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The Doors: Box Set
The Doors Box Set
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ReleasedOctober 28, 1997
Recorded1965-1971
GenrePsychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Length257:50
LabelElektra
ProducerBruce Botnick & The Doors
The Doors chronology
The Doors Box Set
(1997)
The Complete Studio Recordings
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [1]4.5/5 stars

The Doors: Box Set is a box set compilation of recordings by American rock band The Doors, released on October 28, 1997. The four-disc set includes previously rare and unreleased studio, live and demo recordings, as well as a disc of the band's personal favorite tracks culled from their official discography.

Track listing

All songs written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore, except where noted.

Disc 1: Without a Safety Net

No.TitleWriter(s)NotesLength
1."Five to One"MorrisonLive at the Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, March 1, 19697.30
2."Queen of the Highway"Morrison, KriegerAlternate jazz version recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders Studios, 19693:32
3."Hyacinth House"Manzarek, MorrisonDemo recorded at Krieger's home studio, 19692:42
4."My Eyes Have Seen You"MorrisonDemo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2, 19652:01
5."Who Scared You"Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek, DensmoreRecorded at Elektra Sound Recorders Studios, 19693:19
6."Black Train Song (medley of "People Get Ready" / "Mystery Train" / "Away in India" / "Crossroads)"The Doors, Curtis Mayfield, Junior Parker, Robert JohnsonLive at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, May 1, 197014:12
7."End of the Night"MorrisonDemo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2, 19653:02
8."Whiskey, Mystics & Men"MorrisonRecorded at Elektra Sound Recorders Studios, 19702:22
9."I Will Never Be Untrue"MorrisonLive at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, July 22, 19693:56
10."Moonlight Drive"MorrisonDemo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2, 19652:32
11."Moonlight Drive"MorrisonSunset Sound mix recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, August 29, 19662:44
12."Rock Is Dead"MorrisonRecorded at Elektra Sound Recorders Studios, February 25, 196916:41
13."Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor"Tomaso AlbinoniRecorded at TTG Studios, Los Angeles, 19684:39

Disc 2: Live In New York

No.TitleWriter(s)NotesLength
1."Roadhouse Blues"MorrisonLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 17, 1970 (Early Show)4:39
2."Ship of Fools"Morrison, KriegerLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 17, 1970 (Early Show)5:21
3."Peace Frog"Morrison, KriegerLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 17, 1970 (Early Show)2:58
4."Blue Sunday"MorrisonLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 17, 1970 (Early Show)2:32
5."Celebration of the Lizard"MorrisonLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 18, 1970 (Late Show)17:18
6."Gloria"Van MorrisonLive at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, July 22, 1969 & Felt Forum, New York, January 18, 1970 (Late Show)7:14
7."Crawling King Snake"Anon, arr. by John Lee HookerLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 17, 1970 (Late Show)6:12
8."Money"Janie BradfordLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 17, 1970 (Early Show)2:59
9."Poontang Blues/Build a Woman/Sunday Trucker"MorrisonLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 18, 1970 (Late Show)3:35
10."The End"The DoorsLive at the Felt Forum, New York, January 17, 1970 (Late Show)18:01

Disc 3: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

No.TitleWriter(s)NotesLength
1."Hello to the Cities"MorrisonLive on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1967 and Cobo Hall, Detroit, 19700:56
2."Break On Through (To the Other Side)"MorrisonLive at the Isle of Wight Festival, England, August 29, 19704:32
3."Rock Me"WatersLive at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, June 6, 19706:36
4."Money"Gordy, BradfordLive at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, June 6, 19702:59
5."Someday Soon" Live at the Seattle Center, Seattle, June 5, 19704:12
6."Go Insane"MorrisonDemo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2, 19652:30
7."Mental Floss"MorrisonLive at the Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, July 22, 19693:38
8."Summer's Almost Gone"MorrisonDemo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2, 19652:17
9."Adolph Hitler"MorrisonLive at Boston Gardens, Boston, 19700:12
10."Hello, I Love You"MorrisonDemo recorded at World Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, September 2, 19652:28
11."The Crystal Ship"MorrisonLive at The Matrix, San Francisco, March 10, 19672:55
12."I Can't See Your Face in My Mind"MorrisonLive at The Matrix, San Francisco, March 7, 19673:16
13."The Soft Parade"MorrisonLive on PBS Television, New York City, April 28, 196910:03
14."Tightrope Ride"Manzarek, KriegerThe Doors Workshop, Los Angeles, 19714:17
15."Orange County Suite"MorrisonRecorded at Elektra Sound Recorders Studios, Los Angeles, 19705:27
  • "Rock Me" and "Money" feature Albert King as guest on guitar.

Disc 4: Band Favorites

No.TitleWriter(s)NotesLength
1."Light My Fire"Krieger, Morrisonfrom The Doors7:05
2."Peace Frog"Morrison, Kriegerfrom Morrison Hotel2:57
3."Wishful Sinful"Kriegerfrom The Soft Parade2:55
4."Take It As It Comes"Morrisonfrom The Doors2:14
5."L.A. Woman"Morrisonfrom L.A. Woman7:49
6."I Can't See Your Face in My Mind"Morrisonfrom Strange Days3:22
7."Land Ho!"Morrison, Kriegerfrom Morrison Hotel4:06
8."Yes, The River Knows"Kriegerfrom Waiting for the Sun2:34
9."Shaman's Blues"Morrisonfrom The Soft Parade4:47
10."You're Lost Little Girl"Kriegerfrom Strange Days2:59
11."Love Me Two Times"Kriegerfrom Strange Days3:15
12."When the Music's Over"The Doorsfrom Strange Days10:56
13."The Unknown Soldier"Morrisonfrom Waiting for the Sun3:21
14."Wild Child"Morrisonfrom The Soft Parade2:35
15."Riders on the Storm"The Doorsfrom L.A. Woman7:09

Tracks 1-5 selected by Robby Krieger, 6-10 by Ray Manzarek, 11-15 by John Densmore All songs written by The Doors, unless noted otherwise.

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[1] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "American album certifications - The Doors - The Doors Box Set". Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.

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