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THE DOORS 30 YEARS COMMEMORATIVE EDITION

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The Doors : Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1968
1. When The Music's Over
2. Alabama Song
(Whiskey Bar)
3. Backdoor Man
4. Five To One
5. Moonlight Drive
6. Horse Latitudes
7. A Little Game & The Hill Dwellers (from The Celebration Of The Lizard)
8. Spanish Caravan
9. The Unknown Soldier
10. Light My Fire (extended version)
11. The End

Total running time: 50 minutes

The Doors : Dance On Fire
1. Break On Through
2. People Are Strange
3. Light My Fire
4. Wild Child
5. L.A. Woman
6. The Unknown Soldier
7. Roadhouse Blues
8. Texas Radio And The Big Beat
9. Love Me Two Times
10. Touch Me
11. Horse Latitudes
12. Moonlight Drive
13. The End
14. Crystal Ship
15. Adagio
16. Riders On The Storm

Total running time: 65 minutes

The Doors : The Soft Parade & Retrospective
1. The Changeling
2. Wishful Sinful
3. Wild Child
4. Build Me A Woman
5. The Unknown Soldier
6. The Soft Parade
7. Hello I Love You

Total running time: 65 minutes

Bonus tracks:
1. Break On Through *
2. The Ghost Song **


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Line-up / Musicians

- Jim Morrison / vocals
- Ray Manzarek / keyboards and Fender piano bass
- Robby Krieger / guitars
- John Densmore / drums

Releases information

DVD Universal 902 589 2 (1999)

Contains the previously released video's Live At The Hollywood Bowl (complete 1968 concert footage), Dance On Fire (televised performances, promotional clips and behind the scenes footage) and The Soft Parade & Retrospective (this collection of footage drawn from the Doors' private archives features the band's last televised appearance on PBS in 1969) plus two DVD bonustracks: * Live At Isle Of Wight 1968 + ** A video-clip tribute to Jim Morrison, performed by Manzarek, Densmore & Krieger

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Review by erik neuteboom
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4 stars This DVD is a The Doors fan's wet dream! A few years ago I stumbled upon it, I couldn't believe me eyes: three video's and two bonus video tracks on one DVD and a pleasant mid-price! Let's have a look on this rock document.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl: This is the legendary 1968 concert and the only complete live gig of the Doors ever filmed (60 minutes). Looking at Jim Morrison performing his unique 'stage antics', you can imagine that it more or less influenced many rock artists, from David Bowie and Peter Gabriel to Fish and Johnny Rotten, even Elvis Presley bought a leather trouser after he had seen Jim wearing it during a The Doors TV broadcasting in 1967! My absolute highlight is Light My Fire, so many great moments, from the climax of the long and compelling organ solo when Ray delivers a heavenly smile and Jim is in trance with his maracca's to the the excellent build up in the end when Jim is hopping like a frog with his back to the audience, what a tension and explosive 'grand finale'! During The Unknown Soldier we can witness the 'execution' of Jim Morrison by Robby Krieger his guitar, John is playing the militairy snare drum and after the 'shooting', Jim keeps on singing while lying on the stage floor, this is rock-theatre at its best! And keep in mind that at the same time Jim's father was commander in the US Marine Force, did anybody say 'authority-conflict?! The final song The End contains sultry guitar scales, psychedelic organ (evoking early Pink Floyd) and a great final part when Jim is dancing like a native Indian in a pow-wow. The interplay between all musicians is outstanding , so dynamic and well timed.

Dance On Fire: This one contains a captivating selection of live and televised performances, promotional clips and behind the scenes footage (65 minutes). We can enjoy the infamous Light My Fire TV version during The Ed Sullivan Show (when Jim was not allowed to sing the word 'higher', this didn't keep Jim from screaming it loud into the camera!), The Unknown Soldier (execution of Jim on the beach with blood running from his mouth on flowers and scenes from Vietnam), Roadhouse Blues (featuring images from the riots on stage with Jim and the police), Touch Me (with Jim surrounded by a brass - and violin section of aged musicians) and Crystal Ship (most romantic The Doors song with a friendly and obviously 'stoned' Jim during a picknic)

The Soft Parade: This collection of footage drawn from the Doors' private archives, it features the band's last televised appearance on PBS in 1969 (65 minutes). Most songs are a blend of live, studio and private scenes. It's really sad to see how Jim has turned from a well-shaped and handsome God Of Orgasmic Rock into a old looking man with a beer belly, a thick beard and long, greasy hair, almost a 'living dead'!

Two bonus tracks: 'Break On Through' (a bit misleading named as an Isle Of Wight Festival track but it only contains a few glimpses of that concert in 1970) and 'The Ghost Song' (wonderful tribute featuring Jim his voice and poems, supported by the band members in a swinging rhythm with delicate Fender Rhodes piano, great guitarwork and inventive drumming.

THIS IS A GREAT VISUAL INTRODUCTION TO THE DOORS!

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