In Concert (The Doors album)

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In Concert
Live album by The Doors
Released May 21, 1991
Recorded 1968-1970
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock
Length 140:43
Label Elektra
Producer Paul A. Rothchild
The Doors chronology
Live at the Hollywood Bowl
(1987)
In Concert
(1991)
Live in Detroit
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 3.5/5 stars

In Concert is a live double album, recorded by The Doors. The album's performances are culled from a variety of different concerts and releases. In Concert includes all the tracks from Absolutely Live (with all but one track appearing on disc one, with the remaining track on disc two) and Alive, She Cried. The three remaining tracks come from An American Prayer, Live at the Hollywood Bowl and one previously unreleased.

Many shows were recorded during the 1970 tour to create the Absolutely Live Album. The Doors' producer, Paul A. Rothchild, painstakingly edited the album from many different shows to create one cohesive concert, "the perfect Doors show." Many of the songs were pieced together from various performances. Rothchild has said, "I couldn't get complete takes of a lot of songs, so sometimes I'd cut from Detroit to Philadelphia in midsong. There must be 2,000 edits on that album."[1]

Below is a listing of probable venues and performance dates for each song, based on information culled from several books, including Greg Shaw's The Doors on the Road.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Doors, unless noted otherwise.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "House Announcer" – 2:40 (Philadelphia Spectrum 5/1/70)
  2. "Who Do You Love?" (McDaniel) – 6:02 (New York Felt Forum 1st Show 1/17/70)
  3. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" (Brecht, Weill) – 1:51 (New York Felt Forum 1st Show 1/17/70)
  4. "Back Door Man" (Willie Dixon) – 2:22 (New York Felt Forum 2nd Show 1/18/70)
  5. "Love Hides" – 1:48 (Philadelphia Spectrum 5/1/70)
  6. "Five to One" – 4:34 (New York Felt Forum 2nd Show 1/17/70 & 1st & 2nd Show 1/18/70)
  7. "Build Me a Woman" – 3:33 (New York Felt Forum 2nd Show 1/17/70)
  8. "When the Music's Over" – 14:50 (New York Felt Forum 2nd Show 1/17/70)
  9. "Universal Mind" – 4:54 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 2nd Show 7/21/69)
  10. "Petition the Lord with Prayer" – 0:52 (New York Felt Forum 2nd Show 1/18/70)
  11. "Dead Cats, Dead Rats" – 1:57 (Detroit Cobo Arena 5/8/70)
  12. "Break on Through, #2" - 4:42 (Detroit Cobo Arena 5/8/70)
  13. "Lions in the Street" – 1:14 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 1st Show 7/21/69)
  14. "Wake Up" – 1:21 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 1st Show 7/21/69)
  15. "A Little Game" – 1:12 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 1st Show 7/21/69)
  16. "The Hill Dwellers" – 2:35 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 1st Show 7/21/69)
  17. "Not to Touch the Earth" – 4:14 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 1st Show 7/21/69)
  18. "Names of the Kingdom" – 1:29 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 1st Show 7/21/69)
  19. "The Palace of Exile" – 2:20 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 1st Show 7/21/69)
  20. "Soul Kitchen" – 7:15 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 2nd Show 7/21/69)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Roadhouse Blues" - 6:13 (New York Felt Forum 1st show 1/17/70 & Detroit Cobo Arena 5/08/70 & End Dialogue Boston Arena 2nd Show 4/10/70)
  2. "Gloria" (Van Morrison) - 6:17 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater Rehearsal 7/22/69)
  3. "Light My Fire" including "Graveyard Poem" (Jim Morrison) - 9:51 (New York Felt Forum 1st & 2nd Show 1/18/70 & Boston Arena 1st & 2nd Show 4/10/70)
  4. "You Make Me Real" - 3:06 (Los Angeles Aquarius Theater 2nd Show 7/21/69 with new guitar overdub)
  5. "Texas Radio & The Big Beat" - 1:52 (Copenhagen Denmark T.V. Show 9/18/68 with new guitar overdub)
  6. "Love Me Two Times" - 3:17 (Copenhagen Denmark T.V. Show 9/18/68 with new drum overdub)
  7. "Little Red Rooster" (Dixon) - 7:15 (New York Felt Forum 1st Show 1/17/70 & Dialogue 2nd Show 1/18/70 with Harmonica overdub)
  8. "Moonlight Drive" including "Horse Latitudes" - 5:34 (vocal from New York Felt Forum 1st Show 1/18/70 with a newly recorded instrumental track)
  9. "Close to You" (Dixon) - 5:26 (New York Felt Forum 2nd Show 1/18/70)
  10. "Unknown Soldier" - 4:25 (Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl 7/5/68)
  11. "The End" - 15:42 (Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl 7/5/68)

Song origins[edit]

Disc one
Disc two

Personnel[edit]

The Doors

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1991 Billboard Pop Albums[2] 50

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum 1,000,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[4] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[5] Gold 100,000*
Argentina (CAPIF)[6] Gold 30,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ BAM interview with Paul Rothchild; July 3rd, 1981
  2. ^ Billboard Album Chart
  3. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – In Concert". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – In Concert". Music Canada. 
  5. ^ "French album certifications – Doors – In Concert" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select DOORS and click OK
  6. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Doors – In Concert". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter In Concert in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go