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RARITIES AND FEW (CD)
International Broadcast Recordings, IBR 2325, Italy, 1994
1.Roadhouse Blues/ 2.Little Red Rooster/ 3.Soul Kitchen/ 4.Break On Through/ 5.Mystery Train/ 6.Money/ 7.Rock Me Baby/ 8.Ship Of Fools/ 9.Crawling King Snake/ 10.The End
Sources: 1= Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, June 6th, 1970; 2= Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970; 3= Felt Forum, New York, January 18th, 1970, late show; 4=Felt Forum, New York, January 18th, 1970, early show; 5= same as #2; 6-7= same as #1; 8-9= same as 3&4 10= same as 1.
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Although everybody should have heard the stuff before, this collection of songs is pretty well selected. I enjoy the quality of the different tapes the bootleggers used and I simply love the cover. Good exciting songs on this CD, not interesting for insiders who have already got Jim's Alive (Tuff Bites T.B.94.1009), Vancouver 70 (Skeleton SKCD 1066) or Canadian Nights (Buccaneer Records BUC 011) or Live In Vancouver (Sounds Alive SA 24.020) and New York 1970 (Stentor 91.001), but Rarities And Few is the perfect addition to the official In Concert double CD. It took some time finding out the sources: they are not mentioned on the cover, but - as I've said - nothing new for the hard-core fan.



 

REALITY MEANS INSANITY (1CD)
A Priori CD 791320, Czech Republic 1995 (?)
1. Light My Fire/ 2.Break On Through/ 3.Soul Kitchen/ 4.The Crystal Ship/ 5.Twentieth Century Fox/ 6.Alabama Song/ 7.Back Door Man/ 8.I Looked At You/ 9.End Of The Night/ 10.Take It As It Comes/ 11.The End
Sources: All songs copied from the official first Doors album.
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If there wasn't the nice cover of a "spinning" Jim Morrison, nobody would buy this CD. Everybody has those songs. This is a low price CD, widely distributed in Germany.



RED WALLS BLUE DOORS (CD)
World Productions Of Compact Music WPOCM 1288D012-2, Italy 1988
1.Five To One/ 2.Alabama Song-Back Door Man/ 3.You're Lost Little Girl/ 4.Love Me Two Times/ 5.Wild Child/ 6.Money/ 7.A Little Game-The Hill Dwellers (cover says The Celebration Of The Lizard)/ 8.Light My Fire/ 9.The End
Sources: 1-6,8=Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, September 20th, 1968, early show; 7+9=Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, September 20th, 1968, late show. Cover says all tracks were recorded during the late show, which is not true.
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These guys from WPOCM produce jolly nice covers I must admit. A blue door, a red wall and a Morrison photo: nice artwork.. Unfortunately this CD was obviously copied from a vinyl bootleg. Therefore the sound is not as good as on most other Stockholm CDs.



REPLICA BLUES (CD)
German Records 026, Germany 1993
1.Get Off My Life/ 2.Rock Me Baby/ 3.Crawling King Snake/ 4.I'm A King Bee/ 5.Money/ 6.Summertime/ 7.Someday Soon/ 8.Mack The Knife/ 9.Peace Frog/ 10.The Chant Movement/ 11.Ship Of Fools/ 12.Fever-Summertime-St.James Infirmary-Light My Fire (cover just mentions Fever)/ 13.Peace Frog-Poem: Indian,Indian (cover says Indian Poem)/ 14.Hitler/ 15.The Journey (cover says You Need Meat, Don't Go No Further)/ 16.Holy Sha Poem (cover says The Journey)/ 17.You Need Meat (Don't Go No Further) (cover says Who Scared You)/ 18.Who Scared You (cover says Judge,Judge)
Sources: 1-3= Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th, 1967; 4-6= Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 10th, 1967, 7= Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970 (cover says Los Angeles 4/4/67); 8= Konserthuset, Stockholm, September 20th, 1968, first show (cover says Los Angeles, 4/4/67); 9= Felt Forum, New York, January 18th, 1970, late show; 10= from the official album Requiem For The Americas (cut version), (cover says New Orleans 12/12/70); 11= same as 9; 12= from a medley The Doors did while playing Light My Fire at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, June 6th, 1970; 13= from original album track, mixed with a poem from Rock Is Dead bootleg LP; 14= Intro from June 5th 1970 Live In Seattle bootleg CD (Flashback Worldproductions 02.92.0170); 15= same as 10; 16= part of The End, recorded at the Backbay Theatre, Boston, March 17th, 1968; 17+18= original songs from the official Elektra album Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine.
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One of the worst Doors CDs ever! Same rubbish as Archangel and The Future Is Murder, made by the same bootlegger using a different name. Another digipack, looking pretty average, but the CD is a horror for the real fan. This bootlegger honestly wants to tell us that five songs on this CD were recorded in New Orleans, December 12th 1970! No, they certainly aren't, Sir, and we're not gonna take it. A first-rate rip-off, and we can be sure this idiot (or is he just clever?) is going to produce some more of this shit. He overdubbed studio songs from the Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine album plus spoken poems from the Requiem For The Americas album, which is still out on CD and LP (Requiem For The Americas, Songs From The Lost World, Enigma Records 773354-2, 1989), with some fake audience noise and bang: It was "recorded LIVE in New Orleans"! He mixed Jim's voice onto other songs (spoken stuff runs too slow, by the way) which gives a horrible uneven blend. Like on The Future Is Murder (Alien Records 006) all songs and poetry have been published before and are still easy to obtain on original albums or bootleg CDs. This shabby CD is not worth a penny! Treat it like dogs' shit!



THE RIOT SHOW (CD)
World Productions of Compact Music WPOCM 0888 D 002-2, Austria/Italy 1988
1.When the Music's Over/ 2.Alabama Song-Back Door Man-Five to One/ 3.The Unknown Soldier/ 4.Moonlight Drive-Horse Latitudes/ 5.The End/ 6.Moonlight Drive/ 7.Light my Fire
Sources: 1-5=official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 6+7=Jonathan Winters TV Show, CBS Studios, Los Angeles, December 27th, 1967, taped directly from TV.


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At that time (1988) this CD was fabulous for those who just had the official EP Live At The Hollywood Bowl, because The Riot Show contained all extra songs from the video in excellent quality. Today this is very average material, and this CD is - after such a long time - sold out. By the way - there is no other CD around containing the Jonathan Winter tracks in a six-star soundquality!



 

THE RIVER KNOWS (1CD)
A Priori CD 791322, Czech Republic 1995 (?)
1.Touch Me/ 2.Shaman's Blues/ 3.The Soft Parade/ 4.Wishful Sinful (cover says Withful Sinful)/ 5.Love Street/ 6.I Can't See Your Face In My Mind/ 7.Unhappy Girl/ 8.Easy Ride/ 9.Runnin' Blue/ 10.Yes, The River Knows/ 11.Wild Child/ 12.Do It/ 13.Tell All The People/ 14.When The Music's Over
Sources: All songs copied from official Doors albums.
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If there wasn't the nice cover of The Doors hanging around in a Danish garden (unpublished photo!), nobody would buy this CD. Everybody has those songs. This is a low price CD, widely distributed in Germany.


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