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.
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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