The Best of the Doors (1985 album)

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The Best of the Doors
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Greatest hits album by the Doors
Released November 1985
Recorded 1966–1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock
Length 89:17
Label Elektra
Producer Paul A. Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, The Doors
the Doors chronology
The Doors Classics
(1985)The Doors Classics1985
The Best of the Doors
(1985)
The Doors (soundtrack)
(1991)The Doors (soundtrack)1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The Best of the Doors is a two-disc compilation album consisting of 19 songs by the Doors. It was released in Europe in November 1985 and in the United States in June 1987. 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. In February 2007, the album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.[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) (Robby Krieger) – 7:06
  3. "The Crystal Ship" (from The Doors) (Morrison) – 2:33
  4. "People Are Strange" (from Strange Days (1967)) (Morrison, Krieger) – 2:11
  5. "Strange Days" (from Strange Days) (Morrison) – 3:07
  6. "Love Me Two Times" (from Strange Days) (Krieger) – 3:15
  7. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" (from The Doors) (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) – 2:58
  11. "When the Music's Over" (from Strange Days) – 10:56

Disc two[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Doors: A Billboard Chart History". Billboard.
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  8. ^ "The Doors Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
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  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – Best of The Doors". Music Canada.
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  17. ^ "French album certifications – Doors – Best of the Doors" (in French). InfoDisc. Select DOORS and click OK. 
  18. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – The Doors – Best Of The Doors" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  19. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Doors; 'The Best of')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Doors – Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Best Of in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  21. ^ "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.