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The various releases of The Very Best of the Doors during 2001 and 2007 in the U.S. and the U.K. are very similar, both in their single-disc and double-disc permutations -- as well as a limited edition that adds a DVD to the two-CD version -- so it's very easy to get all three compilations confused. That said, there are notable differences between all three U.K. comps and the original U.S. set. The American disc from 2007 weighs in at 16 tracks while the single-disc U.K. set is longer at 20 tracks and, in fact, boasts a stronger overall selection of songs, making this arguably the best single-disc introduction to the band yet assembled. The double-disc U.K. set doesn't just add a second disc, it has a different sequencing as well and consequently feels like a very different beast than the original set. It's a compilation that digs deeper into album tracks and radio favorites, sometimes getting songs that maybe should have been on the U.K. single disc -- such as "Five to One," for instance, a Doors standard that's on the U.S. single disc but not the U.K. -- but its real strength is how it paints a richer portrait of the band. It's for the listener who wants a bigger picture of the Doors without investing in the actual albums or a box set and, in that sense, this Very Best of the Doors (along with the version with the DVD) does its job well. So, choose wisely: if you're looking for an introduction or just the hits, take either of the 2001 or 2007 single discs; if you're looking for most of the best, pick the double-disc set, either with or without the DVD; if you know you love the band already, go for Perception. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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1
Break on Through (To the Other Side) (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:25

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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2
Strange Days (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:08

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Ray Hagerty, Mastering Engineer

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3
Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) 00:03:14

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Doug Sax, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Vocals - Jim Morrison, Vocals - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Vocals, Autoharp - The Doors, Performance, MainArtist - Bertolt Brecht, Writer - Robby Krieger, Guitar - Kurt Weil, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer, Vocals

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4
Love Me Two Times (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:15

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Ray Hagerty, Mastering Engineer

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5
Light My Fire (New Stereo Mix) 00:06:57

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Larry Knechtel, Bass Guitar - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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6
Spanish Caravan (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:59

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Backing Vocals, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer - Leroy Vinnegar, Acoustic Guitar - Douglas Lubahn, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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7
The Crystal Ship (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:33

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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8
The Unknown Soldier (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:24

Bruce Botnick, Engineer, Recorder - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Vocals, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Kerry Magness, Guitar

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9
The End (New Stereo Mix) 00:11:39

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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10
People Are Strange (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:10

Bruce Botnick, Producer, Recorder, Vocals - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer, Vocals - Ray Hagerty, Engineer

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11
Back Door Man (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:31

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards - The Doors, MainArtist - WILLIE DIXON, Writer - Robby Krieger, Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2006 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

12
Moonlight Drive (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:02

Bruce Botnick, Engineer, Recorder - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Ray Hagerty, Engineer

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13
End of the Night (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:49

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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14
Five to One (New Stereo Mix) 00:04:32

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Backing Vocals, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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15
When the Music's Over (New Stereo Mix) 00:11:05

Bruce Botnick, Engineer, Recorder - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Piano, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Ray Hagerty, Engineer

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16
Twentieth Century Fox (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:32

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Larry Knechtel, Bass Guitar - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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17
Love Her Madly (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:38

Bruce Botnick, Producer, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Drums - Jim Morrison, Producer, Percussion, Lead Vocals - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Organ, Piano - Jerry Scheff, Bass Guitar - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Producer, Guitar, Writer

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18
Riders on the Storm (New Stereo Mix) 00:07:07

Bruce Botnick, Producer, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Producer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Writer, Fender Rhodes Piano - Jerry Scheff, Bass Guitar - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Producer, Guitar, Writer

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19
My Eyes Have Seen You (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:30

Bruce Botnick, Engineer, Recorder - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Ray Hagerty, Engineer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1967 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

20
Tell All the People (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:21

Paul Harris, Orchestral Arranger - Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Harvey Brooks, Bass Guitar - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Writer, Lead Guitar - George Bohanan, Solo Trombone - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Jesse McReynolds, Additional Mandolin - Reinol Andino, Congas

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21
Hello, I Love You (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:38

Bruce Botnick, Engineer, Recorder - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Vocals, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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22
The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) (New Stereo Mix) 00:04:13

Bruce Botnick, Producer, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Drums - Jim Morrison, Producer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Hammond Organ - Jerry Scheff, Bass Guitar - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Producer, Guitar

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23
Not to Touch the Earth (New Stereo Mix) 00:04:00

Bruce Botnick, Engineer, Recorder - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Vocals, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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24
Soul Kitchen (New Stereo Mix; Advanced Resolution) 00:03:31

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2006 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

25
Peace Frog (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:56

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Organ - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Ray Neapolitan, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2006 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

26
L.A. Woman (New Stereo Mix) 00:07:57

Bruce Botnick, Producer, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Drums - Jim Morrison, Producer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano - Jerry Scheff, Bass Guitar - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Producer, Guitar - Marc Benno, Rhythm Guitar

