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Bootleg Bonanza: The Doors – Stockholm, Sweden (09/20/68)

The Doors
September 20, 1968
Stockholm, Sweden

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This version of these shows is known lineage from a pre-broadcast source and does not have vinyl or bootleg CD in the lineage. It is also a bit less edited than the most recent torrent (the top link listed), with a few more seconds at the beginning of the early show before the announcer intro and some additional announcer comments and tuning in track 108.

CD1 – early show – 44:00
101 [04:49] announcer > Five To One
102 [03:09] Love Street >
103 [03:27] Love Me Two Times
104 [09:54] When The Music’s Over
105 [01:35] A Little Game >
106 [02:46] The Hill Dwellers
107 [11:02] Light My Fire
108 [01:58] announcer, tuning and talk
109 [05:20] The Unknown Soldier

CD2 – late show – 70:08
201 [06:07] Five To One
202 [03:02] Alabama Song [with Mack The Knife lyrics]
203 [04:22] Back Door Man
204 [03:15] You’re Lost Little Girl
205 [03:37] Love Me Two Times
206 [13:27] When The Music’s Over
207 [03:22] Wild Child
208 [03:14] Money
209 [01:44] Celebration of The Lizard
210 [11:23] Light My Fire
211 [01:43] talk and tuning
212 [14:52] The End

Lineage: Pre-broadcast Radio Stockholm reel > reel > my Dolby B encoded reel.
Transfer: Tandberg 9241XD (Dolby B decoded) > Macintosh with Digidesign Audiomedia III sound card > Pro Tools (minor “nip and tuck” edits, normalization and tracking) > AIFF > xACT (flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

Notes from the original uploader: This is the first time this source has been torrented. The sound quality is superior to other copies of these shows that I have heard – specifically clearer-sounding with much better bass and none of the scratchiness of the vinyl sources. There are still some imperfections though including some noticeable wow and flutter in the early show and over-modulation of some vocals in the late show. Nevertheless this is a really nice copy overall and well worth comparing the many other sources of these shows out there. As usual, if anyone can share a better copy than this, PLEASE DO…
Enjoy and SHARE!


August 11, 2015 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, mp3 downloads, Music, The Doors | 2 Comments

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Doors – Boston, MA (03/17/68)

The Doors ~ 1968-03-17 ~ Boston - Front & Back//

The Doors
Back Bay Theatre (2nd Set),
Boston, Massachusetts
Very Good Audience

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1.When the Music’s Over 12:49
2.Backdoor Man – Five to One 5:51
3.Break on Through – There You Sit 4:56
4.Love Me Two Times* 3:22
5.You’re Lost, Little Girl – Light my Fire 12:39
6.The End – Across the Sea – Accident – The Holy Shay – Ensenada 14:41

* Edited Out, Official Release on “Boot Yer Butt”

54:21 Minutes Total.

August 1, 2015 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music, The Doors | 1 Comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Doors – Cleveland, OH (08/03/68)


The Doors
August 3, 1968 (Saturday)
Cleveland Public Auditorium
Cleveland, Ohio
[Audience Recording]

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Master Reel > ANA1 > CDR > EAC > WAV > Flac Frontend > FLAC (lvl 8, SBE aligned)

Track List:

01. House Announcer – 3:44
02. Break On Through – 5:27
03. Back Door Man – 2:41
04. Five To One – 11:15
05. When The Music’s Over – 17:54
06. What Do You Wanna Hear? – 2:20
07. Soul Kitchen – 6:22
08. Light My Fire – 8:38
09. Thank You For Coming – 1:49

Notes from the original uploader:

A 1st gen audience recording. Jim is pretty drunk for this show and has a lot of fun with the audience. Unlike in Miami, he doesn’t berate the crowd, but does threaten to kill someone if his monitors aren’t turned up as “Five To One” starts. “Hey listen, if I can’t hear myself a little bit louder than that, I’m just gonna quit, go out, and kill some people! C’mon!” The band keeps vamping but Jim continues to playfully talk with the audience. After over six minutes of banter he asks, “What song are we singing?” and finally begins the lyrics to “Five To One.” After a surprisingly tight version of “When The Music’s Over,” the band goes into “Soul Kitchen” and during the song’s second verse, Jim misses his cue. Toward the end of the song, the band realizes that Jim isn’t interested in finishing the lyrics and they break into “Light My Fire.” By the end of the concert, Jim is incoherent and screaming more and more until he finally jumps into the audience. He manages to get back onstage (with the help of a number of stage hands) and barely finishes “Light My Fire” before leaving the stage. At the very end of the tape, you can hear the house announcer ask the audience for Jim’s coat. (“Has anyone seen Jim Morrison’s coat?”) Definitely an interesting night as far as Doors shows go. Only wish we had a better quality recording. Enjoy.

October 4, 2013 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music, The Doors | Leave a comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Doors – Isle of Wight, England (08/30/70)


The Doors
August 30, 1970 (Saturday)
East Afton Farm
“The Isle Of Wight Festival”
Isle Of Wight, England
[Soundboard Recording]

Multi-Track Master > DAT > DAT > CDR > WAV > Flac Frontend > FLAC (lvl 8, SBE aligned)

Download FLAC: Mediafire
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Track List:

01. Introduction – 0:18
02. Back Door Man – 4:18
03. Break On Through – 4:53
04. When The Music’s Over – 13:31
05. Ship Of Fools – 7:37
06. Roadhouse Blues – 6:07
06. Light My Fire – 14:21
07. The End – 18:18

Notes from the original uploader:

For years, The Doors’ performance at the Isle Of Wight has only been available in an edited or incomplete form. The most popular release, “Palace Of Exile,” is missing over a minute in the middle of “The End” and the intro to “When The Music’s Over” is severly edited. Audience recordings of the show are missing “Roadhouse Blues.” Previously on this site someone offered a matrix of the audience and soundboard sources in order to recreate the complete concert in the best quality available. Now for the first time, we have a master DAT source for the COMPLETE Isle Of Wight concert in perfect soundboard quality. At almost 70 minutes total, this is as good as it gets until an official release gets made — if one is ever made.

This comes direct from the multi-track master recording. Quality is near perfect. The only downside is that the stereo separation isn’t very good. It sounds like it’s an unmixed copy of the multi-track master. So you’ll hear Ray’s organ more in the center than it should be and Ray’s vocals are mixed way down so you don’t hear them at all during “Break On Through” and other songs. (A good thing for some?) Still, I would place the overall quality as better than “Palace Of Exile.” Little to no hiss. Bass level is much more reasonable. Sharper sound quality overall.

One small note: About 4:29 into “The End,” the music drops out for about 5 seconds and you only hear Jim’s voice. Not sure why, but “Palace” doesn’t have this mixing

September 24, 2013 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music, The Doors | 3 Comments