The Doors ‎– Absolutely Live

Elektra ‎– EKS-9002
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Who Do You Love
Written-By – McDaniel*
A2a Alabama Song
Written-By – Weill*, Brecht*
A2b Backdoor Man
Written-By – Dixon*
A2c Love Hides
Written-By – Morrison*
A2d Five To One
Written-By – Morrison*, Doors*
B1 Build Me A Woman
Written-By – Morrison*, Doors*
B2 When The Music's Over
Written-By – Morrison*, Doors*
C1 Close To You
Written-By – Dixon*
C2 Universal Mind
Written-By – Morrison*, Krieger*
C3 Break On Thru #2
Written-By – Morrison*, Doors*
D1 The Celebration Of The Lizard
Written-By – Morrison*, Doors*
D2 Soul Kitchen
Written-By – Morrison*

Companies, etc.



Butterfly label variant pressed by Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
Elektra Records, 15 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10023
Gatefold; has Elektra inner sleeves

This album was compiled from live performances recorded in cities throughout the U.S. between August, 1969 and June, 1970.

Durations on back cover and labels:
Side A (Side time: 19:17)
Side B (Side time: 18:13)
Side C (Side time: 18:00)
Side D (Side time: 21:52)

From back cover:
Remote recording facilities provided by
Fedco Audio Labs and Wally Heider Recording
On-Stage Amplifications Systems By Vince Treanor

Published By Doors Music Co., ASCAP
Except: A1, A2b, C1 By ARC Music, BMI
and A2a By Weill-Brecht-Harms Co., ASCAP

Other first press releases with Butterfly labels with Columbus Circle adress in rim:
Label variant pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Label variant pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Label variant pressed by H.V. Waddell Co.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): EKS-9002-A-1-MON T △14978 ①
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): EKS-9002-B-MON T △14978-X ③
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Three): EKS-9002-C-MON T △14979 ①
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Four): EKS-9002-D-1-MON T △14978-X ②
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EKS-9002 The Doors Absolutely Live(2xLP, Album) Elektra EKS-9002 US 1970 Sell This Version
62005 AB-CD The Doors Absolutely Live(2xLP, Album) Elektra 62005 AB-CD France Unknown Sell This Version
61972-2 The Doors Absolutely Live(CD, Album, Club, RE, RP) Elektra 61972-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
62 005, EKS 9002 The Doors Absolutely Live(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 62 005, EKS 9002 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ELK 4-62005 1 The Doors Absolutely Live I(Cass, Album, RE) Suzy, Elektra ELK 4-62005 1 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version


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April 16, 2013

"t's fun how it is named "absolutely live" when Paul Rotchild mixed it from over 9001 edits of Doors' miscellaneous concerts."

I had no idea... thought it was a live recording from a show in NY because Morrison says, "hello NY!!.." Amazing LP regardless. Definitely one of my favorite Doors albums.


January 3, 2012
It's fun how it is named "absolutely live" when Paul Rotchild mixed it from over 9001 edits of Doors' miscellaneous concerts.