The Doors: Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar); Ray Manzarek (keyboards); John Densmore (drums).
Audio Mixer: Bruce Botnick.
Liner Note Author: Bruce Botnick.
Recording information: Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA (05/02/1970).
Photographers: Frank Lisciandro; Neal Preston.
This concert recording captured the legendary Doors performing live in 1970 during their final tour. Ray Manzerek's swirling keys, Robbie Krieger's wiry guitar, John Densmore's jazz-influenced drumming and, of course, the singing and charismatic presence of Jim Morrison weave a unique musical tapestry across 16 tracks.
In addition to well known Doors classics like "Light My Fire," "Break On Through," and "Roadhouse Blues," the band also drops in a few surprises, such as their atmospheric rendition of "Mystery Train" and a rollicking barroom blues in "Close to You." A classic-rock time capsule, as well as a valued snapshot of the band's dynamic live show, LIVE IN PITTSBURGH is a must for diehard Doors fans.
Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are detours into odd cover versions, improvisations, and a sweet tune they never put on their proper albums, 'Someday Soon'."