Mastered by Doug Sax Using An All-Tube System!
Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors Producer/Engineer!
About Soft Parade, Rolling Stone described two songs written by guitarist Robby
Krieger, “Touch Me” and “Follow Me Down” as horn-string showpieces for the
resonant baritone of Jim Morrison.
Described as among the cleanest, most solid and, above all, most recognizable
sounds in rock, the distinctive Doors’ sound was no doubt due to the Morrison
power, but the other Doors were equally responsible. Ray Manzarek brought
virtuosic keyboard tapestries, Krieger gritty, expressive fretwork, and Densmore
dynamically rich percussion grooves.
Half of the songs on Soft Parade, The Doors’ fourth LP, were written by Morrison
and the other half by guitarist Krieger. “Touch Me” became one of The Doors’
most popular singles. Released as a single in December 1968, the song reached
No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 in the Cashbox Top 100 in early 1969.
It was the band’s third American No. 1 single.
Analogue Productions proudly announces that six studio album titles — The Doors,
Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman —
are available on Multichannel SACD! All were sourced from the original analog
masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the
best tape copy.
A truly authentic reissue project, the masters were recorded on tube equipment,
and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is a tube machine,
as is the cutting system. Tubes baby!
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system
• Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer
Ray Manzarek, keyboards
Jim Morrison, vocals
John Densmore, drums
Robby Krieger, guitar
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