JIM MORRISON – ” The Collected Works Of Jim Morrison “

Posted: June 29, 2021 in MUSIC

We are delighted to announce The Collected Works Of Jim Morrison an almost 600-page anthology of the writings of the late poet and iconic Doors’ front man. Created in collaboration with Morrison’s estate and inspired by a posthumously discovered list entitled “Plan for Book,” this landmark publication is the definitive opus of his creative output—and the book he intended to publish.

Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of the Doors album L.A.Woman, Genesis is proud to create an official, limited edition book and multimedia set of Jim Morrison’s collected writings, produced in collaboration with the family and Estate of Jim Morrison.

Throughout, a compelling mix of 160 visual components accompanies the text: excerpts from his 28 privately held notebooks—all written in his own hand and published here for the first time—as well as an array of personal images and commentary on the work by Morrison himself. Almost 50 percent of this volume has never been published before. The book is now available for pre-order and will be available
on June 8th, 2021, wherever books are sold.

Genesis has been granted unlimited access to Jim Morrison’s archives including 28 of his personal notebooks. This limited edition presents an extensive new collection collating published, unrecorded and rare works, including poetry, lyrics, drawings, transcripts and notebook excerpts, many of which are in Morrison’s own hand.

“Real poetry doesn’t say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you… And that’s why poetry appeals to me so much – because it’s so eternal.”   – Jim Morrison 

A text commentary garnered from past interviews with Jim Morrison and new interviews with musicians influenced by his music and writing, illustrated with rare and iconic photography, will bring this material to life.

The special edition, A GUIDE TO THE LABYRINTH: The Collected Works of Jim Morrison, is the ultimate celebration of Jim Morrison and his work published as a three-book, multimedia boxed set. Opening up the Morrison vaults, a large-format 600-page main volume is accompanied by a special 7” vinyl pressing, plus two actual-size, reproduction notebooks. Only 2,000 copies are being created, each signed by Morrison’s Doors bandmates John Densmore and Robby Krieger, and his siblings Anne Morrison and Andy Morrison

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