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Other Voices (The Doors album)

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The Doors

Bruce Botnick

Other Voices (1971)
Full Circle (1972)

Release date
18 October 1971

Elektra Records

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October 18, 1971 (1971-10-18)

June–August 1971 using a professional 8-track machine

Rock music, Psychedelic rock, Blues rock

The Doors albums, Rock music albums

Other Voices is the seventh studio album by The Doors, released in October 1971. It was the first album released by the band following the death of the lead singer Jim Morrison.


Later releases

The album was not released on CD until October 23, 2006, by the Timeless Holland label, along with the final Doors album, Full Circle. For years the Doors largely disregarded the last two studio albums that were recorded without Morrison, and had no plans of reissuing the albums on CD. At the time, the Doors stated that they were not in possession of the master tapes, but remastered material from both the albums has appeared on various compilations, most notably the 1997 Box Set and the 2000 compilation The Best of the Doors. On September 27, 2011, The Doors finally gave Other Voices (along with Full Circle) its first official reissue, though made available only via digital download at sites such as the iTunes Store, Amazon.com and eMusic. The original master tapes were confirmed to have been used in these reissues. On May 29, 2015 it was announced that Other Voices would be re-released on CD and 180-gram vinyl.

Track listing

While Other Voices inside gatefold cover states "All songs written by Krieger, Densmore, Manzarek", a lyric sheet was included with early LP editions of the album that listed individual writing credits, and some early versions of the LP include these credits on the LP record labels as well. These individual credits are listed below.


The Doors

  • Ray Manzarek – vocals, keyboards
  • Robby Krieger – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • John Densmore – drums
  • Additional personnel

  • Jack Conrad – bass on "In the Eye of the Sun", "Variety Is the Spice of Life" and "Tightrope Ride"
  • Jerry Scheff – bass on "Down On The Farm", "I'm Horny, I'm Stoned" and "Wandering Musician"
  • Wolfgang Melz – bass on "Hang on to Your Life"
  • Ray Neapolitan – bass on "Ships w/Sails"
  • Willie Ruff – acoustic bass on "Ships w/Sails"
  • Francisco Aguabella – percussion on "Ships w/Sails" and "Hang on to Your Life"
  • Emil Richards – marimba on "Down on the Farm"
  • Production

  • The Doors - producers
  • Bruce Botnick - producer, engineer
  • Ron Raffaelli – Cover photo
  • Charts


    Billboard (North America)



    1In the Eye of the Sun4:47
    2Variety Is the Spice of Life2:54
    3Ships w/ Sails7:41


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