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Have you listened to An American Prayer - Jim Morrison (with the Doors furnishing background music)? It actually won a Grammy Award in 1976 - awards in 1977 for the previous year (I believe). It got lost in all the hoopla over Chicago's winning that year for If You Leave Me Now. Just about everything did that year. And there was lots of great music released in 1976. An American Prayer won in one of the lesser-known categories. It will blow your mind. Some of the stuff on that recording also appears in Morrison's poetry books.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_P..._-_Jim_Morrison

Thank you Larry for recommending this....I checked the link out,only one familiar song on it that I recognize,I have 5 disks of the Doors/Jim Morrison.....never came across this one.

I will most difenitly pick up a copy of AN AMERICAN PRAYER....tks. :D

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WOW...Really,thats' cool.........awesome. :D

Hey,ya into Bruce Cockburn's music.....just picked up his new CD/Live solo.....slice of life.

Brilliant acoustically done.....I recommend it.....I'm getting ready to see him in Oct.

If a tree falls.....one of my favorites among others on the disk.

I was fortunate enough to see Cockburn at the Imperial Theater here in Sarnia a few years back. What a voice still. I look forward to getting the new CD soon, thanks for the heads up, didn't knew he had one coming out. What a poet, and you gotta love his passion to change the world!!!

...does anybody hear the forest fall?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_P..._-_Jim_Morrison

Thank you Larry for recommending this....I checked the link out,only one familiar song on it that I recognize,I have 5 disks of the Doors/Jim Morrison.....never came across this one.

I will most difenitly pick up a copy of AN AMERICAN PRAYER....tks. :D

An American Prayer has long been my favorite Morrison work, (next to his books). I liked Morrison before I heard of that album, after..I Idolized him as mush as Lennon, Dylan and Hendrix!!

Anyone who is not familar with his books, check them out!!!

The Lords And New Creatures by Jim Morrison

The American Night: The writings of Jim Morrison Vol I & II by Jim Morrison

The American Night books were actually the scraps of Jim's writing's that Pam Corson's parents found after her death (Jim's girlfriend) and published because they wanted to allow the world to share these great poems and prose.

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An American Prayer has long been my favorite Morrison work, (next to his books). I liked Morrison before I heard of that album, after..I Idolized him as mush as Lennon, Dylan and Hendrix!!

Anyone who is not familar with his books, check them out!!!

The Lords And New Creatures by Jim Morrison

The American Night: The writings of Jim Morrison Vol I & II by Jim Morrison

The American Night books were actually the scraps of Jim's writing's that Pam Corson's parents found after her death (Jim's girlfriend) and published because they wanted to allow the world to share these great poems and prose.

I have them all. And, I also have the book "The Doors Illustrated Lyrics". Check it out.

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An American Prayer has long been my favorite Morrison work, (next to his books). I liked Morrison before I heard of that album, after.

Cannot find this locally...usually,I have HMV music order music that is not available in stores near me...but they cannot get this CD for me....I'll have to look elsewhere. :angry::D

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I would like to say there is one band I like but they are to numerous to mention Dooby Brothers,Lynard Skynard.Rolling Stones,Eagles, Edith Piaf,Tino Rossi, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood,BBKing, Howlin Wolf,Willie Dixon and the Chicago All Stars and the list is endless.

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I would like to say there is one band I like but they are to numerous to mention Doobie Brothers,Lynard Skynard.Rolling Stones,Eagles, Edith Piaf,Tino Rossi, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood,BBKing, Howlin Wolf,Willie Dixon and the Chicago All Stars and the list is endless.

Agreed....we all have many favorites,could go on for ever.....I am familiar with the ones I bolded & have in my CD collection.

This thread is fun & interesting....to see all the different musical interest we have & in common,cool. :P

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I have them all. And, I also have the book "The Doors Illustrated Lyrics". Check it out.

Hey Larry...I assume you may have seen the oliver stone film THE DOORS...with Val Kilmer portraying Jim Morrison...if so,what did you think of it.

I have it....thought it was outstanding....in all aspects.

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Hey Larry...I assume you may have seen the oliver stone film THE DOORS...with Val Kilmer portraying Jim Morrison...if so,what did you think of it.

I have it....thought it was outstanding....in all aspects.

9 times at the theater alone. Don't have the video but have rented it out.

I believed Oliver Stone played fast and loose with the story - lots of fact errors. The book was supposed to be based on both the books No One Here Gets Out Here Alive and John Densmore's book Riders On The Storm.

However, Val Kilmer was awesome! Did you know he actually performed every song in the movie, except for a couple yells? He was so close to being like Morrison that it was incredible. I remember Regis and Kathy Lee(those two, before Kelly replaced Kathy Lee Gifford) asking about this and he confirmed it.

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However, Val Kilmer was awesome! Did you know he actually performed every song in the movie, except for a couple yells? He was so close to being like Morrison that it was incredible.

Actually,yes...I always assumed that Val indeed was doing his own singing....which always game me more admiration for this movie/as well as Kilmer's acting.....unbelievable indeed.

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Actually,yes...I always assumed that Val indeed was doing his own singing....which always game me more admiration for this movie/as well as Kilmer's acting.....unbelievable indeed.

Yes that's a mind blower, who would have thought that Kilmer Could have sung most of those.

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9 times at the theater alone. Don't have the video but have rented it out.

I believed Oliver Stone played fast and loose with the story - lots of fact errors. The book was supposed to be based on both the books No One Here Gets Out Here Alive and John Densmore's book Riders On The Storm.

However, Val Kilmer was awesome! Did you know he actually performed every song in the movie, except for a couple yells? He was so close to being like Morrison that it was incredible. I remember Regis and Kathy Lee(those two, before Kelly replaced Kathy Lee Gifford) asking about this and he confirmed it.

I saw it in the theaters as well... Like you said, some of the facts were incorrect. That's what you get when you try to fix 2 books into a 2 hour movie.

Any fan of Morrison has to read his poetry books... They're awesome!

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OK, it's not about a band, but my bro and I went to see the musical "Avenue Q" when we stood in London this week.

Boy, what a musical!!! I'm usually not a musical fan, but during "Avenue Q" tears came to my eyes from laughter, especially in the first part!

(You know, Avenue Q is the musical with the world hit "Internet is for porn".)

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Okaaay I haven't posted in here for awhile so here it goes, in no particular order

Beirut (Zachary Condon :wub:)

Los Campesinos!

Arcade Fire

The Unicorns

Bell Orchestre

Clues

Islands

Gogol Bordello

The Hylozoists

Operator Please

Black Lips

The Libertines

Babyshambles

The Heavy Blinkers

Be Your Own Pet

and a million more

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Okaaay I haven't posted in here for awhile so here it goes, in no particular order

Beirut (Zachary Condon :wub:)

Los Campesinos!

Arcade Fire

The Unicorns

Bell Orchestre

Clues

Islands

Gogol Bordello

The Hylozoists

Operator Please

Black Lips

The Libertines

Babyshambles

The Heavy Blinkers

Be Your Own Pet

and a million more

what's you're biggest hit? ;)

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Okaaay I haven't posted in here for awhile so here it goes, in no particular order

Beirut (Zachary Condon :wub:)

Los Campesinos!

Arcade Fire

The Unicorns

Bell Orchestre

Clues

Islands

Gogol Bordello

The Hylozoists

Operator Please

Black Lips

The Libertines

Babyshambles

The Heavy Blinkers

Be Your Own Pet

and a million more

some wierd names there! andwoot arcade fire

and bands for me are

of Montreal still atm loving them :)

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