Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine

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Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine
Compilation album by The Doors
Released January 1972
Recorded 1966–1971
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length 99:02
Label Elektra
Producer Paul A. Rothchild (tracks 1–5, 7–14, 16–17, 20–22) and Bruce Botnick & The Doors (tracks 6, 8, 15, 18, 19)
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Robert Christgau B−[1]

Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine was The Doors' second compilation album (following 13) and first to be released after the death of Jim Morrison, in January 1972. The album's title is a lyric from the song "The End". The album was released on compact disc for the first time on 19 May 2014 (almost exactly a year after keyboardist Ray Manzarek died). The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album cover was designed by Bill Hoffman, with inside band shots by Joel Brodsky.

Two of the songs on the compilation, "Who Scared You" and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further," were originally released as B-sides to 1969's "Wishful Sinful" and 1971's "Love Her Madly," respectively. They were not included on albums until "Who Scared You" appeared in the The Doors: Box Set in 1997 and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" appeared in the 2006 Perception box set.

The version of "Who Scared You" that was released on The Doors: Box Set is an edited version, as part of the last verse is omitted. The full length song was released in 1999 on Essential Rarities and later on the 2006 remastered release of The Soft Parade as a bonus track.

Record Store Day reissue[edit]

The album was reissued for the first time in over 40 years by Rhino Records, on special amber colored vinyl as part of Record Store Day on 19 April 2014,[2] and as a double CD (for the first time) on 19 May 2014.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore, except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" Jim Morrison The Doors, 1967 2:25
2. "Strange Days" Morrison Strange Days, 1967 3:05
3. "Shaman's Blues" Morrison The Soft Parade, 1969 4:45
4. "Love Street" Morrison Waiting for the Sun, 1968 3:06
5. "Peace Frog/Blue Sunday" Morrison, Robby Krieger/Morrison Morrison Hotel, 1970 5:00
6. "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" Morrison L.A. Woman, 1971 4:12
7. "End of the Night"   The Doors 2:49

Side two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Love Her Madly" Krieger L.A. Woman 3:18
2. "Spanish Caravan"   Waiting for the Sun 2:58
3. "Ship of Fools" Morrison, Krieger Morrison Hotel 3:06
4. "The Spy" Morrison Morrison Hotel 4:15
5. "The End"   The Doors 11:35

Side three[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Take It as It Comes"   The Doors 2:13
2. "Runnin' Blue" Krieger The Soft Parade 2:27
3. "L.A. Woman" Morrison L.A. Woman 7:49
4. "Five to One" Morrison Waiting for the Sun 4:22
5. "Who Scared You"   "Wishful Sinful" single B-side, 1969 3:51
6. "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" Willie Dixon "Love Her Madly" single B-side, 1971 3:37

Side four[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Riders on the Storm"   L.A. Woman 7:14
2. "Maggie McGill" Morrison Morrison Hotel 4:25
3. "Horse Latitudes" Morrison Strange Days 1:30
4. "When the Music's Over"   Strange Days 11:00


Additional Personnel[edit]



Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Albums 55


Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold September 15, 1980

See also[edit]

13 - The Doors' first compilation released in 1970.


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ "Record Store Day 2014". Record Store Day 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.