Darken My Fire: A Gothic Tribute To The Doors

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Most jazz fans will tell you that there's nothing more boring than hearing an exact replica of a well-known song -- if you're going to embrace a song that someone else made famous, it's best to put your own spin on it and do some honest-to-God interpreting. And that rule of thumb doesn't just apply to jazz; it also serves rockers well. The thing that makes this Doors tribute so interesting is the fact that the artists make a point of bringing their own ideas to the table and give the Doors' classics serious makeovers. Cleopatra billed Darken My Fire as "a gothic tribute to the Doors", which doesn't describe the entire CD because a few of the selections are more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Most jazz fans will tell you that there's nothing more boring than hearing an exact replica of a well-known song -- if you're going to embrace a song that someone else made famous, it's best to put your own spin on it and do some honest-to-God interpreting. And that rule of thumb doesn't just apply to jazz; it also serves rockers well. The thing that makes this Doors tribute so interesting is the fact that the artists make a point of bringing their own ideas to the table and give the Doors' classics serious makeovers. Cleopatra billed Darken My Fire as "a gothic tribute to the Doors", which doesn't describe the entire CD because a few of the selections are more industrial or alternative metal than goth rock. But regardless of whether a particular track is goth rock, alternative metal, or industrial, Darken My Fire is certainly a creative, risk-taking tribute. All of the artists bring something different to the Doors' classics, whether it's the Newlydeads on "Hello, I Love You," Rhea's Obsession on "End of the Night," Nosferatu on "People Are Strange," or Spahn Ranch on "Strange Days." The Electric Hellfire Club puts a metallic spin on "Light My Fire," while Ex-Voto has a very quirky take on "Riders on the Storm." Jim Morrison died in 1971, but Darken My Fire -- which was assembled in 1999 and released in 2000 -- demonstrates that the Doors' songs still have a variety of possibilities long after his death.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/29/2000
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • UPC: 741157078220
  • Catalog Number: 782

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Me Two Times (3:54)
  2. 2 L.A. Woman - Eating Crow (4:57)
  3. 3 Hello, I Love You (3:16)
  4. 4 Five to One (4:51)
  5. 5 Light My Fire (3:36)
  6. 6 Strange Days (3:54)
  7. 7 Riders on the Storm - Ex Voto (4:58)
  8. 8 Peace Frog - Mephisto Walz (3:01)
  9. 9 The Spy (4:58)
  10. 10 End of the Night (3:18)
  11. 11 When the Music's Over (4:57)
  12. 12 People Are Strange - Nosferatu (3:36)
  13. 13 The End - Rosetta Stone (6:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Doors Track Performer
Alien Sex Fiend Track Performer
Controlled Bleeding Track Performer
The Mission UK Track Performer
Rosetta Stone Track Performer
Spahn Ranch Track Performer
Electric Hellfire Club Track Performer
Mephisto Walz Track Performer
The Newlydeads Track Performer
Rhea's Obsession Track Performer
Eating Crow Track Performer
Graig Higgins Keyboards
Technical Credits
The Doors Composer
Jim Morrison Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
John Densmore Composer
George S. Clinton Composer
Kevin Haskins Remixing
Wayne Hussey Producer, Engineer
Eerie Von Producer, Engineer
Paul Kneevers Producer, Engineer
Matt Green Producer
Taime Downe Producer
Paul Lemos Producer
Bari-Bari Producer
Thomas Thorn Contributor
Nosferatu Producer, Engineer
Len Davies Engineer
Porl King Producer
Jim Field Engineering
Robby Krieger Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Tribute Album!

    I have been a huge Goth music fan for years now and when I saw a goth tribute cd on the Doors, I had to give it a shot and I am glad I did, excellent cd! Refreshing twist on a greta set of songs from a ground breaking band!

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