The Doors The Doors: Classic Album

The Doors The Doors: Classic Album
Without a doubt, the Doors’ 1967 debut is one of the greatest albums in rock history, and this documentary analyses the forces that made the band icons for decades after Jim Morrison’s death in 1971. The musical demonstrations by Ray Manzarek (playful, carnival-like keyboards in "Alabama Song”), Robby Kreiger (slide guitar in "End of the Night”) and John Densmore (bossa nova beats in "Break on Through”) are worth the purchase price, and interviews with manager Bill Siddons, Henry Rollins and Perry Farrell show the Doors’ lasting impact. But the band’s engineer, the genial Bruce Botnick, steals the show, dissecting each song from the mixing board, clearly displaying his love for Morrison and the turbulent era that he helped to shape. (Eagle Vision)