The Soft Parade Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued, Extra tracks
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|1. Tell All The People|
|2. Touch Me|
|3. Shaman's Blues|
|4. Do It|
|5. Easy Ride|
|6. Wild Child|
|7. Runnin' Blue|
|8. Wishful Sinful|
|9. The Soft Parade|
|10. Who Scared You (Bonus)|
|11. Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Version 1) (Bonus)|
|12. Whiskey, Mystics And Men (Version 2) (Bonus)|
|13. Push Push (Bonus)|
|14. Touch Me (Dialogue) (Bonus)|
|15. Touch Me (Take 3) (Bonus)|
(2-LP set) (45RPM) Half of the songs on Soft Parade, The Doors' fourth LP, were written by Morrison and the other half by guitarist Krieger. 'Touch Me' became one of The Doors' most popular singles. Released as a single in December 1968, the song reached
After considerably broadening their sound on Waiting for the Sun, the Doors decided to continue pushing the envelope with their next release. Incorporating brass, strings, and even a full orchestra, The Soft Parade is easily the most challenging album in the Doors' catalog--if not the most accomplished. Though the hit "Touch Me" and other tracks ("Shaman's Blues," "Wild Child") hearken back to the band's edgier self, the title track is a multipart rock suite that evokes some of the psychedelic era's worst excesses. Robby Krieger's "Wishful Sinful" serves up some uncharacteristic melancholy, but elsewhere there's a sense that some of the "experiments" here just might be filler. --Jerry McCulley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
"Tell All The People"-great song, the brass doesn't ruin it!
"Touch Me"-the only Doors song I hear on Oldies stations that play all the obscure, slow songs. Still a great song. Curtis Amy, sax genius, honorary member of The Doors!
"Shaman's Blues"-cool organ sound. Love the tune.
"Do It"-good drums by John, simple lyrics. "You are the ones who will rule the world" could have been part of a rock song these days!
"Easy Ride"-fun song! "Eeeasyyy-yeah-yeah-right!"
"Wild Child"-great! good organ!
"Runnin Blue"-one of the best songs on the album! ode to Otis Redding at the start
"Wishful Sinsful"-the strings are slushy, but I love this song! I hear no organ though? Where's Ray?
"The Soft Parade"-masterpiece
Get this album, it;'s diff, but great!
The album begins with the poppy, free-flowing "Tell All The People" which features some nice harmonies, horn work, and singer Jim Morrison's deep dark voice. Following the song is The Doors' hit "Touch Me," a song combining Morrison's dark, straight forward and demanding lyrics, with his soulful, melodic crooning amongst thick driving horns and melodic strings in the background. It feels like Jim is singing right to you and Ray Manzarek's organ is intense and flawless.
One of my favorite songs from this album is the flowing psychedlia of "Shaman's Blues." The song features catchy; almost swirly melodic chords from Manzarek's organ and smooth guitar playing from Robby Krieger. It is psychedelic pop-rock at its finest; very trippy and laid-back.
The next two songs are probably the weakest on the album; "Do It" and Easy Ride." "Do It" leaves a lot to be desired as Morrison's constant repetition of "Please, please listen to the children...." becomes annoying very quickly. There are some nice powerful guitar chords and organ chords from Kreiger and Manzarek, but there is so much more that could have been done with this song. "Easy Ride" is nothing special.Read more ›
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i just can't believe how much BETTER this Analogue Productions pressing of this album is, compared to my original LP, and remastered up the ying yang cds …….. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Shikata
The Soft Parade is actually my favourite Doors album,I listen to this daily.If you really like The Doors-I suggest buying their albums in the old AAD format and the 40th... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sheila
Bought it for the SACD. SACD sounds better than the CD version of the original recording remastered. The sound is warmer, voices and instruments more clear and realistic. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Eric G
But still good enough to rate as OK. These guys were very talented and a definite product of their times. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2013 by Bootsy Bass
The most progressive album from the Doors! On 45 rpm Lp it's sound's like you are a part of the album.
The magical mistic sound of the sweet vinyl. Read more
The Soft Parade is my favourite Doors album. The title track is arguably the best piece of music they ever made. Read morePublished on April 7 2006 by Dwayne Nietzche
THE SOFT PARADE, The Doors' fourth album, struggles to be musically inventive. What made the first two albums so wonderfully successful is their very unique sound, and that sound... Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Mike London
Definitely far from L.A. Woman but Soft Parade(the song) easily exceeds any other single by them just because Jim's conviction is so strong and musically it's just so diverse and... Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by Steven