The Doors

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Arts Documentary published by ISIS Productions broadcasted as part of Classic Albums series in 2008 - English narration

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If the Doors had only recordered their debut album they would still have been assured a place in rock and roll history. Released in 1967 the album sounds just as fresh and exciting today as it did then. A mix of blues, rock and jazz, together with the voice and lyrics of Jim Morrison made the album one of the greatest debut albums of all time.

By the use of interviews, musical demonstration, rare archive footage and live performances, the program tells the story behind the conception and recording of this groundbreaking album. The surviving members of the Doors share their memories of the bands early days, the making of this album, and throw essential light onto living with the lyrical genius Jim Morrison.

With musical demonstrations from Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore we hear some of the elements that went into creating the unique sound of the Doors.

In exclusive interviews the leading players in this story add insight to the Doors as musicians, composers and leaders of a generation. These include manager Bill Siddons, friend and Beat Poet Michael McClure and Jac Holzman who signed them to Elektra Records. Further insight is provided by musicians Henry Rollins, Perry Farrell, legendary Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd, fellow film student Paul Ferrara, and music writer Ben Fong Torres. Bruce Botnick, the engineer on this and every subsequent Doors album, guides us through the process of how it was recorded.

There have been many myths buit up around the Doors, and Jim Morrison in particular. In this program which features cuts from Break On Through (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, End Of The Night, Alabama Song, The Chrystal Ship, Back Door Man, Soul Kitchen and The End, the music takes center stage, confirming the undeniable fact that the Doors eponymous record was and remains a true Classic Album. BONUS MATERIAL : Contains over 38 minutes of additional material not included in the TV broadcast

Series Producers : Nick de Grunwald & Martin R. Smith Director : Bob Smeaton

An Isis Production in association with NRK (2008)

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2078 kbps
Video Resolution: 720x416
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
Part 1: RunTime: 50:03.120
Number Of Parts: 2
Part 1: Size: 815 MB
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