The Very Best Of [w/bonus tracks]

June 14, 2011 | Format: MP3

$18.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 25, 2007
  • Release Date: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Rhino/Elektra
  • Copyright: 2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company
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  • Total Length: 2:48:25
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  • ASIN: B00122X4JE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

One of the best Greatest Hits compilations ever!
S. Sarhan
Every song on the album is good and I don't know how people with all their albums and such will feel about it; but if you want the best of The Doors get this album.
Joshua Miller
This collection is the best one you can buy, so if you are just getting your first doors album or want all of your favorites on one CD, this is the one to get.
"loskairos"

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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was in high school when The Doors' debut was released and it remains the one essential album to have in The Doors' catalog. [Although LA Woman and Morrison Hotel are nearly as good.] If you're looking to expand your collection beyond that, this two-disc collection is a no-brainer. It contains all eight Top 40 hits from their all too brief 4-year history and enough key album cuts ("The End," "L.A. Woman," "Roadhouse Blues") to satisfy all but the die-hard fan. [Thankfully, there are no tracks included from either of the two post-Morrison albums released in the early Seventies.]
While the identity of The Doors is linked almost exclusively to the persona of its frontman, there's no denying Ray Manzarek's keyboards and Robby Krieger's guitar playing and songwriting as crucial to The Doors' sound. And Jim Morrison's power as a vocalist was his voice, which would make the listener ignore the sometimes pretentiousness of his lyrics.
My only real criticism of this collection is that for a two-disc set, it's fairly short--only 85 minutes. But it still wasn't enough to make me spring for the box set. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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65 of 73 people found the following review helpful By S_McCrea on May 16, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If, like me, you've been a Doors fan since high school, but never an "uberfan", you've probably had more than one of the studio albums and probably one of the anthologies/best ofs, etc. By first wife sto-, er, "permanently borrowed" and/or sold my copy of "LA Woman" (ironic, hunh?) and one of the anthologies.

Now the discs that were "ex-wife'd", were discs made BEFORE the Industry decided there was a huge vein of gold to be mined by "remasters". So I've been able to replace long-lost discs without spending unnecessarily on albums I already have. (Even ex's have their uses, I suppose.)

If you are a newb to the Doors, this collection is not only a great deal (39 tracks for $15), it sounds great. It has all of the "great" songs which made the Doors legends; tho' I agree only the most casual of fans isn't going to have some quibble with all the choices of any anthology (by any band).

You're still encouraged to buy, at the very least, "L.A. Woman" if this collection confirms your taste for the Doors. The last studio album to be released before Morrison's death in Paris, Many of the greatest songs are on that album anyway.

The "classics" are all here; as are some gems usually neglected by AOR--"The WASP: Texas Radio and the Big Beat" (now condescendingly called "Classic Rock" by these punk kids who think that "rock" began with Nirvana, "Oh ye of little knowledge (and less taste!)"

As for the sound quality, I found it excellent (especially compared to the three or four songs I'd downloaded from iTunes @128kpbs AAC; good codec but at the bit-rate you can't expect much).

Over all, the remastering benefits this set.

In particular, the remaster of "Love Me Two Times" is exactly what a remaster should be.
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74 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on June 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
A terrific retrospective of one of the most enigmatic rock groups ever, "The Best of the Doors," opens with "Break On Through," then takes you on a wild ride through nineteen cuts that illustrate just exactly why this is such an enduring group. Jim Morrison's mesmerizing vocals, Robbie Krieger's "bottle neck" guitar, Ray Manzarek's keyboards and John Densmore's drums combined to create a unique sound, later imitated, but never duplicated by anyone else since. The songs included on this two-disc album open the doors that lead you into the ethereal, sometimes spiritual world of Morrison's poetry. His use of imagery and metaphor is remarkable, especially on such cuts as "Light My Fire," "The Crystal Ship," "People Are Strange," the impassioned "When The Music's Over," the subtly disquieting "Riders On The Storm," and the quintessential Door's song, the spellbinding "The End." Then there's the hard-driving "Roadhouse Blues," and "L.A. Woman;" the admonishing "Five To One;" and the stoic "The Unknown Soldier." There's a lyrical, almost mystic, quality to the music here; a substance that is rare in rock music, and delivered with a pulsating force that is transporting. Morrison's magnetism prevails throughout, and the more you listen to it, the more you realize how good this music really is.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Nasti on May 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
As I stated in my review for "Legacy: The Absolute Best", no collection will truly ever encompass the best work of The Doors. However, there are still some that are definitely worth owning. "The Best Of The Doors", an imported two cd set, isn't.

The reason that this collection gets three stars is because it is The Doors, one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever and music pioneers. There's some true rock classics here, such as "Light My Fire", "Break On Through (To The Other Side)", "The End", "Hello, I Love You", "Touch Me", "Love Her Madly", "L.A. Woman" and the chilling "Riders On The Storm". These are just some of the highlights.

The fact is, 18 tracks just isn't enough to cover The Doors. And while all the stuff on here is brilliant, there's some excellent stuff left off. For example, their brilliant reworking of Willie Dixon's classic "Back Door Man", one of their best known album tracks, is strangely omitted. Similarly, classics like "Not To Touch The Earth", "My Eyes Have Seen You", "The Changeling" and "Twentieth Century Fox" have also been omitted, and judging by the small amount of tracks on both discs, probably could have all fit.

My suggestion is that instead of this, you pick up "Legacy: The Absolute Best". It is also a two disc collection, but it has 34 tracks on it including all of the songs on here as well as all the songs that I mentioned should have been on here. It even includes an unreleased track, the seventeen minute "Celebration Of The Lizard".

So, while I guess this okay, I recommend either "Legacy", the boxed sets or the whole albums. This really isn't needed.
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