The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 [Blu-ray]
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"Live at the Bowl `68" shows The Doors at the height of their musical prowess and their career. The summer before "Light My Fire" had made The Doors a nationally known act when it hit number one on Billboard's charts. Later in July of 1968 "Hello, I Love You" would do the same, and in September of 1968 they flew to Europe on what would become their one European tour. The Hollywood Bowl show was to be a celebration of The Doors and it was a hometown audience for the band, as well as the prestige of playing at the Hollywood Bowl. Before the show The Doors met and had dinner with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both of whom attended the Hollywood Bowl show with Pam reportedly sitting on Jagger's lap during the show. That spring The Doors had started filming the shows that would become "Feast of Friends" so they decided to film the Hollywood Bowl show. If all that wasn't enough pressure, Morrison took a hit of acid before going on.
"Live at the Bowl `68" reveals the stark theatre of The Doors, Morrison prowling the stage, the rat-a-tat-tat of John Densmore's drums, Manzarek's apparent joy as he played, and Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wandering the stage like a lost troubadour.Read more ›
1) you retrieve all the existing elements and songs
2) you get a modern crew to edit the footage and clean up the sound
3) you present it in brilliant widescreen!
AND... in the value for money department
bonus feature "Echoes Of the Bowl" on the history of the Hollywood Bowl and the Doors talking about playing there
bonus feature about the event itself from the participants not only the Doors but the Chambers Brothers who opened
another bonus feature "Reworking the Doors" talking about the technical achievement in fixing the old sound and video etc..
and BONUS performances from TV shows as well as a music video....
This is just a brilliant way to bring a treasure from the glorious 60's Rock Icons back to life in all the best ways... heck just the concert redone would have been enough but all the bonus features are something we used to only get for something like Gone With the Wind or The Wizard of Oz....I'm very happy to have this, and it is easily one of my more cherished concert videos. I will revisit this over and over again... If you are a fan of The Doors this should be a NO Brainer!!
LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 will include three previously unreleased tracks from the performance. Technical issues with the recording of "Hello, I Love You," "The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)," and "Spanish Caravan" prevented them from being released in the past. Now, through meticulous restoration of the audio, all three will be included, marking the first time the concert has been available in its entirety.
The DVD, Blu-Ray and digital video each feature a 16x9 high-definition digital transfer with both a stereo and 5.1 audio soundtrack as well as over an hour of bonus material.Read more ›
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As with all entertainment products, the value of each is subjective. I like this video album, it is well recorded and sounds and looks great considering the source materialPublished 7 days ago by Rupert Swain
Mr. Mojo Rison in one of his many incarnations. It's the Doors, nothing else needs to be said!Published 27 days ago by Nitebeat
This is my all time favorite band, The Doors, and live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968, hell I was there and still remember the best Doors concert ever.Published 28 days ago by Baldmule
The quality of this DVD is just gorgeous! Definitely great for the collector.Published 2 months ago by Jessica Lopez
Quality of audio, video, and performance, right up there with the best in live concert recordings.Published 3 months ago by ted c
The Doors were MY band back in the 60s, so I was aware of all the drug thing. I remember them being uninvited from Ed Sullivan because they played Light My Fire. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joe Z