JIM MORRISON – ” The Collected Works of  jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics “

Posted: June 8, 2021 in MUSIC
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On Tuesday, June 8th, HarperCollins will publish “The Collected Works of  jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics”, a nearly 600 page approved by his estate collection that pulls together most of the Doors singer’s previously published work. It features everything from song lyrics to poetry, his posthumous poetry collections (Wilderness and The American Night), and a trove of unpublished handwritten material culled from 28 recently discovered notebooks.

Ahead of the book’s release, Morrison’s previously unreleased poem and the collection’s epilogue “As I Look Back,” an autobiographical piece written in verse form where the singer reminisces on his life and career, from his childhood in a military family to his days with the Doors to his dreams of a post-music life.

“The joy of performing has ended. Joy of films is pleasure of writing,” Morrison writes. “End w/fond good-bye & plans for future — Not an actor writer — filmmaker.”

“The Collected Works of  jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics”  also boasts Morrison’s treatment for his unrealized film project The Hitchhiker, unseen family photographs, a transcript and pictures from Morrison’s final poetry recording session, and what are believed to be Morrison’s final writings — the contents of a Paris notebook from shortly before his 1971 death, “reproduced in full reading size.”

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