One of the most controversial bands of the 1960s the doors remain one of the most influential groups to this day. When jim morrison died 30 years ago a piece of rock & roll died with him. Now the three remaining doors have... more » joined together for this very special tribute to the music that defined a generation Studio: Image Entertainment Release Date: 08/01/2006 Run time: 63 minutes Rating: Nr« less
"I almost did not buy this DVD, because I'd heard from one or two people that all the guest singers were "playing dress-up" as Jim Morrison. I bought it anyway, and realized they were completely wrong, right from the first track. This was a reverent tribute to The Doors and Jim Morrison. The energy and passion for the music was electric, and everyone was there just to say thanks to Jim and The Doors for bringing us their music. From their own music and the attitude these artists approached Jim's role with, it's obvious that every one of them was heavily inspired in their own art by Jim, and this is their way of giving something back to him. The backup musicians were wonderful, especially on The End. Admittedly, it took me a few listens to really enjoy hearing someone other than Jim sing it, but anyone who just sits back with an open mind and listens will definitely enjoy this. Not all of the singers were "up to Jim's level", but hell, Jim wasn't always up to Jim's level. He wasn't god, he was a creative, inspired frontman, performing with three other wonderful artists. This DVD is worth every penny, just for the musical performances by the three remaining members. The Doors have been my favorite group for about fifteen years now (*before* the movie came out, yes), and I feel very safe saying that this was the best, or at least as good as, I've ever heard them play. I've heard all the studio and live albums, even rare bootlegs. All three of them are thrilled to be back together, here. Robbie's playing was fast, incredibly controlled and filled with passion, John played the drums like a whirlwind, and Ray was ecstatically making love to his keyboards. If you're a Doors fan, or just a fan of the guest singers, I suggest you try this DVD. Don't think of it as people trying to "measure up" to Jim, or replace him, but think of it as a party in celebration of the art that he and the other three Doors created together."
A great tribute
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No, it is not possible to replace Jim Morrison, but the Doors show that they are still an amazing band. To have recorded a session of songs with multiple singers, who each bring their own feel to the songs they performed, and make wonderful music is a feat that deserves to be witnessed. I'm not a big Creed fan, but Scott Stapp gives a good performance. My favorite track has to be "The End" performed by Travis Meeks, the singer/songwriter for Days of the New. Of all the performances, this one seems to capture exactly what the Doors are all about. Those who enjoy this performance should also check out Days of the New's "Red" album. It came out in September and is a great cd to listen to."
The Doors prove they were merely a back-up band to Morrison!
Joseph Macnab | Norfolk, Virginia United States | 05/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a great DVD! Yes, they miss Jim Morrison terribly but some of these singers come close. The two great things about this DVD is the first-hand stories about the legendary band and how great a band they were to back-up Morrison's vocals. No one can replace Jim Morrison but the band is so tight and the performances so interesting that it almost makes up for it."
What great Show!
Brent Hilton | Layton, Utah USA | 02/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thank you doors for such a great show & it blew me out of the water although i personally i would've had a couple more numbers to the set like, love her madly & people are strange . but besides that bravo too ya you guys cooked . a must for any doors fan or non ones . travis meeks steals the show by his performance of infamous song The End disturbing& beautiful at the same time . A warning to parents there is mild strong lauauage mostly due to the f word being used as part of the song the end , thank goodness for the mute button on tv others things. to parents that are still concerned the rest the show is very enjoyable & clean i've watched it more times than to count, but a very cookin show right on . my fav's are wild child & light my fire , five to one , roadhouse blues . but i'm a doors fan so it's hard to choose just one out of the bunch. PG-13 for mild strong lauauage. But recommend it none the less, rock on you crazy cats."
One of the best Bands ever get back together and goes un-not
G. Harper | Georgia | 08/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD rocks. It was originall aired as "Storytellers" so naturally they talk about the songs (which I enjoyed). Had this re-union happened 10 years earlier say in 1991 instead of 2001, it wouda been big, I guess the Doors legacy is starting to fade as the hippies and likes are getting older and the younger crowd digs this new crap they call music. The Doors here are tight and the performances are excellent, it makes you wonder why in 1971 they just didnt hire someone who sounded close to Jim and kept touring. Buy this if your a Doors fan! This is the only time all 3 members have played on stage and captured for DVD, Ray and Robbue tour now, but not with drummer John Densmore. The 5.1 surround sound is excellent and the DVD has 2 bonus songs not features in the tv show: "Riders on the Storm" and "Wild Child". "