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The Doors
R-Evolution (Blu-ray)

The Doors - R-Evolution (Blu-ray)

Combining early TV appearances with the Doors' own music films, R-Evolution illustrates how the band evolved from the constraints of mid-sixties television to a point where they had the creative input and power to shape how they were portrayed on screen. From an unknown L.A. band creating early music films to an established worldwide phenomenon executing creative control over their celluloid persona, R-Evolution shows the growth of the Doors from being forced to accept the formulaic television approach to taking control of the medium. It's all in the title - the evolution of a band that helped revolutionize the way rock bands promote their art.

R-Evolution brings together a wealth of previously unreleased footage of the Doors. This incredible release features the classics 'Light My Fire,' 'People Are Strange,' 'Hello, I Love You,' 'Crawling King Snake,' 'L.A. Woman,' 'Moonlight Drive,' 'Break On Through (To The Other Side),' and many more.

R-Evolution boasts a wealth of excellent bonus features, including a commentary by Doors members John Densmore, Robby Krieger and the late Ray Manzarek plus Bruce Botnick and Elektra Records Founder Jac Holzman.

Additionally there is a performance of 'Break On Through (To The Other Side)' from the Isle Of Wight Festival 1970, a 45-minute documentary entitled The Doors - Breaking Through The Lens, and Love Thy Customer, a never-before-seen 1966 Ford training film with music by the Doors. Finally, the DVD has a section of outtakes from the band's appearance on the US TV show Malibu U in 1967.

In addition to the DVD and Blu-ray, a Deluxe Edition is available on each physical format, packaged in a 40-page DVD sized hardback book with a scrapbook style presentation on each track including lyrics, background info, trivia and photos. All footage has been carefully restored to the highest standards and the sound has been remixed and mastered for 5.1 by Bruce Botnick.

Throughout R-Evolution, the unique charisma and talent of the Doors comes across, whether it be on a lightweight pop show or on a film created from their own imaginations, along with some of the most influential music ever made.

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
  2. Music Film - January 1967

  3. 2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
  4. From Shebang - March 5, 1967

  5. 3. The Crystal Ship
  6. From American Bandstand - July 22, 1967

  7. 4. Light My Fire
  8. From American Bandstand - July 22, 1967

  9. 5. Light My Fire
  10. From Malibu U - August 25, 1967

  11. 6. People Are Strange
  12. From Murray The K In New York - September 22, 1967

  13. 7. Moonlight Drive
  14. From The Jonathan Winters Show - December 27, 1967

  15. 8. The Unknown Soldier
  16. Music Film - February 1968

  17. 9. Hello, I Love You
  18. From Musik Für Junge Leute: 4-3-2-1 Hot And Sweet - September 13, 1968

  19. 10. Touch Me
  20. From The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - December 15, 1968

  21. 11. Wild Child
  22. Music Film - July 1969

  23. 12. Roadhouse Blues
  24. Music Film - February 1970

  25. 13. Crawling King Snake
  26. From GTK (Get To Know) - December 1970

  27. 14. The Changeling
  28. Music Film - April 1971

  29. 15. Gloria
  30. Music Film - October 1983

  31. 16. People Are Strange
  32. Music Film - 198o's

  33. 17. Strange Days
  34. Music Film - 1984

  35. 18. L.A. Woman
  36. Music Film - 1985

  37. 19. Ghost Song
  38. Music Film - 1995


  39. BONUS FEATURES:
  40. Love Thy Customer (music by The Doors)
  41. Ford Training Film - 1966

  42. OUTTAKES:
  43. Malibu U - 1967
  44. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - Isle Of Wight, August 1970

  45. DOCUMENTARY:
  46. Breaking Through The Lens

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