The Doors ‎– Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970

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Tracklist

Roadhouse Blues
Introduction
Back Door Man
Break On Through (To The Other Side)
When The Music's Over
Ship Of Fools
Light My Fire
The End (Medley: Across The Sea / Away In India / Crossroads Blues / Wake Up)
Roadhouse Blues
Introduction
Back Door Man
Break On Through (To The Other Side)
When The Music's Over
Ship Of Fools
Light My Fire
The End (Medley: Across The Sea / Away In India / Crossroads Blues / Wake Up)
Bonus Feature
"This Is The End" Featurette

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EAGDV091 The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(DVD-V, NTSC + CD, Album) Eagle Vision, Universal Music Group EAGDV091 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
EV020912 The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(DVD-V, NTSC, Dol + CD, Album + Box, RM, S/Edition) Eagle Vision, Universal Music Group EV020912 US 2017 Sell This Version
none The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(8xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Rhino Records (2), Elektra none US 2018
EVB335729 The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(Blu-ray + CD, Album) Eagle Vision, Universal Music Group EVB335729 US 2018 Sell This Version
EREDV1289 The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(DVD-V, NTSC) Eagle Vision, Universal Music Group EREDV1289 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
YMBA-10740/41 The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(DVD-V, NTSC + CD, Album) Yamaha Music Entertainment Holdings, Inc. YMBA-10740/41 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
none The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival(8xFile, FLAC) Rhino Records (2), Elektra none 2018
ERBRD5330 The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival(Blu-ray) Eagle Vision, Universal Music Group ERBRD5330 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
R1 566575, 603497860951 The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2), Doors Music Company R1 566575, 603497860951 UK, Europe & US 2019 Sell This Version

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lotr121

lotr121

January 19, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180, R1 566575, 603497860951
Great recording of The Doors last European performance at the last great festival of the 60s. Excellent mastering and vinyl, I think the music and Jims voice come through pretty amazing given it was recorded outside. One of the best live performances of them I think. Jim’s performance is very focused but soulful, great display of his singing. Packaging could have more, but is still cool and each is numbered in gold foil.
jlarose1988

jlarose1988

December 2, 2019
referencing Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180, R1 566575, 603497860951

This edition is for the true Doors fan IMO. It's a great copy of a good performance. The pressing is flat, heavy and without defect. The mastering is very good. No issues with the pressing or sound quality. Rhino did a great job there.

However, I do not consider this one of the best performances for the Doors. I think Alive She Cried, Absolutely Live and the Hollywood Bowl are all better choices. I disagree with Ray Manzarek that this performance was a controlled fury. Robby, Ray and John are excellent in their performance but they always were excellent. Morrison was always the X factor. In this performance, I agree that Jim was controlled and his vocals were strong BUT he was also very tame in this performance. There's no wandering off in poems, rants or attempts to provoke the crowd. Even worse, there are no shrieks or shrills especially when it's time to scream "try to set the night on fire!" Morrison sings in a lower range throughout this set. The performance is just missing that Doors edge and I suspect it had everything to do with the Miami incident that occurred previous to this concert.

Finally, the packaging is just OK. Too many other sets (London Fog for example) go above and beyond with photos or additional propaganda. I have a higher expectation for a limited release like this. It's not even a gatefold. Rhino did provide nice inner sleeves and numbering but that's the extent of the packaging extras. It was $32 new but it appears the double LP is the driver for that. Concerning the sides, there aren't many songs on each side so you do have to flip a little more frequently than normal.

I'm not beating this version up. It's good and I like owning it as a serious Doors fan. I'm encouraging a more casual fan to consider other live performances. This is not the edgy or animated performance that made the Doors bust into their well-deserved legendary status (IMHO).
HeterodoxY

HeterodoxY

October 18, 2019
referencing Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970, DVD-V, NTSC + CD, Album, EAGDV091
This is being released on vinyl for Black Friday in November!