Doors fans can soon spare themselves from watching low-quality versions of the 1968 Hollywood Bowl concert on YouTube, thanks to the upcoming Oct. 23 release of the entire live performance set in Hollywood, California. The concert - which has been fully restored in high definition - was a defining moment for The Doors. The DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases will feature the full concert for the first time, as well as new documentary material, interviews, and other never-before-released footage of Robby, Ray, John and Jim. Consider it a ticket in to the official Doors experience:
Front-man Jim Morrison takes us on a poetic journey during the hour-long set, and the combination of rock, blues and poetry shows us a side of the Lizard King that many fans have yet to see live. The concert flip-flops between upbeat tunes like 'Light My Fire' and 'Hello I Love You' to deep, dark songs such as 'The End' and 'The Unknown Soldier.' The Doors live in concert is a rarity, and since Morrison’s death in 1971, the remaining members have been unable to recreate those one-in-a-lifetime experiences that captured the essence of the band.
'Live at the Hollywood Bowl' will take you back to what made The Doors so ahead of their time, and will leave fans hoping this leads to more live concert releases in the future.