"Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade" and "possibly the best album yet from the Doors"
"Morrison Hotel", The Doors' fifth album released in 1970 opens a new chapter in their history - gone were the psychedelic trimmings of the first two albums and the commercialism of the last two. "Morrison Hotel" is distinctly stripped down, and edgier. On this album, there is a slight steer toward blues even though no major hit singles were drawn from the album, Morrison Hotel peaked at #4 on the US album chart, and also became the band's highest charting studio album in the UK, where it peaked at #12.
This is the next-to-last Doors album, recorded prior to Jim Morrison's death. Morrison is at his peak, and his lower voice is a nice change of pace from the other shreiking hard rock singers of the day.
Although "Morrison Hotel" embraces a new sound, all the elements of the Doors are firmly in place; Jim Morrison's soulful baritone, John Densmore's jazzy percussion, Robbie Krieger's bluesy guitar, all the while peppered with Ray Manzarek's wholly unique signature organ and piano.
Additional musicians include harmonica whiz G. Puglese (aka John Sebastian) and blues master Lonnie Mack on bass.
The album contains 2 Doors all-time favorites BONUS tracks -- "Waiting for the Sun" and "Ship of Fools" from the 40th Anniversary mixes by Bruce Botnick and The Doors.
"without any doubt their ballsiest (and best) album to date"