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, blues rock, acid 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)Essential Rarities2000
The Best of The Doors
(2000)
The Very Best of The Doors
(2001)The Very Best of The Doors2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic 2 Disc version5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Riders on the Storm" L.A. Woman, 19717:15
2."Light My Fire"Robby KriegerThe Doors, 19677:07
3."Love Me Two Times"KriegerStrange Days, 19673:15
4."Roadhouse Blues (Live)"MorrisonThe Doors: Box Set & Essential Rarities, 1997/1999; originally from Morrison Hotel, 19704:34
5."Strange Days"MorrisonStrange Days3:08
6."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"MorrisonThe Doors2:28
7."Five to One"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun, 19684:26
8."Moonlight Drive"MorrisonStrange Days3:02
9."Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"Bertolt Brecht, Kurt WeillThe Doors3:19
10."Love Her Madly"KriegerL.A. Woman3:19
11."People Are Strange"Morrison, KriegerStrange Days2:11
12."Touch Me"KriegerThe Soft Parade, 19693:13
13."Back Door Man"Willie Dixon, Chester BurnettThe Doors3:33
14."The Unknown Soldier" Waiting for the Sun3:22
15."L.A. Woman"MorrisonL.A. Woman7:52
16."Hello, I Love You"MorrisonWaiting 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.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Light My Fire" The Doors7:07
2."Hello, I Love You"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun2:15
3."People Are Strange"Morrison, KriegerStrange Days2:11
4."Love Me Two Times"KriegerStrange Days3:15
5."Touch Me"KriegerThe Soft Parade3:13
6."Strange Days"MorrisonStrange Days3:08
7."Spanish Caravan" Waiting for the Sun3:05
8."Moonlight Drive"MorrisonStrange 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, KriegerMorrison Hotel2:47
12."Shaman's Blues"MorrisonThe Soft Parade4:48
13."The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)"MorrisonL.A. Woman4:15
14."L.A. Woman"MorrisonL.A. Woman7:52
15."Whiskey, Mystics & Men" The Doors: Box Set and Essential Rarities, 1997 & 1999/20002:20
16."Summer's Almost Gone"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun3:22
17."You're Lost Little Girl"KriegerStrange Days3:02
18."When the Music's Over" Strange Days10:59
19."No Me Moleste Mosquito"John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, KriegerOriginally known as "The Mosquito" from Full Circle, 19725:15

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Riders on the Storm" L.A. Woman7:15
2."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"MorrisonThe Doors2:28
3."Roadhouse Blues"Morrison/The DoorsMorrison Hotel4:02
4."Soul Kitchen"MorrisonThe Doors3:35
5."Love Her Madly"KriegerL.A. Woman3:19
6."Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"Brecht, WeillThe Doors3:19
7."Peace Frog"Morrison, KriegerMorrison Hotel2:58
8."Waiting for the Sun"MorrisonMorrison 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"MorrisonThe Doors2:33
11."Wishful Sinful"KriegerThe Soft Parade3:00
12."Love Street"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun2:52
13."Wintertime Love" Waiting for the Sun1:53
14."The Spy"MorrisonMorrison Hotel4:18
15."Back Door Man"Dixon, BurnettThe Doors3:34
16."My Eyes Have Seen You"MorrisonStrange Days2:32
17."Five to One"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun4:26
18."The End" The Doors11:44
19."The Famous Roadhouse Blues Footage!" (Multimedia track)   

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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