Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Perception (Slip Case Version)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
A review of the DVD-A and overall content
Pierre Pressure | Austin, TX | 05/16/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would give this an 8 out of 10. If you are a Doors and 5.1 fan, and can get this for around $50 I would pick this up. The surround mix is a bit tame, but the videos, additional music (also in 5.1), and fullness/separation to the instruments make this box worth-wile.
So this appears to be the umpteenth re-mastering cash grab by the Doors of their back catalog...Anyway, the DVD-A's sound great! There is a fullness and clarity to their songs I have not heard before, in particular the use of the echo chamber employed on Morrison's vocals for the Strange Days album. However, the resolution is not as breath-taking as I have heard of other older bands who had their work butchered being translated over to cd.
The DVD-A surround mix is limited by the primitive technology they had available to them (The 1st album is more of a 3.0 mix. I say 3.0 as opposed to 3.1 as there is very little sub-woofer output for the entire box set) and really the surround mix does not really start to become noticeable until their third album Waiting for the Sun. Even then things are mixed on the conservative side although going in people should not expect some sort of Flaming Lips or NIN type mixing wizardry. There is impressive separation of the instruments and some of the music has changed (new intro. on "L.A. woman," additional lyric on "Break on Through" and the odd Morrison joke before or after a track).
I was impressed with the bonus videos and music. In fact, I wish they would have included another DVD of a live concert (Hollywood Bowl?). Also fans should know that the album: Absolutely Live is NOT included in this box. The bonus music is also DVD-A, 5.1.
A great box set to won for any fan.
Joe | 06/13/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This set comes with everything you would expect from reading the description,all six albums remastered in 5.1 surround sound(which sounds great).All six albums include previously unheard and unreleased bonus tracks-
Moonlight drive(version 1)
Moonlight drive (version 2)
People are strange(false starts) which is basically conversions between the producer and band members.
Love me two times(Take 3)
Waiting for the sun-
Albingoni's ADAGIO IN G MINOR, if you ever heard feast of friends, its the instrumental from the song.
NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH(dialog)
NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH(take 1)
NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH(take 2)
CELEBRATION OF THE LIZARD, which is a 17 minute epic poem by jim.
The soft parade-
Who scared you
Whiskey, mystics and men(version 1)
Whiskey, mystics and men(version 2)
Touch me (Dialog)
Touch me (take 3)
Roadhouse blues(takes 1-3)
roadhouse blues(take 6)
Roadhouse blues(take 1)
Money beats soul
Roadhouse blues (takes 13-15)
Peace frog(false starts and dialog)
The spy(version 2)
Queen of the highway(jazz version)
Orange county suite
(You need meat) Don't go no further)
All DVDs features live clips of concerts and t.v performances.Most of these videos you can find on youtube and other websites, but it's still nice that they are included in the set."
This is Amazing!
Aaron C. De Shaw | Portland, OR United States | 08/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you even like The Doors, this is an amazing product. I wish more well known artists released sets like this. I even had the Mobile Fidelity gold version of two of these CDs and this set blows them away. I heard things repeatedly on these discs that I have never heard before in these recordings. Why can't The Beatles do something worthwhile like this?"