THE DOORS, ‘LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970’: DVD REVIEW

THE DOORS, ‘LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970’: DVD REVIEW

More than 50 years after their debut LP, the Doors remain one of the most intriguing, distinct and powerful bands to ever roam the earth. Even though their lifespan was short (just a little more than years with singer Jim Morrison), their legend and legacy have grown and thrived in the decades that followed. An array of live Doors recordings and video has made its way to fans over the years, but their ever-elusive Isle of Wight performance has been out of reach in its entirety until now.

The legendary British festival was held over five days in late August 1970, a year after Woodstock, and with a lineup of music legends ranging from the Who and Jimi Hendrix to Joni Mitchell and jazz great Miles Davis. The Doors were among the main draws of the festival, and their performance, as captured on Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (available as DVD and Blu-ray, as well as on CD), shows the band slightly fatigued but still delivering a powerful set to the 600,000 fans in attendance. MORE 

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