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Hymns to the silence : inside the words and music of Van Morrison

Author: Peter Mills
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2010.
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Neither biography nor chronological trawl, Hymns to the Silence is a detailed investigative study of Van Morrison's remarkable career. Peter Mills engages with his subject in a fresh and accessible style - often challenging the received wisdom. He looks at Morrison as a songwriter and specifically as an Irish writer, yet one who has worked primarily with American musical forms. Key themes and motifs are examined, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Mills, Peter, 1963-
Hymns to the silence.
New York : Continuum, 2010
(DLC) 2010278825
(OCoLC)182731949
Named Person: Van Morrison; Van Morrison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mills
ISBN: 9781441156778 1441156771
OCLC Number: 680038864
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 429 pages)
Contents: Imagining America : jazz, blues, country and the mythologies of the west --
What makes the Irish heart beat? : the Irishness of Van Morrison --
Get the words on the page : Van Morrison as a writer --
Caught one more time : themes and thematics --
Listening to the lion : Van Morrison as singer and musician --
On the burning ground : "liveness" and the recording studio --
Down the road : exile, place and the idea of eternal movement --
A three-cornered quartet : Van Morrison and the art of through-composition --
Postscript. Make it real one more time : Astral weeks live.
Responsibility: by Peter Mills.

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In 1991 Van Morrison said, 'Music is spiritual, the music business isn't'. This book investigates the oppositions and harmonies within the work of Van Morrison, proceeding from this identified  Read more...

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