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THE DOORS LIVE AT THE BOWL '68: The Band's Historic Performance Will Be Released On October 23
August 15 2012


The Bandâs Historic Performance Has Been Restored From Original Camera Negatives And Remixed And Mastered Using Original Multi-Track Tapes

To Create The Definitive Version

The Concert Will Be Released On DVD, Blu-Ray, And Digital Video From Eagle Rock Entertainment And CD, Digital Audio, And Double-LP From Rhino On October 23

LOS ANGELES â The Doors supplied plenty of post-Independence Day fireworks on July 5, 1968 when the legendary quartet played the Hollywood Bowl, a concert that is considered to be the bandâs finest on film. For the first time, the film from the historic performance has been painstakingly restored using the original camera negatives and the audio has been remixed and mastered from original multi-tracks by the groupâs engineer Bruce Botnick. This new restoration offers a stunning visual upgrade from earlier versions and will give fans the closest experience to being there live along side Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, who opined, âYou can hear it as if you were at the Hollywood Bowl, on stage with us.â

LIVE AT THE BOWL â68 will include three previously unreleased tracks from the performance. Technical issues with the recording of âHello, I Love You,â âThe WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat),â and âSpanish Caravanâ prevented them from being released in the past. Now, through meticulous restoration of the audio, all three will be included, marking the first time the concert has been available in its entirety.

LIVE AT THE BOWL â68 â the definitive version of this concert â is coming October 23 in several formats. Eagle Rock Entertainment will present the concert on Blu-Ray, DVD , and digital video . Rhino will release the remixed audio for the entire concert on CD, digital audio and double-LP.

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 âEchoes From The Bowl,â The Doorsâ route to the Hollywood Bowl; âYou Had To Be There,â memories of The Doorsâ performance at the Bowl; âReworking The Doors,â an in-depth look at how the film was restored; and three bonus performances: âWild Childâ from The Smothers Brothers Show in 1968, âLight My Fireâ from The Jonathan Winters Show in December 1967 and a version of Van Morrisonâs âGloriaâ with specially created visuals.

Jeff Jampol, Doors manager and producer of the film said âThe Doorsâ live performances were a shamanistic journey into dark rock and roll psychedelic theater â a swirling mixture of rock ânâ roll heat, poetry, danger, drama and unbridled musical virtuosity. Captured at the height of The Doorsâ magical powers, in one of the worldâs greatest venues, this brand new restoration, edit and mix, corny as it may sound, made me fall in love a hundred times, all over again.â

Geoff Kempin, executive producer for Eagle Rock said âThe Doors were one of THE most incredible live bands ever â we wanted to apply the top technology so that everyone can fully appreciate the phenomenon of The Doors captured at their height on 5 July 1968â.


Track Listing

1. Show Start/Intro

2. âWhen The Musicâs Overâ

3. âAlabama Song (Whisky Bar)â

4. âBack Door Manâ

5. âFive To Oneâ

6. âBack Door Manâ (Reprise)

7. âThe WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)â

8. âHello, I Love Youâ

9. âMoonlight Driveâ

10. âHorse Latitudesâ

11. âA Little Gameâ

12. âThe Hill Dwellersâ

13. âSpanish Caravanâ

14. Hey, What Would You Guys Like To Hear?

15. âWake Up!â

16. Light My Fire (Segue)

17. âLight My Fireâ

18. âThe Unknown Soldierâ

19. The End (Segue)

20. âThe Endâ