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Doors dip into concert archives for ‘Vancouver’

Band is also offering free downloadable content with purchase of Rock Band 3
The Doors (photo by Joel Brodsky)

The Doors (photo by Joel Brodsky)

By Chris M. Junior

The Doors — Live in Vancouver,” a two-disc set of previously unreleased live recordings from June 6, 1970, will be released Nov. 22 through Rhino/Bright Midnight Archives.

This particular Doors concert collection is especially notable because it includes legendary blues guitarist Albert King performing with the band on four songs.

In other news, MTV Games and Harmonix announced Oct. 13 that they will give away three Doors songs with the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass feature (“Light My Fire,” “Riders on the Storm” and “Touch Me”) for one week starting Oct. 26 to any fan who purchases Rock Band 3 and plays online to celebrate the release of the game.

“I’m very excited that keyboards are finally a part of Rock Band,” Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek said in a statement. “It’s about time you guys got hip to the necessity of keys in rock. This is going to be great for all the gamers because it’s a lot more difficult. Rock Band 3 will require some brainwork, so … ‘Break on Through!’ ”