Watch The Doors Rock 'Light My Fire' Live at Isle of Wight Festival In 1970: Premiere

Courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment Jim Morrison of The Doors
Courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment Jim Morrison of The Doors

The Doors' Robby Krieger recalls the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in England as "a little chaotic."

Which, of course, is an understatement.

The show, which was the Doors' third-to-last concert and the final one ever filmed, makes its appearance Feb. 23 as The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 -- from which a live clip of "Light My Fire" is premiering below -- on CD and DVD. Coming while the group was still in the midst of frontman Jim Morrison's trial for indecent exposure and obscenity during a 1969 concert in Miami, it captures a unique moment in the Doors' performance history.

"It was a nervous time for us," the guitarist tells Billboard, "and it was pretty different than any of our other shows. Jim was in the midst of the Miami thing, so he wasn't in the best of moods, and we were into the part of his career where he was way overweight and had the beard. He didn't really do a great show; He sang well, but he didn't move an inch, and usually he was real animated and all over the place, depending on how much drugs he had in him. And he insisted on green light only. He wanted it as dark as possible on stage, so they're lucky they got anything, really.”

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