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Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat FLAC album

Performer: Van Morrison
Genre: Rock / Folk and World music
Title: Irish Heartbeat
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1988
Style: Folk Rock, Celtic
FLAC version ZIP size: 1663 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1858 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1812 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 836

Irish Heartbeat is the eighteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and is a collaboration with the traditional Irish musical group the Chieftains, released in 1988. It was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, Ireland, and reached number 18 in the UK album charts. The album was recorded on dates from September to December 1987 and in January 1988. The Chieftains and Van Morrison had met years before at the Edinburgh rock festival.

On their wide musical journeys in the '80s, the Chieftains decided to collaborate with Van Morrison, who had an artistic peak at the end of the decade. The result was a highlight in both of their '80s productions: the traditional Irish Heartbeat, with Morrison on lead vocals and a guest appearance from the Mary Black. Morrisonand Moloney's production puts the vocals up front with a sparse background, sometimes with a backdrop of intertwining strings and flutes, the same way Morrison would later use the Chieftains on his Hymns to the Silence.

Irish Heartbeat~Van Morrison and The Chieftains 3:55. Tá mo Chleamhnas Déanta - Van Morrison & The Chieftains 3:32. Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Star of the County Down 2:43. Van Morrison - Raglan Road - original 4:37. The Chieftains- Marie's Wedding 3:15. VAN MORRISON-THE CHIEFTAINS - Celtic ray 4:39. Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Ta Mo Chleamhnas Deanta 3:14.

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Reissued, Remastered. It's not often mentioned as one of Van Morrison's signature performances, but the highpoint of this 1988 collaboration-a heartbreaking rendition of the traditional tune s with anything the man has done. Morrison delivers the deathbed lament with a mix of fervor and penitence that's utterly convincing as the Chieftains enshroud him in a Gaelic tapestry of sound. Both sons of Ireland together. this album is quite nice. No burn down the empire, dam the Brits just good folksy tunes of the classic nature with limited electronics and instrumentation of the old sod. Great album for any lover of Irish songs Best of both genres.


A Irish Heartbeat 3:52
B Irish Heartbeat 3:52

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Caledonia Productions Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – PolyGram
  • Distributed By – PolyGram Distribution Inc.


  • Engineer – Brian Masterson
  • Producer – Paddy Moloney
  • Producer, Written By – Van Morrison


From the compact disc, cassette & album "Irish Heartbeat"

Both sides are identical

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix (Etched)): MS 76272A 2 SNB 260 DM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
870 542-2, MERCD 271 Van Morrison & The Chieftains Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat ‎(CD, Single) Mercury, Mercury, Phonogram 870 542-2, MERCD 271 UK & Europe 1988
PRO 616-7 Van Morrison & The Chieftains Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat ‎(7", Promo) Mercury PRO 616-7 US 1988
870 542-7, MER 271 Van Morrison & The Chieftains Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat ‎(7", Single) Mercury, Mercury 870 542-7, MER 271 Europe 1988
870 542-7 Van Morrison Irish Heartbeat ‎(7", Single) Mercury 870 542-7 Australia 1988
DJM 275 Van Morrison Irish Heartbeat ‎(12", Single, Promo) Mercury DJM 275 Canada 1988