May 23, 2007 06:42:23 GMT
The Doors' 1970 album "Absolutely Live" was hugely edited to create a 'perfect' live album, but the band is now releasing the raw one.
Little did people acknowledge The Doors' show in Boston more than 35 years ago, the legendary band is now making the audio available for sale. A three-CD set is going to be released with personal commentaries from the surviving members.
The rare footage is taken from the band's part-of-the-tour-show back on April 30, 1970 at Boston Arena. The tour was the last that the band did before vocalist Jim Morrison moved to France and died there in 1971. Some of the live tunes have been made available in their "Absolutely Live" album but personal memories were not included then.
The commentaries, which are the reason why the album swells to 3 copies, feature drummer John Densmore recalling Morrison being extremely drunk for the show: "A Surgeon General's warning should be stickered on this recording, because Jimbo is ripped... but he is so damn passionate and still hits all the cues with the band, so all I can say is 'In Vino Veritas' (in wine is the truth)."
The album, which is titled "Live in Boston", will be released July 24.