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|The Doors - L.A. Woman album cover|
| L.A. Woman was the last Doors album released with Jim Morrison before his death. The album's style is arguably the most blues-like of the band's catalogue. Following the departure of their record producer Paul A. Rothchild around November 1970, the Doors and engineer Bruce Botnick began production on the album at The Doors Workshop in Los Angeles. Most of the tracks were recorded live, except for a few overdubbed keyboard parts by Ray Manzarek. Session musicians Jerry Scheff and Mark Benno entered the studio in January 1971 to put some finishing touches. Curiously on the inside sleeve of the album, a woman is depicted crucified on a telephone pole. It is the only Jim Morrison-era studio album which the Doors did not follow up with a concert tour; Jim had moved to Paris by the time it was released and died a few months later.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 362 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
A remixed version of the album has been released on DVD-Audio.
A new version of the album, titled L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Mixes) was released on March 27, 2007 on Rhino records. It contains two bonus tracks: "Orange County Suite" and the Willie Dixon-authored "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further."
All songs written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore except where noted.
1. "The Changeling" – 4:21
2. "Love Her Madly" – 3:20
3. "Been Down So Long" – 4:41
4. "Cars Hiss by My Window" – 4:12
5. "L.A. Woman" – 7:55
6. "L'America" – 4:37
7. "Hyacinth House" – 3:11
8. "Crawling King Snake" (John Lee Hooker) – 5:00
9. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" – 4:16
10. "Riders on the Storm" – 7:09
Remastered version bonus tracks
11. "Orange County Suite" – 5:45
12. "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" (Willie Dixon) – 3:41
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