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The Doors / The Singles 2CD+Blu-ray

A & B-sides gathered on CD with Quad mixes on bonus blu-ray audio

Rhino will release The Singles, a new compilation that collects all 20 U.S. singles released by The Doors, and their corresponding B-sides. It will be available as a 2CD+blu-ray package, a 2CD set without the blu-ray and a seven-inch box set will also be made available.

The 44-track collection includes the rare, original single versions of such classics as, Love Me Two Times, Love Her Madly, Riders On The Storm and many more. With collectors in mind, the CDs will also feature four original mono radio versions of some of the hits. These have never been made available anywhere after being sent to radio stations at the time of their original release.

All tracks have been mastered from the original analog single masters by the band’s longtime engineer Bruce Botnick.

The Blu-ray disc that accompanies the ‘deluxe’ three-disc version features the original hi-res Quadraphonic mix of 1973 compilation The Best Of The Doors. This 11-song compilation was issued on SACD by Audio Fidelity in 2015, but this is the first time it has been available on Blu-ray audio.

In addition to the above, a 20-disc seven-inch box set of The Singles (‘limited’ to 10,000 copies) is being issued and can be ordered via the band’s official store although this will be available via other channels too (e.g. Amazon in Germany).

Amazon list the release date for these sets as 25 August, although the official store states 15 September 2017.

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The Doors / The Singles

CD 1

  1. BREAK ON THROUGH (To The Other Side)
  2. END OF THE NIGHT
  3. LIGHT MY FIRE
  4. THE CRYSTAL SHIP
  5. PEOPLE ARE STRANGE
  6. UNHAPPY GIRL
  7. LOVE ME TWO TIMES
  8. MOONLIGHT DRIVE
  9. THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
  10. WE COULD BE SO GOOD TOGETHER
  11. HELLO, I LOVE YOU
  12. LOVE STREET
  13. TOUCH ME
  14. WILD CHILD
  15. WISHFUL SINFUL
  16. WHO SCARED YOU
  17. TELL ALL THE PEOPLE
  18. EASY RIDE
  19. RUNNIN’ BLUE
  20. DO IT
  21. YOU MAKE ME REAL
  22. ROADHOUSE BLUES
  23. LOVE HER MADLY
  24. (YOU NEED MEAT) DON’T GO NO FURTHER
  25. RIDERS ON THE STORM
  26. CHANGELING

CD 2

  1. TIGHTROPE RIDE
  2. VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
  3. SHIPS W/ SAILS
  4. IN THE EYE OF THE SUN
  5. GET UP AND DANCE
  6. TREETRUNK
  7. THE MOSQUITO
  8. IT SLIPED MY MIND
  9. THE PIANO BIRD
  10. GOOD ROCKIN’
  11. ROADHOUSE BLUES (Live)
  12. ALBINONI: ADAGIO
  13. GLORIA (Live)
  14. MOONLIGHT DRIVE (Live)
  15. Hello, I Love You (Mono Radio Version)
  16. Touch Me (Mono Radio Version)
  17. Wishful Sinful (Mono Radio Version)
  18. Tell All The People (Mono Radio Version)

Blu-ray Audio 

The Best Of The Doors (1973)
High Resolution Quadrophonic Mix

  1. WHO DO YOU LOVE
  2. SOUL KITCHEN
  3. HELLO, I LOVE YOU
  4. PEOPLE ARE STRANGE
  5. RIDERS ON THE STORM*
  6. TOUCH ME
  7. LOVE HER MADLY*
  8. LOVE ME TWO TIMES
  9. TAKE IT AS IT COMES
  10. MOONLIGHT DRIVE
  11. LIGHT MY FIRE

Producer – Paul A. Rothchild
Producer – *Bruce Botnick and The Doors

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[…] of the songs. This version of Hello, I Love You was issued on the CD version of last year’s The Singles, but Love Street wasn’t, so this mix is being released commercially for the first time on […]

Vils

I glazed over when I first saw this – on the basis of ‘not another compilation’. However listening to it on Spotify these singles mixes sound subtly different from the well-worn LP versions on most compilations.
Has anyone seen a summary of the differences?
I might have to buy it!

Edu

Though this tread is old, I just bought the cd and was looking for the same summary. This page I found is very usefull for comparison between the album and the singles versions

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/doors-the-singles-2-cd-2-cd-blu-ray-7-vinyl-box.680853/page-8#post-16731221

Mike

Hoping this sounds on par with The Chicago QUAD blu ray audio set….still amazed at the audio quality on that…

Bob

Is the Blu ray strictly Quad no high resolution stereo?

