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Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart Original recording remastered, Extra tracks


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  • Audio CD (30 Jun. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Exile/Polydor
  • ASIN: B0018PJF0C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,109 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Higher Than The World
2. Connswater
3. River Of Time
4. Celtic Swing
5. Rave On John Donne
6. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No.1
7. Irish Heartbeat
8. The Street Only Knew Your Name
9. Cry For Home
10. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No.2
11. September Night
12. Cry For Home
13. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No.2

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Janie on 17 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
The previous reviewer completely misses the wonder and beauty of this album. It was a very brave and experimental album for Van at the time, including a number of instrumental pieces, moving away from conventional song structures to a more meditative and ambient style. But it works sublimely - this is the Van Morrison album I have listened to most in my life. And the track Rave on John Donne is the piece I have listened to most. It's sublime - it touches you deep in your soul. This is music that comes from a higher state of consciousness and it takes the listener to a sacred place too. The tracks September Night and Inarticulate Speech Nos 1 and 2 are especially inspiring and sublime too. For me, this album was the highest peak of Van's spiritual and contemplative 80s phase, and contains a large portion of the greatest music he has produced.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
"Inarticulate Speech Of the Heart" is part of the 2nd wave of Van Morrison remastered reissues to hit the shops in 2008 (see full list below). Released Monday 30 June 2008 in the UK and 1 July 2008 in the USA, it boasts an upgraded booklet, a supposedly new 96k/24 bit remaster and 2 bonus tracks for the first time.

Here's the layout (56:31 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 10 make the album originally released in March 1983 on Mercury Records
Tracks 11 and 12 are Alternate Takes of "Cry For Home" and "Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No.2" and both are previously unreleased bonus tracks exclusive to this disc

The band consisted of:
MARK ISHAM on Synthesisers and Trumpet
CHRIS MITCHIE on Guitars
PEE WEE ELLIS on Sax, Flute and Backing Vocals
JOHN ALLAIR on Organ and Fender Rhodes
ARTY McGLYNN on Acoustic Guitar
DAVY SPILLANE on Irish Uileann Pipes and Low Flute
DAVID HAYES on Bass
PETER VAN HOOKE and TOM DONLINGER on Drums and Percussion

I played this album and its `Celtic mysticism' to absolute death in a Dublin bedsit in 1983 - often finding that it moved me to tears. "I'm a soul in wonder..." he sang on version No. 2 of "Inarticulate..." and I often felt that on hearing this criminally underrated 80's masterpiece. I only have to hear the lyrical workout of the extraordinary and wonderful "Rave On, John Dunne" and I'm off to Vanland...

The inlay beneath the see-through CD tray has the same artwork as the album, the booklet reproduces the lyrics for the first time and of course session details, but the booklet is only functionary if not a little sloppy - and even sly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Nov. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This brooding masterpiece has been re-released with two extra tracks. Van Morrison's softer & folkier side is revealed here; his R&B excursions are nowhere to be found. The lovely ballad Higher Than The World opens this album of mellow music and high spirituality and is followed by the beautiful instrumental Connswater & River Of Time which sort of drifts along.

Celtic Swing is compelling, another splendid instrumental with a foot tapping rhythm and evocative wind instruments. Rave On, John Donne is a tour de force in which Morrison mentions a long list of visionary artists of the last two centuries, a very powerful song in which I suppose he lists those writers with whom he feels a certain spiritual affinity. He even mentions the Rosy Cross, Theosophy and the Golden Dawn!

Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart No. 1 is a flowing instrumental with outstanding piano and just a hint of ethereal backing vocals, whilst Irish Heartbeat is a tender, achingly beautiful ballad, almost like a lullaby. The Street Only Knew Your Name is a mid tempo rocker where Van does some of his characteristic vocalizing. Cry For Home is another tuneful ballad with a lilting rhythm, whilst Inarticulate Speech No. 2 has Van's vocals that are missing in the first version and some great lyrics too.

The slow and winding September Night is another semi-instrumental with ethereal backing vocals and wordless vocalizing. The additional versions of Cry For Home & Inarticulate Speech No. 2 both seem a bit less polished than the standard versions but lovely nevertheless. This deeply spiritual album forms a cohesive whole. It may not be amongst Morrison's most popular, but true fans will love it for its melodic simplicity and stately elegance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. C. Wood on 20 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Of all Van Morrison's albums this is by far my favourite and I have listened to it so many times since its release in 1983 without ever tiring of it. Indeed it's a wonder I haven't worn it out. What comes across is the feeling that the great man was very much at peace during this recording and there is a warmth that permeates the album throughout. Although it's hard to choose stand out tracks Irish Heartbeat touches your soul with it's simple message. This remastered version contains alternative versions of two tracks, Cry for home and ISOTH 2, that rest well at the end of the cd and they do not detract from an album that works so well in its original form. With many albums there are tracks that you choose to play and ones that you skip. This is not the case with this album and it forms a cohesive whole that just gets better each time you listen to it. A wonderful album.
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