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  1. dAVE sCOTT
    March 17, 2015 @ 7:43 am

    Good review of a very good album – so many lazy reviews of this LP out there which is actually criminally under-rated. I find this LP had fewer fillers (if there is such a thing) . Disagree about Wild Child being the standout track though, but we all have our favourites. Just treated myself to a lovely 180gram copy of this, and it has so much energy, possibly born out of the frustration The Doors found themselves in at this period. Six LP’s all in quick succession – all incredible. Hints of ‘Love’ on this LP. Morrison for the best voice in rock ever? That beautiful baritone… Kreiger’s vocals on Runnin’ Blue remind me of something from The Simpsons – and always make me smile…The title track itself is so ‘happy’ and light in places…more like a compilation of unused song parts, but it’s clever and works well..a bit reminiscent of Leonard Cohen.The Doors left us with six wonderful LP’s that should never be overlooked or under-estimated.


    • Alpha Dog
      March 17, 2015 @ 9:08 am

      Thanks, Dave. I’ve found every Doors album has its own distinct flavor and they are all excellent in their own way.

      We have one more to review – Morrison Hotel – which we’ll do in either May or June during our look at 1970 albums.


      • Vince Ambers
        September 8, 2020 @ 12:13 pm

        Love all of the doors and Jim’s work. Stand alone for me. So unique and a breath of fresh air. It sucked that he had a hard time in Paris and OD. He had potentially so much more to offer. But his leaving here made him more popular. Diehard fan forever


    • Parot161
      February 3, 2022 @ 5:25 pm

      Just wanted to say thank you for your excellent and spot-on comments. I do think that wild child is an excellent song, but like you say, everyone has their favorites. I am just so grateful this album exists. It isn’t perfect, but it is an effort by the Doors to try something bold and different, one might say experimental even. And I for one salute that and love it. A highly recommended album.


  2. Leslie Moravcik
    November 19, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

    I love all the Doors albums and music. I feel the Doors have kept their music guarded with love and alive for every generation to get to know them and turn on to their great music. As time has gone on in hind sight many people have come to know how special the Doors are. I think Jim was telling us about himself or what he thought in almost every song he wrote. Some of the members have sadly passed but their music never dies.


  3. Inisherr
    July 27, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

    Nice review. I think Soft Parade is one of the most underrated albums of the sixties. Title tack is a bit self-indulgent, but what’s rock and roll without a little mad grandiosity now and then?


  4. Chris
    January 20, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

    Am I alone in thinking the Soft parade is 1 of the best Doors Songs , (definitely in my top 5 songs anyway) ? I love the images the poetic lyrics create and the journey the song takes you on …


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