The Doors' Robby Krieger Recalls 'Difficult' Third Album, Shares Rough Mix of 'Spanish Caravan': Exclusive

American rock group The Doors, from left to right: Robby Krieger (guitarist), John Densmore (drummer), Jim Morrison (singer), and Ray Manzarek (organist), posed in Frankfurt, Germany on September 14, 1968. Photo by Gunter Zint/K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redfern.
American rock group The Doors, from left to right: Robby Krieger (guitarist), John Densmore (drummer), Jim Morrison (singer), and Ray Manzarek (organist), posed in Frankfurt, Germany on September 14, 1968. Photo by Gunter Zint/K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redfern.

The Doors’ 50th anniversary celebrations — including this fall’s commemoration of the group’s third album, 1968’s Waiting For The Sun, whose rough mix of “Spanish Caravan” premieres exclusively below — is becoming old hat for guitarist Robby Krieger.

“It’s kinda cool,” Krieger tells Billboard. “But I hate to hear that term 50 years. I’d rather it be 30….”

Produced and remastered by original Doors engineer Bruce Botnick, the Waiting For The Sun 50th anniversary deluxe edition comes out Sept. 14 and features 14 unreleased tracks, including nine rough mixes and five live tracks from a Copenhagen concert in 1968. For Krieger it recalls a “difficult” period for the Doors, one that encompassed the dreaded “third album syndrome” and also coincided with frontman Jim Morrison’s burgeoning infatuation with drinking. “We had enough songs for two albums before we ever went in to record the first album, but by the time the third album rolled around you’re kind of out of songs,” Krieger recalls. “So I ended up writing more of the songs for the third album. I got to do stuff like ‘Spanish Caravan’ and ‘Yes, The River Knows,’ stuff like that. We created some stuff right there in the studio, like ‘Five To One.’ And Jim was starting to get into his drunken stage, although he came up with some great stuff, too.”

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