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It was In The Dark Year - Various - The Last Nightingale in August and released in January on their eponymous debut album. Released as an edited single on April 24, it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot chart in late July, and one week on the Cash Box Topnearly a year after its recording.
The song was largely written by the band's guitarist, Robby Krieger but was credited to the entire band. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in September for exceeding one million units shipped.
The song originated as a Robby Krieger composition,  with Jim Morrison writing the second verse. Although the album version was just over seven minutes long, it was widely requested for radio play,  so a single version was edited to under three minutes with nearly all the instrumental break removed for airplay on AM radio. Ray Manzarek played Back Door Man - The Doors - Light My Fire song's bass line with his left hand on a Fender Rhodes Piano Basswhile performing the main keyboard lines on a Vox Continental using his right hand.
After the recording session, producer Paul A. Rothchild brought in session musician Larry Knechtel to overdub  a Fender Precision Bass guitar to double the keyboard bass line. The band appeared on various TV shows, such as American Bandstandmiming to a playback of the single.
The Doors were asked by producer Bob Precht, Sullivan's son-in-law, to change the line "girl, we couldn't get much higher", as the sponsors were uncomfortable with the possible reference to drugs. However, the Darlin If - Spirit - The Family That Plays Together of the line was confirmed to be literal, as in "high in the sky".
The band had been negotiating a Back Door Man - The Doors - Light My Fire deal with the producers; however, after violating the agreement not to perform the offending line, they were informed they would never do the Sullivan show again. Morrison's response was "Hey man.
We just did the Sullivan show. This performance was portrayed in the Oliver Stone film The Doorsbut without Morrison's subsequent retort to Sullivan and the show's producer. As the band had agreed in to both equal splits and everyone having veto power in decisions, Morrison consequently called Buick and threatened to personally smash a Buick with a sledgehammer on television, should the commercial be aired.
The 40th Anniversary mix of the debut album presents a stereo version of "Light My Fire" in speed-corrected form for the first time. The speed discrepancy being about 3. A live version was released in on their live album Alive, She Criedthe first of several live albums released in subsequent decades to include the song. The single originally reached number 49 in the UK inbut experienced belated success in that country inwhen a reissue peaked at number seven.
The reissue occurred due to revived interest in the band following Oliver Stone 's film biopic The Back Door Man - The Doors - Light My Fire . It is perhaps the best known cover of this song, reaching number 3 on the U. Billboard Hot charts, only a year after the original had been a number-one hit on the same chart.
His version became the bigger hit in Australia and also in Canada, where it reached number one. Feliciano's remake blended Latin influences, including a mixture of classic Spanish guitarflute and flamencowith American pop. Feliciano's version of the song is played at a slower tempo than the Back Door Man - The Doors - Light My Fire.
The single helped to spur the worldwide success of its album, Feliciano! Feliciano's arrangement of "Light My Fire" has influenced several subsequent versions, including that by Will Young. Songwriter Robby Krieger said in an interview about the cover: "It's really a great feeling to have written a classic.
I think I owe a big debt to Jose Feliciano because he is actually the one, when he did it, everybody started doing it. He did a whole different arrangement on it. Feliciano revisited the song, singing a duet with Minnie Riperton on her album Minnie.
It was a big hit in the UKwhere it reached No. This release peaked at No. This is a remix of Back Door Man - The Doors - Light My Fire vocal recorded in for the album Somethingwhich is also included on this release. In springBlue Note France and Radio Nova organised a competition Can U Handle It - Various - RAÏ RNB.
Vol.2 find the best remix, created from the Groove and Jazz back catalogues. The DJ had to be an unknown, who had not yet had any work published. DJ Booster was the winner and the hip-hop and club dance remixes of "Light My Fire" were released to the public.
He is a musician, who plays a variety of instruments and went on to release an album entitled Loop in Bassey's original recording of the song Back Door Man - The Doors - Light My Fire arranged by Johnny Harriswho also recorded his own instrumental version using a similar arrangement for his album Movements. Pop Idol series 1 winner Will Young covered the song in It was later released as his second single. It went straight to the number one spot in the UK Singles Chartsellingcopies in its first week of release.
The single stayed at number one for two weeks. Young also performed the song on World Idolwhere he came in fifth place. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Light My Fire disambiguation. The Independent. July 1, Retrieved September 14, April 24, Recording Industry Association of America.
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