Tuesday, February 20, 2018

VIDEO: The Doors perform When The Music’s Over at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival

The Doors are streaming a performance of their 1967 classic, “When The Music’s Over”, as the latest preview to the February 23 release of “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970.”

The epic closing track from the group’s second album, “Strange Days”, was stretched even further in concert, says drummer John Densmore.

"Playing that song was intense," Densmore tells Rolling Stone. "I had to take a deep breath before playing it, because it's not a little three-minute pop ditty. This was our second epic, after ‘The End’. ‘The End' was like a love song and then 'When the Music's Over was a statement. You know, 'We want the world and we want it now.'

“We developed it over time, vamping in the middle section, as Jim would throw in whatever poetry things he wanted. I'm real proud of it, because I had this impulse to stop the beat in the middle, and Ray kept the bass line going and Jim said, 'What have they done to the Earth? ... They stuck her with knives.' And I started stabbing the cymbals like knives. It was like freeform poetry in music.

"The Who did 'Tommy' that night at the Isle Of Wight,"
he adds. "They did an opera, we did a symphony."

Directed by Murray Lerner, “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970” captures the historic last concert ever filmed of The Doors, whose August 29 performance was featured alongside sets by The Who, ELP, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After and Joni Mitchell, among others.

The original concert footage has been completely recut, remixed and meticulously restored via the latest technology, including color-correcting and enhanced audio in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound as mixed from the original multi-track material by longtime Doors engineer / mixer / co-producer Bruce Botnick.

The DVD also includes with the bonus featurette “This Is The End”, which presents 17 minutes of interviews conducted by Lerner with Densmore, guitarist Robbie Krieger, and original Doors manager Bill Siddons, and adds archival footage with keyboardist Ray Manzarek from 2002.

“Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970” will be available on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital video.

The Doors
“Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970”

Release date: February 23, 2018

01. Roadhouse Blues
02. Back Door Man
03. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
04. When The Music's Over
05. Ship Of Fools
06. Light My Fire
07. The End (medley): Across The Sea/Away In India/Crossroads Blues/Wake Up

See also:

VIDEO: The Doors perform Light My Fire at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival
VIDEO: The Doors stream 1967 classic from Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
The Doors to release Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
The Doors stream Strange Days video ahead of 50th anniversary reissue
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