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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1: Without A Safety Net
1. Five To One (The Doors) (7:29)
Recorded Live: 1969 at The Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, FL
2. Queen Of The Highway (The Doors) (3:32)
Alternate Version Recorded: 1969 at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA
3. Hyacinth House (The Doors) (2:40)
Demo Recorded: 1969 at Robby Krieger's home studio
4. My Eyes Have Seen You (The Doors) (2:01)
Demo Recorded: 1965 at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA
5. Who Scared You (The Doors) (3:16)
Recorded: 1969 at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA
6. Black Train Song (The Doors/Parker/Phillips) (12:22)
Recorded Live: 1970 at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
7. End Of The Night (The Doors) (2:59)
Demo Recorded: 1965 at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA
8. Whiskey, Mystics And Men (The Doors) (2:19)
Recorded: 1970 at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA
9. I Will Never Be Untrue (The Doors) (3:56)
Recorded Live: 1970 at The Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, CA
10. Moonlight Drive (Demo) (The Doors) (2:31)
Demo Recorded: 1965 at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA
11. Moonlight Drive (Sunset Sound) (The Doors) (2:40)
Recorded: 1966 at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA
12. Rock Is Dead (The Doors) (16:39)
Recorded: 1969 at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA
13. Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor (Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni) (4:40)
Recorded: 1968 at TTG Studios, Hollywood, CA

Total Time 67:31


CD 2: Live In New York
Recorded Live: 1970 at Madison Square Garden, New York
1. Roadhouse Blues (The Doors) (4:19)
2. Ship Of Fools (The Doors) (5:20)
3. Peace Frog (The Doors) (3:15)
4. Blue Sunday (The Doors) (2:33)
5. The Celebration Of The Lizard (The Doors) (17:18)
6. Gloria (Van Morrison) (7:14)
7. Crawling King Snake (John Lee Hooker) (6:12)
8. Money (John Lee Hooker) (2:49)
9. Poontang Blues (The Doors)/Build Me A Woman (The Doors)/Sunday Trucker (The Doors) (3:35)
10. The End (The Doors) (18:01)

Total Time 70:35


CD 3: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be
1. Hello To The Cities (The Doors) (0:56)
Recorded Live: 1967 on The Ed Sullivan show and 1970 at Cibo Hall, Detroit, MI
2. Break On Through (The Doors) (4:32)
Recorded Live: 1970 at The Isle Of Wight Festival, England
3. Rock Me (Muddy Waters) (6:36)
Recorded Live: 1970 at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
4. Money (John Lee Hooker) (2:59)
Recorded Live: 1970 at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
5. Someday Soon (The Doors) (3:41)
Recorded Live: 1970 at The Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
6. Go Insane (The Doors) (2:30)
Demo Recorded: 1965 at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA
7. Mental Floss (The Doors) (3:38)
Recorded Live: 1970 at The Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, CA
8. Summer's Almost Gone (The Doors) (2:17)
Demo Recorded: 1965 at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA
9. Adolph Hitler (The Doors) (0:12)
Recorded Live: 1970 at Boston Gardens, Boston, MA
10. Hello, I Love You (The Doors) (2:28)
Demo Recorded: 1965 at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA
11. The Crystal Ship (The Doors) (2:55)
Recorded Live: 1967 at The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
12. I Can't See Your Face In My Mind (The Doors) (3:16)
Recorded Live: 1967 at The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
13. The Soft Parade (The Doors) (10:03)
Recorded Live: 1970 on PBS Television, New York, NY
14. Tightrope Ride (Krieger/Manzarek) (4:17)
Recorded: 1971 at The Doors' Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
15. Orange County Suite (The Doors) (5:27)
Recorded: 1970 at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Total Time 56:31


CD 4: Band Favorites
Robby
1. Light My Fire (Krieger) (7:05)
2. Peace Frog (The Doors) (2:57)
3. Wishful Sinful (Krieger) (2:55)
4. Take It As It Comes (The Doors) (2:14)
5. L.A. Woman (The Doors) (7:49)

