Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
20 June 2018
Artist: VAN MORRISON & THE CHIEFTAINS
Album: IRISH HEARTBEAT
Released: 20 June 1988 – 30 years ago
ROLLING STONE wrote then: “It would be hard to imagine a more natural merger of pop
and folk than this collaboration between Van Morrison and Ireland’s preeminent oldwave traditional band, the Chieftains. Yet even those expectations don’t prepare one for the splendor and intense beauty of ‘Irish Heartbeat’, a collection of ballads that finds both acts at the top of their form. Never hokey and always affecting, Irish Heartbeat taps into the melancholy, deeply spiritual side of the Irish heritage, in which centuries-old music is more than a way of life; it is life. “ Score: 4/5 – Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: A solid gold, Irish roots diamond.
OUTSTANDING TRACK: title song ‘Irish Heartbeat‘ is one to cry to. Overwhelming sentiments, gripping music, entrancing performance. Top!
Album in full…