The Legendary Band Reissues Its Rare 1972 Compilation 

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine As A Limited Edition Double-LP Set On Translucent Amber Swirled Vinyl

Available Exclusively At Participating Independent Record Stores On April 19

For Record Store Day 2014, The Doors dug deep into the band’s legendary past to uncover WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE GOLD MINE. Originally released in 1972 and long out-of-print, this gold-certified double album was the first compilation to be released after Jim Morrison’s death in 1971.

WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE GOLD MINE will be available on April 19 as a limited edition double-LP set exclusively at select independent music retailers for a suggested list price of $27.98. Beautiful and rare in equal measure, production of this translucent amber swirled vinyl set is limited to 5,500 numbered copies worldwide. For a list of participating stores, please visit

The 22 songs that appear on the collection provide a wide-ranging introduction to the music recorded between 1967-71 by the original quartet, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison. The band’s longtime engineer Bruce Botnick remastered the music heard on this reissue, which takes its title from a lyric in “The End.”

Mixing familiar cuts and deep tracks from six studio albums, WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE GOLD MINE touches on everything from hits like “Break On Through” and “Love Her Madly” to unexpected delights like “The Spy” from Morrison Hotel and “Running Blue” from The Soft Parade.

Adding yet another dimension to the album’s track list is the inclusion of two stellar b-sides: “Who Scared You” which appeared in March 1969 as the flipside to “Wishful Sinful,” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further” which was paired with the smash “Love Her Madly” in 1971.

Rhino will release the collection on CD for the very first time as a double-disc set on May 20 for a suggested list price of $19.98.


LP Track Listing

Side One

  1. Break On Through
  2. Strange Days
  3. Shaman’s Blues
  4. Love Street
  5. Peace Frog/Blue Sunday
  6. The Wasp (Texas Radio & The Big Beat)
  7. End Of The Night

Side Two

  1. Love Her Madly
  2. Spanish Caravan
  3. Ship Of Fools
  4. The Spy
  5. The End

Side Three

  1. Take It As It Comes
  2. Running Blue
  3. L.A. Woman
  4. Five To One
  5. Who Scared You
  6. (You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further

Side Four

  1. Riders On The Storm
  2. Maggie McGill
  3. Horse Latitudes
  4. When The Music’s Over