The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) The Doors

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
01.11.2019

Label: Rhino/Elektra

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Classic Rock

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  • 1Tell All The People (2019 Remaster) 192kHz03:20
  • 2Touch Me (2019 Remaster) 192kHz03:12
  • 3Shaman's Blues (2019 Remaster) 192kHz04:47
  • 4Do It (2019 Remaster) 192kHz03:08
  • 5Easy Ride (2019 Remaster) 192kHz02:39
  • 6Wild Child (2019 Remaster) 192kHz02:35
  • 7Runnin' Blue (2019 Remaster) 192kHz02:27
  • 8Wishful Sinful (2019 Remaster) 192kHz02:58
  • 9The Soft Parade (2019 Remaster) 192kHz08:39
  • 10Who Scared You (2019 Remaster) 44.1kHz03:55
  • 11Tell All the People (Doors Only Mix) 96kHz03:23
  • 12Touch Me (Doors Only Mix) (Robby Krieger Overdub) 96kHz03:12
  • 13Runnin' Blue (Doors Only Mix) (Robby Krieger Overdub) 96kHz02:29
  • 14Wishful Sinful (Doors Only Mix) (Robby Krieger Overdub) 96kHz02:57
  • 15Who Scared You (Doors Only Mix) 96kHz03:18
  • 16Roadhouse Blues (Screamin' Ray Daniels a.k.a. Ray Manzarek On Vocals) 192kHz05:28
  • 17(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further [Screamin' Ray Daniels a.k.a. Ray Manzarek On Vocals] 192kHz04:29
  • 18I'm Your Doctor (Screamin' Ray Daniels a.k.a. Ray Manzarek On Vocals) 192kHz03:56
  • 19Touch Me (Doors Only Mix) 96kHz03:13
  • 20Runnin' Blue (Doors Only Mix) 96kHz02:29
  • 21Wishful Sinful (Doors Only Mix) 96kHz02:57
  • 22I Am Troubled (2019 Remaster) 48kHz00:39
  • 23Seminary School (a.k.a. Petition the Lord with Prayer) 192kHz02:19
  • 24Rock Is Dead (Complete Version) 192kHz01:04:04
  • 25Chaos 192kHz03:05
  • Total Runtime02:25:38

Info for The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)



The Doors’ fourth studio album, The Soft Parade, became the band’s fourth straight Top Ten album when it was released 50 years ago on July 18, 1969. Despite featuring one of the group’s biggest hits – “Touch Me” – it remains the most-polarizing record of The Doors’ career thanks to the brass and string arrangements that embellish several tracks.

The core of the new collection is comprised of more than a dozen unreleased songs. Among the highlights are newly remixed “Doors Only” versions of five tracks where the horns and strings have been removed (“Tell All The People,” “Touch Me,” “Wishful Sinful,” “Runnin’ Blue,” and “Who Scared You.”) The set also features three of those stripped-back versions with new guitar parts added by Robby Krieger (“Touch Me,” “Wishful Sinful,” and “Runnin’ Blue).

The collection also uncovers three songs from studio rehearsals – with Ray Manzarek (a.k.a. Screamin’ Ray Daniels) on vocals – that include an early version of “Roadhouse Blues,” a song that would be released the following year on Morrison Hotel. These three songs include newly recorded bass parts by Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, who joined Krieger and John Densmore at a tribute concert for Manzarek in 2016, three years after the organist died of cancer. Manzarek’s take on “Roadhouse Blues”.

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The Doors

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With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison's poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture.

The Doors' arrival on the rock scene in 1967 marked not only the start of a string of hit singles and albums that would become stone classics, but also of something much bigger - a new and deeper relationship between creators and audience. Refusing to be mere entertainers, the Los Angeles quartet relentlessly challenged, confronted and inspired their fans, leaping headfirst into the heart of darkness while other bands warbled about peace and love. Though they've had scores of imitators, there's never been another band quite like them. And 40 years after their debut album, The Doors' music and legacy are more influential than ever before.

Morrison's mystical command of the frontman role may be the iconic heart of The Doors, but the group's extraordinary power would hardly have been possible without the virtuosic keyboard tapestries of Ray Manzarek, the gritty, expressive fretwork of guitarist Robby Krieger and the supple, dynamically rich grooves of drummer John Densmore. From baroque art-rock to jazz-infused pop to gutbucket blues, the band's instrumental triad could navigate any musical territory with aplomb - and all three contributed mightily as songwriters.

The group was born when Morrison and Manzarek - who'd met at UCLA's film school - met again, unexpectedly, on the beach in Venice, CA, during the summer of 1965. Though he'd never intended to be a singer, Morrison was invited to join Manzarek's group Rick and the Ravens on the strength of his poetry. Krieger and Densmore, who’d played together in the band Psychedelic Rangers, were recruited soon thereafter; though several bassists auditioned of the new collective, none could furnish the bottom end as effectively as Manzarek's left hand. Taking their name from Aldous Huxley's psychotropic monograph The Doors of Perception, the band signed to Elektra Records following a now-legendary gig at the Whisky-a-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip.

Their eponymous first album, released in January 1967, kicked off with "Break on Through (to the Other Side)" and also featured the chart smash "Light My Fire", the scorching "Back Door Man" and the visionary masterpiece "The End". The Doors arrived fully formed, capable of rocking the pop charts and the avant-garde with one staggering disc. Before '67 was over, they'd issued the ambitious follow-up Strange Days, with such gems as "Love Me Two Times", "People Are Strange" and "When the Music's Over".

Next came 1968's Waiting for the Sun, boasting "Hello, I Love You", "Love Street" and "Five to One". Over the next few years they minded over new territory on such albums as 1969's The Soft Parade (featuring "Touch Me" and "Tell All the People"), 1970's Morrison Hotel (which includes "Roadhouse Blues", "Peace Frog" and "Queen of the Highway") and 1971's L.A. Woman (boasting "Rider's on the Storm", "Love Her Madly" and the title track).

They released six studio albums in all, as well as a live album and a compilation, before Morrison's death in 1971. their electrifying achievements in the studio and onstage were unmatched in the annals of rock; and though Morrison's death meant the end of an era, Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore collaborated on two more original Doors albums, Other Voices and Full Circle, and a set of tracks they composed to accompany Morrison's 1969 recording of his poetry, released in 1978 as An American Prayer. They also pursued individual music projects, books, theatrical productions and other enterprises - and remain restlessly creative to this day.

In the decades since the Doors' heyday, the foursome has loomed ever larger in the pantheon of rock - and they remain a touchstone of insurrectionary culture for writers, activists, visual artists and other creative communities. Their songs, featured in an ever-increasing number of films, TV shows, video games and remixes, always sound uncannily contemporary. No matter how the musical and cultural tides turn, The Doors will always be ready to help a new wave of listeners break on through to the other side. (Source: jam inc.)

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