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Disco de The Doors - Legacy: Absolute Best

Disco de The Doors - Legacy: Absolute Best (Anverso)
Información del disco :
Título: Legacy: Absolute Best
Precio aprox.:$24.98 (USD)
Fecha de Publicación:
Tipo:Audio CD
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Sello Discográfico:Elektra / Wea
UPC:081227388928
Valoración de Usuarios :
Media (4.3) :(93 votos)
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Contenido :
1 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 3
1 - 4
1 - 5
1 - 6 Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)
1 - 7 Soul Kitchen
1 - 8
1 - 9
1 - 10
1 - 11 When The Music's Over
1 - 12
1 - 13
1 - 14 Strange Days
1 - 15
1 - 16
1 - 17
1 - 18 Five To One
1 - 19
2 - 1
2 - 2
2 - 3 Tell All The People
2 - 4
2 - 5
2 - 6
2 - 7
2 - 8
2 - 9
2 - 10 L.A. Woman
2 - 11 Riders On The Storm
2 - 12 The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
2 - 13
2 - 14
2 - 15 Celebration Of The Lizard +Video
Descripción (en inglés) :
Packed with over 2 1/2 hours of groundbreaking and career-spanning cuts, all remastered for stellar sound. Features the previously unreleased studio version of 'Celebration Of The Lizard'. Slipcase. Elektra/Rhino. 2003.
(Aurora, NE)
66 personas de un total de 66 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Latest "Best Of" Is Not For Everyone

There's a lot of kvetching going on among my fellow reviewers. Most of the 1- to 3-star reviews complain about yet another repackaging of Doors material, but that shouldn't detract from the contents. The thirty-four tracks [which are all full-length album versions] are presented chronologically from their six studio albums, plus "Gloria" from 1983's ALIVE SHE CRIED and the previously unissued 17-minute studio version of "Celebration of the Lizard." In short, this is a terrific compilation--and finally, a "best of" which features the ENTIRE band on the cover! [Running time: disc one, 79:24; disc two, 76:25] HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

11 personas de un total de 11 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- The Doors Legacy - The Absolute Best

I have been a Doors fan for many, many years. I love this CD to pieces. I keep hearing people complain 'well they put out a dozen greatest hits cds'. Yes this is true, but when you hear this CD you HEAR it. The sound is almost flawless. Every song was fixed to be heard on even the most powerful stero systems. Sure, this cd does miss out on a few essentials, but if you're like me and own every single cd that has came out then there shouldn't be a problem. This cd is excellent for fans who have just tuned into The Doors. Some of The Doors greatest stuff is on here including Break On Through, Back Door Man, Light My Fire, Alabama Song (on of my personal favorites), The End, Soul Kitchen, Love Me Two Times, People Are Strange, When The Musics Over and Riders On The Storm. A beautiful cd, worthy of the twenty and some odd dollars. If you're a Doors fan, you probably have all their cds, but believe me, this cd just sounds so much more crisp. Take a newly recorded cd and test it with this. I'll tell you this, it's just like that Doors are right here with you! Jim Morrison will not be forgotten, he will be forever remembered for what he did on this earth. He will be forever remembered in our hearts and our prayers.

"There are things known, and there are things unknown, and in between are The Doors" --- Jim Morrison

James Douglas Morrison

(San Diego CA)
11 personas de un total de 12 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- The best of the "best ofs"... Essential "Doors 101".

I can't think of a better way for people to be introduced to the Doors or baby boomers that never got around to buying the Doors on CD, or people who've scratched up their other "best-ofs".

Over the past few years, more 2 CD "greatest hits" sets have been coming out in a slimmer package and for lower prices as well.

I thought "Very Best of the Doors" was pretty good, but where that one has 19 songs,"Legacy" has a staggering 34(!), which is half of EVERYTHING they put out on their 6 studio albums.

Unlike "Very Best", this one is in chronological order.

Considering that their debut is their most popular, 8 tracks are pulled from it, "End of the Night", "I Looked at You", and "End of the Night" left off (which I didn't really miss to begin with). The really cool part in this is that "Break on Through" no longer has "She gets...she gets" but "she gets high" (which most radio stations now play, if you were wondering where this version was, now you know..although "The Doors" CD might have also been restored in the newer remastering as well...) and "The End" have been restored the "Mother, I want to..." part. They didn't make a fuss about restoring it, but it's really a shock to the senses when you first hear it after being used to hearing it the same way for years.

Tracks 9-14 is from "Strange Days", which were more or less the songs left off the debut, released later in the year. The strongest tracks made it, although I missed "You're Lost Little Girl". But "Moonlight Drive" made it on here where it didn't make it on "Very Best Of".

