The Doors ‎– The Soft Parade

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Tell All The People 3:24
Touch Me 3:15
Shaman's Blues 4:45
Do It 3:01
Easy Ride 2:35
Wild Child 2:36
Runnin' Blue 2:27
Wishful Sinful 2:56
The Soft Parade 8:40

Versions (153)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1969 Sell This Version
X55005 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass) Elektra X55005 US 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra EKS-75005 Israel 1969 Sell This Version
CLVLXEK 387 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra CLVLXEK 387 France 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005, EKS.75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra EKS-75005, EKS.75005 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
1015 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Epic 1015 Colombia 1969 Sell This Version
20101 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Club) SR International, ECI 20101 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
EKS 75005, EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra, Elektra EKS 75005, EKS-75005 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1969 Sell This Version
EKS 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS 75005 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 75005 UK 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
EKS 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS 75005 UK 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1969 Sell This Version
VPA 8097 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Vedette Records VPA 8097 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
SJET-8161 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra SJET-8161 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1969 Sell This Version
X 5005 The Doors The Soft Parade(Reel, Album, 4tr Stereo) Elektra X 5005 US 1969 Sell This Version
ESE-6100 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Epic ESE-6100 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Club, RP, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1970 Sell This Version
111.076 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Mono) CBS 111.076 Chile 1970 Sell This Version
10.006 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Mono) CBS 10.006 Uruguay 1970 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RP) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1970 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1970 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1970 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1970 Sell This Version
EKS 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 75005 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
42 079, EKS 75 005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Exulta, Exulta 42 079, EKS 75 005 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42079, 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42079, 75005 France 1971 Sell This Version
42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 42079 France 1972 Sell This Version
42 079, EKS 75 005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42 079, EKS 75 005 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
LWE-5057 The Doors El Dulce Paseo(LP, Album) Elektra LWE-5057 Mexico 1973 Sell This Version
HKS 541-23 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra HKS 541-23 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1976 Sell This Version
416, EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 416, EKS-75005 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra EKS-75005 US 1976 Sell This Version
K 42079, EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra K 42079, EKS-75005 UK 1976 Sell This Version
W 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade (LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra W 42079 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
W 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra W 42079 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
W 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra W 42079 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
42 079, EKS 75 005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42 079, EKS 75 005 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
P-10501E The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Promo, RE, Gat) Elektra P-10501E Japan 1978 Sell This Version
P-10501E The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra P-10501E Japan 1978 Sell This Version
P-6414E The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra P-6414E Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ELK 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Suzy, Elektra ELK 42079 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 42079 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
42079, ELK 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Suzy, Elektra, Suzy, Elektra 42079, ELK 42079 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
ELK 52 356 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra ELK 52 356 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
ELK 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Suzy, Elektra ELK 42079 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
K 42079, EKS 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra K 42079, EKS 75005 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
ELK 52 356 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra ELK 52 356 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
18P2-2690 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 18P2-2690 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
975 005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 975 005-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
E4-75005, TC-55005 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, Club, RE) Elektra, Elektra E4-75005, TC-55005 US 1989 Sell This Version
TC-55005 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra TC-55005 US 1989 Sell This Version
SK190 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) ESKA Records SK190 US 1989 Sell This Version
EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RP) Elektra EKS-75005 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
E2 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE) Elektra E2 75005 US 1990 Sell This Version
75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 75005-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
7559-75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 7559-75005-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
E2 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Elektra E2 75005 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CDESP 282 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) CDESP 282 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
AMCY-3188 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE) Elektra AMCY-3188 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
7559-62550-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra 7559-62550-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
75005-2, 62434-2D The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Elektra 75005-2, 62434-2D US 1999 Sell This Version
7559-75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 7559-75005-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7559-75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 7559-75005-2 Argentina 1999 Sell This Version
7559750052 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 7559750052 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
62 434 2D, DRSCD 004 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Min) Elektra (2), Elektra (2) 62 434 2D, DRSCD 004 1999 Sell This Version
AMCY-6154 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, Car) Elektra AMCY-6154 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
62434-2D The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car) Elektra 62434-2D US 2001 Sell This Version
SW095-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW095-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
WPCR-75076 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, HDC) Elektra WPCR-75076 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
