Bruce Springsteen releases live versions of the songs on his recent ‘Western Stars’ CD. Also: an anthology collects singles from the defunct Rampart Records label, Cajun music from the Revelers, and a 1972 concert from New Riders of the Purple Sage.
A 50th anniversary edition of the Doors' most commercially successful album includes previously unreleased studio mixes and live recordings. Plus, more noteworthy new albums and a Bruce Springsteen bio.
What can you say about The Doors? They were intense and self-indulgent, provocative and lyrical. These oppositions only begin to describe their candle, which burned at both ends and in the middle, too.
Despite our American fixation on originality, once in a blue moon it happens that two major artists are creatively joined at the hip. An older artist creates a body of work so rich and provocative that a younger artist comes along and uses it in a new way.