Post by darkstar on Apr 19, 2006 18:42:46 GMT
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Live In Philadelphia '70
The waiting is the hardest part: These two CDs of the Doors in full on May 1st, 1970, open with six minutes of crowd-control announcements and tuning. But with the jump into the grunting-boogie guitar of "Roadhouse Blues," the Doors are immediately in their late glory, showing off the garage soul on the recent Morrison Hotel. Jim Morrison sings like he's drunk on the fire behind him instead of cheap hooch, and the closing shots of Chuck Berry's "Carol" and "Soul Kitchen" are mighty lightning.
(Posted: Apr, 13 2006)
Track List View The Doors on Rhapsody
Announcer "Sit Down" (track not available in Rhapsody)Tuning (track not available in Rhapsody)Roadhouse Blues (track not available in Rhapsody)Break On Through (To The Other Side... (track not available in Rhapsody)Back Door Man-->Love Hides (track not available in Rhapsody)Ship Of Fools (track not available in Rhapsody)Universal Mind (track not available in Rhapsody)When The Music's Over (track not available in Rhapsody)Mystery Train (track not available in Rhapsody)Light My Fire (track not available in Rhapsody)The Concert Continues (track not available in Rhapsody)Maggie M'Gill (track not available in Rhapsody)Roadhouse Blue (Reprise) (track not available in Rhapsody)www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/_/id/9449351/rid/9807539/?rnd=1144957509625&has-player=true&version=6.0.12
Post by darkstar on May 3, 2006 12:28:35 GMT
From: Ultimate Guitar On-Line
Real AudioDoors Release Vintage Set Of Concerts
category: upcoming releases
The official entity titled the Doors have signed a deal with Bright Cove records to release all the concerts that comprised the concert compilation album, Absolutely Live, in their entirety. The original live album was released over thirty five years ago.
The latest release, The Doors Live In Philadelphia '70, is a signal of albums to come. Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek said the band plans to release all eight of the performances.
"We had recorded about a half dozen cities, maybe 8 cities for Absolutely Live. And we had done them multi-track, but we never released the entire concert. We took a piece from here and a piece from there, and somewhere else, New York City, from Philadelphia, da-did, dadit, dadit, and put it all together for Absolutely Live, back in the day when Jim was still with us. What we're doing now is taking each one of those concerts and releasing the entire concert. It's a document of the times."
Ray Manzarek and bandmate Robby Krieger recently changed the name of their Ian Astbury fronted band titled, Doors Of the 21st Century, to Riders On The Storm.
Meanwhile, rapper Snoop Dogg teamed up with Krieger and Manzarek for a new version of The Doors' "Riders on the Storm" for the lead track on EA's Need for Speed Underground 2 videogame. The soundtrack features accents by Snoop and hit stores two weeks ago.
RAY MANZAREK OF THE DOORS TALKS ABOUT VINTAGE LIVE CONCERT RELEASESwww.ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_releases/doors_release_vintage_set_of_concerts.html?200512060347
Post by darkstar on May 3, 2006 12:29:48 GMT
Plan 9 (Record Store) in Richmond, Virginia Reviews
January 5 2006
Plan 9 reviews "Live In Philadelphia" (The Doors)
Doors: "Live In Philadelphia"
Review by John Benson
Over three decades have passed since Jim Morrison last woke up in the morning and had himself a beer. Yet fans - many of whom weren't born when the Lizard King checked out - continue to let it roll, baby, roll with The Doors.
Unlike classic rocker Jimi Hendrix, whose catalog seems to grow every year with a rare concert recording (more than likely an oft bootlegged album) getting an official release, The Doors' library apparently isn't as vast, with very few shows of quality existing.
Miraculously, that all began to change a few years ago with a couple of concerts being released to the public, including a noteworthy 1970 Detroit date.
Now there's the recently discovered "Live In Philadelphia," which was recorded a few days before the Motor City show. What this double-disc 18-track concert may lack in extended setlist, it makes up for in both quality and intimacy, showcasing the magic-in-the moment concert presence Morrison provided. Unfortunately, those shows were few and far between as the often intoxicated and belligerent singer stumbled his way through concerts.
As for the City of Brotherly Love show, which was recorded at The Spectrum, "Back Door Man," "When The Music's Over," "Maggie M'Gill" and "Been Down So Long" are worth the investment. Interestingly, the latter track can be found on the band's last studio album, 1971's "L.A. Woman," which never received a proper tour as Morrison died later that same year.
If for no other reason than rediscovering your love of The Doors, "Live In Philadelphia" is definitely worth cracking a cold one to and, well, letting it roll all night long.www.richmond.com/music/output.aspx?Article_ID=4064024&Vertical_ID=127&tier=1&position=2