The Best of The Doors (1985 album)

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The Best of The Doors
Greatest hits album by The Doors
Released November 1985
Recorded 1966–1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock, hard rock
Length 89:17
Label Elektra
Producer Paul A. Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, The Doors
The Doors chronology
The Doors Classics
The Best of The Doors
The Doors (soundtrack)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Best of The Doors is a two-disc compilation album consisting of 19 songs of The Doors. It was commercially released in 1985. All of the songs were a part of previous Doors albums. Included in the set are the Doors' two famous epic poems, "When the Music's Over", and "The End", which end disc one and two, respectively. Danny Sugerman contributed a short essay which discussed the band's origins, influences and Jim Morrison's personality, and was printed inside the gatefold sleeve of the vinyl version of the album. Remastered versions of the album were released in 1991 and 2006. In February 2007 the RIAA certified this album as Diamond.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by The Doors (John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison), except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" from The Doors (1967) (Jim Morrison) – 2:27
  2. "Light My Fire" from The Doors (1967) (Robby Krieger) – 7:06
  3. "The Crystal Ship" from The Doors (1967) (Morrison) – 2:33
  4. "People Are Strange" from Strange Days (1967) (Morrison, Krieger) – 2:11
  5. "Strange Days" from Strange Days (1967) (Morrison) – 3:07
  6. "Love Me Two Times" from Strange Days (1967) (Krieger) – 3:15
  7. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" from The Doors (1967) (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) (CD-only bonus track) – 3:20
  8. "Five to One" from Waiting for the Sun (1968) (Morrison) – 4:26
  9. "Waiting for the Sun" from Morrison Hotel (1970) (Morrison) – 3:59
  10. "Spanish Caravan" from Waiting for the Sun (1968) – 2:58
  11. "When the Music's Over" from Strange Days (1967) – 10:56

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Hello, I Love You" from Waiting for the Sun (1968) (Morrison) – 2:14
  2. "Roadhouse Blues" from Morrison Hotel (1970) (Morrison) – 4:03
  3. "L.A. Woman" from L.A. Woman (1971) (Morrison) – 7:49
  4. "Riders on the Storm" from L.A. Woman (1971) – 7:11
  5. "Touch Me" from The Soft Parade (1969) (Krieger) – 3:12
  6. "Love Her Madly" from L.A. Woman (1971) (Krieger) – 3:17
  7. "The Unknown Soldier" from Waiting for the Sun (1968) – 3:23
  8. "The End" from The Doors (1967) – 11:42



Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] Diamond 10,000,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[4] 6× Platinum 600,000^
Argentina (CAPIF)[5] Platinum 60,000x
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[6] Gold 22,150[6]
France (SNEP)[7] Platinum 300,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[8] Gold 25,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[9] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "American album certifications – The Doors – The Best of the Doors". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – Best of The Doors". Music Canada. 
  5. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  6. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  7. ^ "French album certifications – Doors – Best of the Doors" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select DOORS and click OK
  8. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – The Doors – Best Of The Doors" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  9. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Doors; 'The Best of')". Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Doors – Best Of". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Best Of in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search