Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute to the Doors
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The Doors only recorded with Jim Morrison between 1966 and 1971, leaving behind six excellent studio albums and a few stray tracks. Morrison’s untimely death on July 3, 1971, froze the band in time. Yet their songs have proven eternal, with other bands occasionally covering a track with great success. Here, an enviable list of classic rockers come together to “salute” The Doors in unexpected configurations. ELP’s Keith Emerson and The Doobie Brothers’ Jeff “Skunk” Baxter provide an “intro” to “People Are Strange” that’s then given a vocal treatment by David Johansen of The New York Dolls and Yes' Billy Sherwood. (Sherwood pulled together this magical feat.) Even if The Doors aren’t your personal favorite band, there’s still the fantastical idea of Todd Rundgren, Yes’ Geoff Downes, and Captain Beefheart’s Zoot Horn Rollo coming together for Brecht-Weill’s “Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar).” These modernized versions give an idea of what the songs might’ve sounded like had The Doors continued on with Morrison into future decades. The electrified version of “Break On Through” with Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner and Ten Years After’s Chick Churchill provides an idea of what could’ve been.
EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!!!!
This CD is a labor of love for all the musicians who took part in this project!! The list of musicians is mind blowing and their combined talents are overwhelming! Kudos to all involved in the making of this CD. Jim and Ray would've been proud!!
Loved all the tunes and band configurations. A stellar cast. Wished Coryell had more room to stretch out: a guy like that can really add some nice harmony over the changes.
Light My Fire
Probably my fav song of all time, and Wakeman and Steve Howe did it justice, with energy and flourishes that make the song come alive in a wholly new way. Because Wakeman and Howe were in the same band (Yes) they trade off the solo section like Ray and Robbie did, and you can only do if you have played together for many years. The vocals are ok…but if you were a Ray fan…he would have loved it.
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