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About the Movie
On July 5th, 1968, The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. The Doors were performing on the back of their 3rd album release "Waiting For The Sun" and the US No.1 single "Hello, I Love You". They had been honing their live performances over the previous 2 years and were on absolute peak form. Now for the first time the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it's ever been seen before, with 2 previously unreleased tracks (Hello, I Love You & THE WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) (aka just Texas Radio And The Big Beat) returned to the running order and with sound newly remixed and mastered from the original multitrack tapes by The Doors' engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick. This is now the definitive edition of this famous performance.
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Sad the Doors were rarely captured at their best
Despite the marketing hype, if you actually read books about the Doors you will see that the band themselves were disappointed with this performance—or rather with Jim for dropping acid before the show. Maybe it was because Mick Jagger was in the audience, but Morrison gives a staid performance here and does not become "a leaping clown in the eye of the sun," at least for this performance. But, what he does is sing, and well, without the theatrics. It is rather unfortunate that the Doors were never really captured at their best, except in my favorite, "The Doors are Open-live at the Roundhouse." Many are put off by the black and white and sub-par audio of the video, but it shows better than any film the intensity and energy of the Doors at their best (see the rendition of "When the Music's Over").
I Would Have Walked Out
I was a huge Doors fan and have most of their albums but if I were to see a show like this now, I would walk out. The band has no engagement with either the audience or with one another. Robbie Kreiger looks bored and his guitar parts are phoned in. Jim Morrison creates no excitement or on stage chemistry and frankly looks like a fool. I'm sure that The Doors must have done some great live shows as evidenced by the "Absolutely Live" album but this show is lame.