Over forty years after his death, Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, remains a legend. Hailed by fans as prophet, priest, poet and magician, his charisma and mystique propelled The Doors to immediate cult status, their gigs selling out all over the world. Some of the most strident and powerful music ever created came out of this era, and at the forefront of this generation-defining musical force were Morrison and The Doors.
Filmed in 1968, The Doors Are Open is a product very much of its time rebellious, compelling and radically constructed, the show counterpoints scenes of the group's stage concert with newsreel footage of student protests, political statements and footage of the war in South East Asia. It is a fitting tribute to a band that made an indelible mark on the music scene of its day.
Also included in this release is The Doors In Europe mixing live concert footage from The Doors Are Open along with other performances from their European tour of 1968, this show is narrated by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick who, as members of Jefferson Airplane, shared the line-up on this legendary tour.