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Postscript: Make It Real One More Time Again

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...In late 2008, an announcement was made which placed even the most focused of Morrison watchers on the back foot – he was to play Astral Weeks, in full, live in concert, for the first time. Initially there were just two shows scheduled...

On the Burning Ground

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...Van Morrison interviewed by Rick McGrath in Georgia Straight, May 1971.Filing out of a Bob Dylan arena show in 2005 I found myself behind a group of friends discussing the show – one was disappointed: ‘It wasn’t like the records’, she said....

Down the Road

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...Candy Meets … Van Morrison, NPS (Dutch public service TV), recorded in Cardiff, 14 April 2007 and broadcast 28 October and 11 November 2007.When Van Morrison sings about exile, what does he mean? Exile from what, and from where? It’s...

Hit the Road, Jack: Van Morrison and On the Road

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...For me, it was Kerouac. I was working with this geezer who was reading all this stuff so he gave me a few books by Kerouac and then Sartre, Nausea. Things like that. Initially you go – woh! – when you’re older it’s a different take but I...

Listening to the Lion

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...R.D. Laing: All the times that I’ve listened to your voice, you seem to sing somewhere between your throat and your heart. Sometimes it’s right in your heart, sometimes it’s more up in your throat. When you do that now, is that the zone...

Caught One More Time

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...Throughout Morrison’s catalogue run a number of key themes or motifs, which ebb and flow, pulsing through the work and becoming both quite central, and yet always somehow evasive of definitive statement. Some come from the wider fields...

What Makes the Irish Heart Beat?

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...This chapter seeks to investigate how ‘Irishness’ functions as a discourse within Van Morrison’s music. But immediately we have a puzzle: if we ask ourselves the question ‘How Irish is Van Morrison’s music?’ then the easy answer is, ‘Not...

Belfast

Miriam Crozier

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 277,391 (2000) Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and is situated in the east of the region, at the mouth of Belfast Lough. It is served by two airports, has several terminals...

A Three-cornered Quartet

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...Introduction What is through-composition? This is a term I use to mean how a collection of songs, or album, possesses a unity which runs more deeply than the fact of their being gathered together under one title. The connections may...

Get the Words on the Page

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...This part of the book seeks to examine Van Morrison as a writer, doing so via case studies of a trio of his most famous songs (what he calls ‘the Hits’) and an assessment of Morrison as a writer of love songs. Musical and vocal-performative...