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The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although the Doors were really only together for four years, releasing six albums between 1967 and 1971, their impact and legacy is as lasting as any in the history of rock, and no band before or since has really sounded anything like them. Driven by Jim Morrison's frequently bombastic and sophomoric but always utterly fascinating take on the colliding orbits of sex and death, the Doors managed to sound big, dangerous, and edgy while still retaining a commercial viability, placing singles high on the pop charts through every stylistic phase of the group's existence. This concise set hits all the absolute essentials, and each of these 20 tracks is a classic, from the early...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although the Doors were really only together for four years, releasing six albums between 1967 and 1971, their impact and legacy is as lasting as any in the history of rock, and no band before or since has really sounded anything like them. Driven by Jim Morrison's frequently bombastic and sophomoric but always utterly fascinating take on the colliding orbits of sex and death, the Doors managed to sound big, dangerous, and edgy while still retaining a commercial viability, placing singles high on the pop charts through every stylistic phase of the group's existence. This concise set hits all the absolute essentials, and each of these 20 tracks is a classic, from the early mission statement "Break on Through To the Other Side" to the unambiguous stomp of "L.A. Woman" for the record, the chant of "Mr. Mojo Risin'" was intended as a deliberate anagram of the name Jim Morrison. What sometimes gets lost in the larger-than-life myth of Morrison was his still refreshing directness with love songs, and "Love Me Two Times," "Hello, I Love You," "Touch Me," and "Don't You Love Her Madly" all retain a surprisingly tender strength and honesty even some 40 years after they were recorded. Then, of course, there's "The End," still one of the most harrowing moments in the history of rock the mix included here is the edit version from the film Apocalypse Now, and the song that best illustrates Morrison's over-the-top but somehow appropriately balanced sense of how theater, drama, psychology, sex, death, pop poetry, and rock all merge into a single unavoidable spectacle. No band has ever done it better, or had the courage to even try.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227994860
  • Catalog Number: 360060
  • Sales rank: 9,668

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Break on Through (To the Other Side) (2:27)
  2. 2 Light My Fire (6:59)
  3. 3 Love Me Two Times (3:16)
  4. 4 Hello, I Love You (2:41)
  5. 5 People Are Strange (2:12)
  6. 6 Strange Days (3:09)
  7. 7 Riders on the Storm (7:09)
  8. 8 L.A. Woman (8:00)
  9. 9 Touch Me (3:12)
  10. 10 Roadhouse Blues (4:08)
  11. 11 Peace Frog (2:58)
  12. 12 Love Street (2:57)
  13. 13 The Crystal Ship (2:35)
  14. 14 Soul Kitchen (3:33)
  15. 15 Love Her Madly (3:40)
  16. 16 Back Door Man (3:33)
  17. 17 Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) (3:17)
  18. 18 Moonlight Drive (3:05)
  19. 19 The Unknown Soldier (3:26)
  20. 20 The End (6:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Doors Primary Artist
Jim Morrison Vocals, Group Member
Ray Manzarek Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Group Member
John Densmore Drums, Group Member
Robby Krieger Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
The Doors Composer
Ray Manzarek Author
John Densmore Author
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Bruce Botnick Producer
Paul Rothchild Producer
Nigel Williamson Liner Notes
Peter Halm Cover Design
Robby Krieger Composer, Author
Chester Burnett Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Doors Rediscovered

    I am a Doors fan and would probably buy any of their music, but this CD has it all. I just happened upon it while browsing in the Music section of the store. A great rediscovery of their music, that I have been playing continuously since I bought it. If you are a Doors fan, you will appreciate this CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Doors

    Words cannot explain how amazing The Doors are. Jim has been gone for a very long time but his music will live forever.

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