An official, limited-edition book and multimedia set of Jim Morrison's collected writings will soon be published.
Created in collaboration with his family and estate, A Guide to Labyrnth: The Collected Works of Jim Morrison draws from 28 of his personal notebooks and exclusive audio recordings.
It coincides with the 50th anniversary of L.A. Woman, his final album with The Doors, as well as his death at the age of 27 in July 1971.
Morrison was once quoted saying, "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."
To pre-order the book, go to Genesis-Publications.com.
This is the second Morrison book announced for publication this year.
Also due out is a collection of his poetry, lyrics and other writings. It's called The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics, also compiled with the cooperation of his estate, and is close to 600 pages long. His sister Anne wrote the prologue.
Almost half the book contains previously unpublished material, including unrecorded lyrics, handwritten excerpts from 28 recently discovered notebooks, a movie treatment and 160 photos and drawings.
In the notebook he wrote his thoughts on his trial in Miami in 1970, for which he was found guilty of indecent exposure and open profanity, plus his final writings before his death in Paris in 1971.
Apparently Morrison was planning to put together a book as he handwrote a list titled “Plan for Book,” in which he laid out his thoughts for his poetry, lyrics, and other work.
HarperCollins will be publish this book on June 8th.
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Source: Billboard and Premiere
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