22 Songs, 1 Hour 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This double LP was the first compilation of The Doors’ music released after singer Jim Morrison’s 1971 death. It avoided duplicating the hits that appeared on their 1970 greatest-hits collection, 13, and included high-profile tracks and deep cuts from the group’s first six studio albums. In addition, two obscure b-sides—“Who Scared You” (the March 1969 flipside to “Wishful Sinful”) and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further” (the 1971 flipside of “Love Her Madly”)—were included, filling out the official tracks recorded and released with Jim Morrison. It should be noted that this modern reissue was overseen by the band’s longtime engineer, Bruce Botnick, and the remixed versions of “Break On Through” and “The End” appear in place of the original mixes from 1967. Without most of the obvious hits, Weird Scenes reveals The Doors' darker, more experimental side, while songs like “Strange Days,” “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat),” “The Spy,” and “When the Music’s Over” show the band’s FM-radio side.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This double LP was the first compilation of The Doors’ music released after singer Jim Morrison’s 1971 death. It avoided duplicating the hits that appeared on their 1970 greatest-hits collection, 13, and included high-profile tracks and deep cuts from the group’s first six studio albums. In addition, two obscure b-sides—“Who Scared You” (the March 1969 flipside to “Wishful Sinful”) and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further” (the 1971 flipside of “Love Her Madly”)—were included, filling out the official tracks recorded and released with Jim Morrison. It should be noted that this modern reissue was overseen by the band’s longtime engineer, Bruce Botnick, and the remixed versions of “Break On Through” and “The End” appear in place of the original mixes from 1967. Without most of the obvious hits, Weird Scenes reveals The Doors' darker, more experimental side, while songs like “Strange Days,” “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat),” “The Spy,” and “When the Music’s Over” show the band’s FM-radio side.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

johnestock ,

Finally digital...

I had the vinyl and the cassette of this. First Doors album I ever heard, and believe you me I was transported. Incredible.

Capitalism and Freedom ,

Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine

This is one of my personal favorite The Doors albums. This album has a great flow, track after track. Also, this album has great vocals, great drum solos, and great guitar solos as well. Finally, the instruments wrap around the vocals like no other, and intertwine perfectly. I only wish that we had another The Doors LP, or EP to look forward to...

Dave from Fernley ,

the First Doors LP I Ever Heard...

...was this one. As a Greatest Hits collection, it blows. There is though a real sense of danger and paranoia that threads through the entire set. I'd recommend it. Glad it's here.

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