Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Classic rockers salute The Doors on new tribute album

A star-studded list of classic rockers will appear on a new tribute album to The Doors.

Due June 24, “Light My Fire – A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors” will feature a variety of artists performing versions of Doors classics like “Light My Fire”, “Riders On The Storm”, “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, “Love Her Madly”, “L.A. Woman”, “People Are Strange”, and more.

Rockers included current and former members of Deep Purple, Yes, Grand Funk, Rainbow, ELP, the Moody Blues, The Cars and others, alongside Pat Travers, Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter and more.

Not one but two members of the quintessential prog rock band Yes - keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman and lead guitarist Steve Howe - joined Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan on the signature song, “Light My Fire”, which as Wakeman explains, “has always been one of those iconic tracks that keyboard players listen to because of the fact that there are so few tracks with keyboard/organ solos on them compared to our six-stringed buddies. It’s also a solo area that is totally open to interpretation so whatever you do is not comparable to the original, so it was an absolute joy to do.”

Various Artists
"Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors"

Release date: June 24

01. L.A. Woman - Jimi Jamison (SURVIVOR), Ted Turner (WISHBONE ASH) & Patrick Moraz (MOODY BLUES)
02. Love Me Two Times - Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER), Thijs van Leer (FOCUS) & Larry Coryell
03. Roadhouse Blues - Leslie West (MOUNTAIN), Brian Auger & Rod Piazza
04. Love Her Madly - Mark Stein (VANILLA FUDGE) & Mick Box (URIAH HEEP)
05. Riders On The Storm - Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW), Tony Kaye (Yes) & Steve Cropper (BOOKER T. & THE M.G.'S)
06. The Crystal Ship - Edgar Winter & Chris Spedding
07. Intro (People Are Strange) - Keith Emerson, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter & Joel Druckman (JOHN FAHEY)
08. People Are Strange - David Johansen (NEW YORK DOLLS) & Billy Sherwood (YES)
09. Touch Me - Robert Gordon, Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), Steve Morse & Nik Turner (HAWKWIND)
10. The Soft Parade - Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW), Christopher North (AMBROSIA) & Steve Hillage (GONG)
11. Hello, I Love You - Ken Hensley (URIAH HEEP) & Roye Albrighton (NEKTAR)
12. Spanish Caravan - Eric Martin (MR. BIG) & Elliot Easton (THE CARS)
13. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) - Todd Rundgren & Geoff Downes (YES, ASIA) & Zoot Horn Rollo (CAPTAIN BEEFHEART)
14. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - Mark Farner (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD) & Chick Churchill (TEN YEARS AFTER)
15. Light My Fire - Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE), Rick Wakeman (YES) & Steve Howe (YES)
16. The End - Pat Travers & Jimmy Greenspoon (THREE DOG NIGHT)

See also:

The Doors to perform Ray Manzarek tribute concert
An Evening With The Doors to feature Q&A with band members
Surviving members of The Doors to reunite
Ray Manzarek of The Doors dead at 74
Search The Doors at hennemusic