The Doors (soundtrack)

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The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording
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Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMarch 1991
Recorded1966–1971, 1978
  • Paul A. Rothchild
  • Bruce Botnick
  • The Doors
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The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording is the soundtrack to Oliver Stone's 1991 film The Doors. It contains several studio recordings by the Doors, as well as the Velvet Underground's "Heroin" and the introduction to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. None of Val Kilmer's performances of the Doors' songs that are featured in the movie are included in the soundtrack.


The cover for the album is of Jim Morrison as portrayed by Val Kilmer. It is a photo of Kilmer looking straight in the camera's lens. His face is in black and white and his hair has the color of burning flames, it is the same effect created on the movie's posters and advertising material.

The French release of the soundtrack features Jim Morrison walking in a hallway towards the viewer; he's also portrayed by Kilmer, and the photograph was also part of the advertising material especially in France.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are performed by The Doors and written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore, except where noted.

The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."The Movie"Jim MorrisonAn American Prayer (1978)1:06
2."Riders on the Storm" L.A. Woman (1971)7:01
3."Love Street"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun (1968)2:48
4."Break On Through (To the Other Side)" The Doors (1967)2:26
5."The End" The Doors11:42
6."Light My Fire" The Doors7:06
7."Ghost Song"MorrisonAn American Prayer2:55
8."Roadhouse Blues"" (Live)MorrisonAn American Prayer; originally from Morrison Hotel (1970)5:20
9."Heroin" (performed by the Velvet Underground and Nico)Lou ReedThe Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)7:08
10."Carmina Burana" (Introduction; performed by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)Carl OrffCarl Orff: Carmina Burana (1983)2:32
11."Stoned Immaculate"MorrisonAn American Prayer1:34
12."When the Music's Over" Strange Days (1967)10:56
13."The Severed Garden (Adagio)"Giazotto/AlbinoniAn American Prayer2:11
14."L.A. Woman"MorrisonL.A. Woman7:49


The Doors:

Note: Played on all tracks except tracks 9 & 10

The Velvet Underground:

Note: The personnel for track 10


Sales certifications for The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[2] Gold 35,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[3] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[4] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[5] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[6] Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000 

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ AllMusic
  2. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1992 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – The Doors – The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording" (in Portuguese). Pro-Música Brasil.
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – Soundtrack". Music Canada.
  5. ^ "French album certifications – B.O.F. – The Doors (B.O.F.)" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved July 18, 2021. Select B.O.F. and click OK. 
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Doors; 'Original Soundtrack Doors')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Doors; 'Soundtrack')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Doors – The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – The Doors (soundtrack)". Recording Industry Association of America.