Doors – Best of the Doors U.S. promotional 2 LP set on promo-only audiophile vinyl


Free U.S. shipping!  A white label promotional copy of the double album The Best of the Doors by the Doors, pressed on high quality audiophile vinyl.

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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. 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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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1985
Format: Stereo
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Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.3 in