The Doors The Soft Parade [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (3-CD + LP)

Down Beat: 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "THE SOFT PARADE showcases the band at the apex of its creative life."
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: November 1, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Elektra / Wea

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 11/00, p.124
3 stars out of 5 - "...A mixture of hefty pop singles, bullfrog rockers and nonsense poetry..."
Down Beat - p.69
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "THE SOFT PARADE showcases the band at the apex of its creative life."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 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 [B-Side]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Tell All the People [Doors Only Mix] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • 2.Touch Me [Doors Only Mix w / Robby Krieger Guitar Overdub] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • 3.Runnin' Blue [Doors Only Mix w / Robby Krieger Guitar Overdub] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • 4.Wishful Sinful [Doors Only Mix w / Robby Krieger Guitar Overdub] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • 5.Who Scared You [Doors Only Mix] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • 6.Roadhouse Blues - (previously unreleased)
  • 7.(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further - (previously unreleased)
  • 8.I'm Your Doctor - (previously unreleased)
  • 9.Touch Me [Doors Only Mix] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • 10.Runnin' Blue [Doors Only Mix] - (remix, previously unreleased)
  • 11.Wishful Sinful [Doors Only Mix] - (remix, previously unreleased)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.I Am Troubled
  • 2.Seminary School (aka "Petition the Lord With Prayer")
  • 3.Rock Is Dead [Complete Version]
  • 4.Chaos

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 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

Product Description:

The Doors: Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar, background vocals); Ray Manzarek (keyboards); John Densmore (drums).
Additional personnel: Jesse McReynolds (mandolin); Jimmy Buchanan (fiddle); Champ Webb (English horn); Curtis Amy (saxophone); George Bohannan (trombone); Harvey Brooks, Doug Lubahn (bass); Reinol Andino (conga).
Recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Jim Morrison (vocals); Robby Krieger (guitar); Ray Manzarek (keyboards); John Densmore (drums).
Audio Mixer: Bruce Botnick.
Audio Remasterer: Bruce Botnick.
Liner Note Authors: David Fricke; Bruce Botnick.
Recording information: Elektra Studio B, Los Angeles, CA; Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA; TTG Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Illustrator: Peter Schaumann.
Photographers: Joel Brodsky; Jerry Hopkins; Paul Ferrara.
Dismissed by the benighted as the Doors' "pop album," SOFT PARADE is one of the band's most adventurous recordings, utilizing strings and horns without resorting to schlocky over-production and moving far beyond their blues roots. Morrison was fully into his shaman phase by 1969, and his obsession with that image is reflected in the proselytizing air of "Tell All the People," and of course "Shaman's Blues." The album's biggest hit "Touch Me," while easily the group's most radio-friendly offering, is a pop classic that ranks among the great '60s AM radio tunes. "Wild Child" is a brief return to the blues-rock of yore, but the title track is a sophisticated, extended piece that moves through several different moods and textures, full of the elliptical, poetic lyrics that were Morrison's trademark.

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