The Doors - Soundstage Performances

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Mystic Jim Morrison and his band of merry men are here captured playing live on various international television shows, in Toronto, Denmark and New York City. Also included is an interview with the man himself, only a few months after his drug bust and arrest in Florida. Songs played include: 'The End', 'Love Me Two Times', 'Build Me a Woman' and 'The Soft Parade' among others.

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The Doors
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  • Feature exempt
Starring The Doors
Studio EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 6 September 2004
Main languages English

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dmitriy Shkarubo on 28 Aug. 2008
Format: DVD
Although all of the concert footage can be seen on other DVD's, the insight from the surviving members of the band make this film worth buying. The band members speak about individual songs and also build up each preformance with behind the scenes stories concerning each show. An excellent the Doors video.
The unique thing about this DVD is that you get to see the band change before your eyes. The first song recorded at a Canadian TV show type setting shows 'The Doors' doing probably the most outstanding version of "The End" ever put to audio/video ever. Even though the Oedipal section is eliminated it is absolutely mind blowing (To Say The Least). Morrison is steaming. This performance capture the bands pre 'Light My Fire' fame remarkably well.
The second set of songs was recorded in Europe (Sweden I believe) and Morrison is seen in his prime bellowing out classics such as 'The Unknown Soldier', 'When The Musics Over' and more in sizzling hypnotic form. I was completely mesmerized by this part of the DVD (Morrison has some type of hypnotic quality to him in this video along with the sound of the band thumping behind him).
The third set is from the post Miami days. Morrison grew the beard, began dressing like a bum, and seemed a little more subdued (If not shaken up) as a result of the Miami fiasco. Still, you won't find a complete performance on video anywhere of 'The Soft Parade' and despite the mediocre video quality the performance is titllating. Its what the Doors were all about.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Steen Kaargaard Nielsen on 11 Jun. 2010
Format: DVD
I can only second the first reviewer. This is definitely some of the best Doors footage available, especially the TV studio performance done during their 1968 European tour. This was recorded not in Sweden, but in Denmark by National Danish Television - notice the Danish flag under Manzarek, while Densmore is placed on the stripes of the Stars and Stripes. The close-ups of Morrison are spellbinding. Parts of this studio concert is used in many official Doors releases, but most often mixed with audience applause before or after songs. However, there was no audience present during this taping as the comments by Manzarek and the complete programme itself make clear. What an endlessly fascinating document!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joker-scar on 14 April 2013
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some stuff is really rare, especially the early Toronto appearance and more footage from the danish TV show.
worth the purchase but i found the PBS footage to be less quality than from previous sources. I can't believe the original 3/4 master tape in the PBS vaults is so degraded. looks like a dupe from a previous VHS dub
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 17 Sept. 2013
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Saw this on Sky and will now get the DVD. Can endorse reviewer No.1 - good to see how the songs came together and to see the recorded footage again - even if have seen them many times before. Yes, seeing the evolution of the Doors on one disc - great. No Downside to this.
Just reminds us how Ray will be sadly missed
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I gave this product a 5 star rating because, I purchased this for a relative who loves anything to do with 'The Doors' and she was so pleased with it that I even watched it with her!!! It is a very interesting DVD, with interviews from the other band members that are still alive along with some original 'black and white' footage of 'The Doors' performing live. Not from being of that generation myself, I have not really been into 'The Doors' that much, but after seeming some of the footage of them on this DVD it has given me a chance to really appreciate there music a lot more. Thank you.
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