The Doors ‎– Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970

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Rhino Records (2) ‎– R1 566575, Doors Music Company ‎– 603497860951
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue
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A1 Introduction
A2 Back Door Man
Written-By – C. Burnett*, W. Dixon*
A3 Break On Through (To The Other Side)
Written-By – The Doors
A4 Ship Of Fools
Written-By – The Doors
B1 Roadhouse Blues
Written-By – The Doors
B2 When The Music's Over
Written-By – The Doors
C1 Light My Fire
Written-By – The Doors
D1 The End
Written-By – The Doors

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First Time Release on Vinyl.
Record Store Day Black Friday release.
Limited to 11,000 copies machine numbered in gold.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 03497860951
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): R1-566575-A BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): MPO® [logo] 19 139229
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): R1-566575-B BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): MPO® [logo] 19 136085
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C etched): R1-566575-C BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C stamped): MPO® [logo] 19 136121
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D etched): R1-566575-D BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D stamped): MPO® [logo] 19 136120

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

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
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
none The Doors Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970(8xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Rhino Records (2), Elektra none US 2018
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

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jlarose1988

jlarose1988

December 2, 2019

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).