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Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors

Classic Rock Salute To The Doors Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 24, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • ASIN: B00K03YWQU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,493 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1. L.A. Woman - Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash) & Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues)

2. Love Me Two Times - Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Thijs van Leer (Focus) & Larry Coryell

3. Roadhouse Blues - Leslie West (Mountain), Brian Auger & Rod Piazza

4. Love Her Madly - Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) & Mick Box (Uriah Heep)

5. Riders On The Storm - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Tony Kaye (Yes) & Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The M.G. s)

6. The Crystal Ship - Edgar Winter & Chris Spedding

7. Intro (People Are Strange) - Keith Emerson, Jeff Skunk Baxter & Joel Druckman (John Fahey)

8. People Are Strange - David Johansen (NY Dolls) & Billy Sherwood (Yes)

9. Touch Me - Robert Gordon, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Steve Morse & Nik Turner (Hawkwind)

10. The Soft Parade - Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Christopher North (Ambrosia) & Steve Hillage (Gong)

11. Hello, I Love You - Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) & Roye Albrighton (Nektar)

12. Spanish Caravan - Eric Martin (Mr. Big) & Elliot Easton (The Cars)

13. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) - Todd Rundgren & Geoff Downes (Yes / Asia) & Zoot Horn Rollo (Captain Beefheart)

14. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) & Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)

15. Light My Fire - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Rick Wakeman (Yes) & Steve Howe (Yes)

16. The End - Pat Travers & Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)

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The biggest names in classic rock gather together to pay homage to the original riders on the storm, The Doors!

Features superb performances by members of Deep Purple, Foreigner, Yes, Rainbow, Mountain, Moody Blues, and ELP plus Edgar Winter, Chris Spedding, Todd Rundgren, David Johansen and more!

Includes innovative renditions of all of the Doors very best songs including Light My Fire, Riders On The Storm, Break On Through (To The Other Side), Love Her Madly, L.A. Woman, People Are Strange, and lots more! --Official Press Release

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rockers Salute The Doors June 28, 2014
Format:Audio CD
There's two ways of looking at this CD, the first, a tribute by classic rock artists who were contemporaries of The Doors paying homage to The Doors, hence the name "Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors." Or it can be looked at as an example of what became wrong with classic rock which led to the back to basics approach of grunge and alternative rock.

"Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors" starts out with jazzier versions of "L.A. Woman" and "Love Me Two Times" that really gives the songs a new perspective. Edgar Winters vocals on "The Crystal Ship add a haunting quality that makes the song his own while still paying tribute to The Doors. The same can be said for David Johansen's vocals on "People Are Strange" (which immediately follows "The Crystal Ship") and Johansen's vocals have the carnival side-show barker quality of "People Are Strange". "Break On Through" is a nearly indestructible rock classic that seems to fare well and above no matter what genre of music or musician covers it.

Into every review a little rain must fall. "Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors" takes a more guitar hero approach to The Doors then The Doors ever did, and when an organ is added it sounds more like a Wurlitzer organ from your local roller rink sound that was widely parodied in the 60's, for this reason a lot of these covers add the patina of age that doesn't exist in The Doors sound. Then there are a couple of missteps that detract from the covers. One is Keith Emerson's intro for "People Are Strange".
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors" July 10, 2014
Format:Audio CD
First off readers let me say that I do not like cover bands, cover albums, tribute albums and compilation albums. I have always felt they should be considered a separate genre and that they usually do a disservice to the original composers and bands. After listening to "A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors" though I am rethinking those thoughts. It is hard to cover every song here, there are 16 of their greatest hits, so I will try to give an over view of what I think is important. I will leave the final decision up to you as to how good it really is after you listen to it.

I was fortunate enough to see 'The Doors', 3 times, once at Cobo Hall in Detroit. They were a very unassuming band with almost no equipment. They used no special effects, fireworks, light shows or anything other than themselves, a few instruments and only a couple amps and speakers. The stage was pretty empty even by the standards of the 1960's. What they lacked in equipment they made up by how tight and cohesive they were as a group when they were all in sync with each other and halfway sober. Jim Morrison usually took all eyes off the other 3 members but make no mistake that without them Jim Morrison would probably have become another undiscovered rock star.

Several of the guests on this album most likely knew 'The Doors' back in the day and are by all rights are `Superstars' themselves. More than 42 of rocks greatest classic 'Superstars' showed up to play on this album. That's a lot of "tribute" to any person or group and shows the love and respect they all had for 'The Doors' and their music. By my count there are at least 7 tribute albums out there for `The Doors' but from where I sit this is probably the only one that should matter. The 16 well done tracks on this album are:

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!! A Great Tribute to the Doors. June 28, 2014
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Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors is a GREAT tribute CD. This CD is filled with superstars rocking the Doors. Hear is a listing

Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute to the Doors' Track Listing
`L.A. Woman' -- Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash) and Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues)
`Love Me Two Times' -- Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Thijs van Leer (Focus) and Larry Coryell
`Roadhouse Blues' -- Leslie West (Mountain), Brian Auger and Rod Piazza
`Love Her Madly' -- Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
`Riders on the Storm' -- Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Tony Kaye (Yes) and Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The M.G.'s)
`The Crystal Ship' -- Edgar Winter and Chris Spedding
`Intro (People Are Strange)' -- Keith Emerson, Jeff `Skunk' Baxter and Joel Druckman
`People Are Strange' -- David Johansen (New York Dolls) and Billy Sherwood (Yes)
`Touch Me' -- Robert Gordon, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) and Nik Turner (Hawkwind)
`The Soft Parade' -- Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Christopher North (Ambrosia) and Steve Hillage (Gong)
`Hello, I Love You' -- Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) and Roye Albrighton (Nektar)
`Spanish Caravan' -- Eric Martin (Mr. Big) and Elliot Easton (the Cars)
`Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)' -- Todd Rundgren, Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia) and Zoot Horn Rollo (Captain Beefheart)
`Break On Through (to the Other Side)' -- Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) & Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)
`Light My Fire' -- Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Rick Wakeman (Yes) and Steve Howe (Yes)
`The End' -- Pat Travers and Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)

Its just a great job by classic rock stars and these great Doors songs. a Must have.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... rockers for the most covering the doors tunes still love the old...
prog rockers for the most covering the doors tunes still love the old songs with a twist another billy sherwood cover cd
Published 23 days ago by the hole
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect!
Published 1 month ago by Andrzej HOJN
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Tribute to Shaman's Music
Album of The Doors covers could look look not much inspiring listening if you didn't see the long list of great musicians which participated in this project. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sergey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great...........
Published 2 months ago by Leland Dickerman
5.0 out of 5 stars After listening to this tribute by all of these amazing musicians, I...
I've always been a fan of "The Doors". After listening to this tribute by all of these amazing musicians, I can say they nailed the sound of The Doors beautifully. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Eileen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I loved the original, these are even better' for a modern twist to the hits. Guitar renditions...amazing!!
Published 2 months ago by Mary Onuschak
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
very good music
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Doorsv Tribute
It's good but I don't know all of singers band affiliations so that takes some luster off of it
Published 2 months ago by twc
5.0 out of 5 stars This one opened my eyes and ears!
I'll admit to being a so-so Doors fan---maybe it's the fact I've heard the tunes forever. I always felt they could have reached mega-star status if Morrison's demons hadn't doomed... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Todd Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic tribute cd the stand out track is from mick ...
fantastic tribute cd the stand out track is from mick box
Published 2 months ago by Paul Rickard
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