8122-79984-8D The Doors The Soft Parade(HDCD, Album, RM + DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, Dig) Elektra 8122-79984-8D UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
WPCR-12719 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Elektra WPCR-12719 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
8122-79998-1 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, 40t) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) 8122-79998-1 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
TD 07 04 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Elektra, Rhino Records (2) TD 07 04 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
8122-79998-1 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, 40t) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing, Doors Music Company 8122-79998-1 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
R2 101187 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, 40t) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 101187 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
8122799981, 8122799981 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, 40t) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Doors Music Company 8122799981, 8122799981 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
R2 101187 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, 40t) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Doors Music Company R2 101187 US 2007 Sell This Version
8122-79998-1 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, 40t) Elektra (2), Rhino Records (4), Warner Strategic Marketing (2), Doors Music Company (2) 8122-79998-1 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
R2 101187 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, Unofficial, 40t) Elektra (2), Rhino Records (3), Doors Music Company (2) R2 101187 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
MR 4276-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE) Moon Records (2) MR 4276-2 Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
TD 09 05 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Arnoldo Mondadori Editore TD 09 05 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
AFZ 038 The Doors The Soft Parade(HDCD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gol) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ 038 US 2009 Sell This Version
8122-79864-9 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, 180) Elektra 8122-79864-9 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
EKS-75005, RHI-74881-4 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, RE, 180) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) EKS-75005, RHI-74881-4 US 2009 Sell This Version
EKS 75005, APP 75005-45 The Doors The Soft Parade(2x12", Album, RE, RM, Gat) Elektra, Analogue Productions EKS 75005, APP 75005-45 US 2012 Sell This Version
R2 532122 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Doors Music Company R2 532122 US 2012 Sell This Version
42079 (EKS 75005), K 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 42079 (EKS 75005), K 42079 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
CAPP 75005 SA The Doors The Soft Parade(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, RE, RM, Sup) Analogue Productions CAPP 75005 SA US 2013 Sell This Version
X 45005 The Doors The Soft Parade(4-Trk, Album) Elektra X 45005 US Unknown Sell This Version
M 85005 The Doors The Soft Parade(8-Trk) Elektra M 85005 US Unknown Sell This Version
ET-85005 The Doors The Soft Parade(8-Trk, Album) Elektra ET-85005 US Unknown Sell This Version
EKXD 39 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album) Elektra EKXD 39 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Elektra 75005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
62434-2D The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 62434-2D US Unknown Sell This Version
975005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 975005-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
7559-75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 7559-75005-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 75005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7559-75005-2 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 7559-75005-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra CD 75005 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EUCD-0134 The Doors The Soft Parade(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Euroton EUCD-0134 Hungary Unknown Sell This Version
7559-75005-4 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland 7559-75005-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
K 442 079 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, Dol) Elektra K 442 079 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MG0651 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG0651 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
75005-4 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra 75005-4 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7559-60674-4 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra 7559-60674-4 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
TC-55005 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra TC-55005 US Unknown Sell This Version
CEK-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Elektra CEK-75005 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7559-60674-4 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Elektra 7559-60674-4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0376, none The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Mag Magic, Not On Label (The Doors) MM-0376, none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
10049 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GPC (3) 10049 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1476 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1476 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
711 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 711 Romania Unknown Sell This Version
224 The Doors The Soft Parade(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ST Records (2) 224 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
416, EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra 416, EKS-75005 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
42 079 - EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra 42 079 - EKS-75005 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
960674, 755-960674-1 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra 960674, 755-960674-1 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
EKS 75005 K 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album) Elektra Entertainment EKS 75005 K 42079 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
K42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra K42079 UK Unknown Sell This Version
42 079, EKS 75 005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42 079, EKS 75 005 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ELE 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra ELE 42079 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
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42 079 EKS-75005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 42 079 EKS-75005 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
42 079, EKS 75 005, K 42 079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra, Elektra 42 079, EKS 75 005, K 42 079 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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42 079, EKS 75 005 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42 079, EKS 75 005 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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42 079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra 42 079 Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version
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K 42079 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, RE, MP, Gat) Elektra K 42079 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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RhionH

RhionH

July 14, 2016
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, Gat, EKS-75005
Does anyone happen to know if this is a first pressing?
goaskalice1963

goaskalice1963

April 24, 2016
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, Gat, EKS-75005

