New Jim Morrison Writing Collection Set For Release
It Includes Previously Unpublished Material And Even Unrecorded Lyrics
The Doors frontman Jim Morrison was active in the music industry for only a few years before he tragically passed away at the age of 27. Morrison became the rockstar prototype – wild, rebellious and unpredictable behavior coupled with oozing confidence and charisma. He was one of the greatest frontmen of the ’60s and he was well known for his poetic writing and improvised spoken word passages during live performances.
He was a prolific writer and before his death in 1971, he intended to publish a collection of his poetry, lyrics, and other writings. And five decades later, The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics will finally arrive on June 8 via HarperCollins.
Compiled with the help of Morrison’s estate, the 600-page hardcover book features writings which were previously published along with the posthumously released Wilderness and The American Night but it also has previously unpublished works like notes from recently unearthed notebooks, unrecorded lyrics, drawings, 160 photos, and his final writings before his death plus his thoughts on various events including his 1970 Miami trial.
Author and Doors fan Tom Robbins contributed a foreword while Morrison’s sister Anne Morrison Chewning has written a prologue. You can preorder the massive collection here.