Essential Rarities


Essential Rarities by Elektra / Wea at Your Free Album. MPN: 4898724. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Compilation album featuring numerous bonus and rare tracks from The Doors. This collection, originally available only as a bonus disc in The Doors: The Complete Studio Recordings box set (fleshed out here with another outtake track, ''Woman Is a Devil,'' from that set) is split just about evenly between a sometimes motley collection of outtakes and demos and a better slate of live material. It also argues that while most rock bands cut their teeth on blues and other roots music, then develop a d


Essential Rarities by Elektra / Wea
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Compilation album featuring numerous bonus and rare tracks from The Doors. This collection, originally available only as a bonus disc in The Doors: The Complete Studio Recordings box set (fleshed out here with another outtake track, "Woman Is a Devil," from that set) is split just about evenly between a sometimes motley collection of outtakes and demos and a better slate of live material. It also argues that while most rock bands cut their teeth on blues and other roots music, then develop a distinct sound (or sell out to pop fashion trends), the Doors seemed to evolve ass-backwards, the band's, and particularly Jim Morrison's, college poet-nihilist pretensions slowly giving way to more blues-based influences. Indeed, after a few legendary years of late-1960s success and excess, Morrison had more than enough reasons to sing the blues. The studio leftovers here underscore why they're called "outtakes" (1965 demos of "Hello, I Love You" and "Moonlight Drive" are historically interesting, if a bit bubblegummy) though there are some highlights. "Whiskey, Mystics and Men" showcases another side of the band's tastefully odd Kurt Weill fetish; a '69 alternate of "Queen of the Highway" is almost lounge hipster chic; and "Orange County Suite" is a dirge from '70. Live cuts (all from '69 and '70) range from a baroque, affected PBS telecast of "The Soft Parade" to an apocalyptic, overwrought "The End." --Jerry McCulley

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  • Essential Rarities by Doors (2000-06-26)

Additional Information

Manufacturer:
Elektra / Wea
Category:
Proto Punk
MPN:
4898724
Release Date:
2000-06-20
UPC:
771104898724
EAN:
0007559625302
Part Number:
4898724
Artist:
Doors
Publisher:
Elektra / Wea
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Publication Date:
2000-07-25
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.19 pounds
Item Size:
5 x 0.25 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.15 pounds
Package Size:
5 x 0.4 x 5.5 inches

 


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