VARIOUS ARTISTS - Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Cleopatra | Autor: AT

A glance at the list of participants is impressive. Amongst others, Steve Howe, Keith Emerson, Pat Travers, Ian Gillan, Chris Spedding, Steve Hillage, Mark Farner, Leslie West, Thijs Van Leer, Brain Auger and Mick Box were honoured. However, a look at the recording locations does not suggest anything good, as the respective line-ups have mostly recorded their contributions in different studios, which means that they did not meet in person at all. And here is the big problem, because there are no "real bands" at work, which leads to a high sterility and furthermore to a commitment to versions that stick very close to the originals. Sure, it's interesting when Ian Gillan sings "Light My Fire" or when "The Crystal Ship" is implemented by Chris Spedding. But with the exception of the original version of "The Soft Parade", everything here is quite simple and that stands in stark contrast to the experimental character of the Doors. This CD is therefore rather something for fans of the musicians involved here.

Top Track: The Soft Parade

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