The Doors Isle of Wight 1970: Watch ‘Light My Fire’

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The last concert by The Doors ever filmed will be available for the first time on Feb. 23 as The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970, on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and Digital Video. The film is being released by Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The last known unseen performance of the Doors in existence, The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 has been completely recut and remixed from the original film footage. Fully approved by the Doors, this previously unreleased concert was restored via the latest 21st century technology, color correcting and visually upgrading the original footage. The entire concert, which is now presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, was mixed from the original multi-track audio by longtime Doors engineer/mixer/co-producer Bruce Botnick. Fans may have caught a glimpse of this performance in the 1997 Isle of Wight film Message To Love, however this DVD presents the Doors’ set with the full-length songs in maximum visual and sound quality.

Watch the spectacular version of “Light My Fire” from the release

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The film captures the band’s performance, as well as offering a snapshot of the era, with footage of fans (over 600,000 in attendance) tearing down barriers and crashing the gates to gain access to the event.

Watch the trailer for the Isle of Wight release

The Doors hit the stage at 2:00 a.m. on Aug. 30, 1970. In this 84-minute DVD, Jim Morrison, organist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore perform such Doors staples as “Roadhouse Blues,” “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” and “Light My Fire.” (See track listing below.)

Watch “Break On Through (To the Other Side)”

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The DVD is completed with a bonus featurette, “This Is The End,” 17 minutes of interviews conducted by the film’s original director, Murray Lerner, with Krieger, Densmore and original Doors manager Bill Siddons. Additional archival interview footage with Manzarek from 2002 is also included in the featurette.

The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Track Listing

1. Roadhouse Blues
2. Backdoor Man
3. Break on Through (To The Other Side)
4. When The Music’s Over
5. Ship of Fools
6. Light My Fire
7. The End (medley): Across The Sea/Away in India/Crossroads Blues/Wake Up

Watch the Doors perform “Break on Through (To the Other Side)” at the Isle of Wight in 1970

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