Greatest Hits (The Doors album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by The Doors
Released October 1980 (Vinyl LP)
October 15, 1996 (CD)
Recorded 1966-1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock, hard rock
Length 48:10 (1980 version)
55:57 (1996 version)
Label Elektra
Producer Paul A. Rothchild
The Doors chronology
An American Prayer
(1978)
Greatest Hits
(1980)
Alive, She Cried
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 3.5/5 stars

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by The Doors, released in 1980. The album, along with the film Apocalypse Now, released the previous year, created an entirely new audience which was too young to have remembered the band years before. The album went on to become one of the highest selling compilations of all time, with combined cd and vinyl sales of 5,000,000 in the United States alone.

The album was re-released in 1996 as an enhanced CD with a different track listing and cover art. On the 1996 release, the songs "The Ghost Song", "The End" and "Love Her Madly" were added, whereas "Not to Touch the Earth" was omitted.

1980 Vinyl LP and cassette track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  • All songs written by The Doors except where noted.
  1. "Hello, I Love You"
  2. "Light My Fire"
  3. "People Are Strange"
  4. "Love Me Two Times"
  5. "Riders On The Storm"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)"
  2. "Roadhouse Blues" (Jim Morrison, The Doors)
  3. "Not to Touch the Earth" (Jim Morrison)
  4. "Touch Me" (Robby Krieger)
  5. "L.A. Woman"

1996 CD track listing[edit]

  1. "Hello, I Love You" – 2:12
  2. "Light My Fire" – 7:05
  3. "People Are Strange" – 2:09
  4. "Love Me Two Times" – 3:14
  5. "Riders On The Storm" – 7:09
  6. "Break On Through" – 2:26
  7. "Roadhouse Blues" (live) (Morrison, The Doors) – 6:12
  8. "Touch Me" (Krieger) – 3:10
  9. "L.A. Woman" – 7:47
  10. "Love Her Madly" – 3:17
  11. "The Ghost Song" (Morrison) – 4:10
  12. "The End" – 6:28 (From Apocalypse Now, edited for George S. Clinton).

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Joel Brodsky – photography
  • Ron Coro – original art direction
  • Ray and Dorothy Manzarek, Ron Coro, Denise Minobe – original album design

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[1] Gold 30,000}}}}x
France (SNEP)[2] Gold 100,000}}}}*
Canada (Music Canada)[3]
LP edition
2× Platinum 200,000}}}}^
Canada (Music Canada)[3]
CD edition
5× Platinum 500,000}}}}^
United States (RIAA)[4]
LP edition
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United States (RIAA)[5]
CD edition
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Australia (ARIA)[6] 2× Platinum 140,000}}}}^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver Expression error: Missing operand for *.}}}}^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "French album certifications – Doors – Greatest Hits" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select DOORS and click OK
  3. ^ a b "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – Greatest Hits". Music Canada. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – Greatest Hits _LP_". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – Greatest Hits _1996_". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Doors – Greatest Hits _1996_". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Greatest Hits _1996_ in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go