Legacy: The Absolute Best

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Legacy: The Absolute Best
Greatest hits album by The Doors
Released August 12, 2003
Recorded 1966-1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock, hard rock
Length 155:49
Label Elektra/Rhino
Producer The Doors
The Doors chronology
The Very Best of The Doors
(2001)
Legacy: The Absolute Best
(2003)
The Very Best of The Doors
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 5/5 stars
ProgressiveWorld.net link 5/5 stars

Legacy: The Absolute Best is a two-disc compilation album by The Doors released in 2003. This compilation includes the uncensored versions of both "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" (the lyrics "she gets high" are restored) and "The End" (with Morrison's liberal use of the word "fuck" during the song's interlude). Also included is an unreleased 1968 studio version of Morrison's epic stagepiece "Celebration of the Lizard" in its entirety.

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 on August 30, 2003 at number 63.[citation needed] It remained on the chart for 4 weeks.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" (John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison) – 2:29
  2. "Back Door Man" (Willie Dixon) – 3:34
  3. "Light My Fire" (Krieger, Morrison) – 7:08
  4. "Twentieth Century Fox" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 2:23
  5. "The Crystal Ship" (Morrison) – 2:34
  6. "Alabama Song (whisky bar)" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 3:19
  7. "Soul Kitchen" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 3:35
  8. "The End" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 11:46
  9. "Love Me Two Times" (Krieger) – 3:16
  10. "People Are Strange" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 2:12
  11. "When the Music's Over" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 11:02
  12. "My Eyes Have Seen You" (Morrison) – 2:29
  13. "Moonlight Drive" (Morrison) – 3:04
  14. "Strange Days" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 3:09
  15. "Hello, I Love You" (Morrison) – 2:16
  16. "The Unknown Soldier" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 3:25
  17. "Spanish Caravan" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 3:01
  18. "Five to One" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 4:27
  19. "Not to Touch the Earth" (Morrison) – 3:54

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Touch Me" (Krieger) – 3:12
  2. "Wild Child" (Morrison) – 2:38
  3. "Tell All the People" (Krieger) – 3:21
  4. "Wishful Sinful" (Krieger) – 2:58
  5. "Roadhouse Blues" (Morrison, The Doors) – 4:04
  6. "Waiting for the Sun" (Morrison) – 4:00
  7. "You Make Me Real" (Morrison) – 2:53
  8. "Peace Frog" (Krieger, Morrison) – 2:58
  9. "Love Her Madly" (Krieger) – 3:18
  10. "L.A. Woman" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 7:51
  11. "Riders on the Storm" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 7:10
  12. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 4:15
  13. "The Changeling" (Morrison) – 4:21
  14. "Gloria" (Van Morrison) – 6:18
  15. "Celebration of the Lizard" (Morrison) – 17:01

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[1] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – Legacy: The Absolute Best". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH