Erscheinungsdatum: 21. August 2009
Label: Audio Fidelity (AFZ038)
Format: Audio CD (CD-Anzahl: 1)
Besonderheiten Limited Edition, Nummeriert, Pappschuber, 24kt. Gold-CD
Orig. Release 1969
Plattenfirma Audio Fidelity
Musikrichtung Rock: Psychedelic Rock
Katalog-Nr. AFZ 038
1. Tell All The People 3:24
2. Touch Me 3:15
3. Shaman`s Blues 4:45
4. Do It 3:01
5. Easy Ride 2:35
6. Wild Child 2:36
7. Runnin` Blue 2:27
8. Wishful Sinful 2:56
9. The Soft Parade 8:40
10. Touch Me 3:16 Bonus Track
11. The Soft Parade 9:37 Bonus Track
Touch Me (40th Anniversary Remix)
The Soft Parade (40th Anniversary Remix)
Das vierte Album der Doors aus dem Jahr 1969 erhielt sehr gemischte Kritiken. Die Band bemühte sich um neue Einflüsse und arbeitete mit Streichern und Bläsern, doch nicht bei allen Songs gelang die Fusion aus psychedelischem Rock mit Poesie. Besonders gut gelungen ist die Mischung beim Hit "Touch Me" und auch die Riffs auf "Wild Child" fanden positive Beachtung.
Das Audio Fidelity Re-Issue enthält zwei Bonus Tracks die 2007 von Bruce Botnick und den überlebenden Doors neu abgemischt wurden.
Das Audio Fidelity Re-Issue erscheint als 24-Karat-Gold CD mit zusätzlicher HDCD Codierung. Die CDs haben fortlaufende Seriennummern auf dem Schuber.
"The Soft Parade" was The Doors' 4th album. By this time, The Doors & Jim Morrison were well establsihed on the world stage. This was the album where The Doors decided to push the envelope. On "The Soft Parade", for the first time, brass, strings, and even a full orchestra were incorporated into the rough and raw, edgy sound of The Doors. The Top 40 hit, "Touch Me" and other tracks such as "Shaman's Blues" and "Wild Child" kept the musical edge The Doors had established. "The Soft Parade" was called, "a multi-part rock suite that evokes the psychedelic era's best music."
Review by Richie Unterberger
The weakest 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 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 but were not all that good, and not sung very convincingly by Morrison.
"Item Condition" notes:
SS / OVP: CD & LP is factory sealed in shrink-wrap or cellophane.
NEU / NEW: CD & LP is open and not yet played.(Achtung: = Nicht alle neuen CDs werden vom Hersteller eingeschweißt!)
NM: NEAR MINT CD & LP Just about in perfect condition.
E: EXCELLENT CD & LP Near perfect, may show very light signs of use & maybe one very light scratch.
VG: VERY GOOD CD & LP CD has some very minor wear (several very light scratches or marks). If insert, may have dimple marks or very light wrinkles/folds,
G: GOOD CD & LP Some to very heavier wear or tear (some to very scratches throughout the CD), still plays perfectly. If insert, may have some wrinkles, folds, ripples, tears or multiple case. If case has cracked or is broken.
Demo-Copy: CD & LP = Promo - not for sale - particularly rare!!