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The Soft Parade Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued, Extra tracks

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  • Audio CD (March 27 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Rhino-Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000MG1ZFQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,079 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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)

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(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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3.9 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Rodriguez on June 25 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album has receive in the past and still to this day a lot of negative feedback. I realize that everyone has the right to voice their own opinion but I actually like this album.The Doors were experimenting with a lot of new and different sounds on THE SOFT PARADE and is clear that they were trying to perhaps confuse their listeners and they succeeded I believe but this album has a strong dosage of blues, rock and even a little funk but overall is a very well crafted album and the songs are very original and they are all very different. This album is perhaps the strangest that band had recorded up to that point but that doesn't diminish the great quality of the music contained herein. TELL ALL THE PEOPLE, is perhaps my favorite track on the album and I really like Jim Morrison's voice on this one, it is very clear and direct. TOUCH ME, was ofcourse the album's big hit and a great song to listen to this one is definately a Doors classic. WISHFUL SINFUL is another great song in which Jim's voice is really good as is the rest of the band. EASY RIDE, I think is really funny, I laugh sometimes when I listen to it and it is not out of disrepect to The Doors by any means but that is my take on the song, it is fast and has a strong country feel to it. RUNNIN BLUE, is another good one and a bit funny as well but still a good song. The album title song THE SOFT PARADE, is a real trip to listen to like Jim says in the beginning "this is the best part of the trip, the part I really like, proud to be a part of this number". Is a cool and long song to listen to. Finally I would just like to add that this may not have been The Doors best selling album or their greatest masterpiece but with all the negative reviews that it has receive in the past, THE SOFT PARADE still stands as one of The Doors most original and eloquentely conceived recordings. A must for any Doors fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avram Jarek Fawcett on Feb. 17 2004
Format: Audio CD
The Soft Parade has finally gotten recognition from fans, the best critics. It's not a bad album at all. The songs are very colorful. I keep thinking I'm in a market in Europe seeing all the things in the title track
"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!
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By Big Bill TOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 17 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When this album first came out in 1969 I was an avid Doors fan , the first in my area to buy it. I was disappointed by the new direction and more or less disjointed tracks , but like most music , the more you listen , the more it grows on you. Over the years it has continued to grow on me , to the point where I consider it a very unique gem in the Doors line up. For an album I didn't particularly like I have bought it enough times ( original vinyl , which I still have , CD #1 and CD #2 with unpublished material and alternate versions. ) Now for trivia ; back in the day there was a commercial for a cleaning product that ended with a musical jingle that had the words " stronger than dirt ! " at the end. If you listen carefully at the end of " Touch Me " you can hear someone ( presumably Jim ) whisper the " stronger than dirt " phrase . This phenomenon does not repeat on the alternate version of " Touch Me " that appears at the end of CD #2. Listen for yourself... ! Just Goggled it ; apparently I was not the only one that heard it !
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By A Customer on June 22 2004
Format: Audio CD
The Doors' fourth album "The Soft Parade" kind of picks up where "Waiting For The Sun" left off. "The Soft Parade" is a "parade" of soft, energizing and sometimes brass-drenched cuts, which shows how versitile The Doors are with their music. Though underrated, "The Soft Parade" is not to be ignored. The classic psychedelic Doors sound combined with smart horn sections make this a very unique and enjoyable album.
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.
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