Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine

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Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine
Compilation album by The Doors
Released January 1972
Recorded 1966–1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length 99:02
Label Elektra
Producer Paul A. Rothchild (tracks 1–5, 7–14, 16–17, 20–22) and Bruce Botnick & The Doors (tracks 6, 8, 15, 18, 19)
The Doors chronology
Other Voices
(1971)
'Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine'
(1972)
Full Circle
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B−[1]

Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine was The Doors' second compilation album (following 13) and first to be released after the death of Jim Morrison. The album's title is a lyric from the song "The End". The album was released on compact disc for the first time on 19 May 2014 (almost exactly a year after keyboardist Ray Manzarek died). The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album cover was designed by Bill Hoffman, with inside band shots by Joel Brodsky.

Two of the songs on the compilation, "Who Scared You" and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further," were originally released as B-sides to 1969's "Wishful Sinful" and 1971's "Love Her Madly," respectively. They were not included on albums until "Who Scared You" appeared in the The Doors: Box Set in 1997 and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" appeared in the 2006 Perception box set.

The version of "Who Scared You" that was released on the The Doors: Box Set is an edited version, as part of the last verse is omitted. The full length song was released in 1999 on Essential Rarities and later on the 2006 remastered release of The Soft Parade as a bonus track.

Record Store Day reissue[edit]

The album was reissued for the first time in over 40 years by Rhino Records, on special amber colored vinyl as part of Record Store Day on 19 April 2014,[2] and as a double CD (for the first time) on 19 May 2014.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore, except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Break on Through" – 2:25
  2. "Strange Days" – 3:05
  3. "Shaman's Blues" (Jim Morrison) – 4:45
  4. "Love Street" – 3:06
  5. "Peace Frog/Blue Sunday" (Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger) – 5:00
  6. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" – 4:12
  7. "End of the Night" – 2:49

Side two[edit]

  1. "Love Her Madly" – 3:18
  2. "Spanish Caravan" – 2:58
  3. "Ship of Fools" (Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger) – 3:06
  4. "The Spy" (Jim Morrison) – 4:15
  5. "The End" – 11:35

Side three[edit]

  1. "Take It as It Comes" – 2:13
  2. "Running Blue" (Robby Krieger) – 2:27
  3. "L.A. Woman" – 7:49
  4. "Five to One" – 4:22
  5. "Who Scared You" – 3:51 (Wishful Sinful single B-side)
  6. "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" (Willie Dixon) – 3:37 ("Love Her Madly" single B-side)

Side four[edit]

  1. "Riders on the Storm" – 7:14
  2. "Maggie M'Gill" (Jim Morrison, The Doors) – 4:25
  3. "Horse Latitudes" – 1:30
  4. "When the Music's Over" – 11:00

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Albums 55

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAAU.S. Gold September 15, 1980

See also[edit]

13 - The Doors' first compilation released in 1970.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ "Record Store Day 2014". Record Store Day 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.