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- Posted on Aug 27th 2009 10:30AM by Steve Baltin
But Krieger believes that ultimately didn't work. "When you do that it's kind of sterile. It's like it doesn't really have the flow of a live show," he says. "And even though there might be little mistakes and sloppy drum part of guitars here and there it doesn't matter. At the time it did, but 40 years later it doesn't matter."
Having let go of their past fears of embarrassing mistakes, the Rock And Roll Hall of Famers are now releasing all four of those shows as part of a six-CD box set, 'Live in New York.' For Krieger, the collection brought back a lot of memories. "I go back and listen and I hear little things that I'd totally forgotten about," he says. "And it's kind of neat to go back to those shows because it all kinds of melts together after a while. 'Oh yeah, we played Felt Forum.' Each one is different. I'm sure you can tell the last show Jim [Morrison] is pretty wasted. It still works."
We don't doubt it, especially if the final night sounds as good as this previously unreleased version of 'Break On Through (To the Other Side)' from night number two, January 17, 1970. In it, the band gets in touch with its jazzy side. "Our whole goal was to be spontaneous and play stuff differently from night to night and that was part of the fun of it," he says. "And that particular version of 'Break On Through (To the Other Side)' works more in a jazzy, bluesy feel. Jim kind of messed around with it in the middle there, not that he didn't always do that. But it's a particularly cool version I think."