L.A. Womanis the sixth studio album by the Americanrockbandthe Doors, released on April 19, 1971, byElektra Records. It is the last to feature lead singerJim Morrisonduring his lifetime due to his death three months after the album's release, though he would posthumously appear on the 1978 albumAn American Prayer. Even more so than its predecessors, the album is heavily influenced byblues. It was recorded withoutrecord producerPaul A. Rothchildafter he fell out with the group over the perceived lack of quality of their studio performances. Subsequently, the band co-produced the album with longtimesound engineerBruce Botnick.
Critics includingRichie UnterbergerandDavid Quantickhave calledL.A. Womanone of the Doors' best albums, citing Morrison's vocal performance and the band's stripped-down return to their blues rock roots.