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SOUNDSTAGE PERFORMANCES

The Doors

 

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3.09 | 9 ratings

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friso
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2 stars The Doors - Soundstrage Performances (2002)

'The Soundstage Performances'. This dvd shows live material from '67, '68 and '69. The material is played intimately in the studio (main footage) and the movie/sound-quality is good. The other material is from stage performances and the quality is mediocre, sometimes bad.

At first I had some problems accepting this tame version of the Doors playing in the studio. The band doens't just play it's songs, they re-arranged both the instrumental and the vocals parts. Back Door Man is therefore totally different than on the album. The sound of the band is OK, though of the keyboards sound less interesting. The performance of the band is good.

This the kind of dvd that came after most people first go a dvd-player. It's a low-budget project with raw material and no re-mastering of both film and sound material. Some interview with current members are ok, but not very interesting and the questions aren't important.

Conclusion. This is nice document for Doors fans. It does show some good material, they play some good songs, but it never amazes me. I'm not that fond of the dvd-concept and I will give this two stars. This is for fans of the Doors. The dvd isn't that expensive, so it might be interesting for collectors as well. For others I would recommend to listen to the first three studio albums first.

friso | 2/5 |

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