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IN CONCERT - SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION (2 CD Box)
Starlife ST 2912, Luxembourg/Germany 1993
Disc One - LIVE IN LOS ANGELES: 1.Moonlight Drive/ 2.Alabama Song/ 3.Horse Latitudes/ 4.The Unknown Soldier/ 5.When The Music's Over/ 6.Five To One/ 7.Back Door Man/ 8.The End/ 9.Moonlight Drive/ 10.Light My Fire
Disc Two - LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO: 1.People are Strange/ 2.Alabama Song/ 3.Crystal Ship/ 4.Twentieth Century Fox/ 5.Moonlight Drive 6.Summer's Almost Gone/ 7.Unhappy Girl/ 8.Back Door Man/ 9.My Eyes Have Seen You/ 10.Soul Kitchen/ 11.Get Off My Life/ 12.Crawling King Snake/ 13.I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
Sources: Disc One - 1-8=Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, July 5th, 1968, from official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl, very strange cuts divide Horse Latitudes from Moonlight Drive and Alabama Song from Back Door Man; 9+10=Jonathan Winters TV Show, CBS Studios, Los Angeles, December 27th, 1967. Sold separately as Live In Los Angeles (Starlife HRCD 52072).
Disc Two: Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967, first and second set. Same as Crawling King Snakes (Back Trax CD 04-88004). Sold separately as Live In San Francisco (Starlife ST 8004).
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IN CONCERT (2 CDs in a paper box)
Starlife ST 2912, Luxemburg 1991
Disc One: 1.Moonlight Drive/ 2.Alabama Song/ 3.Horse Latitudes/ 4.The Unknown Soldier/ 5.When The Music's Over/ 6.Five To One/ 7.Back Door Man/ 8.The End/ 9.Moonlight Drive/ 10.Light My Fire
Disc Two: 1.People are Strange/ 2.Alabama Song/ 3.Crystal Ship/ 4.Twentieth Century Fox/ 5.Moonlight Drive 6.Summer's Almost Gone/ 7.Unhappy Girl/ 8.Back Door Man/ 9.My Eyes Have Seen You/ 10.Soul Kitchen/ 11.Get Off My Life/ 12.Crawling King Snake/ 13.I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
Sources: Disc One - 1-8=Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, July 5th, 1968, from official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl, very strange cuts divide Horse Latitudes from Moonlight Drive and Alabama Song from Back Door Man; 9+10=Jonathan Winters TV Show, CBS Studios, Los Angeles, December 27th, 1967. A copy of the bootleg CD Live in Los Angeles (HRCD 52072). Disc Two - Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967, first and second set. A copy of the CD Crawling King Snakes (Backtrax 04-88004), also published as Live in San Francisco (ST 8004).
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This one comes in a special 2-CD paper box using a Roundhouse live-photo ... No, please, no more releases of Hollywood Bowl and Matrix! But here it is, and people are buying this rip-off ... a must to avoid, really!


IN MEXICO (CD)
Goldtone Records GT-014, USA 1996
1.When The Music's Over/ 2.Break On Through/ 3.Medley: Back Door Man/Maggie M'Gill/Roadhouse Blues/Back Door Man/ 4.The Crystal Ship/ 5.Wake Up/ 6.Light My Fire/7. Light My Fire/8. Break On Through/9.The End
Sources: 1-6 = Toronto Popfestival, Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Canada, September 13,1969; 7-9 = Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7, 1967 (both sources from bad tape copies).
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An example of an ugly attempt to rip-off fans. This CD is in bad soundquality, a home-made computer copy. It just has a very beautiful, tastefully designed cover (printed), using great color photos of Jim and the band (two photographed by the late Linda Eastman). The Toronto Popfestival appearance of The Doors actually is still going around labelled as "Mexico" (I've seen a tape copy at Camden Lock in London) among tape collectors. But here somebody is just trying to sell well-known material under a new title. I wish there was a recording of The Doors' Mexico shows around but there isn't. This CD is collectible for hard-core fans only for the great cover. The disc itself will collect dust in your shelf. A much better recording of the Toronto show can be heard on TORONTO POP FESTIVAL 1969 PLUS OTHER RARITIES (Too Drunk To Fuck TDTF 002), as reviewed in DQ 30, page 49.


THE INTERVIEWED DOORS (CD)
Discussion Records DISSCD 2, U.K. 1996
Sources: Howard Smith's Jim Morrison Interview, Los Angeles, Doors Office on Santa Monica Boulevard, November 1969 (incomplete)
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Most of you have a different copy of this interview CD, which was also published under the title The Ceremony Continues (Baktabak Records CBAK 24052/2) in a 60-minute version. This one here has an ugly cover, a misleading title (there's just Jim on there) and does not contain the complete interview, but just a 32 minute version. Forget it!


THE INTERVIEWED DOORS (CD)
Lightmy 5 CD Discussion Records, England 1991 (comes in a white 7" box)
Sources: Howard Smith's interview with Jim Morrison, Los Angeles, Doors office on Santa Monica Boulevard, November 1969, cut version.
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The well-known Howard Smith interview with Jim Morrison from December 1969. Unfortunately it is just a short version of just 32 minutes of the whole thing which was about an hour long, and the soundquality is pretty bad. It might be a rarity: the CD came in a white 7"box, labelled as a "Strictly Limited Edition", along with two postcards, but if you want to obtain the complete interview, go out and buy the complete one, which is on a CD named The Ceremony Continues (Baktabak Records CBAK 4052).


AN INTERVIEW WITH JIM MORRISON (CD)
MCE Records CD Doors 1, England 1991
Sources: Howard Smith's Jim Morrison interview, Los Angeles, Doors Office on Santa Monica Boulevard, November 1969
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A British reissue of The Ceremony Continues with a different cover and a booklet containing an article on The Doors' history (many factual mistakes, by the way). This is sold as a mid-price CD in the UK, so do not pay that much for it in other countries. Thanks to the makers: this issue has got a correct title.


 

INVITATION (1CD)
MUM Records MUCD 013, Czech Republic 1996
1.Break On Through/ 2.Adolf Hitler/ 3.Roadhouse Blues/ 4.Rock Is Dead/ 5.The Crystal Ship/ 6.Moonlight Drive/ 7.People Are Strange/ 8.Love Me Tender/ 9.Rap/ 10.Back Door Man/ 11.Touch Me/ 12.Touch Me/ 13.The End/ 14.When The Music's Over/ 15.Light My Fire
Sources: Tracks 1,2,3+14= Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970; tracks 4 +8= Studio Session for The Soft Parade, February 25th, 1969, (cut versions), copied from the bootleg CD Missing Links; tracks 5+7= Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967; 6= Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967, second set (cover says Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, April 14, 1967, which is not true); track 5+7=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967, first set; tracks 9-11=Dinner Key Auditorium, Maimi, March 1, 1969, copied from the bootleg CD Live In Miami 1969; track 12= Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Los Angeles, December 4th, 1968, from official video Dance On Fire; track 14= Now Explosion CBC TV Show, O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Canada, August 8th, 1967, track 15= Ed Sullivan Show, New York, September 17th, 1967, from official video Dance On Fire.
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A classic bootleg compilation disc, featuring everybody's favorites. If you have the original boots this was copied from you definitely should not look out for this disc, which fades songs in and fades them out. Nice psychedelic graphic Jim Morrison cover for collectors, though.


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