Collectors' Corner: Which Doors releases are money in the bank?

Wonder what your Doors records are worth? Here’s our countdown of 25 top collectible Doors releases, according to the listings featured in the "Goldmine 5th Edition Record Album Price Guide" and the "6th Edition Goldmine Price Guide to 45 RPM Records."
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Wonder what your Doors records are worth?

Here’s our countdown of 25 top collectible Doors releases, according to the listings featured in the "Goldmine 5th Edition Record Album Price Guide" and the "6th Edition Goldmine Price Guide to 45 RPM Records."



Abbreviations used in this listing are:


M = Mono

S = Stereo

PS = Picture Sleeve

DJ = DJ copy

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25. Elektra 45615 “Light My Fire”/”The Crystal Ship” 1967, $30. Originals have a yellow and black label with “ELEKTRA” in all capital letters and a woman’s head above a white line at the top of the label.

24. Elektra EKS-74079 (DJ) 13, 1970, $40. White label promo.

23. Elektra 45621 (PS) “People Are Strange”/”Unhappy Girl,” 1967, $40.

22. Elektra 60345, The Best of the Doors, 1985. $40. White label promo on audiophile vinyl.

21. Philco-Ford, HP-9, “Light My Fire/Break On Through, 1968, $40. Four-inch plastic “Hip Pocket Record” with color sleeve.

20. Elektra EKS-74014 (S) Strange Days, 1967, $40. Brown labels.

19. Elektra, EKS-75005, The Soft Parade, 1969, $50. Brown or tan labels.

18. Elektra, EKS-75011, L.A. Woman, 1971, $50. With see-through window on cover and yellow inner sleeve with photo of Jim Morrison on a cross.

17. Elektra EKS-74007 (S) The Doors, 1967. $50. Brown labels.

16. Mobile Fidelity 1-051, The Doors, 1980. $60. Audiophile vinyl.

15. Elektra EKS-75007, Morrison Hotel, 1970. $60. Brown or tan labels.

14. Elektra 53-502 SP DJ (DJ), An American Prayer, 1978. $60. White label; with sticker on the cover “This album has been edited for broadcast from…”; only six tracks are on Side One rather than the eight on stock copies.

13. DCC Compact Classics, LPZ-2045, Strange Days, 1997, $80. Audiophile vinyl.

12. Elektra EKS-9002 (DJ). Absolutely Live, 1970. $80. White label promo.

11. Elektra EKS-7500- (DJ). Morrison Hotel, 1970. $100. White label promo.

10. Elektra E1-61047, The Doors, 1991. $100. Soundtrack from the movie; only available on U.S. vinyl from Columbia House.

9. Elektra EKS-75007, (DJ), L.A. Woman, 1971. $100. White label promo.

8. Elektra 45611 (PS) “Break On Through (To the Other Side)”/”End of the Night” 1966, $120.

7. DCC Compact Classics, LPZ-2049, Waiting for the Sun, 1998. $120. Audiophile vinyl.

6. DCC Compact Classics, LPZ-2046, The Doors, 1997. $150. Audiophile vinyl.

5. DCC Compact Classics, LPZ-2050, L.A. Woman, 1998. $150. Audiophile vinyl.

4. Elektra EKS-74024, (S), Waiting for the Sun, 1968. $150. White label promo.

3. Elektra, EKL-4007 (M), The Doors, 1967. $200.

2. Elektra, EKL-4014 (M), Strange Days, 1967. $600. Value assumes the record is mono. There are two different

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