The Best of The Doors is a two-disc compilation album consisting of 19 songs of The Doors. It was commercially released in 1985. All of the songs were a part of previous Doors albums. Included in the set are the Doors' two famous epic poems, "When the Music's Over", and "The End", which end disc one and two, respectively.
The Best of The Doors is a compilation album by The Doors released in 2000, and is different from the album of the same name released in 1973 and 1985. All three versions of this album feature a slightly different track listing and a different photograph of the band's late singer Jim Morrison as cover art. Unlike its eponymous predecessors, the 2000 release includes both "Break on Through (to the Other Side)" and "The End" in their uncensored form.
Ideally, one would avoid compilations of the Doors' work, except perhaps for the hit singles and moments when one wanted very light listening. This was a band that took itself very seriously, almost to the point of self-parody at times, and their music ought to be discovered in the setting and context in which it was intended, but assuming that one needs a Doors anthology, this 18-track collection (19 on CD) is the place to start…
This 15-track compilation focuses on the earliest sessions recorded by Etta James for Modern Records between 1955 and 1957. James was only a teenager when she first recorded for the L.A.-based label. Her youthful exuberance and powerhouse delivery still generate that initial excitement captured on these remastered versions of "The Wallflower (Roll with Me Henry)," "The Pick-Up," "W-O-M-A-N," and "Good Rockin' Daddy." This set is a great introduction to James' early raw recordings; however, it excludes a few tracks from the superior The Best of the Modern Years on Metro Blue.