In Another World

Van Morrison & Belfast

By Gerald Dawe

In Another World is a unique trip through the music scene of 1950s and 60s Belfast, mapped 'into the mystic' through the timeless lyrics of Van 'the Man' Morrison. The aptly soulful and poetic prose are written with the electric wit of acclaimed poet, fellow Belfast man, and former Orangefield classmate of Van's, Gerald Dawe. Blown away by Morrison's unique and explosive brand of raw R'nB energy infused with lyrics evoking the Belfast of his youth, Dawe has written this extraordinary book as a compass for the inspirations that underlie Morrison's spine-tingling blend of music. Silhouetted in the work is Belfast, moody and vibrant, and the formative influence of the pre-Troubles northern capital on Morrison's musical direction. Dawe's writing transmutes the tender and unforgettable strains of Morrison's work, from the release in 1968 of Astral Weeks to the publication in 2014 of Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics. Conceived as a powerful tribute to Van Morrison's extraordinary accomplishments, "In Another World" taps into his legacy's soul, and is kin to its enchantments. A timeless and memorable gift for any Van Morrison fan. [Subject: Music Studies, Music History, Irish Studies, History, Van Morrison]

Publication Date: 12/20/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781785371462

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