The Best of The Doors (2000 album)

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The Best of The Doors
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedDecember 5, 2000 (2000-12-05)
Recorded1966–1977
GenreRock
Length
  • 73:53 (single disc version)
  • 148:12 (double disc version)
Label
Producer
The Doors chronology
Essential Rarities
(2000)
The Best of The Doors
(2000)
The Very Best of The Doors
(2001)

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 predecessors, the 2000 release includes both "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" and "The End" in their uncensored form.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars (2 Disc version)[1]

Track listing[edit]

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

Original single disc version[edit]

No.TitleOriginal album (year)Length
1."Riders on the Storm"L.A. Woman (1971)7:15
2."Light My Fire"The Doors (1967)7:07
3."Love Me Two Times"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"Strange Days3:08
6."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"The Doors2:28
7."Five to One"Waiting for the Sun (1968)4:26
8."Moonlight Drive"Strange Days3:02
9."Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill)The Doors3:19
10."Love Her Madly"L.A. Woman3:19
11."People Are Strange"Strange Days2:11
12."Touch Me"The Soft Parade (1969)3:13
13."Back Door Man" (Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett)The Doors3:33
14."The Unknown Soldier"Waiting for the Sun3:22
15."L.A. Woman"L.A. Woman7:52
16."Hello, I Love You"Waiting for the Sun2:15
17."The End"The Doors11:44

Bonus disc[edit]

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

No.TitleLength
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.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Light My Fire"The Doors7:07
2."Hello, I Love You"Waiting for the Sun2:15
3."People Are Strange"Strange Days2:11
4."Love Me Two Times"Strange Days3:15
5."Touch Me"The Soft Parade3:13
6."Strange Days"Strange Days3:08
7."Spanish Caravan"Waiting for the Sun3:05
8."Moonlight Drive"Strange Days3:02
9."We Could Be So Good Together"Waiting for the Sun2:19
10."The Unknown Soldier"Waiting for the Sun3:22
11."Queen of the Highway"Morrison Hotel2:47
12."Shaman's Blues"The Soft Parade4:48
13."The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)"L.A. Woman4:15
14."L.A. Woman"L.A. Woman7:52
15."Whiskey, Mystics & Men"The Doors: Box Set and Essential Rarities, 1997 & 1999/20002:20
16."Summer's Almost Gone"Waiting for the Sun3:22
17."You're Lost Little Girl"Strange Days3:02
18."When the Music's Over"Strange Days10:59
19."No Me Moleste Mosquito" (John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Krieger)Originally known as "The Mosquito" from Full Circle, 19725:15

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Riders on the Storm"L.A. Woman7:15
2."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"The Doors2:28
3."Roadhouse Blues"Morrison Hotel4:02
4."Soul Kitchen"The Doors3:35
5."Love Her Madly"L.A. Woman3:19
6."Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" (Brecht, Weill)The Doors3:19
7."Peace Frog"Morrison Hotel2:58
8."Waiting for the Sun"Morrison Hotel; originally recorded for the album of the same name3:59
9."Who Scared You"B-side of the "Wishful Sinful" single, 19693:54
10."The Crystal Ship"The Doors2:33
11."Wishful Sinful"The Soft Parade3:00
12."Love Street"Waiting for the Sun2:52
13."Wintertime Love"Waiting for the Sun1:53
14."The Spy"Morrison Hotel4:18
15."Back Door Man" (Dixon, Burnett)The Doors3:34
16."My Eyes Have Seen You"Strange Days2:32
17."Five to One"Waiting for the Sun4:26
18."The End"The Doors11:44
19."The Famous Roadhouse Blues Footage!" (Multimedia track)  

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 50
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 19
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 50
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[5] 43
Irish Albums (IRMA)[6] 8
Italian Albums (FIMI)[7] 49
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 17
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 9
Chart (2001) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 17
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 11
Chart (2003) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 20
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[13] 73

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[14] Platinum 60,000^
Australia (ARIA)[15] 6× Platinum 420,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[16] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Platinum 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Platinum 300,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "The Best of The Doors [2000] – Review". AllMusic. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Doors – The Best of The Doors" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Doors – The Best of The Doors" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  6. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 38, 2000". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Doors | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Doors – The Best of The Doors" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Doors – The Best of The Doors" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  16. ^ "Austrian album certifications – The Doors – The Best of The Doors" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Doors – The Best of The Doors". Music Canada.
  18. ^ Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995. Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 2005. ISBN 8480486392.
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Doors – The Best of The Doors". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type The Best of The Doors in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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