Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine

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Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine
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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)
The Doors chronology
Other Voices
(1971)Other Voices1971
Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine
(1972)
Full Circle
(1972)Full Circle1972
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Robert ChristgauB−[1]

Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine is 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 available again until "Who Scared You" appeared in 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]

Side one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"Jim MorrisonThe Doors, 19672:25
2."Strange Days"MorrisonStrange Days, 19673:05
3."Shaman's Blues"MorrisonThe Soft Parade, 19694:45
4."Love Street"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun, 19683:06
5."Peace Frog/Blue Sunday"Morrison, Robby Krieger/MorrisonMorrison Hotel, 19705:00
6."The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)"MorrisonL.A. Woman, 19714:12
7."End of the Night"MorrisonThe Doors2:49

Side two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Love Her Madly"KriegerL.A. Woman3:18
2."Spanish Caravan"Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, DensmoreWaiting for the Sun2:58
3."Ship of Fools"Morrison, KriegerMorrison Hotel3:06
4."The Spy"MorrisonMorrison Hotel4:15
5."The End"Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, DensmoreThe Doors11:35

Side three[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Take It as It Comes"MorrisonThe Doors2:13
2."Runnin' Blue"KriegerThe Soft Parade2:27
3."L.A. Woman"MorrisonL.A. Woman7:49
4."Five to One"MorrisonWaiting for the Sun4:22
5."Who Scared You"Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, Densmore"Wishful Sinful" single B-side, 19693:51
6."(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further"Willie Dixon"Love Her Madly" single B-side, 19713:37

Side four[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Riders on the Storm"Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, DensmoreL.A. Woman7:14
2."Maggie McGill"MorrisonMorrison Hotel4:25
3."Horse Latitudes"MorrisonStrange Days1:30
4."When the Music's Over"Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, DensmoreStrange Days11:00

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Albums 55

Certifications[edit]

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

See also[edit]

  • 13 - The Doors' first compilation released in 1970.

References[edit]

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