Friday, August 17, 2012

The Doors at Hollywood Bowl '68 reissued

The Doors' Hollywood Bowl show on July 5, 1968 is largely considered the band’s finest on film. For the first time, the film from that performance has been restored using the original camera negatives and the audio has been remixed and mastered from original multi-tracks by the group’s engineer, Bruce Botnick.

Live at the Bowl '68 arrives Oct. 23 in several formats. Eagle Rock Entertainment will present the concert on Blu-Ray ($19.98), DVD ($14.98), and digital video ($12.99). Rhino will release the remixed audio for the entire concert on CD ($18.98), digital audio ($11.99) and double-LP ($34.98).

This new restoration offers a stunning visual upgrade from earlier versions and will give fans the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, who said, “You can hear it as if you were at the Hollywood Bowl, on stage with us.”

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 before. Now, through 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. Included in the additional content are “Echoes From The Bowl,” The Doors’ route to the Hollywood Bowl; “You Had To Be There,” memories of The Doors’ performance at the Bowl; “Reworking The Doors,” an in-depth look at how the film was restored; and three bonus performances: “Wild Child” from The Smothers Brothers Show in 1968, “Light My Fire” from The Jonathan Winters Show in December 1967 and a version of Van Morrison’s “Gloria” with specially created visuals.

Track Listing

1.Show Start/Intro
2.“When The Music’s Over”
3.“Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)”
4.“Back Door Man”
5.“Five To One”
6.“Back Door Man” (Reprise)
7.“The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)”
8.“Hello, I Love You”
9.“Moonlight Drive”
10."Horse Latitudes”
11.“A Little Game”
12.“The Hill Dwellers”
13.“Spanish Caravan”
14."Hey, What Would You Guys Like To Hear?
15.“Wake Up!”
16."Light My Fire" (Segue)
17.“Light My Fire”
18.“The Unknown Soldier”
19.The End (Segue)
20.“The End”

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