The Best of The Doors (1973 album)

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The Best of The Doors
Greatest hits album by The Doors
Released August 1973
Recorded 1966–1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length 43:52
Label Elektra
Producer Paul A. Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, The Doors
The Doors chronology
Full Circle
(1972)Full Circle1972
The Best of The Doors
An American Prayer
(1978)An American Prayer1978

The Best of The Doors is a compilation album by The Doors released in 1973. It was the second compilation album to be released by the group after the death of the lead singer Jim Morrison. The album was originally released in the CD-4 QuadraDisc format, on an exclusive basis, but was later reissued in 1980 in standard stereo mostly through the Columbia House record club. It was also released on the Quadraphonic 8-Track and reel-to-reel tape formats.

In 2015 Audio Fidelity released the original Quad mix of The Best of the Doors in Hybrid SACD format.[1]

In 2017, the Quad mix was released on Blu-Ray Audio, in the triple disc edition of the compilation The Singles[2].

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Who Do You Love?" (Ellas "Bo Diddley" McDaniel) -- 6:48 (from Absolutely Live)
  2. "Soul Kitchen" (Jim Morrison) -- 3:30 (from The Doors)
  3. "Hello, I Love You" (Morrison) -- 2:23 (from Waiting for the Sun)
  4. "People Are Strange" (Morrison, Robby Krieger) -- 2:10 (from Strange Days)
  5. "Riders on the Storm" (Morrison, Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore) -- 7:05 (from L.A. Woman)
Side two
  1. "Touch Me" (Krieger) -- 3:15 (from The Soft Parade)
  2. "Love Her Madly" (Krieger) -- 3:20 (from L.A. Woman)
  3. "Love Me Two Times" (Krieger) -- 3:16 (from Strange Days)
  4. "Take It as It Comes" (Morrison) -- 2:14 (from The Doors)
  5. "Moonlight Drive" (Morrison) -- 3:01 (from Strange Days)
  6. "Light My Fire" (Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, Densmore) -- 6:50 (from The Doors)