The Doors: Box Set

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The Doors Box Set
Box set by The Doors
Released October 28, 1997
Recorded 1965-1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length 257:50
Label Elektra
Producer Bruce Botnick & The Doors
The Doors chronology
The Doors: Box Set
(Original Release Date: October 28, 1997)
The Complete Studio Recordings
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1] 4.5/5 stars

This is the first box set by the band The Doors released on October 28, 1997. The set includes previously rare and unreleased demo recordings.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore, except where noted.

Disc 1: Without a Safety Net[edit]

  1. "Five to One" – 7:30 (Live at the Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, FL, March 1, 1969)
  2. "Queen of the Highway" – 3:32 (Alternate Jazz version recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1969)
  3. "Hyacinth House" – 2:42 (Demo recorded at Robby Krieger's home studio, 1969)
  4. "My Eyes Have Seen You" – 2:01 (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1965)
  5. "Who Scared You?" – 3:19 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1969)
  6. "Black Train Song" (The Doors, Junior Parker/Sam Phillips) – 12:27 (Live at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 1970)
  7. "End of the Night" – 3:02 (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1965)
  8. "Whiskey, Mystics & Men" – 2:22 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1970)
  9. "I Will Never Be Untrue" – 3:56 (Live at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, July 21-22, 1969)
  10. "Moonlight Drive" (Demo) – 2:32 (Recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1965)
  11. "Moonlight Drive" (Sunset Sound) – 2:44 (Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 1966)
  12. "Rock Is Dead" – 16:41 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 25, 1969)
  13. "Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor" (Tomaso Albinoni) – 4:39 (Recorded at TTG Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1968)

Disc 2: Live In New York[edit]

  1. "Roadhouse Blues" – 4:39 (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show)
  2. "Ship of Fools" – 5:21 (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show)
  3. "Peace Frog" – 2:58 (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show)
  4. "Blue Sunday" – 2:32 (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show)
  5. "Celebration of the Lizard" – 17:18 (Felt Forum 1/18/70 late show)
  6. "Gloria" – 7:14 (Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, 7/22/1969 & Felt Forum 1/18/70 late show)
  7. "Crawling King Snake" (John Lee Hooker) – 6:12 (Felt Forum 1/17/70 late show)
  8. "Money" (Berry Gordy, Jr., Smokey Robinson, Hooker) – 2:59 (Felt Forum 1/17/70 early show)
  9. "Poontang Blues/Build Me a Woman/Sunday Trucker" – 3:35 (Felt Forum 1/18/70 late show)
  10. "The End" – 18:01 (Felt Forum 1/17/70 late show)

Disc 3: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be[edit]

  1. "Hello to the Cities" – 0:56 (Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1967 and at Cobo Hall, Detroit, May 8, 1970)
  2. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" – 4:32 (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival, England, August 29, 1970)
  3. "Rock Me" (Muddy Waters) – 6:36 (Live at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, June 6, 1970)
  4. "Money" (John Lee Hooker) – 2:59 (Live at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, June 6, 1970)
  5. "Someday Soon" – 3:41 (Live at the Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, June 5, 1970)
  6. "Go Insane" – 2:30 (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1965)
  7. "Mental Floss" – 3:38 (Live at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, July 21-22, 1969)
  8. "Summer's Almost Gone" – 2:17 (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1965)
  9. "Adolph Hitler" – 0:12 (Live at Boston Gardens, Boston, MA, April 10, 1970, late show)
  10. "Hello, I Love You" – 2:28 (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1965)
  11. "The Crystal Ship" – 2:55 (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, CA, March 10, 1967)
  12. "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind" – 3:16 (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, CA, March 7, 1967)
  13. "The Soft Parade" – 10:03 (Live on PBS Television, New York, NY, April 28, 1969)
  14. "Tightrope Ride" – 4:17 (The Doors Workshop, Los Angeles, 1971)
  15. "Orange County Suite" – 5:27 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1970)
  • "Rock Me" and "Money" feature Albert King as guest on guitar.

Disc 4: Band Favorites[edit]

  1. "Light My Fire" – 7:05 (from The Doors)
  2. "Peace Frog" (Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger) – 2:57 (from Morrison Hotel)
  3. "Wishful Sinful" (Robby Krieger) – 2:55 (from The Soft Parade)
  4. "Take It As It Comes" – 2:14 (from The Doors)
  5. "L.A. Woman" (Jim Morrison) – 7:49 (from L.A. Woman)
  6. "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind" – 3:22 (from Strange Days)
  7. "Land Ho!" (Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger) – 4:06 (from Morrison Hotel)
  8. "Yes, the River Knows" (Robby Krieger) – 2:34 (from Waiting for the Sun)
  9. "Shaman's Blues" (Jim Morrison) – 4:47 (from The Soft Parade)
  10. "You're Lost Little Girl" (Robby Krieger) – 2:59 (from Strange Days)
  11. "Love Me Two Times" (Robby Krieger) – 3:15 (from Strange Days)
  12. "When the Music's Over" – 10:56 (from Strange Days)
  13. "The Unknown Soldier" – 3:21 (from Waiting for the Sun)
  14. "Wild Child" (Jim Morrison) – 2:35 (from The Soft Parade)
  15. "Riders on the Storm" (Jim Morrison, The Doors) – 7:09 (from L.A. Woman)

N.B. Tracks 1–5 selected by Robby Krieger, 6–10 by Ray Manzarek, 11–15 by John Densmore

All songs written by The Doors, unless noted otherwise.

Certifications[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

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