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The Doors The Soft Parade 2LP 45rpm 200 Gram Vinyl Doug Sax Analogue Productions QRP 2012 USA

Artist: The Doors
Title: The Soft Parade
Catalog Number: EKS-75005 / APP 75005-45
Label: Elektra
Reissued by: Analogue Productions
Barcode: 753088500572
Original release year: 1969
Reissue year: 2012
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 200gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 713gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: May 14, 2017
Collection: Analogue Productions The Doors 45
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Unit Price: 59,83 €

Reference: AP455005GF

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Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to present The Doors reissue series, the six studio albums featured on Deluxe Gatefold Covers with 2LP 200 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, cut at 45rpm. Analog mastering by Doug Sax and overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors legendary producer/engineer, these great albums never sounded this good before, glorious full analog sound!



Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For


  • Limited Edition
  • 2LP 45rpm 200 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings, USA
  • Mastered by Doug Sax Using All-Tube System
  • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Overseen by The Doors engineer Bruce Botnick
  • Deluxe Gatefold Cover



Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that these six studio LP titles — The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman — are featured on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best analog 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!

Technical notes about the recording process by The Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick:

"Throughout the record history of the Doors, the goal between Paul Rothchild and myself was to be invisible, as the Doors were the songwriters and performers. Our duty was to capture them in the recorded medium without bringing attention to ourselves. Of course, the Doors were very successful, and Paul and I did receive some acclaim, which we did appreciate.

"If you listen to all the Doors albums, no attempt was made to create sounds that weren't generated by the Doors, except for the Moog Synthesizer on Strange Days, although that was played live in the mix by Jim, but that's another story. The equipment used was very basic, mostly tube consoles and microphones. Telefunken U47, Sony C37A, Shure 56. The echo used was from real acoustic echo chambers and EMT plate reverb units. In those days, we didn't have plug-ins or anything beyond an analogue eight-track machine. All the studios that we used, except for Elektra West, had three Altec Lansing 604E loudspeakers, as that was the standard in the industry, three-track. On EKS-74007, The Doors, we used four-track Ampex recorders and on the subsequent albums, 3M 56 eight-tracks. Dolby noise reduction units were used on two albums, Waiting For The Sun and The Soft Parade. Everything was analogue, digital was just a word. We didn't use fuzz tone or other units like that but created the sounds organically, i.e. the massive dual guitar solo on "When The Music's Over," which was created by feeding the output of one microphone preamp into another and adjusting the level to create the distortion. The tubes were glowing and lit up the control room.

"When mastering for the 45-RPM vinyl release, we were successfully able to bake the original master tapes and play them to cut the lacquer masters." - Bruce Botnick, July 2012



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 band’s third American No. 1 single.




Jim Morrison, vocals
Ray Manzarek, organ, piano, bass
Robby Krieger, guitar
John Densmore, drums

Paul Harris, orchestra arrangements
Doug Lubahn, bass
Harvey Brooks, bass
Curtis Amy, saxophone
George Bohanan, trombone

Track Listing:


LP 1 Side A
01. Tell All The People
02. Touch Me

LP 1 Side B
03. Shaman’s Blues
04. Do It
05. Easy Ride

LP 2 Side C
06. Wild Child
07. Runnin’ Blue
08. Wishful Sinful


LP 2 Side D
09. The Soft Parade


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