The Soft Parade

The Soft Parade

by The 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: 10/17/1990
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596067447
catalogNumber: 5005

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doors   Primary Artist
Curtis Amy   Saxophone,Soloist
Jim Morrison   Vocals
Ray Manzarek   Organ,Keyboards,Vocals
John Densmore   Drums
Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin
Reinol Andino   Conga
George Bohannon   Trombone,Soloist
Harvey Brooks   Bass
Jim Buchanan   Fiddle,Violin
Doug Lubahn   Bass
Champ Webb   Horn,English Horn,Soloist
Robby Krieger   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Jim Morrison   Arranger,Composer
Ray Manzarek   Arranger,Composer
John Densmore   Arranger,Composer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer,Remixing
Paul Harris   Orchestral Arrangements
Paul Rothchild   Producer,Audio Production
William S. Harvey   Art Direction
Peter Schaumann   Artwork,Illustrations
Robby Krieger   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist

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