EK-45615 Light My Fire
Produced by Paul A. Rothchild
Released on May 1967
US CHART POSITION #1 (charted June 3, 1967 for 17 weeks) . . . US RE-CHART POSITION #87 (re-charted Aug. 31, 1968 for 6 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (9/11/67) . . . UK CHART POSITION #49 (RE-CHART POSITION #7) . . . ROLLING STONE TOP 500 SONGS: #35
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EK-45615 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

A ctually an edited version of the original that shaves four minutes of smoldering solos from the middle. The single naturally lacks the intensity of the original and is best forgotten. No such modifications to “The Crystal Ship,” and long may she sail intact. At three minutes, it’s still a moving journey. There’s more on “Light My Fire” at Songfacts. More on “The Crystal Ship” there too, but you’ll only end up going in circles.

TRACK LISTING

  1. LIGHT MY FIRE    (The Doors)    2:52
  2. THE CRYSTAL SHIP    (The Doors)    2:30

    US Elektra Spun Gold 7-inch single
  3. LIGHT MY FIRE
  4. LOVE ME TWO TIMES

    UK 1976 7-inch single
  5. LIGHT MY FIRE
  6. THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

    US 1985 12-inch single
  7. LIGHT MY FIRE (LP VERSION)
  8. LIGHT MY FIRE (LIVE EDIT)

    UK 1991 7-inch single
  9. LIGHT MY FIRE
  10. PEOPLE ARE STRANGE

    UK 1991 12-inch single
  11. LIGHT MY FIRE
  12. PEOPLE ARE STRANGE
  13. SOUL KITCHEN

CREDITS

Bruce Botnick -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US May 1967 Elektra 7" EK-45615 yellow and black label
US 1967 Elektra 7" EK-45615 red, black & white label reissue
US 1972 Elektra 7" 45051 Spun Gold reissue
UK 1976 Elektra 7" K 12227  
US 1985 Elektra 12PRO ED5245  
UK 1991 Elektra 7" EKR 125 picture sleeve
UK 1991 Elektra 12/CDS/CSS EKR 125TW/CD/C w. poster

 

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