Doors: Myth and Reality

The Doors: Myth and Reality

by Ray Manzarek
     
 

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A brilliant idea that could have gone on to be a benchmark in terms of spoken word histories, this pilot release from the ill-fated Monster Sounds label showcases Doors keyboardist and musical architect Ray Manzarek laying out the band's story with great recall and an entertaining flow. Interviewed and produced by West Coast music journalist/historian Harvey Kubernik,

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A brilliant idea that could have gone on to be a benchmark in terms of spoken word histories, this pilot release from the ill-fated Monster Sounds label showcases Doors keyboardist and musical architect Ray Manzarek laying out the band's story with great recall and an entertaining flow. Interviewed and produced by West Coast music journalist/historian Harvey Kubernik, this double CD allows Manzarek a great opportunity to lay out the Doors' story with fabulous detail, and includes some very interesting and little-told stories, particularly about the formation of the band as well as the relationship between Manzarek and Jim Morrison. It's a shame that this format wasn't taken to an even higher level, for despite Kubernik's excellent interview and Manzarek's skill as a speaker, the series was, sadly, short-lived. The CD also contains an excellent new instrumental by Manzarek titled "All Men Are Created Equal."

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2003
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206136524
catalogNumber:
061365

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Paris: The Mystery/The Last Recording/The Last Telephone Call/A Sealed
  2. UCLA Film School: Ray's Films/Jim's Films/Joseph Von Sternberg: ...
  3. Jim & Ray Form the Doors: Venice Beach/The Songs - The Name/Psyche ...
  4. Born in Chicago: South Side Boy/Mom & Dad's Blues ...
  5. I Heard The Blues In The Air
  6. Growing Up Rocking: Maxwell Street/Blues Radio/Rock 'N' Roll TV - ...
  7. You're in the Army Now: New York City - Coltrane/Thailand & Thai Stick
  8. Soul of the Doors: We Were Going to Be Artists/Jim's Apartment/Student

Disc 2

  1. Beat Poetry Readings: San Francisco & Berkeley
  2. Out Of The Army: Rick & The Ravens/The Turkey Joint West/Sonny & Cher
  3. Rick & The Ravens @ Aura: World Pacific/Dick Bock & LSD/Maharishi ...
  4. The Doors Acetate Demo: Thrown Out of Liberty Records/No One @ Capitol ...
  5. Enter Robby Krieger: Columbia Records & Billy James/The Vox Organ
  6. Making The Magic Circle: Fights In The Band/No Ego Games
  7. Where's the Bass Player?: Owsley, LSD & The Holes
  8. The Doors Are Dropped By Columbia
  9. In the Recording Studio: Paul A. Rothchild: Producer/Bruce ...
  10. The Chief Of Police In The Studio
  11. Dorothy Fujikawa - Artist: The Whiskey Bar - Dorothy's Record/Our ...
  12. Jim Morrison's Leather Pants: What's The Band Going To Wear?
  13. The Doors On The Road: Do You Have A Spotlight?/We'll Work The Magic/Balls
  14. Why The Music's Still Popular
  15. Jim's Still Around
  16. The Doors in History: Jimi, Janis, Dylan/Paris in the 20s
  17. All Men Are Created Equal
  18. UCLA Basketball

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