2014 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
45rpm 180g Vinyl Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered From Original Analog Masters by Doug Sax Using All-Tube System!
Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.
Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings/Also on Hybrid Multichannel SACD
Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!
The Doors' mixture of Rock, Blues and Jazz combined with vocalist Jim Morrison's poetic lyrics and powerful vocals created a musical Molotov cocktail that could make your senses explode!
About Soft Parade, Rolling Stone described two songs written by guitarist Robby Krieger, "Touch Me" and "Follow Me Down" as horn-string showpieces for the resonant baritone of Jim Morrison.
Described as among the cleanest, most solid and, above all, most recognizable sounds in rock, the distinctive Doors' sound was no doubt due to the Morrison power, but the other Doors were equally responsible. Ray Manzarek brought virtuosic keyboard tapestries, Krieger gritty, expressive fretwork, and Densmore dynamically rich percussion grooves.
Half of the songs on Soft Parade, The Doors' fourth LP, were written by Morrison and the other half by guitarist Krieger. "Touch Me" became one of The Doors' most popular singles. Released as a single in December 1968, the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 in the Cashbox Top 100 in early 1969. It was the bands third American No. 1 single.
Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that six studio LP titles -The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman - are featured on 180-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. Also, all six titles are available on Multichannel SACD! All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best tape copy.
A truly authentic reissue project, the masters were recorded on tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is a tube machine, as is the cutting system. Tubes baby!
This is no time to wallow in the mire. The Doors are on Analogue Productions!
• 45rpm 180g Vinyl LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Doug Sax Using All-Tube System
• Cut From Original Analog Masters
• Overseen by Bruce Botnick, the Doors producer/engineer
Ray Manzarek, keyboards
Jim Morrison, vocals
John Densmore, drums
Robby Krieger, guitar
1. Tell All The People
2. Touch Me
3. Shamans Blues
4. Do It
5. Easy Ride
6. Wild Child
7. Runnin Blue
8. Wishful Sinful
9. The Soft Parade