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The Best of the Doors (1985 album)

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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]

The Best of the Doors
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 1985
Recorded1966–1971
GenrePsychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock
Length89:09
LabelElektra
ProducerPaul A. Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, the Doors
the Doors chronology
The Doors Classics
(1985)
The Best of the Doors
(1985)
The Doors (soundtrack)
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Contents

Track listingEdit

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

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"Jim MorrisonThe Doors (1967)2:27
2."Light My Fire"Robby KriegerThe Doors7:06
3."The Crystal Ship"Jim MorrisonThe Doors2:33
4."People Are Strange"Jim Morrison; Robby KriegerStrange Days (1967)2:11
5."Strange Days"Jim MorrisonStrange Days3:07
6."Love Me Two Times"Robby KriegerStrange Days3:15
7."Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" (CD-only bonus track)Bertolt Brecht; Kurt WeillThe Doors3:20
8."Five to One"Jim MorrisonWaiting for the Sun (1968)4:26
9."Waiting for the Sun"Jim MorrisonMorrison Hotel (1970)3:59
10."Spanish Caravan" Waiting for the Sun2:58
11."When the Music's Over" Strange Days10:56
Total length:46:18
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Hello, I Love You"Jim MorrisonWaiting for the Sun2:14
2."Roadhouse Blues" Morrison Hotel4:03
3."L.A. Woman"Jim MorrisonL.A. Woman (1971)7:49
4."Riders on the Storm" L.A. Woman7:11
5."Touch Me"Robby KriegerThe Soft Parade (1969)3:12
6."Love Her Madly"Robby KriegerL.A. Woman3:17
7."The Unknown Soldier" Waiting for the Sun3:23
8."The End" The Doors11:42
Total length:42:51

PersonnelEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  22. ^ "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.