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The Doors - Greatest Hits [Elektra]
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The Doors - Greatest Hits [Elektra]
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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A great singles band that often got a little unraveled on its album-only epics, the Doors are predictably remembered as Deeper Artists than some of their (especially Jim Morrison's) pretensions merit. But those 45s really ...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Doors
Title: The Doors - Greatest Hits [Elektra]
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Elektra / Wea
Release Date: 10/15/1996
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Psychedelic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Supergroups
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596199629, 075596186049, 603497188161

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A great singles band that often got a little unraveled on its album-only epics, the Doors are predictably remembered as Deeper Artists than some of their (especially Jim Morrison's) pretensions merit. But those 45s really were great. They dominate this disc, with "Light My Fire" (the album version) and "Hello I Love You" banging by to complement the moodier "Riders on the Storm" (also at LP length) and a live "Roadhouse Blues" rescued from An American Prayer. Predictably, the record closes with a few other non-AM tracks, including "The End." But most of the real meat is in the stuff that made it to the jukeboxes. --Rickey Wright

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Member CD Reviews

Ruben F. from ROBSTOWN, TX
Reviewed on 5/2/2016...
CD has lots of hits ..
Ronald S. (Tony) from TULSA, OK
Reviewed on 11/18/2009...
What can you say bad about the doors? Nothing is what. These songs are the best of the best. Excellent album. I give it a 5 stars.

CD Reviews

Thinking of Buying this? Don't.
John | Cleveland, OH | 08/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I wrote a review of this a while ago, but for some reason it posted as an anonymously, and I finally decided to go back and update, making sure it posted on my name.Most of the reviews here suggest that this is a good CD to buy if you are looking to get into The Doors but don't want to buy the individual albums. Well, they are wrong. This CD not only doesn't represent The Doors well, but also the songs here are edited.
Back when I first was getting into classic rock, this is the first Doors CD that I bought, and let me tell you, I listened to this and nothing but this CD for at least a week straight when I got it. BUT, after buying The Doors debut album, I discovered that about 8 MINUTES (!!) of the End is completely edited out. You are left with just some of the parts used in the movie Apocalypse Now. Now, if you have listened to this "version" of the End, you may think "Hey, this is pretty cool" and you will listen to it a couple times and thats it (that's what I did anyway). YOU ARE TOTALLY MISSING OUT on what I believe to be one of the greatest songs ever. Also, on Break On Thru, it seems like Jim is saying "she get...she get" instead of what he actually says "she gets high, she gets high". Also you are missing out on so many other great songs such as When the Music's Over, Five to One, Whiskey Bar, Spanish Caravan, Unkown Soldier, etc. Don't worry though. The Best of the Doors, a 2-CD set has all these songs in their completely unedited glory. It has any song a beginner could possibly want, actually. And a few that you don't know about yet, but will instantly love. So please, don't buy this. You'll be doing yourself a favor to spend a couple more dollars on the 2-CD set. If you buy this junk you'll just be throwing it away because you will eventually move on to the 2-CD set anyway, or even the individual albums."
ANYONE THINKING OF BUYING THIS CD READ THIS FIRST
John | Cleveland, OH | 05/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the first Doors CD that I bought, and let me tell you, I listened to this and nothing but this CD for at least a week straight when I got it. BUT, after buying In Concert, and then The Doors debut album, I discovered that about 8 MINUTES (!!) of the End is completely edited out. Now, if you have listened to this "version" of the End, you may think "Hey, this is pretty cool" and you will listen to it a couple times and thats it (that's what I did anyway). YOU ARE TOTALLY MISSING OUT on what I believe to be one of the greatest songs ever. Also, on Break On Thru, Jim only says "she get...she get" instead of what he actually says "she gets high, she gets high". Also you are missing out on so many other great songs such as When the Music's Over, Five to One and so on. So, if you absolutely need to get a greatest hits I would suggest the 2 CD best of The Doors instead. But really you should just get the studio albums. (Start with The Doors or L.A. Woman). Well, I hope I helped you."