Friday, April 27, 2007

The Doors

Live In Philadelphia '70 [FLAC]

The infamous Miami incident of March 1969 created sufficient controversy to cut short the remainder of that tour. The Doors played a date or two to round out the year, but it wasn't until 1970 that they recovered their momentum. The outstanding Morrison Hotel album was in stores, and the band was riding high on a wave of potent synergy. They kicked off the new tour in Boston on April 10th.

May 1st found them at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, a venue that had a reputation for unruliness. Ray Manzarek recalls the atmosphere that night in the liner notes to this release:
We couldn't even begin to play until all the people were in their seats. They were all jammed up at the front—anticipating Morrison, Densmore, Krieger and Manzarek—but we couldn't take the stage until they went back to their seats and listened in an orderly fashion. Only then would the Fire Marshal allow the show to continue. His whole trip was: You have to clear the aisles. What if there's a fire? Well, the place was made of metal and concrete; what was going to burn, except for The Doors' music? So we waited until the Fire Marshal gave the OK to the MC, who said, 'Ladies and gentlemen, from Los Angeles, California, The Doors.' Immediately, everyone who'd been made to sit down stood right back up. But by then it was too late. We just burned and jammed and played our music with the whole place rushing up to the stage.
Several shows on the 1970 tour were recorded on multi-track for the Absolutely Live album, and the attention to detail exhibited by engineer Bruce Botnick and his team resulted in superior sound quality both in the arena and on tape. Bruce also mixed and mastered this release, a true monument to the live Doors experience.

01. Announcer "Sit Down"
02. Tuning
03. Roadhouse Blues
04. Break On Through
05. Back Door Man/Love Hides
06. Ship Of Fools
07. Universal Mind
08. When The Music's Over
09. Mystery Train
10. Wake Up!
11. Light My Fire
12. The Concert Continues
13. Maggie M'gill
14. Roadhouse Blues
15. Been Down So Long/Rock Me Baby
16. The Music Capital Of The World, Philadelphia
17. Carol
18. Soul Kitchen


Blogger Nowandever said...

Great post, Lizard ! i appreciate so much.

28 April, 2007 16:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! Thanks for this live recording. Unfortunately, I'm unable to open the files: I've got a Mac Os Tiger & it's always a problem with FLAC files. What software should I use? Thanks also for everything else on the Time Has Told Me blog. Serge.

29 April, 2007 23:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting material under FLAC format. I hope that it will become the new standard in close future to preserve the lossless quality in posts.

Just a suggestion if you can, please make a special section devoted only to FLAC or SHN and see how people will react and appreciate.

I am a Mac user and have no problem at all for listening, converting FLAC/SHN into any other audio format when necessary. This is very simple under Mac and there exists many good applications for doing this. I specially recommand xACT which is really great and free.

Please keep posting gems under FLAC and SHN as much as possible and show the way to all other bloggers. This would be a very good complement to DC hubs and help serious traders.

Rock on !


08 May, 2007 06:17  
Blogger Unknown said...

21 July, 2008 15:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm very happy to see this, the Philadelphia Concert in flac, is great man.
But, where are the links?, I looked them, but, I don't see them.
Please, help me with this.
Thank you friend.

30 September, 2009 04:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, guys. Could you please cancel EVERY comment where my name is featured? Some of them were written by someone else using my identity!
Thanks by advance,
SERGE ZENI, 15/02/2010.

15 May, 2010 23:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for this link in flac format...

12 October, 2010 05:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the link?? thx anyway

14 March, 2011 08:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting but I just can't seem to see the links. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

31 January, 2012 04:40  

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