The Bright Midnight Sampler

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The Bright Midnight Sampler
The Bright Midnight Sampler The Doors.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2000
RecordedJuly 1969 to August 1970
GenrePsychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock
Length73:41
LabelRhino - Bright Midnight Archives
ProducerBruce Botnick
The Doors chronology
Essential Rarities
(1999)
The Bright Midnight Sampler
(2000)
The Best of The Doors
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars

The Bright Midnight Sampler (in Europe entitled Bright Midnight: Live in America), is a compilation CD of live performances by the American rock band the Doors released September 25, 2000.[1][2]

Details[edit]

Recorded between July 1969 and August 1970, it contains 14 songs from eight concerts performed in the United States. The CD, remastered by long-time Doors' sound engineer and producer Bruce Botnick, was the first official publication released from the Bright Midnight Archives collection — which contained a number of previously unreleased live concerts by the Doors.[3]

Bright Midnight: Live in America[edit]

Bright Midnight: Live in America
TheDoors-BrightMidnight.jpg
Live album
ReleasedNovember 17, 2000
LabelElektra, Bright Midnight Archives
ProducerBruce Botnick
chronology
Live in Detroit
(2000)
Bright Midnight: Live in America
(2000)
Live in Hollywood
(2002)

Bright Midnight: Live in America , the British version of the album, was released by Elektra on CD as a limited edition. The CD is the first official publication produced by Bright Midnight Archives, and features an extract from the extensive archival material recorded live, which the band released in the following years with the label Bright Midnight Archives.

Track listings[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ConcertLength
1."Light My Fire"Robby Krieger, Jim MorrisonMay 1, 1970 Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania11:30
2."Been Down So Long"Jim MorrisonMay 8, 1970 Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan9:07
3."Back Door Man"Chester Burnett, Willie DixonMay 2, 1970 Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2:24
4."Love Hides"MorrisonMay 2, 1970 Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2:23
5."Five to One"MorrisonMay 2, 1970 Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania5:11
6."Touch Me"KriegerSecond Show July 21, 1969 Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood, California3:33
7."The Crystal Ship"MorrisonSecond Show July 21, 1969 Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood, California2:58
8."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"MorrisonFirst Show January 17, 1970 Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden in New York4:24
9."Bellowing"MorrisonFirst Show April 10, 1970 Boston Arena in Boston, Massachusetts1:31
10."Roadhouse Blues"MorrisonSecond Show April 10, 1970 Boston Arena in Boston, Massachusetts5:22
11."Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"Bertolt Brecht, Kurt WeillSecond Show January 17, 1970 Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden in New York1:55
12."Medley: Love Me Two Times / Baby, Please Don't Go / St. James Infirmary"Krieger, Irving Mills, Big Joe WilliamsAugust 21, 1970 Bakersfield Civic Auditorium, California8:51
13."The End"The DoorsMay 8, 1970 Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan16:16

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r516180
  2. ^ Planer, Lindsay (2002-02-19). "Bright Midnight: Live in America – Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  3. ^ Greg Kot (1 February 2001). "Bright Midnight: Live In America". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 November 2018.