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Backstage and Dangerous - The Private Rehearsal

JUL 22 1969
Hollywood, CA
The Aquarius Theatre
Show Notes: 

In July 1969 THE DOORS played two concerts to packed audiences at the Aquarius Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.  In addition, the day after the two concerts, THE DOORS used the Aquarius Theatre stage, still loaded with their equipment from the night before, to conduct a private rehearsal.  Both of these concerts, as well as the private rehearsal, were recorded.This is the fourth of these titles.  A 24-Track 2-CD Almost-One-And-One-Half-Hour-Long collection of recordings made by THE DOORS during A closed rehearsal session which was held on the Aquarius Theatre stage on the day following The Aquarius Theatre Performances with, of course, no audience present. imagine being invited to one of THE DOORS studio recording sessions to witness their unique creative process and you will have the best idea of what you will hear.  Uncensored.  Unedited.  And unreleased.

An Excerpt From Bruce Botnick's Notes: The day after our two shows, Paul Rothchild decided that it would be a good idea, since we were already setup from the previous nights concert, to record without an audience with the hope that we could get some great performances and cut them into the live takes.  This was a recording procedure that Jac Holzman came up with years earlier and used to great effect.  Not to be dishonest but to try and give the best performance to the record buying public.  The idea being that if the live performance wasn't up to snuff, a version was recorded later without the audience, in the same venue and would be cut in from just after the first note to the last note, leaving the applause.  It worked if you were disciplined, The Doors weren't.  Never could toe the line.  So why Dangerous?  The best plans of mice and men go down in the sea in ships.  Our ship never got out of harbor and our captain and his fellow shipmates proceeded to rehearse, talk, cajole and for a little intellectual fun verbally tear down the corporate establishment that was the record company.

*These songs are features on Strange Nights of Stone Digital Download*

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This new compilation from Rhino pulls together the Bright Midnight Archive Concerts into one collection. Includes: Live in Pittsburgh, May 2, 1970, Live At The Matrix, Live In Boston, 1970 (1st Show), Live In Boston, 1970 (2nd Show), Live In Vancouver 1970, Backstage & Dangerous - The Private Rehearsal, Live Hollywood Bowl 1968.

9 months 2 days ago in Backstage and Dangerous - The Private Rehearsal

The best CD of The Doors.
Feel the Blues, Baby!

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9 months 2 days ago

which one is it?

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1 year 2 months ago in Community & Backstage and Dangerous - The Private Rehearsal

Here are a few more from the Aquarius performances, courtesy of Bill Mumy and Robert Haimer aka "Barnes and Barnes"

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1 year 2 months ago

Cool - pics. It's really neat to see them in context.

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1 year 2 months ago in Community & Backstage and Dangerous - The Private Rehearsal

Here are a few more from the Aquarius performances, courtesy of Bill Mumy and Robert Haimer aka "Barnes and Barnes"

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1 year 2 months ago

Cool - pics. It's really neat to see them in context.

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