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“Feast of Friends,” a film by The Doors about their 1968 summer tour, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in November.
The film was originally shown at a few film festivals in 1968, but has remained officially unreleased since.
“Feast of Friends” has been restored from the original negative, with colour-correction and high-definition remastering. The soundtrack has also also been remixed and remastered by the Doors co-producer/engineer Bruce Botnick.
The film was shot over five months in the spring/summer of 1968, beginning with a show at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds on April 13. The original concept was to include fictional scenes, but this was abandoned and the film re-edited to feature live footage intercut with fly-on-the-wall candid footage of the band.
“Feast of Friends” trailer
Although the complete film has remained in the vaults, Ray Manzarek did use “Feast of Friends” footage when producing videos for MTV in the 1980s.
The title will feature the following bonus features:
- “Feast of Friends: Encore” – A complimentary piece using footage shot for “Feast of Friends”. Viewers will witness previously unreleased footage of the band as they tour, record, travel and vacation together
- “The Doors Are Open” – British documentary about The Doors’ performance at London’s Roundhouse, which took place just days after the completion of filming for “Feast Of Friends”. Although previously released, the film has undergone significant picture and sound restoration for this release
- “The End” – A performance of “The End” filmed in Toronto, Canada in August 1967 for “The O’Keefe Centre Presents: The Rock Scene – Like It Is”. Also included is the introduction by Noel Harrison and later interviews by John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Danny Sugerman.
“Feast of Friends” is available to pre-order now in the UK.
Feast of Friends (DVD)
Feast of Friends (Blu-ray)
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The New Releases page has been updated to include this month’s music CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases from classic artists.
Highlights for September include:
- Johnny Winter’s final studio album “Step Back” (2 Sep)
- “Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)” 2 CD and 4 LP special editions (2 Sep)
- “The Beatles in Mono” 14-LP vinyl box set (9 Sep)
- Robert Plant’s new studio album “lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar” (9 Sep)
- “Queen: Live at the Rainbow” on Blu-ray and DVD (9 Sep)
- Jimi Hendrix’s “Cry of Love” and “Rainbow Bridge on CD and vinyl (16 Sep)
- Barbara Streisand’s duets album “Partners” (16 Sep)
- “George Harrison – The Apple Years 1968-75″ 7 CD/DVD box set and individual remastered Apple albums (23 Sep)
- Leonard Cohen’s new album “Popular Problems” (23 Sep)
- Prince’s new albums “PlectrumElectrum” and “Art Official Age” (30 Sep)
- “ABBA – Live at Wembley” on CD and vinyl (30 Sep).
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Stevie Wonder will perform his classic album “Songs In The Key of Life” during an 11-date North American tour, which begins on November 6 at Madison Square Garden, New York.
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The Beatles’ original LPs have been remastered from the analogue master tapes for a limited edition 14-LP vinyl box set titled “The Beatles In Mono”.
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Watch Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel discussing their collaboration on Joel’s great song “New York State of Mind,” which will appear on Streisand’s duets album “Partners”.
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