Thursday, October 03, 2013

The Doors' R-EVOLUTION coming courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment on December 3

Who says Thursday isn't as cool as Friday? Big news today on a forthcoming multi-format Eagle Rock Entertainment release featuring previously-unavailable material from The Doors! Here is the release that landed in my inbox this morning! 

~DECEMBER 3, 2013~

New York, NY (October 3, 2013)-- Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release on December 3, 2013 of R-Evolution from The Doors on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats. [Pre-book order date November 8, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray] 
Combining early TV appearances with The Doors’ own music films, R-Evolution illustrates how the band evolved from the constraints of mid-sixties television to a point where they had the creative input and power to shape how they were portrayed on screen. From an unknown L.A. band creating early music films to an established worldwide phenomenon executing creative control over their celluloid persona, R-Evolution shows the growth of The Doors from being forced to accept the formulaic television approach to taking control of the medium. It’s all in the title – the evolution of a band that helped revolutionize the way rock bands promote their art.
R-Evolution brings together a wealth of previously unreleased footage of The Doors. This incredible release features the classics “Light My Fire,” “People Are Strange,” “Hello, I Love You,” “Crawling King Snake,” “L.A. Woman,” “Moonlight Drive,” “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” and many more. 
R-Evolution boasts a wealth of excellent bonus features, including a commentary by Doors members John DensmoreRobby Krieger and the late Ray Manzarek plus Bruce Botnick and Elektra Records Founder Jac Holzman.  Additionally there is a performance of “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” from the Isle Of Wight Festival 1970, a 45-minute documentary entitled “The Doors – Breaking Through The Lens,” and “Love Thy Customer,” a never-before-seen 1966 Ford training film with music by The Doors. Finally, the DVD has a section of outtakes from the band’s appearance on the US TV show Malibu U in 1967.
In addition to the DVD and Blu-ray, a Deluxe Edition is available on each physical format, packaged in a 40-page DVD sized hardback book with a “scrapbook” style presentation on each track including lyrics, background info, trivia and photos.  All footage has been carefully restored to the highest standards and the sound has been remixed and mastered for 5.1 by Bruce Botnick [MSRP $39.98 Deluxe DVD and $49.98 Deluxe Blu-ray]. 
Throughout R-Evolution, the unique charisma and talent of The Doors comes across, whether it be on a lightweight pop show or on a film created from their own imaginations, along with some of the most influential music ever made.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
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“R-Evolution” / Track Listing
1) Break On Through (To The Other Side)
Music Film – January 1967
2) Break On Through (To The Other Side)
From Shebang – March 5, 1967
3) The Crystal Ship
From American Bandstand – July 22, 1967
4) Light My Fire
From American Bandstand – July 22, 1967
5) Light My Fire
From Malibu U – August 25, 1967
6) People Are Strange
From Murray The K In New York – September 22, 1967
7) Moonlight Drive
From The Jonathan Winters Show – December 27, 1967
8) The Unknown Soldier
Music Film – February 1968
9) Hello, I Love You
From Musik Für Junge Leute: 4-3-2-1 Hot And Sweet – September 13, 1968
10) Touch Me
From The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour – December 15, 1968
11) Wild Child
Music Film – July 1969
12) Roadhouse Blues
Music Film – February 1970
13) Crawling King Snake
From GTK (Get To Know) – December 1970
14) The Changeling
Music Film – April 1971
15) Gloria
Music Film – October 1983
16) People Are Strange
Music Film – 198o’s
17) Strange Days
Music Film – 1984
18) L.A. Woman
Music Film – 1985
19) Ghost Song
Music Film – 1995
Bonus Features:
Love Thy Customer (music by The Doors)
Ford Training Film – 1966
Malibu U – 1967
Break On Through (To The Other Side) – Isle Of Wight, August 1970
Breaking Through The Lens documentary

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