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Van Morrison Anthology
Van Morrison Anthology
by Van Morrison
Paperback from Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
 
Can You Feel the Silence?: Van Morrison: A New Biography
Can You Feel the Silence?: Van Morrison: A New Biography
by Clinton Heylin
Paperback from Chicago Review Press
 
Van Morrison- Moondance (Piano, Vocal, Chords) (Alfred s Classic Album Editions)
Van Morrison- Moondance (Piano, Vocal, Chords) (Alfred's Classic Album Editions)
by Van Morrison
Paperback from Alfred Publishing
 
Van Morrison: The Mystic's Music
by Howard A. Dewitt
Paperback from Bookpeople
 
Hymns to the Silence: Inside the Music and Lyrics of Van Morrison
Hymns to the Silence: Inside the Music and Lyrics of Van Morrison
by Peter Mills
The first in-depth study of Van Morrison's musical genius 
"Music is spiritual, the music business isn't"--Van Morrison, 1991 

Peter Mills' groundbreaking new book Hymns to the Silence is a detailed look at Morrison as a singer, performer, lyricist, musician, and writer. Particular attention is paid throughout the work to the contradictions and tensions that are central to any understanding of his work as a whole. Van Morrison has a global profile due to his enduring popularity and his dedication to live performance, which keeps him before audiences all over the world, and this is the first in-depth study of Van Morrison's musical genius, going back 40 years, investigating the oppositions and harmonies within his work. 

Presenting a prismatic approach to Van Morrison's entire oeuvre, mills engages with his subject in a manner which is fresh, challenging to received wisdom, and accessible in style. He explores the thematic tensions that characterize Morrison's work, examines his ideas about music and spirituality, and the relationship between the two. Mills also considers him in the context of the broader schema of the music industry as a "difficult" but high-yielding earner. As a writer and lyricist, specifically as an Irish writer, Morrison has recorded musical settings of Yeats poems, collaborated with Seamus Heaney, Paul Durcan and Gerald Dawe, and who regularly drops quotes from James Joyce and Samuel Beckett into his live performances. It also looks at him as a singer and at how he uses his voice as an interpretive instrument. Other chapters in the book focus on his use of mythology, on his stage performances, and on his continuing fascination with America and its musical forms. 

Hymns to the Silence is a thoroughly informed and enlightened study of the art of a pop music maverick that will delight fans the world over. 
Hardcover from Continuum

 
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison
by Greil Marcus
Hardcover from PublicAffairs
“Van Morrison,” says Greil Marcus, “remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music.” When Astral Weeks was released in 1968, it was largely ignored. When it was rereleased as a live album in 2009 it reached the top of the Billboard charts, a first for any Van Morrison recording. The wild swings in the music, mirroring the swings in Morrison’s success and in people’s appreciation (or lack of it) of his music, make Van Morrison one of the most perplexing and mysterious figures in popular modern music, and a perfect subject for the wise and insightful scrutiny of Greil Marcus, one of America’s most dedicated cultural critics.

This book is Marcus’s quest to understand Van Morrison’s particular genius through the extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in his long career, beginning in 1965 and continuing in full force to this day. In these dislocations Marcus finds the singer on his own artistic quest precisely to reach some extreme musical threshold, the moments that are not enclosed by the will or the intention of the performer but which somehow emerge at the limits of the musician and his song.

 
Van Morrison
Van Morrison
by John Collis
Paperback from Time Warner Paperbacks
 
The New Best of Van Morrison: Piano, Vocal, Guitar
The New Best of Van Morrison: Piano, Vocal, Guitar
by Morrison, Van
Paperback from Alfred Publishing
 
The Words and Music of Van Morrison (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)
The Words and Music of Van Morrison (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)
by Erik Hage
Hardcover from Praeger
 
The Van Morrison Guitar Songbook- Guitar Tablature
The Van Morrison Guitar Songbook- Guitar Tablature
by Van Morrison
Paperback from Alfred Publishing
 
Celtic Crossroads -- The Art of Van Morrison
by Brian Hinton

The Celtic Quest in Art and Literature : An Anthology from Merlin to Van Morrison
by Jane Lahr (Editor), Greg Wakabayashi

The New Best of Van Morrison: Piano, Vocal, Guitar
Publisher: Warner Brothers Publications;  

Van Morrison : Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
by John Collis

Van Morrison : Moondance
Publisher: Warner Brothers Publications;  

Van Morrison Anthology

Van Morrison / Days Like This
Publisher: Warner Brothers Publications; (November 30, ) 

Van Morrison : Too Late to Stop Now
by Steve Turner 
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The Complete Guide to the Music of Van Morrison
by Patrick Humphries, John Robertson
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Van Morrison : Guitar Anthology Series
by Aaron Stang (Editor)
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