Band/Artist: The Doors Album Name: The Doors
Track Listing: 1) Break On Through (To the Other Side) (2:29) 2) Soul Kitchen (3:35) 3) The Crystal Ship (2:34) 4) Twentieth Century Fox (2:33) 5) Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)(3:20) 6) Light My Fire (7:06) 7) Back Door Man (3:34) 8) I Looked at You (2:22) 9) End of the Night (2:52) 10) Take It As It Comes (2:17) 11) The End (11:41) Year: 1967 Label: Elektra
Line-up: Jim Morrison (vocals), Robby Krieger (guitar, backing vocals), Ray Manzarek (Vox ContinentalOrgan, piano, keyboards, keyboard bass ("Break On Through", "The Crystal Ship", "Twentieth Century Fox", "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)", "Light My Fire", "End of the Night", "The End"), backing vocals), John Densmore (drums) Rating: 10/10 Website: Official Website
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I don't remember when exactly I bought this CD I want to say the late 90s for like 8 bucks, I wanted something by the Doors that had Light My Fire and Break on Through, Of course it wasn't till I first saw the movie "The Doors" That I REALLY got interested in this band, I remember my first impression of them as being very blusey, which was not a bad thing not at all. I have come to love this album one of the reasons why I gave it a 10, Even the lesser known songs by them like 20th Century Fox and The Crystal Ship are both killer tunes and among my favorites for this album




Band/Artist: The Doors Album Name: Box Set
Track Listing: Disc 1: Without a Safety Net
1) Five to One (7:30) (Live at the Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, FL, Mar. 1, 1969) 2) Queen of the Highway (3:32) (Alternate Jazz version recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1969) 3) Hyacinth House (2:42) (Demo recorded at Robby Krieger's home studio, 1969) 4) My Eyes Have Seen You (2:01) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 2, 1965) 5) Who Scared You? (3:19) (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1969) 6) Black Train Song (The Doors, Junior Parker/Sam Phillips) (12:27) (Live at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 1970) 7) End of the Night (3:02) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 2, 1965) 8) Whiskey, Mystics and Men (2:22) (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1970) 9) I Will Never Be Untrue (3:56) (Live at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, 1969) 10) Moonlight Drive (Demo) (2:32) (Recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 2, 1965) 11) Moonlight Drive (Sunset Sound) (2:44) (Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1966) 12) Rock Is Dead (16:41) (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 25, 1969) 13) Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor (Tomaso Albinoni) (4:39) (Recorded at TTG Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1968)
Disc 2: Live In New York 1) Roadhouse Blues (4:19) (Felt Forum 1/17/70 late show) 2) Ship of Fools (5:21) (Felt Forum 1/17/70 late show) 3) Peace Frog (2:58) (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show) 4) Blue Sunday (2:32) (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show) 5) Celebration of the Lizard (17:18) (Felt Forum 1/18/70 late show) 6) Gloria (17:18) (From a rehearsal at The Aquarius Theatre, Calif., July 22, 1969) 7) Crawling King Snake (Tony Hollins, Bernard Besman, John Lee Hooker) (6:12) (Felt Forum 1/17/70 late show) 8) Money (Berry Gordy, Jr., Smokey Robinson, Hooker (2:59) (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show) 9) Poontang Blues/Build Me a Woman/Sunday Trucker (3:35) (Felt Forum 1/18/70 late show) 10) The End (18:01) (Felt Forum 1/17/70 late show)
Disc 3: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be 1) Hello to the Cities (0:56) (Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1967 and at Cobo Hall, Detroit, 1970) 2) Break On Through (To the Other Side) (4:32) (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival, England, Aug. 29, 1970) 3) Rock Me (Muddy Waters) (6:36) (Live at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Jun. 6, 1970) 4) Money (John Lee Hooker) (2:59) (Live at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Jun. 6, 1970) 5) Someday Soon (3:41) (Live at the Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, Jun. 5, 1970) 6) Go Insane (2:30) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 2, 1965) 7) Mental Floss (3:38) (Live at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, 1969) 8) Summer's Almost Gone (2:17) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 2, 1965) 9) Adolph Hitler (0:12) (Live at Boston Gardens, Boston, 1970) 10) Hello, I Love You (2:28) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Sep. 2, 1965) 11) The Crystal Ship (2:55) (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 7, 1967) 12) I Can't See Your Face in My Mind (3:16) (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 7, 1967) 13) The Soft Parade (10:03) (Live on PBS Television, New York, NY, Apr. 28, 1969) 14) Tightrope Ride (4:17) (The Doors Workshop, Los Angeles, 1971) 15) Orange County Suite (5:27) (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1970)
Disc 4: Band Favorites 1) Light My Fire (7:05) 2) Peace Frog (2:57) 3) Wishful Sinful (2:55) 4) Take It As It Comes (2:14) 5) L.A. Woman (7:49) 6) I Can't See Your Face in My Mind (3:22) 7) Land Ho! (4:06) 8) Yes, the River Knows (2:34) 9) Shaman's Blues (4:47) 10) You're Lost Little Girl (2:59) 11) Love Me Two Times (3:15) 12) When the Music's Over (10:56) 13) The Unknown Soldier (3:21) 14) Wild Child (2:35) 15) Riders on the Storm (7:09)
Year: 1997 Label: Elektra
Line-up: Jim Morrison (vocals), Robby Krieger (guitar, backing vocals), Ray Manzarek (Vox ContinentalOrgan, piano, keyboards), John Densmore (drums) Rating: 5/10 Website: Official Website
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Personally I think theres some tunes missing from this box set, like Not to Touch The Earth for one. However its a good collection in its own right, Though its not something I spin regularly but a must have for any fan of The Doors