|"A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself."|
|THE LORDS. THE NEW
CREATURES - Jim Morrison
The only authorised examples of Morrison's poetry were issued in 1969 as private limited editions of only 100 copies each. Later American editions became essential reading, not only for fans of The Doors but for all with an interest in contemporary American verse. The Lords and The New Creatures are an important appendix to the breathtaking music Jim left behind.
|WILDERNESS - Jim
Compiled from the literary estate of the singer who brought a wildly lyrical poetry of the damned to the world of rock 'n' roll. Includes unpublished poems, drawings, photos, and a candid self-interview.
|THE AMERICAN NIGHT
- Jim Morrison
THE AMERICAN NIGHT presents Morrison's previously unpublished work in its truest form. WIth their nightmarish images, bold associative leaps, and volcanic power of emotion, these works are the unmistakable artifacts of a great, wild voice and heart.
|DARK STAR - Dylan
This extensively researched biography brings Jim Morrison alive both to those who remember his electrifying stage performances and to a new generation who knew him only through his records. This is a detailed and highly personal potrait of a man whose self-destructive lifestyle ran parallel with his impressive creativity.
|ANGELS DANCE AND
ANGELS DIE - Patricia Butler
Featuring an Introduction by the coauthor of No One Gets Out of Here Alive, this tragic melodrama involving one of rock's greatest legends examines the turbulent relationship between the "Doors"' frontman Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, a complex and compelling woman who had several roles: friend, muse, and wife, to name a few. The woman Jim called his 'cosmic mate'.
|RIDERS ON THE STORM
- John Densmore
This is the first account of this seminal rock band by one of its members. Densmore remembers how the music grew, but he cannot forget how Jim Morrison tore himself and the band apart. And here he wrestles with the demons that have haunted him since Jim's death in 1971.
|THE COMPLETE LYRICS
- Daniel Sugerman
The Doors' electricity and powerful mythic imagery is still going strong today. This is a compilation of the band's legendary lyrics, plus more than 100 never-before-published photos. A fitting tribute to a band that has grown more popular with the passing of time
|LIGHT MY FIRE -
This is an extraordinary and vividly drawn tale which gives us new insight into the explosive times, the enigmatic lead singer, and the magic circle that was The Doors. Although a good read I couldn't help but feel that Ray was wearing 'rose tinted glasses' while writing the book. Everything just seems too nice.
|NO ONE HERE GETS
OUT ALIVE - Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman
This book strips bare the facts from the fantasies of Morrison's life and mysterious death in Paris, exposing the myth-maker who was both hailed as a poet of the counter culture and reviled as a corruptor of youth. Hopkins and Sugarman tell the story of a reckless genius who shot like a rocket through the musical sky and fell into burning fragments as his life finally went out of control.
|STRANGE DAYS - Patricia
Set against an incredible '60s tapestry of rebellion, rock and drugs, this memoir is an account of Jim and Patricia's days together, his Miami obscenity trial, her pregnancy and the terrible consequences of both.
|THE LIZARD KING
- Jerry Hopkins
Jerry reexamines the myth and facts of a contemporary rock legend. Morrison's closest associates have been reinterviewed to present startling information on Jim's life and loves. This also contains seven of the best interviews with Jim Morrison. At last, the real Jim speaks for himself and emerges as one of the most articulate, intelligent men of rock.
|THE ILUSTRATED HISTORY-
This comprehensive history assembles interviews, newpaper reports, record and concert reviews, trial transcripts, FBI reports and magazine articles with hundreds of colour and black & white photos, to give a month by month, album by album visual record of The Doors' amazing career.
|BREAK ON THROUGH
- James Riordan and Jerry Prochnicky
Tortured visionary and bumbling drunk--two sides of ``The Lizard King'' that emerge from this lengthy biography of the late rock star. Riordan (a Rolling Stone contributor) and Prochnicky (a self-professed veteran Morrison scholar) attempt to retrace Morrison's decadent and colourful life that he chose to lead.
|THE END - Bob Seymore
This is an account of Morrison's last days in Paris. Seymore follows Morrison's footsteps, interviews key figures who were present at the time and uncovers information from police files and witness's statements. Includes previously unpublished extracts from official documents and photographs taken during Jim's final days.
|LIVING AND DYING
WITH JIM MORRISON - Judy Huddleston
In the author's intensely personal account, we read of her own flirtation with acid and other mind altering drugs. We learn of the intense alienation that drove so many of her generation to hallucinatory experiments and to the haunting music and lyrics of The Doors.
|THE ULTIMATE DOORS
COMPANION - Doug Sundling
This book considers the band's artistic vision and influences. In an era when the three minute pop single ruled the music world, The Doors stood proud as practitioners of album art. From beginning to end, the six studio albums presented carefully-crafted sound tapestries, with the music of Ray, John and Robby woven around the unique lyrics of Jim.
|WILD CHILD - Linda
Offers an intimate memoir of Jim Morrison at the height of his career. This vivid portrait is based on her diaries from the four-year period when she knew Morrison. Wild Child is a richly detailed and passionate account of what life was like with the legendary Doors singer.
|AN HOUR FOR MAGIC
- Frank Lisciandro
Jim Morrison's close friend Frank Lisciandro shares previously unpublished photos and original anecdotes about Morrison's life and work in this intimate photojournal, providing fans with fresh insights into this musical genius.
|THE DOORS COMPANION
- John M. Rocco
Draws on articles, poems, biographies, scholarly monographs, and much more to give readers a foundation for understanding the band and its members. A discography, bibliography, and brief chronology of the band provide important supplementary material.
- Danny Sugerman
By the time Danny Sugerman was 21 he had an idyllic home, a beautiful girlfriend, the best car in the world, two types of hepatitis, a diseased heart, a $500 a-day heroin habit and only a week to live. He lived.
Although this isn't really a book on The Doors, it does show how Morrison influenced a young Sugerman's creativity. A must read.
MOONLIGHT DRIVE - Chuck Crisafulli
|MORRISON: A FEAST
OF FRIENDS- Frank Lisciandro
Morrison: A Feast of Friends. Soft cover. Out of print. A casual look at the performer Jim Morrison as seen through the eyes of the people who knew him best. A study of Morrison like never before - as told via interviews and by those who knew him best. Contains over 120 rare photos and 176 pages.
|THE TENTH LIFE OF
JIM MORRISON - Ineke Verheul
The Tenth Life of Jim Morrison. Soft cover. This book is an interesting fictional odyssey of Morrison's post-death adventures deep in the heart of Paris. Enjoyable reading as well as a very creditable and highly readable attempt to find the man behind the myth, behind the movie, and behind the music, as Morrison reaches the other side at last.
|THE DOORS CONCISE
COMPLETE - Danny Sugerman
'The Doors Concise Complete'. Soft cover. Out of print. UK Import contains lyrics and music to all Doors' songs from 1965-1971. Completely illustrated with lots of B&W photos. Very cool.