Alexander

It’s ad different mix but only stereo in my opinion – no sound from the speakers in the rear at all. did anyone notice that?

Gisabun

Why is Amazon Canada always slow to list new stuff.
Even worse is the upcoming compilation for The Winery Dogs. Still not listed and it’s just over a month away.

Cameron Cook

Were any of the b-sides:
a) album tracks or
b) otherwise included in the “Perception” box?

Cameron Cook

Never mind; that’s what I get for not reading the long comment (good info, Mark Hanson!).

Gisabun

Unsure what if any official promo videos are available for The Doors but they should of been added to the BR. Only appropriate.

Geoff D

Shipping date at Amazon for the CD set has changed to 18th September.

andrew

and now Amazon UK have cancelled the order – ‘unable to fulfill’ which is a shame!

Julian Hancock

In terms of the cover, it looks pretty much like Jim Morrison did in those photos of the band on Venice Beach in 1969, complete with bloated looking face. It might not be very flattering, but that’s another issue.

Mark Hanson

The Second Disc shows a different tracklist, that puts the mono radio edits at the end. That makes more sense, because you can listen through the singles without repetition. Here’s the TSD list:

Disc 1
1.Break On Through (to the Other Side)
2.End of the Night
3.Light My Fire
4.The Crystal Ship
5.People Are Strange
6.Unhappy Girl
7.Love Me Two Times
8.Moonlight Drive
9.The Unknown Soldier
10.We Could Be So Good Together
11.Hello, I Love You
12.Love Street
13.Touch Me
14.Wild Child
15.Wishful Sinful
16.Who Scared You
17.Tell All the People
18.Easy Ride
19.Runnin’ Blue
20.Do It
21.You Make Me Real
22.Roadhouse Blues
23.Love Her Madly
24.(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further
25.Riders On the Storm
26.Changeling

Disc 2
1.Tightrope Ride
2.Variety is the Spice of Life
3.Ships W/ Sails
4.In the Eye of the Sun
5.Get Up and Dance
6.Treetrunk
7.The Mosquito
8.It Slipped My Mind
9.The Piano Bird
10.Good Rockin’
11.Roadhouse Blues (Live)
12.Albinoni: Adagio
13.Gloria (Live)
14.Moonlight Drive (Live)
15.Hello, I Love You (Mono Radio Version)
16.Touch Me (Mono Radio Version)
17.Wishful Sinful (Mono Radio Version)
18.Tell All the People (Mono Radio Version)

Blu-ray: The Best of The Doors (Quadrophonic Mix) (released as Elektra EQ-5035, 1973)
1.Who Do You Love?
2.Soul Kitchen
3.Hello, I Love You
4.People Are Strange
5.Riders On the Storm
6.Touch Me
7.Love Her Madly
8.Love Me Two Times
9.Take It As It Comes
10.Moonlight Drive
11.Light My Fire

Disc 1, Tracks 1-4 from The Doors (Elektra, 1967)
•Tracks 1-2 released as Elektra single EK-45611, 1967
•Tracks 3-4 released as Elektra single EK-45615, 1967

Disc 1, Tracks 5-8 from Strange Days (Elektra, 1967)
•Tracks 5-6 released as Elektra single EK-45621, 1967
•Tracks 7-8 released as Elektra single EK-45624, 1967

Disc 1, Tracks 9-12 from Waiting for the Sun (Elektra, 1968)
•Tracks 9-10 from Elektra single EK-45628, 1968
•Tracks 11-12 from Elektra single EK-45635, 1968

Disc 1, Tracks 13-15 and 17-20 from The Soft Parade (Elektra, 1969)
•Tracks 13-14 from Elektra single EK-45646, 1969
•Tracks 15-16 from Elektra single EK-45656, 1969
•Tracks 17-18 from Elektra single EK-45663, 1969
•Tracks 19-20 from Elektra single EKS-45675, 1969

Disc 1, Tracks 21-22 from Morrison Hotel (Elektra, 1970)
•Tracks 21-22 from Elektra single EKM-45685, 1970

Disc 1, Tracks 23 and 25-26 from L.A. Woman (Elektra, 1971)
•Tracks 23-24 from Elektra single EKS-45726, 1971
•Tracks 25-26 from Elektra single EKS-45738, 1971

