Van Morrison To Publish Collection Of Lyrics In New Book

Van Morrison has announced the impending release of Lit Up Inside, a book of selected lyrics spanning his entire career.

"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," City Light Publishers said of Lit Up Inside via a press release.

ABC reports that in addition to Morrison's lyrics, Lit Up Inside includes an introduction by literary professor Dr. Eamonn Hughes as well as a foreword by poet David Meltzer.

"The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing and as such are representative of my creative journey," Morrison adds in the release.

Lit Up Inside is due out October 2.

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