Inarticulate Speech Of the Heart

Inarticulate Speech Of the Heart

Inarticulate Speech of the Heart is the fourteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1983. Morrison said he arrived at the title from a Shavian saying: "that idea of communicating with as little articulation as possible, at the same time being emotionally articulate". As his last album for Warner Bros. Records, he decided to do an album which had more than the usual complement of instrumental tracks. As he explained in 1984, "Sometimes when I'm playing something, I'm just sort of humming along with it, and that's got a different vibration than an actual song. So the instrumentals just come from trying to get that form of expression, which is not the same as writing a song." Although not expanded upon, of note is that a special thanks is given to L. Ron Hubbard in the liner notes. The reissued and remastered version of the album contains alternative takes of "Cry for Home" and "Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 2".

Tracklist

A1 Higher Than The World 3:42
A2 Connswater 4:09
A3 River Of Time 3:02
A4 Celtic Swing 5:03
A5 Rave On, John Donne 5:12
B1 Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No. 1 4:53
B2 Irish Heartbeat 4:40
B3 The Street Only Knew Your Name 3:36
B4 Cry For Home 3:44
B5 Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No. 2 3:53
B6 September Night 5:15

 

Inarticulate Speech Of the Heart

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