Van Morrison Inarticulate Speech of the Heart on Vinyl LP from Rhino Records
Van Morrison's Final Warner Bros. Album Steeped in Spirituality, Contemplation, Instrumental Expressiveness: 1983's Inarticulate Speech of the Heart Finally Back on Vinyl LP
Deeply contemplative and spiritually emotional, Inarticulate Speech of the Heart marks the end of Van Morrison's tenure on Warner Bros. Records and the pinnacle of his jazz explorations. Featuring four capricious instrumentals amongst its eleven radiant tracks, the warm and breezy set envelops the listener as much with sounds as it does words. This 1983 set sounds fantastic in analog and includes standout numbers like the sublime "Higher Than the World" and live staple "Rave On, John Donne."
Inspired at an early age by Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Lead Belly and Solomon Burke, the Belfast-born Morrison was just 18 when he joined the R&B combo Them in 1964. Known for spontaneous, energetic performances, Them represented the Northern Irish element of the 1960s British Invasion, breaking into the pantheon with the indelible "Gloria." Morrison began his solo career with the Top 10 pop smash and radio perennial "Brown Eyed Girl," but soon moved in compelling new directions. He's boldly crossed numerous musical genres in the decades that followed, investigating country music, jazz, New Orleans R&B, traditional Celtic folk and straight-ahead rock n' roll.