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Anyone who says Lonnie Mack did the Roadhouse Blues solo, for Robbie Krieger, will be proven wrong.... as the takes were done complete as a band, not via tracks. Bruce Botnick did a lot of snipping work on the ABSOLUTELY LIVE album, but here, it appears to be "as laid down", and clearly Robbie is wailing thru Roadhouse Blues.
Moonlight Drive has a few outtakes, Peace Frog, the amazingly soft Blue Sunday (with great work by Robbie again). Its a classic album, and a "must have" on any Doors short list.
Whichever side of the fence you're on, you can't deny that `Morrison Hotel' contains some great rock-blues numbers. The band is on top form, with Morrison's gravelly baritone never better as the band belts through red-blooded rock-blues classics like `Roadhouse Blues', `Peace Frog', `Ship of Fools' and `Maggie McGill'. There are mellower moments too, particularly the melodious `Blue Sunday' and the atmospheric `Indian Summer' and seminal Morrison-poetic moments in `Queen of the Highway'.
The 40th Anniversary remasters of the original analogue tapes improve the 1970-released material, sometimes markedly so. You get 10 extra tracks, including no fewer than five separate takes of `Roadhouse Blues', all on one disk. This is the one to go for, IMO.
Interesting factoid: the picture on the back of the original 12" album cover featured the band in the street outside the original Hard Rock Café on East 5th Street, LA, and the first-side label featured the name. This exposure gave birth to the `Hard Rock Café' international chain, but sadly the original joint on East 5th Street is no more.
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I thank for the extra tracks however I miss the sound of the previous editions. Doors fans understand what I mean.Published 17 months ago by Carlos A. Barreda.
My favorite doors album, to this day roadhouse blues has to be one of the greatest songs of all time! Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by Anthony Gentile
I had the album "Waiting For The Sun" years ago and this CD is amazing. All the old tunes with many I've never heard. Love all of them.Published on September 14, 2013 by Jeanne Scarff