Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Doors – Cleveland, OH (08/03/68)


The Doors
August 3, 1968 (Saturday)
Cleveland Public Auditorium
Cleveland, Ohio
[Audience Recording]

Download: FLAC/MP3

Master Reel > ANA1 > CDR > EAC > WAV > Flac Frontend > FLAC (lvl 8, SBE aligned)

Track List:

01. House Announcer – 3:44
02. Break On Through – 5:27
03. Back Door Man – 2:41
04. Five To One – 11:15
05. When The Music’s Over – 17:54
06. What Do You Wanna Hear? – 2:20
07. Soul Kitchen – 6:22
08. Light My Fire – 8:38
09. Thank You For Coming – 1:49

Notes from the original uploader:

A 1st gen audience recording. Jim is pretty drunk for this show and has a lot of fun with the audience. Unlike in Miami, he doesn’t berate the crowd, but does threaten to kill someone if his monitors aren’t turned up as “Five To One” starts. “Hey listen, if I can’t hear myself a little bit louder than that, I’m just gonna quit, go out, and kill some people! C’mon!” The band keeps vamping but Jim continues to playfully talk with the audience. After over six minutes of banter he asks, “What song are we singing?” and finally begins the lyrics to “Five To One.” After a surprisingly tight version of “When The Music’s Over,” the band goes into “Soul Kitchen” and during the song’s second verse, Jim misses his cue. Toward the end of the song, the band realizes that Jim isn’t interested in finishing the lyrics and they break into “Light My Fire.” By the end of the concert, Jim is incoherent and screaming more and more until he finally jumps into the audience. He manages to get back onstage (with the help of a number of stage hands) and barely finishes “Light My Fire” before leaving the stage. At the very end of the tape, you can hear the house announcer ask the audience for Jim’s coat. (“Has anyone seen Jim Morrison’s coat?”) Definitely an interesting night as far as Doors shows go. Only wish we had a better quality recording. Enjoy.

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