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WANTED (CD)
Sugarcane Records SC 52016, Italy 1993
1. Roadhouse Blues/ 2. Back Door Man-Five To One/ 3.When The Music's Over/ 4. Who Do You Love/ 5. Light My Fire-Fever-Summertime-St.James Infirma- ry-Light My Fire/ 6.The End
Sources: Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, June 6th, 1970; original source is a Westwood One radio show. A copy of Feel The Blues (American Concert Series ACS 024). Same as Lion Tavern (Transatlan- tic Records IBR 2245).
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Same shit as the other sources mentioned above. Same fade-ins, same fade-outs. A copy of a copy of a copy. Urgh! The cover is even worse. Don't mix this CD up with the Seattle bootleg CD bearing the same title (Ghe-San Disc BM 050). But anyway, it seems all boots called Wanted should be best avoided.



WANTED (CD)
Beech Marten, BM 050, Italy 1992
1.Intro/ 2.Roadhouse Blues/ 3.Someday Soon/ 4.Mystery Train (incomplete)/ 5.Break On Through/ 6.Five To One-Back Door Man/ 7.The End/ 8.When The Music's Over
Sources: 1-6=Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970; tracks 7+8=Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, June 6th, 1970. All songs were taken from a Westwood One radio special. Not the complete show. A copy of June 5th 1970 - Live in Seattle (Flashback Worldproductions 02.92.0170)
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Well, this has got the same tracks and almost the same soundquality, but (compared to the one above) it is much worse. The bootleggers didn't care that much about how to edit the tracks. They fade in, they fade out, first notes and last notes of the songs are cut off. But if you can get Jim's Alive - The Ultimate Seattle Tapes (Tuff Bites T.B.941009), forget this one. I also dislike the cover which reproduces the tasteless Rolling Stone "Wanted"-poster, but with a colour photo.



WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (CD)
Living Legend Records LLRCD 109
1.When The Music's Over/ 2.Alabama Song-Back Door Man-Five To One/ 3.Moonlight Drive-Horse Latitudes/ 4.The End/ 5.Little Red Rooster (not complete)/ 6.Who Do You Love (not complete)
Sources: 1-4 = Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, June 5th, 1968, taken from the official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl; 5+6 = Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, June 6th, 1970.


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Another rip-off. Yes, you have to be really careful about most of the releases from the underground. This one contains most of the tracks from the official Live At The Hollywood Bowl video (I still wonder why The Doors put out just a part of that concert on CD and almost the complete concert on videotape: what a feast for CD bootleggers!) along with two abbreviated songs from their Vancouver concert with Albert King (both taken from the radio-show The Doors From The Inside). Who Do You Love is just 24 seconds long (!), unbelievable! I hope nobody bought this rubbish!



WELCOME TO THE SOFT PARADE (CD)
World Productions Of Compact Music WPOCM 0589 D 021-2, Italy 1989
1.Tell All The People/ 2.Alabama Song-Back Door Man/ 3.Wishful Sinful/ 4.Build Me A Woman/ 5.The Soft Parade/ 6.Interview 7.Hello I Love You/ 8.Summer's Almost Gone/ 9.End Of The Night 10.Moonlight Drive/ 11.My Eyes Have Seen You/ 12.Insane (cover says Not To Touch The Earth)
Sources: 1-6=Critique PBS TV, WNET, New York, May 13th, 1969 (cover says May 23rd which was the day of the broadcast, not the recording); 7-12=Demo Acetate, World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2nd, 1965.
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World Productions Of Compact Music are known for rather good covers but bad soundquality. Same goes for this CD. At the time of ist release, there were quite many vinyl bootlegs out which were in much better quality. For example - the Critique show was better on the first US LP bootleg pressing with the same title, and the interview with all four Doors was presented the best on the first US pressing of the LP Mr Mojo Risin'. For this CD they used scratched copies of Italian reprints of the vinyls mentioned before. Pity! The demos are interesting, but the soundquality is much better on the very sought-after Run Free bootleg from Italy. The cover shows an interesting live shot of an early Doors performance at the Fillmore Auditorium in New York with a psychedelic projection behind the group, but the picture was copied from the German Celebration double bootleg album. So everything on this bootleg got copied from vinyl releases! None of the tracks is in stereo (as indicated on the cover), and sources and dates are mislabeled; most likely not intentionally, the bootleggers simply did not know it better.



WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR (CD)
Octopus/Why Not? Octo 003, Italy 1994
1.Roadhouse Blues/ 2.Peace Frog/ 3.Alabama Song-Back Door Man-Five To One/ 4.The Celebration Of The Lizard/ 5.Soul Kitchen/ 6.Light My Fire/ 7.Build Me A Woman/ 8.When The Music's Over.
Sources: 1-6=Felt Forum, New York, January 18th, 1970, late show. Track 7 from January 17th, 1970 at the Felt Forum, late show; 8=Felt Forum, New York, January 18th, early show.
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Of course this is NOT their performance at Westbury Music Fair in early 1968, as the people Octopus/Why Not want to tell you. Simply have a look at the track list: Roadhouse Blues and Peace Frog performed in 1968??? I simply hate mislabelled CDs. So - if you have the glorious New York Blues (Document Records DR 033) and Orange County Suite (Document Records DR 019), you have got the tracks already - in even better soundquality. Do not let the bootleggers fool you and simply ignore this rip off!



WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER (CD)
On Stage, Sarabandas srl, CD 12029, Italy 1992
1.Build Me A Woman/ 2.Universal Mind/ 3.Who Do You Love/ 4.Dead Cats, Dead Rats-Break On Through #2/ 5.Close To You/ 6.Alabama Song-Back Door Man-Love Hides-Five To One/ 7.When The Music's Over
Sources: Official Elektra album In Concert.
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It's getting boring to see all those illegal releases of official albums, to tell you the truth. This is another boring example of how to rip off people. This company called Sarabandas usually takes tracks from live radio shows, but this time they took all tracks from The Doors' official album In Concert (as they did for their release Light My Fire, Sarabandas 12015). Of course the quality of this CD is excellent, the graphic artwork of the cover is enjoyable, but in general this is just another way to grasp money from fans and collectors. Why don't you steal this CD instead of buying it? Those bootleggers stole the music from an official release, right?



WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER (CD)
Great Dane Records GDR CD 9114, Italy 1991
1.Touch Me/ 2.Back Door Man/ 3.Light My Fire/ 4.When The Music's Over/ 5.The End/ 6.Money/ 7.Break On Through/ 8.I'm A King Bee/ 9.Rock Me Baby
Sources: 1=Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Los Angeles, December 4th, 1968; 2,3,6-9=Matrix Club, San Francisco, March 7th and 10th, 1967; 4+5=Holly- wood Bowl, Los Angeles, June 5th, 1968, from the official video Live At The Hollywood Bowl.


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Another compilation CD from Italy. Although the sound is okay and although the CD comes with a nice and informative booklet, this compilation is not worth the money.



WHO DO YOU LOVE (CD)
Oil Well RSC CD 098, Italy 1995
1. Roadhouse Blues/ 2. Back Door Man-Five To One/ 3.When The Music's Over/ 4. Who Do You Love/ 5. Light My Fire-Fever-Summertime-St.James Infirma- ry-Light My Fire/ 6.The End
Sources: Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, June 6th, 1970; original source is a Westwood One radio show. This CD was copied from Lion Tavern (International Broadcasting Recording IBR 2245) which was a copy of Feel The Blues (American Concert Series ACS 024).
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Fade in, fade out. The same as the copies mentioned above. Pity! If you want to have the best quality of the same material, get Live In Vancouver (Sounds Alive SA 24.020). Fade out. Thanks God this is limited to 200 copies only.



WITH EDDIE VEDDER (CD)
The Swingin' Pig TSP-CDS-005, Luxembourg 1994
1.Roadhouse Blues/ 2.Break On Through/ 3.Light My Fire.
Sources: Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame Induction performance, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, January 12th, 1993.


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If you are into Maxi-CDs with just three tracks, and if you are unable to get a copy of Keep The Fire Alive (HAWK 042), this low-price CD is the right choice for you. The concert's soundquality is slightly better than on the HAWK-CD, and the CD is out for low-price. The three tracks are also available on countless Pearl Jam bootleg CDs.


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