The Soft Parade

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
See more details below
CD
$4.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $1.99   
  • Used (3) from $0.00   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2012
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227971915
  • Catalog Number: 532122
  • Sales rank: 3,530

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tell All The People (3:21)
  2. 2 Touch Me (3:12)
  3. 3 Shaman's Blues (4:50)
  4. 4 Do It (3:10)
  5. 5 Easy Ride (2:40)
  6. 6 Wild Child (2:37)
  7. 7 Runnin' Blue (2:29)
  8. 8 Wishful Sinful (2:59)
  9. 9 The Soft Parade (9:41)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Doors Primary Artist
Curtis Amy Saxophone, Soloist
Jim Morrison Vocals
Ray Manzarek Keyboards
John Densmore Drums
Jesse McReynolds Mandolin
Reinol Andino Conga
Harvey Brooks Bass
Jim Buchanan Fiddle
Doug Lubahn Bass
Champ Webb Soloist
Robby Krieger Guitar, Choir, Chorus
George Bohanan Trombone, Soloist
Technical Credits
Jim Morrison Arranger, Composer
Ray Manzarek Arranger
John Densmore Arranger
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Paul Rothchild Producer
William S. Harvey Art Direction
Joel Brodsky Cover Photo
Peter Schaumann Illustrations
Robby Krieger Arranger, Composer
Paul Harris Orchestral Arrangements
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously