The Doors - Greatest Hits - Czech Czechoslovakia 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

The Doors - Greatest Hits 2" VINYL LP ALBUM, Czech release is a compilation album by the American rock band The Doors. It was released in 1985 by Elektra Records. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Description & Collectors Information:

Rare Czech Pressing of the Doors Greatest Hits

The Doors - Greatest Hits 2" VINYL LP ALBUM, Czech release is a compilation album by the American rock band The Doors. It was released in 1985 by Elektra Records. The album contains 10 songs, all of which were previously released on the band's first two studio albums, The Doors (1967) and Strange Days (1967). The album was released in the Czech Republic in 1985.

The album was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. It has been certified 11x Platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over 11 million copies in the United States. The album has also been certified Platinum in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

The album was met with positive reviews from critics. Rolling Stone magazine gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, calling it "a great introduction to The Doors for those who have never heard them before". AllMusic gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, calling it "a must-have for any Doors fan".

The album was produced by Paul A. Rothchild. The album was mastered by Bruce Botnick. The album was released on 12" vinyl LP.

The album cover was designed by Jim Morrison. The cover features a painting by Mati Klarwein. The painting is titled "The Unknown Soldier".

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, liner notes in Czech

Music Genre:

 1960s American Rock

Album Production Information:

 The album: "The Doors Greatest Hits" was produced by: Nahravky Records

Record Label Information:

 Orange Elektra 1113 3773 / E 6909

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 220 gram  

Year & Country:

 1985 Made in Czechoslovakia
Band Members and Musicians on: The Doors Greatest Hits Czech Czechoslovakia
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jim Morrison
  • Robby Krieger
  • John Densmore
  • Ray Manzarek
Track Listing of: "The Doors Greatest Hits"

The Songs/tracks on "The Doors Greatest Hits" are

    Side One:
  • Hello, I Love You
  • Light my Fire
  • People are Strange
  • Love me two Times
  • Riders on the Storm
    Side Two:
  • Break on Through
  • Roadhouse Blues
  • Not to Touch the Earth
  • Touch Me
  • L.A. Woman

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Band Description:

 The Doors are a legendary American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The band consisted of Jim Morrison on vocals, Ray Manzarek on keyboards, Robby Krieger on guitar, and John Densmore on drums. The Doors were known for their unique sound and Morrison's provocative lyrics, which made them one of the most influential and controversial bands of the 1960s.

 The Doors' music was a fusion of rock, blues, and jazz, with Manzarek's keyboard playing providing a distinctive sound. Morrison's lyrics were often cryptic and provocative, and his performances were known for their intensity and unpredictability. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1967, was a commercial and critical success, featuring hits like "Light My Fire," "Break on Through (To the Other Side)," and "The End."

 The Doors' music was a reflection of the cultural and social changes happening in the 1960s, with songs that dealt with issues like love, freedom, and the search for meaning in a rapidly changing world. Morrison's lyrics, in particular, touched on themes of sexuality, drugs, and death, and his live performances were often controversial, with his onstage behavior ranging from the mesmerizing to the outrageous.

 The Doors' success was not without controversy, however. In 1969, Morrison was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and profanity during a concert in Miami, leading to a decline in the band's popularity and the cancellation of their upcoming tour. Morrison's subsequent drug use and erratic behavior further strained the band's relationships and led to his eventual death in 1971 at the age of 27.

 Despite their relatively short career, The Doors' influence on rock music has been profound. Their music has inspired countless artists and continues to be celebrated today, with their songs still played on the radio and in movies and TV shows. The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and their legacy as one of the greatest rock bands of all time continues to be celebrated by fans around the world.