Legacy: The Absolute Best

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Legacy: The Absolute Best
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedAugust 12, 2003
Length155:49
LabelElektra/Rhino
ProducerThe 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
SourceRating
Allmusic link5/5 stars

Legacy: The Absolute Best is a two-disc compilation album by American rock band the Doors, released in 2003. This compilation includes the uncensored versions of both "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" (with the lyrics "she gets high" restored) and "The End" (with Morrison's liberal use of the word "fuck" during the song's interlude). Also included is a previously unreleased studio version of Morrison's epic poetry piece "Celebration of the Lizard," a rehearsal outtake from the band's Waiting for the Sun sessions.

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

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" (Jim Morrison) – 2:29
  2. "Back Door Man" (Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett) – 3:34
  3. "Light My Fire" (Robby Krieger) – 7:08
  4. "Twentieth Century Fox" (Morrison) – 2:23
  5. "The Crystal Ship" (Morrison) – 2:34
  6. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 3:19
  7. "Soul Kitchen" (Morrison) – 3:35
  8. "The End" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 11:46
  9. "Love Me Two Times" (Krieger) – 3:16
  10. "People Are Strange" (Krieger, 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" (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" (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) – 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" (Morrison) – 7:51
  11. "Riders on the Storm" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 7:10
  12. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" (Morrison) – 4:15
  13. "The Changeling" (Morrison) – 4:21
  14. "Gloria" (Van Morrison) – 6:18
  15. "Celebration of the Lizard" (Morrison) – 17:01
    • "Lions in the Street"
    • "Wake Up!"
    • "A Little Game"
    • "The Hill Dwellers"
    • "Not to Touch the Earth"
    • "Names of the Kingdom"
    • "The Palace of Exile"

Certifications[edit]

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

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments 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.