I have this one, I guess - all other indicators present, but dead wax side 1 has WAD crossed out before Mon. Anyone know who WAD was?
logalz_

logalz_

December 1, 2015
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, Gat, EKS-75005
PLEASE! If anyone has the EKS-75005 Original Sleeve for sale I will gladly buy it from you! Please message me if your selling it and we can talk about the price !!! Please thank you! !!!!!!!!
mikkris

mikkris

October 10, 2015
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 42 079, EKS 75 005

Got one: Elektra ‎– 42 079, EKS 75 005, TWEN. But RED Elektra labels. Made in Germany By WEA Music GmbH on back sleeve. Embossed Warner logo on back. Not on discogs.
jkaw1979

jkaw1979

July 12, 2015
referencing The Soft Parade, CD, Album, RE, RM, 40t, R2 101187
Images for the European version of this reissue have been incorrectly included here (U.S. version).
brunovg

brunovg

September 2, 2013
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, RE, 42079 (EKS 75005), K 42079
I bought this LP from Amazon.co.uk 2 weeks ago, and the front cover is in black and white.
This is normal? Special edition? Print error?

Regards from Portugal.
johns2use

johns2use

July 6, 2013
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, Gat, EKS-75005
I am a big doors fan. I seem to like all of the doors albums. Some are obviously better than others. All of the members of the doors are going through life just like everybody else. I do not agree with jadedtom's review but that is just my opinion. It seems everybody is a critic. A sellout album, I think not. Jim Morrison never sold out to anybody. Not as strong an album as most of their other work but it is still the Doors. Maybe jadedtom just grew up and sold out. 3.5 out of 5
romariog

romariog

July 7, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, RP, Gat, EKS-75005
Red labels.
Matrix/Runout A side :EKS-75005-A-2 WAD (either wide E or upside down 3 also etched)
B side :EKS-75005-B-2 WAD
I wonder what that is...It's an early pressing,positively sure.
jadedtom

jadedtom

June 4, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing The Soft Parade, LP, Album, Gat, EKS-75005

"The Soft Parade" sees the Doors in new territory. It was a land that many of their fans were not embracing. The dark, carnival rock is but a memory, as the Doors turn to some truly fine studio work coupled with some of the weakest songs from their catalog.
I have a curious fascination with "Tell All the People" as Morrison lyrically positions himself as some sort of messiah, a la Manson. I'm wondering how much this is all just a put on by the Lizard King. But the song, musically rather interesting, was a bomb, probably due to the addition of a robust horn section accompaniment, which was definitely not "Doors" music.
There was a vague feeling that the group was selling out. "Touch Me" enters the realm of jazz, and I suspect Doors' fans were cool to it, although I seem to recall it sold well as a single. For whatever it is, "Touch Me" is masterful studio work with an unforgettable hook.
"Shaman's Blues" is a meandering riffless mess. Morrison, who could be a skillful poet at times, often wrote terrible lyrics. Along with "Do It" and "Easy Ride", "Shaman's Blues" is very forgettable. I frankly don't see why the band even released these tunes.
Side two begins on a plus side. "Wild Child" recalls some of the dark rock style that the Doors were best at. "Runnin' Blue" is a strange hybrid of country and jazz. It's obvious why Krieger was given few vocal chores, as his voice on the chorus is weak and just plain dorky. Once again, dreaded horn arrangements intrude on a Doors' song. The overall effect is just bizarre.
What follows is to my ear a Doors' classic. "Wishful Sinful", replete with strings, is a beautiful, haunting song. Krieger's music complements Morrison's word images. In short, despite its commercial success and its string arrangement, "Wishful Sinful" succeeds as a hit and as a genuine Doors' song.
Perhaps hoping to end the album on a monumental note, a la "The End" and "When the Music's Over", we are presented with the title track "The Soft Parade". But there is the feeling of a tired retread here. Once again, unwanted jazz is included, and Morrison's lyrics are just plain silly. I find it very hard to listen to.
I don't know how depressed Morrison was at the time, but this lp has all the sound of a group that has lost its way. Morrison himself probably suspected that even good songs like "Wishful Sinful" and "Touch Me" were sell outs. As much as I like the Doors, this is easily their weakest release. With the exceptions of "Wild Child", "Touch Me" and "Wishful Sinful", the album does not stand up well as important Doors' music.