|Tore Down A La Rimbaud|
|Produced by Van Morrison|
|Released on 1984|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
|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.
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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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