel
The Doors
“The Doors returned to crunching, straightforward hard rock on Morrison Hotel, an album that, despite yielding no major hit singles, returned them to critical favor with hip listeners. An increasingly bluesy flavor began to color the songwriting and arrangements, especially on the party’n’booze anthem Roadhouse Blues” (Unterberger).

“Airy mysticism was still present on Waiting for the Sun, Queen of the Highway, and Indian Summer; Ship of Fools and Land Ho! struck effective balances between the hard rock arrangements and the narrative reach of the lyrics” (Unterberger).

Peace Frog was the most political and controversial track, documenting the domestic unrest of late-‘60s America before unexpectedly segueing into the restful ballad Blue Sunday” (Unterberger).

The Spy, by contrast, was a slow blues that pointed to the direction that would fully blossom on L.A. Woman” (Unterberger).

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previous album: The Soft Parade (1969) next album: L.A. Woman (1971)

Last updated March 31, 2008.