Gov’t Mule – 10/31/2013 – Oakland, CA


Gov’t Mule
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA

Set One:

1. Intro
2. Mule
3. Kind Of Bird
4. Scared To Live
5. Captured
6. No Reward
7. No Need To Suffer
8. Stoop So Low
9. Bring On The Music

Set Two (w/ Robby Krieger Guitar, Vocals)

1. Intro
2. Break On Through
3. Five To One
4. Peace Frog
5. People Are Strange
6. Wild Child
7. Hello, I Love You
8. Been Down So Long
9. The Changeling
10. Cars Hiss By My Window
11. Light My Fire
12. Love Me Two Times
13. The End
14. Riders On The Storm
15. L.A. Woman


1. Roadhouse Blues (w/ Mark Karan)
2. When The Music’s Over

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The Doors – 08/30/1970 – Isle of Wight, UK

The Doors
August 30, 1970
East Afton Farm
“The Isle Of Wight Festival”
Isle Of Wight, England

Track List:

01. Introduction – 0:18
02. Back Door Man – 4:18
03. Break On Through – 4:53
04. When The Music’s Over – 13:31
05. Ship Of Fools – 7:37
06. Roadhouse Blues – 6:07
06. Light My Fire – 14:21
07. The End – 18:18

Multi-Track Master Soundboard Recording

Dust out your Doors collection. From the vault of an anonymous Doors fan comes a previously unsurfaced audio recording.

For years, The Doors’ performance at the Isle Of Wight has only been available in an edited or incomplete form. The most popular release, “Palace Of Exile,” is missing over a minute in the middle of “The End” and the intro to “When The Music’s Over” is severly edited. Audience recordings of the show are missing “Roadhouse Blues.” Previously on this site someone offered a matrix of the audience and soundboard sources in order to recreate the complete concert in the best quality available. Now for the first time, we have a master DAT source for the COMPLETE Isle Of Wight concert in perfect soundboard quality. At almost 70 minutes total, this is as good as it gets until an official release gets made — if one is ever made.

This comes direct from the multi-track master recording. Quality is near perfect. The only downside is that the stereo separation isn’t very good. It sounds like it’s an unmixed copy of the multi-track master. So you’ll hear Ray’s organ more in the center than it should be and Ray’s vocals are mixed way down so you don’t hear them at all during “Break On Through” and other songs. (A good thing for some?) Still, I would place the overall quality as better than “Palace Of Exile.” Little to no hiss. Bass level is much more reasonable. Sharper sound quality overall.

Now just what did I do to the original recording before posting it here? Thankfully, not much. There were a handful of clicks/pops throughout the recording that I removed individually using Adobe Audition. (The glitch during the announcer’s introduction is on the original tape and couldn’t be repaired without cutting it down.) I also swapped the channels so that Robby’s guitar is in the right channel where it should be. The biggest change I made was balancing the channel levels and bringing everything up. This small change really punched up the sound compared to the original transfer. There was no EQ or other tricky business involved. Sounds pretty damn good, if I do say so myself. If anyone wants the original transfer, I’m open to trades.

One small note: About 4:29 into “The End,” the music drops out for about 5 seconds and you only hear Jim’s voice. Not sure why, but “Palace” doesn’t have this mixing error.

The Doors’ manager Jeff Jampol recently made the silly statement that the reason they haven’t released the Isle Of Wight recording officially is due to audio problems with the master recording. Well here it is, folks. Unmixed and raw. Please tell me if you find any noticeable problems that would prevent this show from being released. I’m dying to know just what errors he believes exist. Another reason why and another obvious lie from The Doors office.

A big thank you to the Doors fan who shared this rare tape. He/She wishes to remain anonymous on this one. I’m merely acting as middleman, and I’m happy to do so.


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The Doors – 1970 – Canada

in Canada

Roadhouse blues
back door man
five to one
rock me baby
little red rooster
who do you love
medley)light my fire-fever summertime-st. james infirmary
the end
(medley)back door man-love hides
roadhouse blues
when the music’s over
people get ready
(medley) train i ride-baby please don’t go-train I ride
bull frog blues
break on through
someday soon

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The Doors – 8/29/1970

The Doors



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The Doors – 8/21/1970 – Bakersfield, CA

The Doors
August 21, 1970 (Friday)
Bakersfield Civic Auditorium
Bakersfield, CA
[Soundboard Recording]

Track List:

01. Roadhouse Blues [cut] – 5:38
02. Alabama Song – 1:59
03. Back Door Man – 3:05
04. Old Stone Road – 3:23
05. Five To One – 3:56
06. Universal Mind – 8:18
07. When The Music’s Over – 13:02
08. False Start/Tuning – 0:51
09. Mystery Train – 14:57
10. Ship Of Fools – 8:02

Master Reel > ? > CDRx (clean) > EAC > WAV > Flac Frontend > FLAC (lvl 8, SBE aligned)

This is the first reel of The Doors’ recording at the Bakersfield Civic Auditorium on August 21, 1970. All circulating copies seem to have a sketchy lineage though we do know The Doors leaked this reel in an effort to use it as trade bait to acquire rare recordings for their Bright Midnight label. So it’s likely not too far from the master, especially if the leaked copy was a master clone on CDR.

After comparing this version to a few others floating around, this is the best sounding one I’ve heard. I took the original CD I received, removed the gaps between tracks, and amplified the entire show to match up with the only officially released song from this concert (“Love Me Two Times” – Bright Midnight Sampler). Just after “When The Music’s Over” this copy switches from stereo to mono and after “Mystery Train” switches back to stereo. I smoothed out these transitions a bit to make them less jarring. I also noticed that the bootleg “Old Stone Road” has at least one drop-out during “Ship Of Fools” and this version does not. (Note: “Roadhouse Blues” is cut on the master as well.)

The unsurfaced second reel is said to contain “Light My Fire” and “The End” in addition to “Love Me Two Times” and perhaps some other songs. Hopefully, if The Doors ever decide to officially release this show (and so far they’ve said they won’t), we’ll get to hear the rest of this great recording.

In the meantime, enjoy what we have of this rare soundboard.


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The Doors – August 1970 – Isle of Wight, UK

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The Doors – 9/20/1968 – Stockholm, Sweden

SEPTEMBER 20, 1968




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The Doors – March 1967 – San Francisco, CA

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