The Best of The Doors (2000 album)

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The Best of The Doors
Greatest hits album by The Doors
Released December 5, 2000
Recorded 1966–1978
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock, hard rock
Length 73:53
Label WEA International
Producer The Doors, Bruce Botnick, Paul Rothchild
The Doors chronology
Essential Rarities
(2000)
The Best of The Doors
(2000)
The Very Best of The Doors
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2 Disc version 5/5 stars

The Best of The Doors is a compilation album by The Doors released in 2000, and is different from the albums of the same name released in 1973 and 1985. All three albums feature a slightly different track listing and a different photograph of the band's late singer Jim Morrison as cover art. Unlike its eponymous predecessors, the 2000 release includes both "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" and "The End" in their uncensored form.

Track listing[edit]

Original version[edit]

  1. "Riders on the Storm" – 7:15
  2. "Light My Fire" – 7:07
  3. "Love Me Two Times" – 3:15
  4. "Roadhouse Blues" (live) – 4:34
  5. "Strange Days" – 3:08
  6. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" – 2:28
  7. "Five to One" – 4:26
  8. "Moonlight Drive" – 3:02
  9. "Alabama Song (whisky bar)" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 3:19
  10. "Love Her Madly" – 3:19
  11. "People Are Strange" – 2:11
  12. "Touch Me" – 3:13
  13. "Back Door Man" – 3:33
  14. "The Unknown Soldier" – 3:22
  15. "L.A. Woman" – 7:52
  16. "Hello, I Love You" – 2:15
  17. "The End" – 11:44

Bonus disc[edit]

The album was also released as a limited edition digipak, which included the following bonus disc:

  1. "Riders on the Storm" (Baez & Cornell Tunnel Club mix)
  2. "Riders on the Storm" (N.O.W. mix)
  3. "Riders on the Storm" (Ibizarre remix)
  4. "Riders on the Storm" (Spacebats remix)
  5. Multimedia track (interview, gallery, E-card and more)

Double disc version[edit]

The double disc version of the compilation is notable for a remastered track from one of the two post-Morrison albums. The track "No Me Moleste Mosquito" appeared as "The Mosquito" on the 1972 album Full Circle. This was the second acknowledgement of the band's last two (and only post-Morrison) studio albums, since the appearance of "Tightrope Ride", taken from the album Other Voices, on the 1997 Box Set.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Light My Fire"
  2. "Hello, I Love You"
  3. "People Are Strange"
  4. "Love Me Two Times"
  5. "Touch Me"
  6. "Strange Days"
  7. "Spanish Caravan"
  8. "Moonlight Drive"
  9. "We Could Be So Good Together"
  10. "The Unknown Soldier"
  11. "Queen of the Highway"
  12. "Shaman's Blues"
  13. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)"
  14. "L.A. Woman"
  15. "Whiskey, Mystics & Men"
  16. "Summer's Almost Gone"
  17. "You're Lost Little Girl"
  18. "When the Music's Over"
  19. "No Me Moleste Mosquito" (by Densmore, Manzarek & Krieger)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Riders on the Storm"
  2. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)"
  3. "Roadhouse Blues"
  4. "Soul Kitchen"
  5. "Love Her Madly"
  6. "Alabama Song (whisky bar)" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill)
  7. "Peace Frog"
  8. "Waiting for the Sun"
  9. "Who Scared You?"
  10. "The Crystal Ship"
  11. "Wishful Sinful"
  12. "Love Street"
  13. "Wintertime Love"
  14. "The Spy"
  15. "Back Door Man"
  16. "My Eyes Have Seen You"
  17. "Five to One"
  18. "The End"
  19. The Famous Roadhouse Blues Footage! (multimedia track)

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[1] 6× Platinum 420,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[2] Platinum 100,000^
Argentina (CAPIF)[3] Platinum 60,000x
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[4] Gold 50,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[5] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Silver 60,000^

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  2. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Music Canada. 
  3. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. ISBN 8480486392. 
  5. ^ "Austrian album certifications – The Doors – The Best of The Doors" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter The Doors in the field Interpret. Enter The Best of The Doors in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Doors – The Best of The Doors". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Best of The Doors in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go