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The Soft Parade is the fourth studio album by the The Doors, released in 1969.

The album met with some controversy among fans and critics due to its inclusion of brass and string instrument arrangements, as opposed to the more stripped-down sound of their earlier recordings. Fans also complained that The Soft Parade followed the lyrical formulas of previous albums, and thus was not very innovative. In reviewing the 40th anniversary remix (for the August 2007 issue of Downbeat Magazine… read more



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  • Avatar for Disvisonpunk86
    This record is a timeless classic just like the rest of their amazing records. I can't just pick just one as they're all amazing ❤️✌️
  • Avatar for Moonlight__Dawn
    This album is just a good and the rest of the other Doors studio albums - I don't get all the hate for this album. I can easily listen to all the songs on this wonderful gem - that includes one of personal favorites off this album "Running Blue". We all know that Jim(bo) was drinking heavily at this time and it was in fact Ray, Robby and John that had to carry that weight - and it was their efforts (not Jim's) that pulled this album through for us - the fans. It is true that Ray, Robby and John had mega hell with Jim during this album and I'm grateful that they pulled Jim into the studio (the best they could) to give the world this awesome album. Give this album another listen with an open mind & heart - If for nothing else the dedicated efforts of Ray, Robby & John. And to the memory of Ray & Jim. <3
  • Avatar for StephenR4968
    Sure it isn't their best, but it isn't downright bad either.
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    It's really a pretty good album, but there are some bad songs here. I can dig that they wanted to go in a different direction with this one, and the presence of horns and strings and so forth makes for a good addition on several of the good songs, so it's not that the additional instrumentation is inherently bad; it's that the songwriting is spotty for the first time on a Doors album. I just can't stand "Do It" or "Runnin' Blue" and "Wishful Sinful" isn't exactly my favorite song in the world either. The other 6 songs range from good to great. So yeah, good album, just doesn't match up with the previous three records.
  • Avatar for PowersauceBar
    The title track would like to have a word with you, 1nnervision. Do It and Shaman's Blues would fit nicely on the other albums as well.
  • Avatar for NathelieJulienn
    I don't understand the amount of hate this album gets. Just as good as their classics.
  • Avatar for Axeforhire66
    Incredible album. Just has it's own flavor, like all of their records!
  • Avatar for Angel_Blue-
    This album is great, fuck you people.
  • Avatar for 1nnervision
    I hate this album. Their only "bad" album per se. I don't think I like a single track, so bad it hurts.
  • Avatar for Lowbacca
    great LP. 'nuff said. but, more importantly, PLEASE FLAG AND VOTE FOR THE CORRECT TRACK TITLES. F*CK "( LP Version )" . .

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