Jim Morrison fans can enjoy ‘The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics’ a new book from HarperCollins which is out today.
The book was put together with the cooperation of the Jim Morrison estate and it’s nearly 600 pages long. Jim’s sister Anne Morrison Chewning wrote the prologue.
In an interview with ‘The Daily Beast,” Anne said, “There’s so many young people who just see him as a rock star. I want to dispel the ‘Lizard King’ and all those things that you hear. We wanted the reader to see the complete Jim, to see that he was a full writer in multiple areas, thinking in lots of different directions.”
The book contains previously unpublished items from Morrison, including unrecorded song lyrics, handwritten portions of recently discovered notebooks, photos, drawings and more.
The notebook included Morrison’s thoughts on his trial in Miami back in 1970 in which he was found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity. It also includes his final writings prior to his death in 1971 in Paris.
There are also new revelations that Jim was planning to write a book and he also wanted to transition from music to making films, saying the “joy of performing has ended.”
We lost Jim on July 3rd, 1971 in Paris