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Van Morrison to publish lyrics in new book

By | Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Van Morrison

The first ever collection of lyrics by Mr Van ‘the man’ Morrison is hitting book shops later this year. Or rather it’s doing so in various forms, at various oft-high prices. More on that in a bit.

Titled ‘Lit Up Inside’, it’s edited by Van M, and will compile selected lines and rhymes from one third(ish) of his songs from his 50 years in showbiz. Ian Rankin is writing a foreword as I type this now.

As well as the standard hardback print (£14.99), the book comes in a limited edition (£150), which is signed, bound in a cloth-covered clipcase, and wrapped in brown paper.

Oh, and there’s a signed deluxe package (£500), which comes pinned with a print of a page of hand-written lyrics, and is bound in calfskin, and has a ribbon marker and lots of other fancy shit with an apparent value of £500. I guess baby cows are expensive to flay.

Whichever version fans prefer to spend their cash on, all three are released on 2 Oct.