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GHOST SONGS ON DAWNS HIGHWAY (CD)
plus SCOTT WALKER and HAROLD BUDD (bonus tracks)
Immaculate Records, Germany (?) 1993
THE DOORS: 1. Awake/Ghost Song/ 2.Dawn's Highway/ 3.Newborn Awakening/ 4.To Come Of Age/Black Polished Chrome/ 5.Latino Chrome/ 6.Angels And Sailors/ 7.Stoned Immaculate/ 8.The Movie/ 9.Curses,Invocations 10.The American Night/ 11.Roadhouse Blues/ 12.The World On Fire/Lament/ 13.The Hitchhiker/ 14.An American Prayer
SCOTT WALKER: 1.Shutout/ 2.Fat MamaKick/ 3.Nite Flights/ 4.The Electrician
HAROLD BUDD: Dark Star
JIM MORRISON: Orange County Suite
Sources: A vinyl copy of the original An American Prayer (Jim Morrison - Music By The Doors) album from 1978 (Elektra ELK 52111) for track 1-14. Source for Scott Walker and Harold Budd tracks unknown. Jim Morrison track recorded March 1969 in Los Angeles, Sunset Sound Studios (cover makes you believe it was a Doors-track).
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This very strange CD puts together artists who have got nothing to do with each other. Sure we know Scott Walker, the ex-singer of The Walker Brothers (his real name was Scott Engel), and some of you might know Harold Budd, who worked a lot with Brian Eno. But why the hell are those guys featured with some bonus tracks on a Doors CD? Of course this CD is a bootleg, and somebody took a SCRATCHED copy of his Prayer-vinyl album and put this on CD with two other artists as guest stars. Yes, listen to all those nice crackles that make a vinyl album worth to listen to - but this time they're on CD! If you like to listen to An American Prayer in front of your fireplace, you don't need the fireplace anymore: it's already featured on your copy of Ghost Songs On Dawn's Highway. The Walker/Budd tracks are interesting, though, and without crackles. I really don't want to comment the An American Prayer album now, it's very very good, as we all know, it is a perfect poetry album, probably the album Jim really had in mind when he went to record his poetry (but probably without The Doors. If you buy this bootleg, The Doors won't get the royalties they deserve for making An American Prayer, so - honestly - out goes the message: DON'T BUY THIS RIP-OFF CALLED 'DAWN'S HIGHWAY'. IT'S SHIT! Run into your local record store and buy the original Elektra CD!


GO INSANE (2 CD in silk box)
Aulica Deluxe 9420.22, Italy 1994
Disc One - 1.When The Music's Over/ 2.Moonlight Drive-Horse Latitudes/ 3.Money/ 4.Gloria/ 5.Light My Fire/ 6.The Hill Dwellers/ 7.Summertime (cover says No Limits No Laws)/ 8.Someday Soon (cover says Sunday Soon, incomplete).
Disc Two - 1.Alabama Song-Back Door Man-Five To One/ 2.I'm A King Bee/ 3.Who Do You Love/ 4.Insane (cover says Go Insane)/ 5.Summer's Almost Gone/ 6.Do It (cover says Let It Bleed)/ 7.The End.
Sources: Disc One - 1-2=Hollywood Bowl, June 5th, 1968, taken from the official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 3=Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, September 20th, 1968, second show; track 4 original version from Alive She Cried/ In Concert, but fade out; 5+6=same as 3; 7=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 10th, 1967; 8=Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970. Disc Two - 1=Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, June 5th, 1968 taken from the official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 2=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 10th, 1967; 3+5=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967; 4=Demo Acetate, World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2nd, 1965, cover says it was recorded live in L.A.; 6=original version from the album The Soft Parade, taken from a radio show, cover says it was recorded live in L.A.; 7=same as track 1. Both discs same as Go Insane (Aulica 112.10.1 and 112.10.2.)
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An edition of Aulica's Go Insane double set (originally in a beautiful longbox foldout cover). This time the two discs come in a silk box, with an especially designed label, and the paper ribbon around the box makes it look very Japanese, but it is not from Japan at all. It's another Italian attempt to make money (Japanese boots are usually very expensive). That's why they also tell us it was a limited numbered edition for the collector ... aehm - but they did not bother to correct the names of the songs. So Do It is still called Let It Bleed, and Summertime is still called No Limits No Laws. And I still do NOT recommend this double CD Box, even if it has got another packing. By the way, same packing was used for many other Aulica CDs featuring other artists.


