That it’s time to live in the scattered sun

On a day like today, I love listening to The Doors Waiting for the Sun album. Waiting for the Sun is the third studio album . It was released in July 1968 and became the band’s first and only number one album, spawning their second US number one single, “Hello, I Love You.” It also became the band’s first hit album in the UK, where it peaked at #16 in the chart. With the exception of two songs, the material for this album was written after the band’s initial songs from the formation of the group had been recorded for their debut album and second album, Strange Days. The centerpiece of this album was supposed to be the lengthy theatrical piece “Celebration of the Lizard,” but in the end only the “Not to Touch the Earth” section was used. The track “Celebration of the Lizard” was intended to take up an entire album side, but the group was never able to capture a studio recording that they liked. The band would revisit it later in its full-length form on their 1970 album Absolutely Live. The pictures below are from the album cover photo sessions taken in Laurel Canyon. The photographer who took these photos was Jim’s close friend Paul Ferrara. Paul dated Pamela as well.

Information from Wikipedia, photos taken by Paul Ferrara and posted on