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‘R-Evolution’ packed with prime Doors footage

R-EvolutionTheir concerts could be unpredictable, and the same can be said of The Doors whenever they appeared on television.

Whether engaged or indifferent, though, the band was always worth watching, and "R-Evolution" (now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment) collects many prime Doors TV appearances, plus music films made during and after their heyday.

"R-Evolution" is sequenced chronologically, starting with the no-frills, effective January 1967 film for "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" and ending with 1995's "Ghost Song," a video for a track on 1978's "An American Prayer" album (for which keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore recorded music to support late singer Jim Morrison's poetry readings). Seven of the 19 clips are from 1967, the year The Doors broke through nationally, including a stiff, unenthusiastic lip-synch performance of "Break on Through" on "Shebang" (hosted by Casey Kasem) and a strong live-Morrison-vocal rendition of "Moonlight Drive" from "The Jonathan Winters Show."

Just like with Eagle Rock's 2012 release of "Live at the Bowl '68," it's the bonus features that make this video collection a worthwhile purchase for diehard Doors fans. In the documentary "Breaking Through the Lens," Manzarek, Krieger, Densmore, engineer-producer Bruce Botnick and Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman provide recent commentary and insight into the clips. Krieger talks about his brother standing in for Morrison when the singer failed to show up with the rest of the band to shoot a lip-synch performance of "Light My Fire" for the short-lived show "Malibu U." (Krieger's brother was filmed from behind, and afterward, Morrison—wearing the same striped shirt for continuity—was filmed from the front and edited into the clip.) Other bonus features include "Malibu U" outtakes and "Love Thy Customer," a 1966 Ford training film with Doors music.

Noticeably absent from "R-Evolution" are clips of The Doors doing "People Are Strange" and "Light My Fire" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in September 1967 (most likely due to licensing issues), and there are no performances from the band's 1969 appearance on the PBS series "Critique." Even so, "R-Evolution" does a good job tracing the video arc and growth of The Doors.

Chris M. Junior (2014, January 29). 'R-Evolution' packed with prime Doors footage - Goldmine Magazine. Retrieved March 11, 2014, from www.goldminemag.com
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  • Jim Morrison: His Final Hours - "Final 24"
  • The Doors Aura Studio Demos (1965) [Early recordings of the Doors]
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  • Doorstown: Jim Morrison and The Doors Documentary
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  • The Doors Live 1968
  • The Doors Are Open (Full Movie)
  • The Doors   Soundstage Performances 1969
  • The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin - The Story of LA Woman extras
  • Harrison Ford touring with The Doors (1968)
  • The Doors - Bakersfield 1970 (Synced footage)
  • The Doors When the Music's Over Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • Turn out the Lights - Jim Morrison's last night on stage
  • The Doors | People Are Strange (Official Video)
  • The Doors Break on Through Live at "Boston" 1970
  • Members of The Doors Discuss The Genesis of "Mr. Mojo Risin'"
  • Patricia Kennealy-Morrison on Jim Morrison
  • Jim Morrison & Women
  • 40 Second Wonder ;)
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues, BEST version (live in N.Y. 1970) [music video]
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  • The Doors - L.A. Woman - HQ (official music video)
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  • The Doors Morrison Hotel Silent 8mm Film Footage 1969 The Changeling 12 11 70
  • The Doors Five to one / Spanish Caravan Live at "Philadelphia Arena" 1968
  • The Doors Five to One Live at Cleveland Public Auditorium August 3 1968
  • The Doors Back Door Man Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • A Night With Jim Morrison at The Alta Cienega Motel
  • The Doors - Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) - driving with Jim
  • The Doors - GLORIA - dirty version (music video, fantasy cut)
  • The Doors, Spanish Caravan Live, Madison Square Garden, New York Jan 24, 1969
  • Dawn's Highway Trailer Small.mov
  • The Doors - Ships With Sails (HQ Audio)
  • THE DOORS ROBBY KRIEGER TALKS JIM MORRISON PARDON
  • THE DOORS - Rare promo video of Light my fire
  • Rare Live Footage of The Doors and Jim Morrison
  • Rare Doors Footage; Those were the Days
  • The Doors - Let It Slide
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  • DOORS Lead-Singer Jim Morisson Visits French Movie Set DAYS Before His Death
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  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (Live)
  • The Doors - Moonlight Drive [HD]
  • The Doors - When The Music's Over (LIVE IN EUROPE 1968)
  • Jim Morrison in "Florida State University: Toward a Greater University"
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  • The Doors - Waiting for the sun
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  • The Doors - The Changeling Live RARE 8mm Home Movie
  • The Doors - Spanish Caravan (From "Live In Europe 1968" DVD)
  • Back Door Man- The Doors( Live in Seattle ) RARE
  • The Doors - Light My Fire (Live In Europe 1968)
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  • Jim Morrison in an Airplane
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I just got out of college. I wasn't doing much of anything. I was free for the first time. I had been going to school, constantly, for fifteen years… I wandered around; I was living down in the beach in abject poverty… It was a beautiful hot summer, and I just started hearing songs. I think I still have that notebook with those songs written in it… But I heard in my head a whole concert situation, with a band and singing and an audience—a large audience. Those first five or six songs I wrote, I was just taking notes at a fantastic rock concert that was going on inside my head. And once I had written them, I had to sing them… This kind of mythic concert I heard… I'd like to try and reproduce it sometime, either in actuality or on record. I'd like to reproduce what I heard on the beach that day.

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