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Robby Krieger on 50 Years of The Doors

The Doors' 50th anniversary celebrating continues with today's (September 15) release of The Doors: The Singles, a two-CD set featuring 44 A- and B-sides, while a deluxe edition includes the 1973 The Best of the Doors compilation in Blu-ray audio. 

The collection features plenty of favorites, including "Break On Through (To The Other Side)," "Light My Fire," "People Are Strange," "Riders On The Storm" and more -- all of which have had a kind of enduring appeal that guitarist Robby Krieger tells us keeps him from feeling like it's been 50 years since the group released its first singles and album:

"It feels like it wasn't that long ago, but I don't know why. Probably because...people have been talking about it ever since, so it's not something you, like, forgot about for 50 years and then, uh oh, there it is...Although there was 20 or so years there from '75 say to the early 90s when we didn't play anything, we didn't do anything together..."

The Doors have also released 50th anniversary editions of its self-titled debut album and of "Light My Fire" this year, while Krieger has been on the road playing Doors music with his own band.

The full track list for The Doors: The Singles includes:

Disc One
“Break On Through (To The Other Side)”
“End Of The Night”
“Light My Fire”
“The Crystal Ship”
“People Are Strange”
“Unhappy Girl”
“Love Me Two Times”
“Moonlight Drive”
“The Unknown Soldier”
“We Could Be So Good Together”
“Hello, I Love You”
“Love Street”
“Touch Me”
“Wild Child”
“Wishful Sinful”
“Who Scared You”
“Tell All The People”
“Easy Ride”
“Runnin’ Blue”
“Do It”
“You Make Me Real”
“Roadhouse Blues”
“Love Her Madly”
“(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further”
“Riders On The Storm”
“The Changeling”

Disc Two
“Tightrope Ride”
“Variety Is The Spice Of Life”
“Ships W/ Sails”
“In The Eye Of The Sun”
“Get Up And Dance”
“Treetrunk”
“The Mosquito”
“It Slipped My Mind”
“The Piano Bird”
“Good Rockin’”
“Roadhouse Blues” (Live)
“Albinoni: Adagio”
“Gloria” (Live)
“Moonlight Drive” (Live)
“Hello, I Love You” (Mono Radio Version)
“Touch Me” (Mono Radio Version)
“Wishful Sinful” (Mono Radio Version)
“Tell All The People” (Mono Radio Version)

The Best Of The Doors (Blu-ray)
“Who Do You Love”
“Soul Kitchen”
“Hello, I Love You”
“People Are Strange”
“Riders On The Storm”
“Touch Me”
“Love Her Madly”
“Love Me Two Times”
“Take It As It Comes”
“Moonlight Drive”
“Light My Fire”

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.