In March 1983.

In March 1983, “Mercury” label released “Inarticulate Speech of the Heart” the fourteenth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Town House” in London, “The Record Plant” in “Harbour Sound” in Sausalito, “Tres Virgos” in San Rafael and “Lombard Sound” in Dublin, and was produced by Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison – lead vocals, guitar, electric piano, alto saxophone
  • Arty McGlynn– acoustic guitar
  • Chris Michie– guitar
  • Mark Isham– synthesizer, trumpet
  • John Allair – organ, electric piano
  • Pee Wee Ellis– soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Davy Spillane– Uilleann pipes, alto flute
  • David Hayes– bass
  • Peter Van Hooke– drums, tambourine
  • Tom Donlinger – percussion, drums
  • Mihr Un Nisa Douglass – backing vocals
  • Stephanie Douglass – backing vocals
  • Pauline Lozana – backing vocals
  • Annie Stocking – backing vocals
  • Bianca Thornton– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  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

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