Doors: Myth and Reality

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,… See more details below

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

Disc 2

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

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