Album of the Day
Live at the Bowl '68
From Billie Holiday to The Beatles, The Hollywood Bowl has been the venue of choice in Southern California for music's greatest artists. So for local heroes The Doors, who'd been playing small clubs just 18 months before, their July 5th, 1968 gig on that storied stage was surely a thrill, and LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 shows the quartet rising to the occasion. The restored recording presents the concert in its entirety for the first time and includes bracing versions of songs from the band's debut (“Light My Fire,” “The End”), STRANGE DAYS (“Moonlight Drive”) and the yet-to-be-released WAITING FOR THE SUN (“Hello, I Love You,” "The Unknown Soldier”). Today is Doors drummer John Densmore's birthday, and LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 catches his band at the peak of its powers.