90 Songs, 6 Hours 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In January 1970, The Doors performed four shows over two nights at the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden's intimate, designed-for-music venue. It'd be the last time Jim Morrison played with The Doors in New York City before his 1971 death. The recordings here are presented as close to uncut as possible, meaning tracks such as "Start of Show" and "Tuning/Breather" are just what the titles suggest. The band fills these sets with plenty of blues-based rock, including "Money," "Who Do You Love," "Crawling King Snake," "Roadhouse Blues," and "Little Red Rooster." Morrison's role as psychedelic shaman is still somewhat in place. "The End," "When the Music's Over," and "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" show a transcendent range of ideas and emotions from The Doors' early days. The band members are on their game, knowing the performances were being recorded for a possible live album. A good number of these tracks made their way to 1970's Absolutely Live and 1997's Box Set, though many here are previously unreleased.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In January 1970, The Doors performed four shows over two nights at the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden's intimate, designed-for-music venue. It'd be the last time Jim Morrison played with The Doors in New York City before his 1971 death. The recordings here are presented as close to uncut as possible, meaning tracks such as "Start of Show" and "Tuning/Breather" are just what the titles suggest. The band fills these sets with plenty of blues-based rock, including "Money," "Who Do You Love," "Crawling King Snake," "Roadhouse Blues," and "Little Red Rooster." Morrison's role as psychedelic shaman is still somewhat in place. "The End," "When the Music's Over," and "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" show a transcendent range of ideas and emotions from The Doors' early days. The band members are on their game, knowing the performances were being recorded for a possible live album. A good number of these tracks made their way to 1970's Absolutely Live and 1997's Box Set, though many here are previously unreleased.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

fastvinny ,

First Review WOW - Buy Buy Buy

If you have been looking for live doors, your search has ended. Out Of all the live releases over the years this is the one to have. Sounds great , and the performances are fantastic. Jim is in rare form ..... I am the lizard king ... i can do anything

This is a must buy , forget the price, if you love the doors , turn the lights down low, put your headphones on and go for a journey back to the early seventies and enjoy one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever.... Ladies & Gentlemen THE DOORS!

hherbie690 ,

The best live cd of the doors

Never mind the price just get it and just listen it's like being there with the doors r.i.p jimbo

Theocritus125 ,

Great shows from a difficult period in Doors history

Really nice shows despite Morrison's slow, tumultuous decline during this period. As Vince Treanor, road manager for the Doors, said, the time to see them was in the early days. Luckily, some of this survives (e.g. Matrix tapes) and I'd take those shows over the later ones, but here the band is on their game and in fine form. Definitely worth the purchase.

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