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Inarticulate Speech of the Heart


Warner Bros.

This one's not a prized item in the Van canon, but its gentle, melodic flavor and emphasis on gauzy Celtic sounds — more pastel than his later collaborations with The Chieftains — make it a real charmer. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart is largely preoccupied with spiritualism, searching and healing, and features virtually none of Van's blue-eyed-soul bombast. Not for everyone, but shows a different side of the man.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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