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THE SOFT PARADE

The Doors

 

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2.74 | 193 ratings

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prog61
4 stars I am aware of being out from the pack, but I think this is one of the best albums of The Doors: surely is the most progressive one. Of course, there's nothing particularly innovative, but many of the songs are really beautiful: above all the wonderful Wishful Sinful, one of the best songs of all time, with a melody and a truly unique arrangement, plus the divine voice of Morrison. Also remarkable are Tell All The People and Touch Me: these two songs are almost symphonic, and quite unusual in the production of The Doors. Really interesting is the mini suite "Soft Parade", while the remaining songs are blues style, as in the tradition of the Doors. With regard to the strings and brass arrangements in this album, which did turn up their noses to many reviewers, I think these are very pleasant and they enrich the sound of the band, making remain in the background the horrible organs Vox Continental and Gibson K101, always played by Manzarek. By the way, another nice note in Soft Parade is the use, for the first time, of Hammond and Leslie!
prog61 | 4/5 |

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