This November 4, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Doors final studio album L.A. Woman (1971), Trafalgar Releasing will transform movie theatres into concert venues as it presents The Doors: Live at The Bowl ’68 Special Edition, giving Doors fans around the world the closest experience to being there live. That July concert on the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl was a now legendary performance that is widely considered to be the finest captured on film.
Performing on the back of their third album release Waiting for The Sun and the US number one single Hello, I Love You, the quartet – Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger – had been honing their live performances over the previous two years and were in absolute peak form.
Speaking about the upcoming film concert, Krieger said, “The magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.”
In celebration of L.A. Woman, this special event includes a brand-new musical performance and a conversation with Densmore, Krieger and Doors manager, Jeff Jampol, filmed exclusively for the big screen.
The film has now been remastered in Dolby Atmos (where available) and 5.1 surround sound by Bruce Botnick, the original engineer and mixer for The Doors who recorded the live performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968 and co-produced L.A.Woman. Meticulously restored from original camera negatives and remixed and mastered using original multi-track tapes, The Doors: Live at The Bowl ’68 Special Edition features the concert in its entirety, including Hello, I Love You, The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat), Light My Fire and The End.
Trafalgar Releasing is presenting this film concert along with Mercury Records, Warner Music Group and Jampol Artist Management.