Doors Unreleased/Restored Film Footage for Dec. DVD

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Sound remixed and restored by longtime engineer Bruce Botnick as well.

 By Blurt Staff

 New York, NY (October 3, 2013)– Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release on December 3, 2013 of R-Evolution from The Doors on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats. [Pre-book order date November 8, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray] 

 December 3 brings an early Christmas present for Doors fans: R-Evolution on DVD/Blu-ray (via Eagle Rock), which combines key early TV appearances with The Doors’ own music films. Some of this has been bootlegged in the past, but not all, and the additional allure of digital remastering plus audio remixed by Bruce Botnick (if you’re a fan, you know who he is) should make this a no-brainer.

 According to the product notes, R-Evolution illustrates how the band evolved from the constraints of mid-sixties television to a point where they had the creative input and power to shape how they were portrayed on screen. From an unknown L.A. band creating early music films to an established worldwide phenomenon executing creative control over their celluloid persona, R-Evolution shows the growth of The Doors from being forced to accept the formulaic television approach to taking control of the medium.”

 Songs featured on the release include “Light My Fire,” “People Are Strange,” “Hello, I Love You,” “Crawling King Snake,” “L.A. Woman,” “Moonlight Drive,” “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” and many more. Bonus features include a commentary by Doors members John Densmore, Robby Krieger and the late Ray Manzarek plus Botnick and Elektra Records Founder Jac Holzman.  Additionally there is a performance of “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” from the Isle Of Wight Festival 1970, a 45-minute documentary entitled “The Doors – Breaking Through The Lens,” and “Love Thy Customer,” a never-before-seen 1966 Ford training film with music by The Doors (and a heavily prized artifact among hardcore Doorsfans who have collected and traded such ephemera over the years, often as a grainy/blurry VHS tape transfer). Finally, the DVD has a section of outtakes from the band’s appearance on the US TV show Malibu U in 1967.

 A Deluxe Edition is available on each physical format, packaged in a 40-page DVD sized hardback book with a “scrapbook” style presentation on each track including lyrics, background info, trivia and photos

 Tracklisting:

 1) Break On Through (To The Other Side)

Music Film – January 1967

 

2) Break On Through (To The Other Side)

From Shebang – March 5, 1967

 

3) The Crystal Ship

From American Bandstand – July 22, 1967

 

4) Light My Fire

From American Bandstand – July 22, 1967

 

5) Light My Fire

From Malibu U – August 25, 1967

 

6) People Are Strange

From Murray The K In New York – September 22, 1967

 

7) Moonlight Drive

From The Jonathan Winters Show – December 27, 1967

 

8) The Unknown Soldier

Music Film – February 1968

 

9) Hello, I Love You

From Musik Für Junge Leute: 4-3-2-1 Hot And Sweet – September 13, 1968

 

10) Touch Me

From The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – December 15, 1968

 

11) Wild Child

Music Film – July 1969

 

12) Roadhouse Blues

Music Film – February 1970

 

13) Crawling King Snake

From GTK (Get To Know) – December 1970

 

14) The Changeling

Music Film – April 1971

 

15) Gloria

Music Film – October 1983

 

16) People Are Strange

Music Film – 198o’s

 

17) Strange Days

Music Film – 1984

 

18) L.A. Woman

Music Film – 1985

 

19) Ghost Song

Music Film – 1995

  

Bonus Features:

 

Love Thy Customer (music by The Doors)Ford Training Film – 1966

Malibu U – 1967

Break On Through (To The Other Side) – Isle Of Wight, August 1970

 Breaking Through The Lens documentary

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