Offered for sale is a U.S. white label promotional copy of the double album The Best of the Doors by the Doors, pressed on high-quality vinyl that was used only for promotional issues.
For some reason, these pressings were quite limited, and are rather rare for a mid-1980s promotional release by a major artist.
About this copy: This copy of The Best of the Doors is an original 1985 pressing on the Elektra label.
The cover is VG+, slight general wear and a bend in the lower right hand corner. There is a small saw mark on the spine; all promotional copies of this album have one.
There are two stickers on the cover – one says, “SPECIALLY PRICED 2-RECORD SET featuring 18 DIGITALLY REMASTERED DOORS CLASSICS.”
The other sticker says “Pressed on high-quality audiophile vinyl.” This high-quality translucent vinyl was used only on promotional copies.
The discs are M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl Clean discs!
A nice copy of a scarce Doors LP. Great sound on this one, too.
Background: Released in 1985, The Best of the Doors was the second U.S. album to bear that title, after a single-disc album that was released in 1973.
The album reached #32 on the U.S. charts and has sold more than ten million copies.
Allmusic.com gave The Best of the Doors a 4 1/2 star review:
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.
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