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Title:
Lit up inside : selected lyrics
Author:
Morrison, Van, 1945- author.
Uniform Title:
Lyrics. Selections
Edition:
First City Lights Books edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : City Lights Books, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
xxv, 208 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"This personal selection of what Morrison himself has judged to be his most important and enduring lyrical work will stand as a landmark public statement from an otherwise intensely private artist, an intimate and very intentional view onto what Morrison himself esteems as his creative contribution"--Amazon.com.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
The story of Them -- Gloria -- My lonely sad eyes -- Mystic eyes -- Philosophy -- Brown eyed girl -- T.B. sheets -- Spanish rose -- Who drove the red sports car? -- Send your mind -- The back room -- Joe Harper Saturday morning -- Madame George -- Slim slow slider -- The way young lovers do -- Moondance -- Into the mystic -- Brand new day -- Crazy face -- I've been workin' -- Blue money -- Street choir -- Tupelo honey -- When that evening sun goes down -- Jackie Wilson said (I'm in heaven when you smile) -- Gypsy -- Listen to the lion -- Saint Dominic's preview -- Snow in San Anselmo -- Warm love -- Hard nose the highway -- Wild children -- The great deception -- Bulbs -- Comfort you -- Come here my love -- Cul-de-sac -- It fills you up -- Cold wind in August -- Kingdom Hall -- Wavelength -- Bright side of the road -- Rolling hills -- And the healing has begun -- You know what they're writing about -- Summertime in England -- Celtic ray -- Dweller on the threshold / (Van Morrison and Hugh Murphy) -- Beautiful vision -- She gives me religion -- Cleaning windows -- Higher than the world -- River of time -- Cry for home -- Rave on, John Donne/Rave on, part two -- Tore down à la Rimbaud -- Got to go back -- In the garden -- One Irish rover -- Foreign window -- Tir Na Nog -- I forgot that love existed -- Someone like you -- Alan Watts blues -- Did ye get healed? -- Irish heartbeat -- Whenever God shines His light -- Have I told you lately that I love you? -- Coney Island -- Orangefield -- These are the days -- So quiet in here -- In the days before rock 'n' roll / (Van Morrison and Paul Durcan) -- Memories -- Why must I always explain? -- See me through part II (Just a closer walk with Thee) -- Take me back -- All Saints Day -- Hymns to the silence -- On Hyndford Street -- Too long in exile -- Wasted years / (Duet with John Lee Hooker) -- No religion -- Songwriter -- Days like this -- Fire in the belly -- Burning ground -- Sometimes we cry -- Not supposed to break down -- Madame Joy -- Naked in the jungle -- The street only knew your name -- Show business -- Philosopher's stone -- High summer -- Choppin' wood -- What makes the Irish heart beat -- What's wrong with this picture? -- Somerset -- Meaning of loneliness -- Stranded -- Pay the devil -- This has got to stop -- End of the land -- Song of home -- Soul -- Mystic of the East.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780872866775
Format :
Book

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Central Library ML54.6.M6715 L58 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Van Morrison is one of a handful of truly iconic twentieth century artists. Along with Bob Dylan, he was one of the first contemporary lyricists to infuse a serious poetic sensibility into popular music. A colossal influence on a wide range of fellow musicians, he has been a singular beacon of artistic integrity, soulful conviction and musical excellence.

One of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, Morrison has been following his muse in an uncompromising way since the early Sixties. He has explored soul, jazz, blues, rhythm & blues, rock and roll, Celtic folk, pop balladry and more, forging a distinctive amalgam that has Morrison's unvarnished passion at its core. He has referred to his music as "Caledonia soul," reflecting his deep immersion in American roots music and Ulster-Scots.

This personal selection of what Morrison himself has judged to be his most important and enduring lyrical work will stand as a landmark public statement from an otherwise intensely private artist, an intimate and very intentional view onto what Morrison himself esteems as his creative contribution.

The introduction by Eamonn Hughes, of Queen's University, Belfast, gives a career-long overview of the creative influences Morrison has absorbed and channeled through the years, and the forewords by poet David Meltzer and novelist Ian Rankin provide an appreciation of the writer's craft demonstrated in Morrison's evocative, timeless lyrics.

A must for any fan, and a solid introduction to this singular, iconic talent.

"'Tupelo Honey' has always existed and Van Morrison was merely the vessel and the earthly vehicle for it."-Bob Dylan

"I know of no music that is more lucid, feelable, hearable, seeable, touchable, no music you can experience more intensely than this. Not just moments, but extended . . . periods of experience which convey the feel of what films could be: a form or perception which no longer burls itself blindly on meanings and definitions, but allows the sensuous to take over and grow . . . where indeed something does become indescribable."-Wim Wenders, filmmaker

"No other Irish poets-writing either in verse or in music--have come within a Honda's roar of Patrick Kavanagh and Van Morrison"--Paul Durcan

Van Morrison, aka Van the Man, is a famous Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. He began his professional musical career in 1958 and is still active to this day. He can play guitar, harmonica, saxophone, keyboard, drums, tamourine, and ukulele. His music genres range from rock to country to gospel to blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rockand Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songerwriters Hall of Fame.


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