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The Doors Debut Added To Library Of Congress Registry


. (hennemusic) The Doors seminal 1967 self-titled debut album is among 25 new additions selected for induction into the Library Of Congress' National Recording Registry.

Works by Radiohead ("OK Computer"), Sly And The Family Stone ("Stand!"), The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"), Steve Martin ("A Wild and Crazy Guy") and Tennesse Ernie Ford ("Sixteen Tons") and more are being recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation's audio legacy.

Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library's National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), is tasked with annually selecting 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and are at least 10 years old.

"Congress understood the importance of protecting America's aural patrimony when it passed the National Recording Preservation Act 15 years ago," says Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. "By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation."

The new selections bring the total number of recordings on the registry to 425, a small part of the Library's vast recorded-sound collection of nearly 3 million items.

The Doors debut is considered one of the most influential albums in the progression of psychedelic rock, featuring instant classics like "Break On Through (To The Other Side)", "Soul Kitchen", "The End" and the No. 1 single, "Light My Fire."

The record remains the band's most successful studio release, selling more than 4 million copies in the States alone and over 17 million worldwide. See the full list here.

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