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27
Waiting for the Sun (New Stereo Mix) 00:04:01

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Organ, Electric Piano - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar - Ray Neapolitan, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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28
Touch Me (New Stereo Mix) 00:03:11

Paul Harris, Orchestral Arranger - Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Harvey Brooks, Bass Guitar - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals - Ray Manzarek, Harpsichord, Keyboards - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Writer, Lead Guitar - George Bohanan, Solo Trombone - Curtis Amy, Solo Saxophone - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Jesse McReynolds, Additional Mandolin - Reinol Andino, Congas

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29
The Changeling (New Stereo Mix) 00:04:24

Bruce Botnick, Producer, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Drums - Jim Morrison, Producer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Hammond Organ - Jerry Scheff, Bass Guitar - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Producer, Guitar

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30
Wishful Sinful (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:58

Paul Harris, Orchestral Arranger - Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Writer, Lead Guitar - George Bohanan, Solo Trombone - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Jesse McReynolds, Additional Mandolin - Champ Webb, Horn - Reinol Andino, Congas - Douglass Lubahn, Bass Guitar

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2006 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

31
Love Street (New Stereo Mix) 00:02:55

Bruce Botnick, Engineer, Recorder - Jac Holzman, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Vocals, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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32
Ghost Song 00:04:12

Bruce Botnick, Producer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Director, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Director, Keyboards, Writer - Robby Krieger, Producer, Director, Guitar, Writer - JOHN HAENY, Producer, Director - Paul A Rothchild, Producer - MORRISON,JIM, Featured Vocalist - Music By The Doors, Featured Vocalist

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33
Gloria (Live; 2007 Remaster) 00:06:18

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer - VAN MORRISON, Writer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums - Jim Morrison, Lead Vocals - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Organ - Rick Hart, Mixing Engineer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar - Bill Gazecki, Mixing Engineer - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer - Benjamin Edmonds, Associate Producer - Kris Farris, Assistant Producer

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34
Roadhouse Blues (New Stereo Mix) 00:04:07

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - John Sebastian, Harmonica - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Piano, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Lonnie Mack, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

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35
L.A. Woman (Paul Oakenfold Remix) 00:04:19

Bruce Botnick, Producer, Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Drums - Jim Morrison, Producer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano - Jerry Scheff, Bass Guitar - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Producer, Guitar - Marc Benno, Rhythm Guitar

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2006 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

36
Hello, I Love You (Adam Freeland Fabric Mix) 00:07:35

D. Taylor, Remix - Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Vocals, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Paul Rothchild, Producer - Douglas Lubahn, Guitar - A Freeland, Remix - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2006 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc., a Warner Music Group company, under license to Marine Parade Ltd.

37
Maggie M'Gill (John Densmore / FredWreck Remix) 00:04:54

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Writer, Hammond C3 Organ - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Lonnie Mack, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2007 Elektra Entertainment Group, a Warner Music Group company

38
You Make Me Real (2Manzarek2 Remix) 00:03:18

Bruce Botnick, Engineer - JOHN DENSMORE, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Percussion, Tambourine, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Piano, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Guitar, Writer - Ray Neapolitan, Bass Guitar - Paul A. Rothchild, Producer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2007 Elektra Entertainment Group, a Warner Music Group company

39
Roadhouse Blues (Crystal Method Remix) 00:04:56

The Crystal Method, Remix, MainArtist - Bruce Botnick, Producer - JOHN DENSMORE, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jim Morrison, Vocals, Writer - Ray Manzarek, Producer, Keyboards, Writer - The Doors, MainArtist - Robby Krieger, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Paul A Rothchild, Producer

2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 2005 Elektra Entertainment Group, a division of Warner Communications Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Album Description

The various releases of The Very Best of the Doors during 2001 and 2007 in the U.S. and the U.K. are very similar, both in their single-disc and double-disc permutations -- as well as a limited edition that adds a DVD to the two-CD version -- so it's very easy to get all three compilations confused. That said, there are notable differences between all three U.K. comps and the original U.S. set. The American disc from 2007 weighs in at 16 tracks while the single-disc U.K. set is longer at 20 tracks and, in fact, boasts a stronger overall selection of songs, making this arguably the best single-disc introduction to the band yet assembled. The double-disc U.K. set doesn't just add a second disc, it has a different sequencing as well and consequently feels like a very different beast than the original set. It's a compilation that digs deeper into album tracks and radio favorites, sometimes getting songs that maybe should have been on the U.K. single disc -- such as "Five to One," for instance, a Doors standard that's on the U.S. single disc but not the U.K. -- but its real strength is how it paints a richer portrait of the band. It's for the listener who wants a bigger picture of the Doors without investing in the actual albums or a box set and, in that sense, this Very Best of the Doors (along with the version with the DVD) does its job well. So, choose wisely: if you're looking for an introduction or just the hits, take either of the 2001 or 2007 single discs; if you're looking for most of the best, pick the double-disc set, either with or without the DVD; if you know you love the band already, go for Perception. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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