Limited European edition of this classic album from Jim Morrison and his Doors mates comes housed in a Japanese-style mini-LP sleeve. Originally released in 1969, The Soft Parade was the band's fourth album and features the hits 'Touch Me', 'Wild Child' and more. Warner.
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.