Three surviving members of the Doors -- keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore -- will revisit their old stomping grounds, The Whisky a Go Go, for a press conference/ radio broadcast during which they will discuss the production of their forthcoming four CD Box Set (Oct. 28). The question and answer session will also feature the debut of "Orange County Suite," the first new Doors song in nearly 20 years. The broadcast will be hosted by No One Here Gets Out Alive author and one-time Doors manager Danny Sugerman and will also include commentary from long time Doors engineer Bruce Botnick.
Box Set contains three hours of previously unreleased music and a booklet with song by song commentary from Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore. Disc one includes all the previously released hits, disc two contains a complete concert from 1969 and the last two discs are comprised of unreleased material, studio outtakes, and live tracks. While many of these tracks have never been officially released, some have been available for years on bootleg albums.
One "new" song, "Orange County Suite," consists of Morrison reciting one of his poems set to new music by Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore. The trio did the same for 1978's An American Prayer.
The October 8 press conference will be broadcast live on the Westwood One Radio Network. The broadcast will begin at 11a.m. (PST). -- Randy Reiss [Tues., Sept. 23, 1997, 1 p.m. PST]