The Doors Final Concert Ever Filmed Being Released

by Norm Gregory on December 15, 2017

in Music

The Doors will release “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970”, on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital video on February 23rd. Directed by Murray Lerner, the project captures the historic last concert ever filmed of The Doors, whose August 29 performance was featured alongside sets by The Who, ELP, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After and Joni Mitchell, among others.

The scene is August 1970: frontman Jim Morrison’s ongoing obscenity trial, from an incident a year prior in Miami, weighs heavily on the band. The Doors hit the stage at 2 AM before The Who and deliver a 7-song performance.

“Our set was subdued but very intense”, keyboardist Ray Manzarek later stated. “We played with a controlled fury and Jim was in fine vocal form. He sang for all he was worth, but moved nary a muscle. Dionysus had been shackled.”

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