The Doors: Box Set

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The Doors Box Set
Doors box set.jpg
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 (Jim Morrison) (Live at the Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, Florida, March 1, 1969)
  2. "Queen of the Highway" – 3:32 (Morrison, Robby Krieger) (Alternate jazz version recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, California, 1969)
  3. "Hyacinth House" – 2:42 (Ray Manzarek, Morrison) (Demo recorded at Krieger's home studio, 1969)
  4. "My Eyes Have Seen You" – 2:01 (Morrison) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, California, September 2, 1965)
  5. "Who Scared You" – 3:19 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, California, 1969)
  6. "Black Train Song"+ – 12:27 (Morrison, Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Curtis Mayfield, Junior Parker, Robert Johnson) (Live at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1970)
  7. "End of the Night" – 3:02 (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, California, September 2, 1965)
  8. "Whiskey, Mystics & Men" – 2:22 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, California, 1970)
  9. "I Will Never Be Untrue" – 3:56 (Live at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, California, July 21–22, 1969)
  10. "Moonlight Drive" – 2:32 (Morrison) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, California, September 2, 1965)
  11. "Moonlight Drive" – 2:44 (Morrison) (Sunset Sound mix recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California, August 29, 1966)
  12. "Rock Is Dead" – 16:41 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, California, February 25, 1969)
  13. "Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor" – 4:39 (Tomaso Albinoni) (Recorded at TTG Studios, Los Angeles, California, 1968)

Disc 2: Live In New York[edit]

  1. "Roadhouse Blues" – 4:39 (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 17, 1970 (The Early Show))
  2. "Ship of Fools" – 5:21 (Morrison, Krieger) (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 17, 1970 (The Early Show))
  3. "Peace Frog" – 2:58 (Morrison, Krieger) (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 17, 1970 (The Early Show))
  4. "Blue Sunday" – 2:32 (Morrison) (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 17, 1970 (The Early Show))
  5. "Celebration of the Lizard" – 17:18 (Morrison) (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 18, 1970 (The Late Show))
  6. "Gloria" – 7:14 (Van Morrison) (Live at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, July 22, 1969 & the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 18, 1970 (The Late Show))
  7. "Crawling King Snake" – 6:12 (Anon, arr. by John Lee Hooker) (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 17, 1970 (The Late Show))
  8. "Money" – 2:59 (Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford) (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 17, 1970 (The Early Show))
  9. "Poontang Blues/Build a Woman/Sunday Trucker" – 3:35 (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 18, 1970 (The Late Show))
  10. "The End" – 18:01 (Live at the Felt Forum, New York City, New York, January 17, 1970 (The 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 the Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, May 8, 1970)
  2. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" – 4:32 (Morrison) (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival, England, UK, August 29, 1970)
  3. "Rock Me" – 6:36 (Waters) (Live at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 6, 1970)
  4. "Money" – 2:59 (Gordy, Bradford) (Live at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 6, 1970)
  5. "Someday Soon" – 3:41 (Live at the Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, June 5, 1970)
  6. "Go Insane" – 2:30 (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, California, 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 the Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, April 10, 1970 (The Late Show))
  10. "Hello, I Love You" – 2:28 (Morrison) (Demo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, California, September 2, 1965)
  11. "The Crystal Ship" – 2:55 (Morrison) (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, March 10, 1967)
  12. "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind" – 3:16 (Live at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, March 7, 1967)
  13. "The Soft Parade" – 10:03 (Morrison) (Live on PBS Television, New York City, New York, April 28, 1969)
  14. "Tightrope Ride" – 4:17 (Manzarek, Krieger) (The Doors Workshop, Los Angeles, California, 1971)
  15. "Orange County Suite" – 5:27 (Recorded at Elektra Studios, Los Angeles, California, 1970)
  • "Rock Me" and "Money" feature Albert King as guest on guitar.

Disc 4: Band Favorites[edit]

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

  1. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – The Doors Box Set". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH