The Best of The Doors (2000 album)

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The Best of The Doors
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Greatest hits album by The Doors
Released December 5, 2000
Recorded 1966–1978
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length 73:53 (Single disc version)
Label WEA International Records
Producer The Doors, Bruce Botnick, Paul A. Rothchild
The Doors chronology
Essential Rarities
(2000)
The Best of The Doors
(2000)
The Very Best of The Doors
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2 Disc version 5/5 stars

The Best of The Doors is a compilation album by The Doors released in 2000, and is different from the albums of the same name released in 1973 and 1985. All three albums feature a slightly different track listing and a different photograph of the band's late singer Jim Morrison as cover art. Unlike its eponymous predecessors, the 2000 release includes both "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" and "The End" in their uncensored form.

Track listing[edit]

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

Original single disc version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Riders on the Storm"     L.A. Woman, 1971 7:15
2. "Light My Fire"   Robby Krieger The Doors, 1967 7:07
3. "Love Me Two Times"   Krieger Strange Days, 1967 3:15
4. "Roadhouse Blues (Live)"     The Doors: Box Set & Essential Rarities, 1997/1999; originally from Morrison Hotel, 1970 4:34
5. "Strange Days"   Jim Morrison Strange Days 3:08
6. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)"   Morrison The Doors 2:28
7. "Five to One"     Waiting for the Sun, 1968 4:26
8. "Moonlight Drive"   Morrison Strange Days 3:02
9. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"   Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill The Doors 3:19
10. "Love Her Madly"   Krieger L.A. Woman 3:19
11. "People Are Strange"   Morrison, Krieger Strange Days 2:11
12. "Touch Me"   Krieger The Soft Parade, 1969 3:13
13. "Back Door Man"   Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett The Doors 3:33
14. "The Unknown Soldier"     Waiting for the Sun 3:22
15. "L.A. Woman"   Morrison L.A. Woman 7:52
16. "Hello, I Love You"   Morrison Waiting for the Sun 2:15
17. "The End""     The Doors 11:44

Bonus disc[edit]

The album was also released as a limited edition digipak, which included the following bonus disc:

No. Title Length
1. "Riders on the Storm" (Baez & Cornell Tunnel Club mix)  
2. "Riders on the Storm" (N.O.W. mix)  
3. "Riders on the Storm" (Ibizarre remix)  
4. "Riders on the Storm" (Spacebats remix)  
5. "Multimedia track" (Interview, gallery, E-card and more)  

Double disc version[edit]

The double disc version of the compilation is notable for a remastered track from one of the two post-Morrison albums. The track "No Me Moleste Mosquito" appeared as "The Mosquito" on the 1972 album Full Circle. This was the second acknowledgement of the band's last two (and only post-Morrison) studio albums, since the appearance of "Tightrope Ride", taken from the album Other Voices (1971), on 1997's The Doors: Box Set.

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Light My Fire"     The Doors 7:07
2. "Hello, I Love You"   Morrison Waiting for the Sun 2:15
3. "People Are Strange"   Morrison, Krieger Strange Days 2:11
4. "Love Me Two Times"   Krieger Strange Days 3:15
5. "Touch Me"   Krieger The Soft Parade 3:13
6. "Strange Days"   Morrison Strange Days 3:08
7. "Spanish Caravan"     Waiting for the Sun 3:05
8. "Moonlight Drive"   Morrison Strange Days 3:02
9. "We Could Be So Good Together"     Waiting for the Sun 2:19
10. "The Unknown Soldier"     Waiting for the Sun 3:22
11. "Queen of the Highway"   Morrison, Krieger Morrison Hotel 2:47
12. "Shaman's Blues"   Morrison The Soft Parade 4:48
13. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)"   Morrison L.A. Woman 4:15
14. "L.A. Woman"   Morrison L.A. Woman 7:52
15. "Whiskey, Mystics & Men"     The Doors: Box Set and Essential Rarities, 1997 & 1999/2000 2:20
16. "Summer's Almost Gone"   Morrison Waiting for the Sun 3:22
17. "You're Lost Little Girl"   Krieger Strange Days 3:02
18. "When the Music's Over"     Strange Days 10:59
19. "No Me Moleste Mosquito"   John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Krieger Originally known as "The Mosquito" from Full Circle, 1972 5:15

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Riders on the Storm"     L.A. Woman 7:15
2. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)"   Morrison The Doors 2:28
3. "Roadhouse Blues"     Morrison Hotel 4:02
4. "Soul Kitchen"   Morrison The Doors 3:35
5. "Love Her Madly"   Krieger L.A. Woman 3:19
6. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"   Brecht, Weill The Doors 3:19
7. "Peace Frog"   Morrison, Krieger Morrison Hotel 2:58
8. "Waiting for the Sun"   Morrison Morrison Hotel; originally recorded for the album of the same name 3:59
9. "Who Scared You"     B-side of the "Wishful Sinful" single, 1969 3:54
10. "The Crystal Ship"   Morrison The Doors 2:33
11. "Wishful Sinful"   Krieger The Soft Parade 3:00
12. "Love Street"   Morrison Waiting for the Sun 2:52
13. "Wintertime Love"     Waiting for the Sun 1:53
14. "The Spy"   Morrison Morrison Hotel 4:18
15. "Back Door Man"   Dixon, Burnett The Doors 3:34
16. "My Eyes Have Seen You"   Morrison Strange Days 2:32
17. "Five to One"   Morrison Waiting for the Sun 4:26
18. "The End"     The Doors 11:44
19. "The Famous Roadhouse Blues Footage!" (Multimedia track)      

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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