Though Van Morrison’s tunes are among the most recognizable in the world, the Northern Irish singer-songwriter has kept his life relatively private. Music enthusiasts will finally get a glimpse into his creative consciousness with the release of Lit Up Inside, a collection of 100 lyrics curated by Morrison himself.
This will be the first literary work published with Morrison’s blessing. It includes an introduction by Queens University professor Eammon Hughes and a foreword by beat poet David Meltzer. Morrison chose City Lights to release the book because of the house’s consistent commitment to artistic integrity, from the beat generation forward. The hardcover edition will have an initial print run of 25,000 copies and be available October 2, for $17.95.