Ray
6. I Can't See Your Face In My Mind (The Doors) (3:22)
7. Land Ho! (The Doors) (4:06)
8. Yes, The River Knows (Krieger) (2:34)
9. Shaman's Blues (The Doors) (4:47)
10. You're Lost Little Girl (Krieger) (2:59)

John
11. Love Me Two Times (Krieger) (3:15)
12. When The Music's Over (The Doors) (10:56)
13. The Unknown Soldier (The Doors) (3:21)
14. Wild Child (The Doors) (2:35)
15. Riders On The Storm (The Doors) (7:09)

Total Time 68:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Jim Morrison / lead vocals
- Ray Manzarek / keyboards
- Robby Krieger / guitars, harmonica, vocals (except CD1 (4, 7, 10) and CD2 (6, 8, 10))
- John Densmore / drums

Guest Musicians:
- Harvey Brooks / bass on CD1 (2, 5)
- Rick Manzarek / guitar on CD1 (4, 7, 10) and CD2 (6, 8, 10)
- Jim Manzarek / harmonica on CD1 (4, 7, 10) and CD2 (6, 8, 10)
- Pat Sullivan / bass guitar on CD1 (4, 7, 10) and CD2 (6, 8, 10)
- Paul Harris / horn on CD1 (5)
- Fritz Richmond / jug on CD1 (8)
- Jessy McReynolds / mandolin on CD1 (8)
- La Cienega Symphony Strings / strings on CD1 (13)
- Albert King / guitar on CD3 (3, 4)

Releases information

Produced by Bruce Botnick & The Doors

4 CD Set Elektra Entertainment Group 075596212328 (1997)

2 double CD Sets Elektra Entertainment Group 7559-62295-2, 7559-62295-2 (1998, different package)

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3.21
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Review by clarke2001
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars In a world of ultimate platinum collections and box sets, this one is worthy of your attention - because of the concept, and because of the hidden gems.

It contains four disks: compiled studio material (both official, that is, taken from the regular studio albums and some demo and never released recordings) and live material.

Live recordings could be described as THE DOORS desperately trying to be a jam band - performing ten minutes long blues pieces and so forth. This is certainly not their best released live material, both performance wise and sound wise. But, if you are DOORS fan you probably know that, because thee are much worse live compillations around. But every fan will always hold a bit of hope in his/hers heart. However, live recording(s) (yes, a big plural) are sometimes interesting, sometimes entertaining, but rarely below par. Of course, there's a bunch of blues covers, an attempt of psychedelic jam and regular Doors' tune workouts.

As for the rest of the material, my attention was caught primarily because of studio recordings: this is where the strength of this box set lies. An excellent (acoustic) alternate take of 'Hyacinth House' and great, great ballad Who Scared You and stomping, masculine, 'Whiskey, Mystics and Men'. These two paved the way for the musical direction of the band in the forthcoming years, alas, they never took that part for known reasons. It's interesting to imagine how the band would sound in the seventies (I mean the band+Kim alive and well), because right on this point they started changing their sound - for good, and for better. Mandolins and accordions inWhiskey. Hammond instead of Vox; bold guitar solo instead of fuzz. What a pity.

The last disc is just a regular compilation of band's tunes, so I would be happy to have this box set without it - and for a fraction of the price, hopefully. However, this compilation disc itself is not bad - the songs were cherry-picked from the bandmembers themselves. At least it's not a hit focused one - there's no 'Hello, I Love You' or 'Touch Me'. Thankfully, we can find 'Peace Frog' (finally!), 'Land Ho!' and 'Shaman's Blues'. Yes, that's THE DOORS we know and love.

In conclusion, this is worth your attention - if you can find it cheaper, which is highly unlikely. Three stars. Perhaps three and a half.

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