The Soft Parade

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The Soft Parade
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 18, 1969 (1969-07-18)
RecordedJuly 1968 – May 1969
StudioElektra Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
ProducerPaul A. Rothchild
the Doors chronology
Waiting for the Sun
The Soft Parade
Morrison Hotel
Singles from The Soft Parade
  1. "Touch Me"
    Released: December 1968
  2. "Wishful Sinful"
    Released: March 1969
  3. "Tell All the People"
    Released: June 1969
  4. "Runnin' Blue"
    Released: August 1969

The Soft Parade is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band The Doors and was released on 18 July, 1969 through Elektra Records. It peaked at number 6 and was disappointing follow up from their previous album Waiting for the Sun.

Track listing[change | change source]

The 40th Anniversary edition includes a longer version of "The Soft Parade", running to over 9:41 length.[1] However, the liner notes of the original US Elektra Records album released on July 18, 1969, show the details as listed below:[2]

Side one
No. Title Length
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
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Wild Child"   2:36
2. "Runnin' Blue"   2:27
3. "Wishful Sinful"   2:56
4. "The Soft Parade"   8:40

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Botnick, Bruce; Fricke, David (2007). Soft Parade (40th Anniversary edition CD booklet). The Doors. Rhino Records.
  2. The Soft Parade (Liner notes) (Media notes). Elektra Records (US). July 18, 1969. EKS-75005.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Botnick, Bruce; Fricke, David (2019). The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary edition CD booklet). The Doors. Rhino Records & Elektra Records. R2-596001, 603497851324.