Doors: Myth & Reality Import
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What a way to learn about The Doors and the Sixties; what a way to remember Ray Manzarek!
2013年5月26日 - (Amazon.com)
I discovered - and ordered - this CD set the day Ray Manzarek died earlier this week. I had heard his interview on Fresh Air back in - what, 1998? - and read his book about the Doors. But this deep and long recording is Ray himself at his storytelling best. It makes for great listening! Well produced with little flourishes of piano and other keyboards here and there. There's no interviewer here, just Ray going on and on with great warmth and passion about his life, the great music that influenced him and ultimately led to the creation of The Doors. Listening to Ray here and you get a sense of what created the 60s and why The Doors were such a huge hit as soon as the arrived on the scene. And why their music has been been ahead of its time ever since then. Jim Morrison got all the headlines with The Doors when he was alive and the band was touring, but Ray Manzarek was the musical genius behind it all. Listening to Ray here...I'm sad he's gone from us now. But also glad he had such a great life. I got to see him five years ago in a show with guitarist Roy Rogers; Ray told a lot of stories in between songs. And then four years ago Ray was touring with Doors guitarist Robby Kreiger and a bass player, drummer and singer and performing Doors music. They were excellent! Of course I wished Doors drummer John Densmore had been there, but as it was it was the closest thing to a Doors concert I'd ever get to see and hear. Finally, just two days before Ray passed away in Germany I saw John Densmore at a book signing in Seattle. So I can say I have actually seen all of the Doors musicians in-person, and that is a priceless thing for me. They were an amazing band, and their music stands the test of time. Thank you, Ray Manzarek!
So you think you know The Doors...Let Ray tell it like it was!!! A Must for All Doors Fans.
2015年8月1日 - (Amazon.com)
What can you say about Ray Manzarek, but the work GENIUS comes to mind. We all know that Jim Morrison is the one of the most well known Rock Icons in history and he is was a REAL outlaw, not a poser. However one thing always eluded me when I would read about one of my all time favorite bands The Doors. WHY DOESN'T RAY MANZEREK GET ANY CREDIT FOR THE GENIUS HE IS AND WAS. Let's face it Ray was the co-founder and director the musical direction the Doors went for and he was the lightning rod in the studio. An electric piano bass playing wizard whose incredible key board work has never been acknowledged. Okay RAY RULES!!! Now to the to the cd. It is quite simply excellent the insights to the Doors and his life within and without the band give the insight into a truly gifted, sensitive and thought provoking artist. I love the stories of his early film studies carrier and his discussion of Marlene Dietrich and his wife Dorothy. Of course the stories of the Doors are insightful and full of details. I love Ray's comments about Stone's movie The Doors, way to keep us honest Ray. When I heard that Ray past I really felt the heart and spirit of the Doors has passed, II wish I could have met Ray and thanked him for being one of the real survivors of the late 60's who came back in tact. I would definitely pick up this cd. I own three copies of it. God Bless you Ray.
More than the 10 Commandments of Rock by a keyboard god
2013年7月12日 - (Amazon.com)
What a delightful, thoughtful way to pass along all that you know of music and the golden sixties, an aural release from the frontlines of those heady years, by a founding member of The Doors, keyboardist extraordinaire Ray Manzarek. I had heard Manzarek on the radio a couple of times and always wanted to talk to him and thank him for his extraordinary work, he remained as exciting and energetic in his final years as he was decades ago, what an accomplishment. Even if you read his equally enjoyable memoir about the Doors, this intimate lecture with the keyboard god is equally stimulating to the senses. It is so apparent on this disc how consistent he was in his personal philosophy. Jim Morrison was the singer/poet and Ray, the stage or grounding for the band. In 18 cuts, Ray goes back to his roots in Chicago, and how he abandoned athletics for the blues. He gets to elaborate how he became the elder/mentor for the doors. What Brian Epstein was for the Beatles, Ray was able with his intelligence, insight and shared spirituality to keep the Doors in tune with the fire within at all times. It was more than interesting to explain how the Doors were kindred spirits and found themselves sharing same enthusiasms (in a movie theatre for one)away from L.A. before they came together as a band. As he moves forward to the start-up steps for the Doors' launch, you have been given keys to forming an enduring band: a shared vision of success, shared understanding about the work ethic, determination, i.e. work etc. Like Morrison's audio interviews, Ray's "Spoken Word History" is about as essential to rock' n roll musicians as "Black Elk Speaks" to anthropologists. Instead of sounding like a doddering bag of wind, one feels upon listening that you are hearing a living legend whose gifts undiminish over time.
Fantastic inside look at Door's history!
2013年3月3日 - (Amazon.com)
Thank you Ray! I could feel your excitement as you recalled numerous events that took place during your college years and throughout the life of the Door's and Jim Morrison. Never knew you grew up on Chicago's Southside. I'm still there and can relate. Great story about Jim's dictionary too! THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR SEROUS DOOR!S FANS
Rare and wonderful.
2015年1月8日 - (Amazon.com)
Ray Mazarak shares his experiences leading up to the Doors and takes us on the journey to the days after Jim Morrison goes to Paris. The insight into the Doors world is great! You will be fortunate to hear this, as much as own it. Buy it now. You wont find it later.