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Audio CD, Box set, December 16, 2003
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 16, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Bright Midnight
  • ASIN: B00012FWMI
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,563 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Bootlegger's Chat
2. Announcer Intro
3. Moonlight Drive
4. Back Door Man
5. Break On Through
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Never Before In Public
2. Wild Child
3. Gonna Have A Real Good Time (Rap)
4. Spanish Caravan
5. Five To One
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Back Door Man
2. Five To One
3. Forget This Is The Square Garden (Rap)
4. Hitler Poem
5. I'm Talkin' About Having A Good Time (Rap)
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Light My Fire
2. Love Her Madly
3. Ship Of Fools
4. The Changeling
5. L.A. Woman
See all 7 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

On the other hand, this is a bit of an insult to Doors fans.
N. P. Stathoulopoulos
There is no mention of the poor sound quality in all the promo materials posted on various websites (like this one).
M. Perini
The joke is on you because the group knows these songs sound bad and they just made you pay good money for it.
Jason Shumate

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By G. Sansom on December 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I am a HUGE Doors fan and own their entire catalog. However, this "box set" was a disappointment. THE POSITIVES: These CDs allow you to (somewhat) experience what a Doors concert on an average night would be like. At times, when you're listening to these bootlegs, it seems as if you're actually at the concert(though listening from the bathroom), and that's worth something. And, of course, you get to hear rare recordings of 'Wild Child', 'Soft Parade', and many others.
THE NEGATIVES: The sound quality is absolutely horrendous (as can be expected) and makes enjoying the music very difficult. While listening to the CDs, I was also struck by how mediocre The Doors were live, at least when they knew they weren't being professionally recorded or videotaped for TV. In many of the songs, the tempo drags and the band seems uninspired...a far cry from the other live Doors albums which, by and large, rock. It makes you wonder why this set was released.
But it is well known that the remaining Doors will release, re-release, and re-package everything they can get their hands on to make a buck. It is only a matter of time before Mr. Manzarek, et. al release a tape recording of Jim Morrison singing in the shower, "digitally remaster" the recording, put it on a CD with 15 other songs that have already been released, and sell it for $16.99.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By N. P. Stathoulopoulos on August 3, 2004
Format: Audio CD
At first glance, I can totally appreciate an effort to provide official releases of previously bootlegged material. On the other hand, this is a bit of an insult to Doors fans. This is Robbie Krieger's project, and it's telling. Krieger is famously anti-bootlegging, and even took legal action against an Italian bootlegger years ago after they released the Stockholm '68 shows.

First off, and the most insulting thing about this box, is the price. It's a bit of a joke, actually. This is equivalent to the cost of four bootlegs, more or less, and certainly close to the amount fans paid for actual bootleg Doors box sets. (The bootleg box set `Stages', released in the mid-90s by the Italian company Lizard, was in the same price range, and offered better quality in many places).

On the one hand, there's some very rare material offered, such as the last known live recording of The Doors with Jim Morrison from Dallas, 1970, which was only available on one bootleg CD release in the past. The Madison Square Garden material from 1969 was discovered in the 1990s in someone's collection. On the other hand, the atrocious sound quality of some of the other material may only attract die-hard fans who want very rare material. A few years ago, The Doors started Bright Midnight Records and began to release full, soundboard concerts through their official website. This, of course, was what fans were clamoring for years to get. In the past, and certainly around the release of Greg Shaw's amazing Doors On the Road book (which obviously reviewed Absolutely Live concert tapes that never saw the light of day) Manzarek said the tapes didn't exist(!)

The Doors' master plan is to re-release the same product over and over while trickling out new product (usually combined with old product.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "fasteddie113nl" on January 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This release is a saddening disgrace to The Doors' official discography. All tracks are audience recordings, and even considering this they're mediocre ones too. The cd's are hardly listenable and only of interest to dedicated completists.
To ask 81.00 dollars for this product is an outrageous insult to buyers. The only release these recordings should have is for example as free downloads on a website.
Don't buy this! If you gotta have these tracks, hunt down the "original" bootlegs, if only to prevent the remaining doors from earning one single buck for this embarassing fraud.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jason Shumate on February 19, 2007
Format: Audio CD
After reading some of the reviews here, I guess my standards are higher than some people's. I swear it seems that a CD of Jim Morrison passing gas could be released and it would probably get 4 or 5 stars here.

I have come to the conclusion that this release is a joke on YOU, the fan. Robby Krieger tooks various LP bootlegs of Doors concerts and put them on this set. The clicks and pops were removed, but it seems that no other processing was done. The sound is all over the place from abysmally bad to "good for an audience recording". Mostly it's just bad. It's a good thing that this was a limited edition. It's certainly not worth what it cost at the time it came out, nor is it worth what it's selling for now as a used item.

Most of these shows were not recorded professionally by The Doors, so this is the only document of some of these performances. Some of them are very good. There's an amazing performance of "Break On Through" from Copenhagen with Ray Manzarek on vocals because Jim was "sick" and unable to perform. I've never heard the song performed like that. There's a great version of "Light My Fire" on CD 4 that may be the best they've ever done of the song. However, everything on it is not a highlight. "L.A. Woman" shows the group at their self-indulgent worst. It's more than double the length of the studio version and it adds nothing to the song. It just contains various pointless instrumental doodles to lengthen it for no good reason.

If you are a casual fan, this is not for you. It's for hardcore "I must have everything officially released by the group at any price!" fans. The joke is on you because the group knows these songs sound bad and they just made you pay good money for it. They're not laughing with you, they're laughing at you.
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