Disc 2, Tracks 1-4 from Other Voices (Elektra, 1971)
•Tracks 1-2 from Elektra single EKS-45757, 1971
•Tracks 3-4 from Elektra single EK-45768, 1972

Disc 2, Tracks 5 and 7-10 from Full Circle (Elektra, 1972)
•Tracks 5-6 from Elektra single EK-45793, 1972
•Tracks 7-8 from Elektra single EK-45807, 1972
•Tracks 9-10 from Elektra single EK-45825, 1972

Disc 2, Tracks 11-12 from An American Prayer (Elektra, 1978) and Elektra single E-46005, 1978
Disc 2, Tracks 13-14 from Alive, She Cried (Elektra, 1973) and Elektra single 7-69770, 1983
Disc 2, Track 15 from Elektra promo single EKM-45635, 1968
Disc 2, Track 16 from Elektra promo single EKM-45646, 1969
Disc 2, Track 17 from Elektra promo single EKM-45656, 1969
Disc 2, Track 18 from Elektra promo single EKM-45663, 1969

pinkfloyd

Isn’t that Val Kilmer?

El Nino

CD is a must have for me – thanks for the tip-off Paul.

Sandy

I was hoping for a cd release of 13 to sit alongside Wierd scenes inside the goldmine – 2 of my all time favourite compilations . That said , this looks to be great value .

Thanks for the site Paul , regards , Sandy .

Eric

I am missing “The End” on the tracklisting ? Or have I overlooked something ?

Ross

You’ve overlooked the fact it’s a singles compilation :) hence no The End

Eric

@Ross,
Ah, that is why. Thank you, Ross !

R. Potter

“No One Here Gets Out Alive” mentioned an edited 6 minute single of “The End” that was popular in Mexico. I’ve never seen it here in the States.

David Olstein

Does anyone now which of the original single mixes were mono mixes? I’d like to think we’re getting the original single mixes, but I know better than to make assumptions. It’s possible we’re simply getting single edits of stereo album mixes. Which would be stupid, but I wouldn’t put it past the Doors management.

R. Potter

Light My Fire, Love Me 2 Times, People Are Strange and possibly The Unknown Soldier were released as mono. I think that beginning with “Hello, I Love You” the remaining singles were stereo. “Wishful Sinful” was definitely released as a stereo 45 as well as “Touch Me”.

Neil racher

Thanks again Paul for the heads up. Just ordered singles from Amazon Germany and deluxe CD from UK.
Just hope the price drops a bit on the singles currently sits at €134!
Don’t tell the wife!

Chris F

FAT JIM Drawing is fun awful!
Looks like a bad mural by a bad artist in an alley off Sunset in Hollywood.
Yikes.

Phantom Stranger

I already have the aforementioned SACD, so I will only get the CD set.

Steven

Wow. Riders on the Storm only on disc 2?

That’s one helluva b-side….

Chucky

The tracks are chronological with A-sides followed by B-sides. Riders On The Storm was an A-side. It’s on disc 2 because it came out towards the end of their career.

Steven

Why the four mono mixes? Were they the only four ever released as mono mixes? Or the only four they could fit on the first disc?

R. Potter

It’s strange because these 4 mono mixes were originally released as stereo 45’s. Light My Fire, Love Me 2 Times and People Are Strange were released as mono 45’s. Not sure if The Unknown Soldier was mono or stereo. If these are indeed the original single mixes, Light My Fire should be mono as well and LOUD. The snare that begins the song on the 45 sounded like a cannon compared to the wimpy snap on the album. One can only hope.

Marc

I skipped the Japanese singles box so this release is a no-brainer for me.

Bruce Padgett

Wonder if the blu will also contain the high-rez stereo versions of the tracks?

Truthsayer

Hi Paul, About another troubadour from the same era, good old `Shakey` AKA Neil Young. I hope that ad for `Hitchhiker` comes true, this after all is a man who is known to have pulled a number of albums before the release date;

1974 – Human Highway
1974 – Mediterranean
1975 – Homegrown
1977 – Chrome Dreams
1978 – Comes a Time (Solo version)
1982 – Island in the Sun
1983 – Old Ways I
1987 – Meadow Dusk
1988 – Blue Note Cafe
1989 – Times Square
2000 – Toast

Let`s hope `Hitchhiker` dosen`t join that list. Sorry Doors fans to `but in`, I`m also a fan, CD/Blu-ray ordered, great price!

daniel

the link for “hitchhiker” doesn’t seem to be working, maybe it’s been pulled already…

Noel

Looks as though Peter Blake came in too expensive, so someone’s son or daughter was asked to come up with something in a similar vein!

