Very Best of the Doors [2007] [Two-Disc]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The various releases of The Very Best of the Doors during 2001 and 2007 in the U.S. and the U.K. are very similar, both in their single-disc and double-disc permutations -- as well as a limited edition that adds a DVD to the two-CD version -- so it's very easy to get all three compilations confused. That said, there are notable differences between all three U.K. comps and the original U.S. set. The American disc from 2007 weighs in at 16 tracks while the single-disc U.K. set is longer at 20 tracks and, in fact, boasts a stronger overall selection of songs, making this arguably the best single-disc introduction to the band yet assembled. The double-disc U.K. set ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The various releases of The Very Best of the Doors during 2001 and 2007 in the U.S. and the U.K. are very similar, both in their single-disc and double-disc permutations -- as well as a limited edition that adds a DVD to the two-CD version -- so it's very easy to get all three compilations confused. That said, there are notable differences between all three U.K. comps and the original U.S. set. The American disc from 2007 weighs in at 16 tracks while the single-disc U.K. set is longer at 20 tracks and, in fact, boasts a stronger overall selection of songs, making this arguably the best single-disc introduction to the band yet assembled. The double-disc U.K. set doesn't just add a second disc, it has a different sequencing as well and consequently feels like a very different beast than the original set. It's a compilation that digs deeper into album tracks and radio favorites, sometimes getting songs that maybe should have been on the U.K. single disc -- such as "Five to One," for instance, a Doors standard that's on the U.S. single disc but not the U.K. -- but its real strength is how it paints a richer portrait of the band. It's for the listener who wants a bigger picture of the Doors without investing in the actual albums or a box set and, in that sense, this Very Best of the Doors (along with the version with the DVD) does its job well. So, choose wisely: if you're looking for an introduction or just the hits, take either of the 2001 or 2007 single discs; if you're looking for most of the best, pick the double-disc set, either with or without the DVD; if you know you love the band already, go for Perception. [Rhino released a two-disc, 34-track version in 2007.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227996956
  • Catalog Number: 277180
  • Sales rank: 2,687

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Doors Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
The Doors Composer, Audio Production
Jim Morrison Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Bruce Botnick Audio Production
Van Morrison Composer
Paul Rothchild Audio Production
Robby Krieger Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is great

    At one time, I had every CD from The Doors that was made in the studio. Then I felt content with "The Best of The Doors" and The Doors' "In Concert." So, I sold all my other CDs of The Doors. Well, I missed songs like "Not to Touch the Earth," "Love Street," "Soul Kitchen," "Peace Frog," "Wishful Sinful," "The Changeling," "Moonlight Drive," "Gloria" and "End of the Night." There are just so many great songs on "The Very Best of The Doors" compared to "The Best of the Doors." This is what you need to buy. I am completely satisfied with these two discs for the studio recordings. All of the best songs from The Doors are right here.

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