GO INSANE (CD)
Oil Well RSC CD 042, Italy 1994
1.Alabama Song/ 2.Back Door Man-Five To One/ 3.I Can't See Your Face In My Mind/ 4.People Are Strange/ 5.Money/ 6.Who Do You Love/ 7.Summer's Almost Gone/ 8.I'm A King Bee/ 9.Gloria/ 10.Summertime/ 11.Close To You/ 12.Rock Me Baby 13.Do It (cover says Let It Bleed)/ 14.The Hill Dwellers/ 15.Summertime (cover says No Limits No Laws, same song as # 10!)/ 16.Someday Soon (cover says Sunday Soon)/ 17.Insane (cover says Go Insane).
Sources: 1-2=Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, July 5th, 1968, from official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 3-12 and 15=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th and 10th, 1967; 13=from the official album The Soft Parade; 14=Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, September 20th, 1968, late show, not complete; 16=Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970, cut version; 17=Demo Acetate, World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2nd, 1965. A copy of Summer's Almost Gone (Luna Records LU 9205)
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A bootleg of the bootleg Summer's Almost Gone (Luna Records LU 9205) retitled Go Insane with a different cover. Keep your hands off this CD!


THE DOORS - GO INSANE (Two CD in 2 different longboxes)
Aulica Records (Vol.One) A 112.10.1; (Vol.Two) A 112.10.2
Disc One: 1.When The Music's Over/ 2.Moonlight Drive-Horse Latitudes/ 3.Money/ 4.Gloria/ 5.Light My Fire/ 6.The Hill Dwellers/ 7.Summertime (cover says No Limits No Laws)/ 8.Someday Soon (cover says Sunday Soon, incomplete).
Disc Two: 1.Alabama Song-Back Door Man-Five To One/ 2.I'm A King Bee/ 3.Who Do You Love/ 4.Insane (cover says Go Insane)/ 5.Summer's Almost Gone/ 6.Do It (cover says Let It Bleed)/ 7.The End.
Sources: Disc One - 1-2=Hollywood Bowl, June 5th, 1968, taken from the official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 3=Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, September 20th, 1968, second show; track 4 original version from Alive She Cried/ In Concert, but faded out; 5+6=same as 3; 7=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 10th, 1967; Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970. Disc Two - 1=Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, June 5th, 1968 taken from the official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 2=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 10th, 1967; 3+5=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967; 4=Demo Acetate, World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2nd, 1965, cover says it was recorded live in L.A.; 6=original version from the album The Soft Parade, taken from a radio show, cover says it was recorded live in L.A.; 7=same as track 1.
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A good example how clever Italian bootleggers can be. Selling two crap CDs in two beautiful deluxe longboxes, both carefully designed, is in fact very clever! If there was a competition for the best bootleg-cover, they would certainly win the prize! It takes a lot of work to get through all those little doors, windows, folders and bags to find the CDs, and it also takes some time to rearrange all those cover foldings. If there weren't those two boxes nobody would have bought the shit inside. This shit is presented on two individually designed CDs, by the way. Every average Doors fan should know by now that The Doors never recorded any track named Let It Bleed or No Limits No Laws. But the cover really is amazing and the whole set is pretty expensive.
But because of the misleading labeling of the tracks I certainly don't recommend the set. The content stinks.


LOS GRANDES DEL ROCK (VOL.14) - LIGHT MY FIRE (CD)
Fabbri Editori MRL 014, Italy 1993
1. Soul Kitchen/ 2. Gloria/ 3.Light My Fire-Fever-Summertime/St.James Infirmary-Light My Fire/ 4. Little Red Rooster/ 5. Who Do You Love/ 6. Rock Me Baby/ 7. Moonlight Drive
Sources: 1,2+7= Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 10th, 1967; 3-6= Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, June 6th, 1970. Same as I Miti Del Rock Live, MRL 014, but different cover, made for a Spanish Magazine.
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As a supplement for a magazine in Spain this disc might be fine, but they do sell it separately and it is pretty expensive. Anyway, the cover is uninteresting and the material is not rare.


LOS GRANDES DEL ROCK (VOL.3) - NO LIMITS
Fabbri Editori MRL 003, Italy 1993
1.When The Music's Over/ 2.Break On Through/ 3.Five To One/ 4.Back Door Man/ 5.Summertime (cover says No Limits No Law)/ 6.Mystery Train (cover says Train Coming Round The Bend, not complete)/ 7.The End
Sources: 1=Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, July 5th, 1968, from official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 2-4=Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970; 5=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 10th, 1967; 6+7=Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970.
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Like the other Los Grandes Del Rock, this one was a supplement for a Spanish magazine. Intentionally falsified titles, fade-ins and -outs and very common material are signatures of a bad CD. At least they got the dates right! A copy of No Limits (Fabbri Editori MRL 003, Italy 1993).


1998 Rainer Moddemann, The Doors Quarterly Magazine. This guide may not be distributed in any other context or media.