Eagle Rock Entertainment
The Doors - R-Evolution featuring rare film and TV footage!
Remixed and mastered for 5.1 surround by Bruce Botnick
Eagle Rock Entertainment releases on Blu-ray The Doors R-Evolution featuring a wealth of previously unreleased footage of legendary band — making it a remarkable compendium of a band whose influence is still felt now decades after its heyday.
With the recent passing of Ray Manzarek, this compilation is all the more meaningful. With a really great collection of sometimes very weird appearances combining their early TV appearances with The Doors' own music films, R-Evolution illustrates how the band evolved from the constraints of mid-'60s 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. 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.
|1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - Music Film – January 1967|
|2. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - From Shebang – March 5, 1967|
|3. The Crystal Ship - From American Bandstand – July 22, 1967|
|4. Light My Fire - From American Bandstand – July 22, 1967|
|5. Light My Fire - From Malibu U – August 25, 1967|
|6. People Are Strange - From Murray The K In New York – September 22, 1967|
|7. Moonlight Drive - From The Jonathan Winters Show – December 27, 1967|
|8. The Unknown Soldier - Music Film – February 1968|
|9. Hello, I Love You - From Musik Für Junge Leute: 4-3-2-1 Hot And Sweet – September 13, 1968|
|10. Touch Me - From The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – December 15, 1968|
|11. Wild Child - Music Film – July 1969|
|12. Roadhouse Blues - Music Film – February 1970|
|13. Crawling King Snake - From GTK (Get To Know) – December 1970|
|14. The Changeling - Music Film – April 1971|
|15. Gloria - Music Film – October 1983|
|16. People Are Strange - Music Film – 1980’s|
|17. Strange Days - Music Film – 1984|
|18. L.A. Woman - Music Film – 1985|
|19. Ghost Song - Music Film – 1995|
|20. Love Thy Customer (music by The Doors) - Ford Training Film – 1966|
|21. Outtakes: Malibu U – 1967/ Break On Through – Isle Of Wight, August 1970|
|22. Breaking Through The Lens documentary|