RJS

That really does look like the sort of cover you see on cheap unauthorised bootleg live CDs that have flooded the market in the past few years.

Ern

Ordered. A no brainer at that price.
Cannot wait for the release date to come around, I will be colouring in the cover picture while listening to the three discs.

Auntie Sabrina

Somebody needs to invent an audio blu-ray player with speakers, something like my old music centre I had back in the 70s…

Gisabun

Hope you aren’t expecting 5.1 built in?
Or how about a Blu-ray discman [and they’ll throw in some cheap $1 ear buds!].

Daryl

I have the 2-disc version of The Best Of The Doors from 2000, so I don’t feel like I need this one really. I have to agree that the cover is terrible though!

On another note, does it look like Jim Morrison has the mumps in that photo, or is it just my eyes??!

Marc

Who ist the man on the cover?

cal

There once was a time, in the many years gone, i bought an album, raced home and played it. It took about 45 minutes of my life, but it was worth it ! I’d play it over and over again and still only 45 minutes of my life.
Now, with all these super deluxe versions i have to take a whole day to listen to the same album that used to take me, only 45 minutes !
I’m not complaining, really, as i love a lot of these deluxe versions, but i just sometimes hark back to when an album was an album……..yes, you guessed it…….about 45 minutes long !

Eric M.

This is a great tracklist…

Pablo

Hi Paul!, thank you as always!!

In my opinion…

Unless it is a drawing made by someone close to the band, I share that it is a lack of respect the cover of the box…

Michael C

Order placed. Whilst owning all the albums proper and compilations through the years I naively thought that L.A. Woman and Waiting For The Sun would be in this collection. This being because they are featured on all the Best Of’s and Greatest Hits. Imagine my surprise after all these years when I check this out online and find that they were never singles.
49 and deeply embarrassed.

Fat old bloke

Thanks Paul

The UK price was surprisingly cheaper, ordered!

Auntie Sabrina

The 2CD and blu-ray is a great price, it would be fantastic if it was in a similar packaging to the seven inch boxset.

Kenny McHardy

Thanks Paul

I got th DVD-A box set from about 9/10 years ago and also the original DVD-A from the early 00’s. So why did I order this?? Lol

Pity the singles weren’t on the Blu Ray as well

mark browne

sod it, ordered anyway, haven’t got some of those single edits or b-sides, another one to thank Paul and Superdeluxe edition for…the most wallet fleecing website ever!!!

mark browne

i have the dvd A audio perception set in hi res stereo and 5.1 of all albums, so not sure if i also need this set, but i always feel as if i do! …

Philip

Am I missing something – blu-Ray version just 58p more than just the 2 cd version. Is pricing correct?

Tom McRae

Cheers, Paul. Have ordered the 2CD + Blu-ray from Amazon UK.

Fantastic Price!

Keith

MIA by the way is the 12″ single mix of ‘the End’ used to promote ‘Apocalypse Now ! ‘

Keith

wow the doors finally almost get it right,
Icing on the cake would be that teh Blue Ray contained Hi rez versions of the 44 tracks as well as the Best of Quad.

I would hope these are the actual single mixes fingers crossed.

Alvy

What do the asterisks on Love Her Madly and Riders on the Storm (on the blu-ray track listing) indicate?

colm47

Hi Paul

Doors fan since I was 13 or so, many years ago now!

The 7 inch box looks great, despite the dubious cover design, as mentioned by Wesley.

Any idea if it will be on amazon or other sellers?
Don’t want to get stung with import duty from USA to Dublin!

colm47

Thanks Paul, will keep an eye on your widgets!

I have the Japanese CD box set but have to get this one.

Karsten

Amazon.de: The Singles Vinyl Box 129,99

Bjarne Laastad

Does this mean that we finally will get the single edit of “Light my fire” on CD?

Paul Murphy

‘Mono Mix/Single Version’ is on the rather superb 2013 Japanese 14-CD ‘Singles Box’.

Ross

The edit is on the Light My Fire CD single released in the UK around the time of the Doors movie.

Mr Kinski

Do you know if a UK release is planned (it’s not on.Amazon UK yet)

Wesley

Who signed off that cover? It’s awful!

KB

Yes it’s really bad!!!

Paul Trotman

Yeah, Morrison looks like he’s just weeks from becoming a coroner’s case