The Best of The Doors (1973 album)

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The Best of The Doors
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedAugust 1973
Recorded1966–1971
GenrePsychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length43:52
LabelElektra
ProducerPaul A. Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, The Doors
The Doors chronology
Full Circle
(1972)
The Best of The Doors
(1973)
An American Prayer
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Christgau's Record GuideB[1]

The Best of The Doors is a compilation album by the American rock band the Doors, released in August 1973 on Elektra Records. It was the third compilation album to be released by the band.

The songs on the album were re-mixed for four channel quadraphonic sound and the album was originally released on LP in the CD-4 Quadradisc format. It was also released on the quadraphonic 8-Track tape and Reel-to-reel tape formats. In 1980 the LP was reissued in a two channel stereo version through the Columbia House record club.

In 2015 Audio Fidelity released the original quadraphonic mix of The Best of the Doors in the hybrid Super Audio CD format. Steve Hoffman mastered the release at Marsh Mastering.[2] This version also contains the same content in stereo.

In 2017, the quad mix was released on Blu-Ray Audio, in the triple disc edition of the compilation The Singles.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Who Do You Love?"Ellas "Bo Diddley" McDanielAbsolutely Live, 19706:48
2."Soul Kitchen"Jim MorrisonThe Doors, 19673:30
3."Hello, I Love You"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun, 19682:23
4."People Are Strange"Morrison, Robby KriegerStrange Days, 19672:10
5."Riders on the Storm"Morrison, Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John DensmoreL.A. Woman, 19717:05

Side two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Touch Me"KriegerThe Soft Parade, 19693:15
2."Love Her Madly"KriegerL.A. Woman3:20
3."Love Me Two Times"KriegerStrange Days3:15
4."Take It as It Comes"MorrisonThe Doors2:25
5."Moonlight Drive"MorrisonStrange Days3:01
6."Light My Fire"Morrison, Krieger, Densmore, ManzarekThe Doors6:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: D". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Best-Doors-DOORS/dp/B00VNVXFKW
  3. ^ Paul Sinclair (28 June 2017). "The Doors / The Singles 2CD+Blu-ray". superdeluxeedition.com. Retrieved 24 November 2018.