Tracks 15-19 from "Waiting For The Sun" are next, again containing the stronger tracks of that album, although I think "Love Street" or "Summer's Almost Gone" should've been on instead of "Not To Touch the Earth" because it winds up being redundant. It's a very "ballady" album, but "Unknown Soldier" and "Five To One" are the most political the Doors have ever been.

Tracks 20-23 are pulled off of "Soft Parade"... "Tell All The People" I felt could've been left off of there to make room for "The Soft Parade" or "Shaman's Blues". But "Touch Me", "Wild Child" and "Wishful Sinful" make it worthwhile nonetheless.

Tracks 24-27 are from "Morrison Hotel", a strong album in itself, and "Roadhouse Blues", "Waiting for the Sun", and "Peace Frog" are included. The whole thing is good though..

Tracks 28-32 are from the final studio album Jim did with them, "L.A. Woman". Outside of the obvious hits, they included "WASP" and "Changeling". Again, a strong album from beginning to end that could've included just about anything from there like "L'America" or the John Lee Hooker cover "Crawling King Snake". Definitely a far more "blues" sounding album than they were in the beginning.

Pretty exhausting collection overall, but they didn't stop there. As if the remastered sound and restoring the songs to the original way they were supposed to be, you also get a couple of "extras".

Van Morrison's "Gloria" from "Alive She Cried" could be seen as the bridge between rock and punk... also included is the never before released studio version "Celebration of the Lizard". They could've gone with "I Will Never Be Untrue" or "Orange County Suite" or any number of rare tracks, but because "Celebration" loomed large in their concerts and hadn't been released, it makes sense to put it in their "Legacy", but the length alone was reason enough that they never put it out back then (although "Absolutely Live" had it on there).

If this one gets repeated listens and you want to get more, I'd suggest buying the following:

"The Doors Collection" on DVD. It's an excellent video companion to "Legacy" on CD, between the promo videos, TV appearances, and concerts included as well as commentary by the band members.

Get "In Concert" as the live companion to "Legacy". What "Legacy" captures in the studio, "In Concert" captures them out on the road. The band have also put out their own "bootlegs" they sell online that might be worth checking out if you're looking for more.

Either get the original 6 CDs individually plus the "Essential Rarities" CD or get the "Complete Studio Recordings", which contain some rare tracks as well as the 6 studio CDs plus "Essential Rarities". It's probably cheaper to get the box set...

The next step would be to buy the "No One Here Gets Out Alive" book written by the late Danny Sugerman (I'd also recommend getting his "Wonderland Avenue" which talks about the excesses of the 70s in L.A.) and watch Oliver Stone's "Doors" film to see and read about the mythic side of Morrison.

Ray Manzarek and John Densmore both wrote bios about their time in the Doors, both very different in tone.

And there are the poetry books by Morrison available in paperback "The Lords and New Creatures", "Wilderness", and "The American Night". The "American Prayer" CD is more of a spoken word with the Doors playing music in the back than anything else and belongs outside of the Doors repertoire.

And as I said earlier, there are official Doors websites where you can find "offically sanctioned" rare and unreleased recordings, but that's more of interest for those that have everything by them.

Hope I opened a few "doors" for some of you...

(Massachusetts, USA)
7 personas de un total de 7 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Spectacular music, spectacular quality

Perhaps if you already have all the Doors' albums, this is somewhat superfluous. But I didn't. I had the previous 2-CD best-of collection, which was great. But the quality of sound on this collection (due apparently to great remastering) is absolutely SPECTACULAR. And it has many more Doors' songs -- which I think we all agree are phenomenal. Plus, the price is very fair for 2 CDs that have over 75 minutes apiece on them.

Despite being famously frugal with my dollar, I do not for a moment regret "upgrading" my previous best-of collection with this incredibly excellent one. Top group, their top songs, huge quantity, incredible sound quality, and a good price. Go for it!

(Waterville, ME United States)
5 personas de un total de 5 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Near perfect compilation!

As has been stated here most of the Doors' albums have a fair amount of filler between the great tracks, so a compilation like this can be a great way to beef up your library at limited expense.

This compilation is far better than most, including nearly all the standout album tracks except for the aforementioned "Soft Parade", "End of the Night", and a pet favorite of mine, "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind" from Strange Days. Almost everything that IS included is terrific, although I could have done without the syrupy album tracks from The Soft Parade. The mastering is very well done, with a lot of presence so it sounds great on a car stereo and not too bass-heavy. Although the liner notes veer toward self-indulgent rants, the photos are great, and the track information is very complete. (Who knew that John Sebastian played blues harp on "Roadhouse Blues"?!)

If what you want is practically every great track the Doors made in one small package, this is it.

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