Soft Parade [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

Soft Parade [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

by The DoorsThe Doors


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The most uneven studio album recorded with Jim Morrison in the group, partially because their experiments with brass and strings on about half the tracks weren't entirely successful. More to the point, though, this was their weakest overall set of material, low lights including filler like "Do It" and "Runnin' Blue," a strange bluegrass-soul blend that was a small hit. On the other hand, about half the record is quite good, especially the huge hit "Touch Me" (their most successful integration of orchestration), the vicious hard rock riffs of "Wild Child," the overlooked "Shaman's Blues," and the lengthy title track, a multi-part suite that was one of the band's best attempts to mix rock with poetry. "Tell All the People" and "Wishful Sinful," both penned by Robbie Krieger, were uncharacteristically wistful tunes that became small hits.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2019
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0603497851348
catalogNumber: 75005
Rank: 12211

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doors   Primary Artist
Curtis Amy   Saxophone,Soloist
Lou Blackburn   Trombone
Jim Morrison   Vocals,Group Member
Ray Manzarek   Keyboards,Group Member
John Densmore   Drums,Group Member
Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin
Reinol Andino   Conga
John Audino   Trumpet
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Norman Botnick   Strings,Violin,Leader
Harvey Brooks   Bass
Jim Buchanan   Fiddle
John DeVoogdt   Violin
Nathan Gershman   Cello
Harris Goldman   Violin
John Kelson   Saxophone,Woodwind
Jerome Kessler   Cello
John Lowe   Saxophone,Woodwind
Doug Lubahn   Bass
Jay Migliori   Saxophone,Woodwind
Jerome Reisler   Violin
Isadore Roman   Violin
Victor Sazer   Cello
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Champ Webb   Horn,English Horn,Soloist
Robby Krieger   Guitar,Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Jules Chalkin   Trumpet,Horn,Leader
George Bohanan   Soloist
Paul Harris   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Jim Morrison   Arranger,Composer
Ray Manzarek   Arranger
John Densmore   Arranger
Bruce Botnick   Engineer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Paul Rothchild   Producer
David Fricke   Liner Notes
William S. Harvey   Art Direction
Peter Schaumann   Illustrations
Robby Krieger   Arranger,Composer
Paul Harris   Orchestral Arrangements

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