ms 76233 Tore Down A La Rimbaud
Produced by Van Morrison
Released on 1984
no chart information
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ms 76233 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

R eleased in Canada as a single and in the US as a promotional single, “Tore Down A La Rimbaud” led off the forthcoming A Sense of Wonder. The song, which namechecks the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, is apparently about writer’s block. (For more on that, read his 1985 interview with New Age magazine.) And as long as I’m linking, there’s a great Arthur Rimbaud site on the Internet too. The B side is a live version of “Haunts of Ancient Peace” which may or not originate from the Grand Opera House elpee. Both songs are done in a similar style: horns, female backing vocals and a misty spirituality that almost sounds like Van’s approximation of Avalon-period Roxy. Both tracks also bode well for The Artist at 40, who seems in a suitably reflective mood.

TRACK LISTING

  1. TORE DOWN A LA RIMBAUD    (Van Morrison)    4:05
  2. HAUNTS OF ANCIENT PEACE (LIVE)    (Van Morrison)    6:23

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
CAN 1984 Mercury 7" ms 76233 picture sleeve
US 1985 Mercury 7PRO 880 669 feat. A on both sides

 

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