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2023 Albums Thing 110 - The Doors “Morrison Hotel”

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As I’ll confirm below, I like The Doors. This copy of their 5th album from 1970 that I now own is a UK 1st issue which, in nice condition, would sell for a very handsome sum. This copy isn’t in very nice condition so rather than sell it for a pittance I thought it could come stay with me. The sleeve is very worn all over and the record itself is scratched and marked and noisy, but it plays through without jumping. I hope someone will look out for me when I’m old and banged up like this fella is, so I decided I’d look after this one.

I put him in a nice poly sleeve to keep his sleeve clean and protected from any more damage. I gave the record a good deep clean, with some magic gel I like to use in these extreme cases, and I then put it in an anti-static archival sleeve. Then, every now and again, I bring him out and let him tell his stories about roadhouses and the sun, he talks about frogs and queens, fools and Indian summers, which he enjoys.

That’s gotta be better than being abandoned in the £2 bargain bin to end up who knows where and treated with less respect than he deserves. This old timer deserved better than that.

Roadhouse Blues - https://youtu.be/yV9DJwJKWMw

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