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The Doors/Jim Morrison – ‘The Ghost Song’ 10″ Acetate (alternate version) From Manager Danny Sugerman’s Collection

A 10″ Elektra Studio acetate of an alternate edit of The Doors & Jim Morrison’s “The Ghost Song,” from the collection of longtime Doors associate and manager Danny Sugerman (1954-2005).

This acetate has a probably unique 3:00 edit of “The Ghost Song” cut from the original master tape.  There are a number of versions of  “The Ghost Song;” the original version of this song on the 1978 album An American Prayer was part of the 7:10 Awake medley.  To promote that album, a 4:10 version was released internationally on promotional and commercial CDs; and a promotional version of the album featured a 2:48 version.  The soundtrack to Oliver Stones’ film The Doors featured a 2:55 version, while Spotify’s version is 5:15.  This incredible sounding acetate, cut from the original master tape, times in at 3:00.

Danny Sugerman met and began working for The Doors at the age of 13, first handling fan mail and organizing their clippings and scrapbook, and later writing press releases.  He was close to Jim Morrison, and after Morrison’s death, became Ray Manzarek’s manager, and then manager of The Doors, overseeing their catalog releases and legacy.

Sugerman wrote several books about Morrison and The Doors, including the aforementioned Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive, The Doors: The Illustrated History, and his Doors-heavy autobiography Wonderland Avenue. He was a consultant to Oliver Stone for the film The Doors.

We acquired this acetate directly from Danny Sugerman’s widow, Fawn Hall; its exceptional provenance will be noted in Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity are included.  In Excellent condition.

[Note: virtually all of the Doors acetates on Popsike are fakes; as we’ve written before, be exceedingly careful when purchasing acetates; makes sure you the seller and the provenance, and always insist on a written, lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity.]

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