London Fog 1966 [Live] [Box Set]

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  • Summary: The earliest live recording of The Doors features seven tracks (plus two tracks of the band tuning its instruments) from its performance at the Los Angeles nightclub London Fog in May 1966.
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  • Record Label: Rhino
  • Genre(s): Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic/Garage, Proto-Punk, AM Pop
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
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  1. Jan 6, 2017
    100
    It’s neither time capsule nor curio, but rather a valid projection into the collector-archival ether that should hold up for future generations.
  2. Dec 20, 2016
    80
    The various covers range from smouldering, sensual blues (BB King’s Rock Me) to raw, roughhouse rockers (Big Joe Williams’ Baby Please Don’t Go).
  3. Uncut
    Dec 20, 2016
    70
    All round, it's more than the sum of its parts, if not quite the event that is clearly hope for. [Feb 2017, p.40]
  4. 60
    As it is, these seven surviving tracks capture a group in transition from R&B covers outfit to something more significant.
  5. Dec 20, 2016
    60
    London Fog showcases a band who doesn't know its own attributes, and that's why it's worthwhile: it's the sound of a band discovering its own strengths.
  6. Jan 9, 2017
    50
    London Fog 1966 is a warts-and-all look at an iconic band searching for that elusive element that would make them so. For die-hards only, all others can skip ahead to the group’s more polished efforts.
  7. Mojo
    Jan 6, 2017
    40
    Patchy seven-song set. [Feb 2017, p.105]

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