The Doors (soundtrack)

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The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording
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Soundtrack album by The Doors
Released March 1991
Recorded August 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 and May 1978
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock
Length 72:34
The Doors chronology
The Best of The Doors
(1985)The Best of The Doors1985
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Essential Rarities
(2000)Essential Rarities2000
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The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording is the soundtrack to Oliver Stone's 1991 film The Doors. It contains The Doors studio recordings, The Velvet Underground's "Heroin" as well as 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's character 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.

  1. "The Movie" (Jim Morrison) – 1:06
  2. "Riders on the Storm" – 7:01
  3. "Love Street" (Morrison) – 2:48
  4. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" – 2:26
  5. "The End" – 11:42
  6. "Light My Fire" – 7:06
  7. "Ghost Song" (edit) – 2:55
  8. "Roadhouse Blues" (Live) – 5:20
  9. "Heroin" (Lou Reed) performed by The Velvet Underground and Nico – 7:08
  10. "Carmina Burana: Introduction" (Carl Orff) performed by The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus – 2:32
  11. "Stoned Immaculate" (Morrison) – 1:34
  12. "When the Music's Over" – 10:56
  13. "The Severed Garden (Adagio)" (music by Giazotto/Albinoni) – 2:11
  14. "L.A. Woman" (Morrison) – 7:49


The Doors:

Note: Played on all tracks except tracks 9-10

The Velvet Underground:

Note: The personnel for track 10


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[1] Platinum 1,000,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[2] Platinum 100,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[3] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[4] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[5] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone