The Doors (soundtrack)

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The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording
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ReleasedMarch 1991
RecordedAugust 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 and May 1978
GenrePsychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock
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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 Morrison1:06
2."Riders on the Storm" 7:01
3."Love Street"Morrison2:48
4."Break on Through (To the Other Side)" 2:26
5."The End" 11:42
6."Light My Fire" 7:06
7."Ghost Song"Morrison2:55
8."Roadhouse Blues" (Live)"Morrison5:20
9."Heroin - The Velvet Underground and Nico"Lou Reed7:08
10."Carmina Burana: Introduction - The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus"Carl Orff2:32
11."Stoned Immaculate"Morrison1:34
12."When the Music's Over" 10:56
13."The Severed Garden (Adagio)"Giazotto/Albinoni2:11
14."L.A. Woman"Morrison7:49


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


  1. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  2. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – Soundtrack". Music Canada.
  3. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – The Doors – The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Doors; 'The Doors: Original Soundtrack Recording')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  5. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Doors; 'Soundtrack')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "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.