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IN CONCERT

The Doors

 

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3.75 | 43 ratings

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Rodolfo
3 stars There are very fine performances here starting with the opener "Who do you love", where the band shows their powerful approach to rock and roll and blues; the same goes for "Roadhouse Blues", one of my favourites. On both songs Jim shows the special quality of his voice which, though lacking formal voice training, delivers warmth and an undeniable force to the audience. The band sounds tight with the "classic" Doors' keyboard dominating the scene. Some Doors classics like "When the music's over" and "Light my fire" receive good treatment, especially the latter, presented here in extended version and a middle section showing Jim's poetry not sounding out of place at all. On the other hand the two medleys with "Five to one" and "Break on through" respectively, are not the best versions of two of the band's favourites.

For Doors fans this would be a fine addition to their collection just for two reasons: First, this album gets together 3 live recordings previously issued by Electra Records, one being the famous "Absolutely Live" from The Doors heyday, second overall sound quality is very good compare to other live recordings from the same period (60's) and I dare to say that this is the best Doors live recording available on this respect including recent editions like "Live in Detroit". For that I give it 4.5 stars, but as this is a progressive music site, I say three stars because there are few progressive moments out of "The Celebration o the Lizard".

Rodolfo | 3/5 |

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