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Yes, Foreigner, Deep Purple Members Pay Tribute to The Doors

light-my-fire-classic-rock-salute-to-the-doorsMembers of Yes, Deep Purple, Foreigner, Dream Theater and other classic rock bands have gathered together to pay tribute to The Doors, on a new album titled Light My Fire – A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors, out now on Purple Pyramid Records.

The album, produced by Billy Sherwood, features new interpretations of Doors classics including “Light My Fire,” “Riders On The Storm,” Break On Through (To The Other Side),” “L.A. Woman,” and more.

Yes keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman and guitarist Steve Howe joined Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan on “Light My Fire.”

“[It] has always been one of those iconic tracks that keyboard players listen to because of the fact that there are so few tracks with keyboard/organ solos on them compared to our six-stringed buddies,” Wakeman explains. “It’s also a solo area that is totally open to interpretation so whatever you do is not comparable to the original, so it was an absolute joy to do.”

“I was delighted to play o nthis album as The Doors were a band I heard a lot as everywhere I went in the late ’60s their music was playing, at friend’s, in restaurants, gigs & bars throughout London,” says Steve Howe. “I’m sure I saw them play at MIddle Earth, a then hip club. Then, when the reissue more recently came out, I got totally back into their music, especially ‘Light My Fire.'”

Light My Fire – A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors is available now on Amazon and iTunes.


1. L.A. Woman [ Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues)]
2. Love Me Two Times [Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Thijs van Leer (Focus), Larry Coryell]
3. Roadhouse Blues [Leslie West (Mountain), Brian Auger, Rod Piazza]
4. Love Her Madly [Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), Mick Box (Uriah Heep)]
5. Riders on the Storm [Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Tony Kaye (Yes), Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The M.G.’s)]
6. The Crystal Ship [Edgar Winter, Chris Spedding]
7. Intro (People Are Strange) [Keith Emerson, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Joel Druckman]
8. People Are Strange [David Johansen (New York Dolls), Billy Sherwood (Yes)]
9. Touch Me [Robert Gordon, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Nik Turner (Hawkwind)]
10. The Soft Parade [Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Christopher North (Ambrosia), Steve Hillage (Gong)]
11. Hello, I Love You [Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep), Roye Albrighton (Nektar)]
12. Spanish Caravan [Eric Martin (Mr. Big) and Elliot Easton (the Cars)]
13. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) [ Todd Rundgren, Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Zoot Horn Rollo (Captain Beefheart)]
14. Break On Through (to the Other Side) [Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)]
15. Light My Fire’ [Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Steve Howe (Yes)]
16. The End [Pat Travers, Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)]

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