End of the Night

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"End Of The Night"
Break On Through To the Other Side.jpg
Single by the Doors
from the album The Doors
A-side"Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
ReleasedJanuary 1967 (1967-01)
Format7" vinyl
RecordedAugust 1966 (1966-08)
GenrePsychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock
Songwriter(s)The Doors
Producer(s)Paul A. Rothchild
the Doors singles chronology
"Break On Through (To the Other Side)" / "End of the Night"
"Light My Fire" / "The Crystal Ship"
The Doors track listing
  1. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)
  2. "Soul Kitchen"
  3. "The Crystal Ship"
  4. "Twentieth Century Fox"
  5. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"
  6. "Light My Fire"
  7. "Back Door Man"
  8. "I Looked at You"
  9. End of the Night
  10. "Take It as It Comes"
  11. "The End"

"End of the Night" is a song by American psychedelic rock band the Doors. The song was featured on the band's debut album. It was then released as the B-side to the album's first single, "Break On Through (To the Other Side)".

The song was written in the band's early days, when they were still playing in nightclubs. In 1965, the band recorded a demo of the song in an attempt to land a deal with Aura Records. Despite this the band failed to get signed. In 1966, when the band landed a deal with Elektra Records, the song was recorded for their self-titled debut album. Its title is derived from the 1932 French novel Journey To The End Of The Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine.[1]

The song was chosen as the B-side to the album's first single, "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" and was released in January 1967.[1] The single, however, failed to become a success and only peaked at number 126 in the United States. After the band's rise to fame the song was rarely played live in concert. The song has since been included in box sets released over the years by the band.

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is composed in the key of E minor with Jim Morrison's vocal range spanning from D4 to G5.[2]



  1. ^ a b "End of the Night by The Doors". Songfacts. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Digital Sheet Music – The Doors – End of the Night". Musicnotes.com. Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Retrieved July 3, 2018.

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