Monday, May 22, 2017

The Doors 1970-08-21 Civic Auditorium Bakersfield, CA

The Doors
Civic Auditorium
Bakersfield, CA, USA
August 21, 1970


STAGE A-


01 Roadhouse Blues (beginning cut) (5:35)
02 Alabama Song (2:04)
03 Back Door Man > Old Stone Road > Five To One (10:11)
04 Universal Mind (8:24)
05 When The Music's Over (13:04)
06 Tune Up (0:58)
07 Mystery Train (14:49)
08 Ship Of Fools (8:15)

TT - 63:24


Confirmed lossless with TLH

Firstly, please note that my copy of this show does not contain the "Love Me Two Times > Baby Please Don't Go > St James Infirmary" used on the Bright Midnight set.  That is either on the missing second reel mentioned below (but which the band still presumably have) or that track is actually from the following night at the San Diego Sports Arena.  I have that show, but it isn't a stage recording as used on Bright Midnight, it's an awful sounding audience recording (even though it's a 2nd gen), probably the worst sounding Doors show I have.

Anyway, back to this show.  This is a stage recording made by the band's road manager.  The original notes I got with this show are below. I'm a little confused as it says it's a 2nd gen at the top but then claims it's a 1st gen lower down so I don't know which is right.  Either way it sounds pretty good and it's in stereo.



1970-08-21 Bakersfield Civic Auditorium - Bakersfield, CA
Source: 2nd gen stage recording
Lineage: 2nd gen tape > WAV > CDR > FLAC (level 8)


01. Roadhouse blues (cut)
02. Alabama song (Whisky bar)
03. Back door man / Old stone road / Five to one
04. Universal mind
05. When the music's over
06. Tuning
07. Mystery train
08. Ship of fools

Great show. This is the third and final concert taped by road manager Vince Treanor. Vince used a Sony TC-630 stereo tape recorder running at 3 3/4 ips with a pair of AKG-D1000E cardioid microphones placed on either side of the stage to capture the audio from the vocal and instrument amps. This copy is an uncirculated 1st gen source with "Mystery Train" in stereo (circulating copies feature the song in mono). The first few seconds of "Roadhouse Blues" are cut.
This is only the first reel of the recording. The unsurfaced second reel is said to contain "Light My Fire" and "The End.


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