The Doors confused and enthralled the U.S. in the mid-sixties with their epic jam sessions and wild stage antics. They have lived on in the hearts of hippies and some of the band’s members still tour together to this day. Nearly 50 years later, Warner Music Group has launched a feature-rich app, called The Doors, which includes interactive content, unpublished images and artwork, rare videos, music, and more.
Jac Holzman, who originally signed The Doors to Elektra Records in 1966, developed the app, which just launched today in the App Store. According to a Rhino Entertainment press release, the band’s surviving members, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, all participated in the development and creation of the app.
“The genesis of this project began with a desire to digitize the boxed set, to use new technology to improve upon a much-loved fan experience. It made total sense to choose The Doors. They have always been ‘ahead of the curve’ artists and their story is one of the great sagas in rock,” says Holzman. “Together with the band, we tell a compelling tale using materials from The Doors’ own archives and the Warner Music vault plus the hundreds of other sources we chased down — a wealth of treasures including previously unseen photos, fresh interviews, and behind the scenes insights and reflections. Delivered in a single download, this is a riveting approach to showcasing a band’s entire career. I believe Warner Music has set the bar higher for future music apps… and that is a very good thing to do!”
The app features multiple sections starting with “The Story,” which includes hundreds of photos, videos, and interviews, as well as in-depth information about all six studio albums by Jim Morrison and the legendary rock group.
There is also a comprehensive “Timeline, a Cast of Characters,” which lists important players in the life of The Doors. Plus, a virtual map showing key places in the band’s history. There are more than 500 images, 44 short videos, and 60 audio clips included with this epic retelling of the history of The Doors.
The Doors costs $4.99 and is available in the App Store today.