Between July 1969 and may 1970, the Doors have gone on to record several concerts after the release of the album The Soft Parade and Morrison Hotel. Records that can be found on the album Absolutely Live, which is celebrating its 50 years.
This double album, first disc in sight of the Doors, which was launched on 20 July 1970, the mixture of the parts that have been recorded during this series of shows between July 21, 1969, and may 8, 1970. Absolutely Live was launched almost a year to the day after The Soft Parade, the fourth studio album of the quartet from california.
Producer Paul A. Rothchild states that some of the pieces were constructed from recorded performances in different cities.
“I didn’t have the complete recordings of several songs. I could take a part a piece at a concert in Detroit, and glue, in the middle, a segment recorded in Philadelphia. There must be 2000 amendments on this disc “, he told, in 1981, in an interview to the deceased magazine BAM.
Most of the securities selected for Absolutely Live from concerts recorded January 17 and 18, 1970 Felt Forum, New York. This auditorium is located inside the complex of the Madison Square Garden could contain from 2000 to 5600 people.
The cover of the Absolutely Live.
Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar), Five to One , and an excellent version of When the Music’s Over have been recorded in this room which still exists today and bears the name of Hulu Theater.
We also find, on this album, Soul Kitchen and Break On Through (To The Other Side).
Absolutely Live contains also the piece Celebration of the Lizard, which was to be found on the album Waiting for the Sun, but which had been put to one side. This musical poem of 14 minutes has been interpreted during this concert series.
The incident in Miami
Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore also interpret the titles Love Hides, Build Me a Woman, Universal Mind, Dead Rats and Dead Cats, which were never found on the albums of the training.
This time out of Doors, this is the one where the singer Jim Morrison is often found in a drunken state and in another dimension.
There are, on this album, references to the famous concert march 1, 1969 at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, where the singer was accused of obscene language, behaviour, indecent, nudity public and public decency.
Morrison has faced these charges on September 20, 1970 in Miami, florida. The case has been appealed and there has never been an outcome because of the death of the singer, on July 3, 1971, in Paris.
The musicians of the Doors have always stated categorically that the singer had not shown his private parts on stage at this concert and explosive.
You can hear an advertiser during the introductory message of the show from the Spectrum in Philadelphia, which opens the album, asking people to remain seated, under threat of intervention by the fire Department, which will cancel the concert.
Jim Morrison also alludes to the concert in Miami in his opening presentation before the interpretation of the piece Close to You, sung by Ray Manzarek, may 2, 1970 at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.