The Doors Announce Concert Documentary Honoring Ray Manzarek

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The Doors: Break on Thru premieres in one-night event on late keyboardist’s birthday

The Doors have announced a new concert documentary to honor the legacy of late keyboardist Ray Manzarek. The Doors: Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek will premiere in theaters around the world in a one-night only event on February 12th, which would have been Manzarek’s birthday. Tickets can be found at TheDoorsFilm.com.

Filmed at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California, in 2016, the “hybrid concert/documentary” will feature surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore — on stage for the first time in 15 years — alongside performances from Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee, Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo, Paul McCartney guitarist Brian Ray, X’s Exene and John Doe, Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and singer-songwriter Andrew Watt.10

The Doors historic final UK show at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival is being issued on DVD for the first time. The band’s last filmed concert is to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD

With a   new 5.1 Dolby mix supervised by longtime Doors associate Bruce Botnick, The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 features a new 17-minute documentary, titled This Is the End, that includes freshly filmed and archival interviews with the surviving band members as well as original manager Bill Siddons. Check out the trailer above, and look over the complete track listing below.

The Doors, ‘Live at the Isle of Wight 1970’ Track Listing
“Roadhouse Blues”
“Backdoor Man”
“Break on Through (To the Other Side)”
“When the Music’s Over”
“Ship of Fools”
“Light My Fire”
“The End (medley): Across The Sea/Away in India/Crossroads Blues/Wake Up”

Live at the Isle of Wight is available to pre-order via Eagle Rock Entertainment. It will be available as a DVD and CD set, a Blu-ray and CD set and on digital video. Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions will include a 17-minute featurette, “This is the End,” which boasts interviews Lerner conducted with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, drummer John Densmore and the band’s manager Bill Siddons. It also features a 2002 interview with organist Ray Manzarek.

“Our set was subdued but very intense”, 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.”

James Douglas “Jim” Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet best remembered as the lead singer of The Doors.

Morrison developed an alcohol dependency. He died at the age of 27 in Paris, allegedly of a heroin overdose. No autopsy was performed, and the exact cause of Morrison’s death is still disputed. Jim Morrison’s grave is  located at Père Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris.

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