Live in Detroit (Doors album)

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Live in Detroit
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Live album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2000 [1]
RecordedMay 8, 1970
GenrePsychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock
Length135:03
LabelRhino - Bright Midnight Archives
ProducerBruce Botnick
The Doors chronology
In Concert
(1991)
Live in Detroit
(2000)
Bright Midnight: Live in America
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Live in Detroit is a double CD live album by the American rock band the Doors. It was recorded at the Cobo Arena in Detroit on May 8, 1970 during the band's 1970 Roadhouse Blues Tour. It was released on October 23, 2000 on Rhino Records.[3]

The concert is one of the longest live performances by the Doors. Among the 25 songs played the group played eight blues standards such as "Back Door Man", Junior Parker's "Mystery Train" and "Crossroads" by Robert Johnson. The band were joined by Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian on guitar and harmonica on the L.A. Woman track "Been Down So Long," "Love Hides", Chuck Berry's "Carol", Muddy Waters' "Close to You," and Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee." The concert was originally scheduled to end before midnight but ran on until one in the morning. This late end, against union rules, saw the band banned from the Cobo Arena.[4]

Live in Detroit was mixed and mastered by long-time Doors' sound engineer/producer Bruce Botnick. He had recorded several shows from the Doors’ 1970 Roadhouse Blues Tour on multi-track tape for the Absolutely Live album released in July 1970. The concert took place as the band were recording their last studio album, L.A. Woman.

The album was one of the first releases from the Bright Midnight Archives collection which contains a number of previously unreleased live concerts by the Doors.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. Tuning - 1:37
  2. Roadhouse Vamp - 1:31
  3. Hello to the Cities - 1:16
  4. Dead Cats, Dead Rats - 1:54
  5. Break On Through (To the Other Side) (Jim Morrison) - 4:45
  6. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) - 1:55
  7. Back Door Man (Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett) - 2:24
  8. Five to One (Morrison) - 6:44
  9. Roadhouse Blues (Morrison) - 6:44
  10. You Make Me Real (Morrison) - 2:57
  11. Ship of Fools (Morrison, Robby Krieger) - 7:23
  12. When the Music's Over - 17:40
  13. People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) - 0:36
  14. Mystery Train (Junior Parker) - 7:03
  15. Away in India - 2:07
  16. Crossroads (Robert Johnson) - 4:01

Disc two[edit]

  1. Tuning - 1:59
  2. Carol (Chuck Berry) - 1:50
  3. Light My Fire (Krieger) - 19:39
  4. Been Down So Long (Morrison) - 9:07
  5. Love Hides (Morrison) - 1:45
  6. Mean Mustard Blues - 3:47
  7. Carol (Reprise) (Berry) - 0:44
  8. Close to You (Willie Dixon)[5] - 1:38
  9. I'm a King Bee (James Moore) - 2:37
  10. Rock Me Baby (Arthur Crudup) / Heartbreak Hotel (Mae Boren Axton, Thomas Durden) - 5:40
  11. The End - 17:35

Personnel[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ The Doors: Live at The Bowl '68 Audio & Video
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Live in Detroit". Rhino Records. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ {{cite web |url=http://ultimateclassicrock.com/the-doors-cobo-arena-1970/ |title=HOW THE DOORS GOT BANNED FROM DETROIT’S COBO ARENA |author= |website=[[Ultimate Classic Rock |date= |publisher= |accessdate=26 November 2018 }}
  5. ^ Live in Detroit (Cobo Hall, 05/08/1970) - The Doors : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic