No Guru, No Method, No Teacher was Van Morrison's second studio album for Mercury, following A Sense of Wonder and Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast. Recorded at the height of his spiritual period, it is among the most empathic records in his career. Morrison's seeking of and obsession with "reclaiming the previous" is everywhere, beginning with the set's opener, "Got to Go Back. The album is consumptive in its focus on spiritual innocence as it struggles with notions of God and liberation from earthly constraints. That said, the struggle is visceral; he is immersed in the latter by the sheer physicality of his music even at its most ethereal. Oh the Warm Feeling" underscores the notion of memory and lost innocence amid lovely oboe, acoustic guitar, organ, and vibes as Morrison sings in the past tense, juxtaposing it against the present.
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The four great Van albums are ‘Astral Weeks’, ‘Moondance’, ‘Veedon Fleece’ an. his one. It is a little-regarded thing from the height of Morrison’s rapturous period in the Eighties and it is utterly beautiful. Why? Because no one has realised William Blake’s visionary ambitions more cogently in popular song. Because the songs are remarkable (they make the grammars of curmudgeonliness and ecstasy agree). And the singing is more soulful than any you’ve heard by a white man.
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher Album. No Guru, No Method, No Teacher. A Town Called Paradise.
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In the end, though, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (a line from the sweet Madame George -like reverie In the Garden ) is Morrison’s impatient declaration that his music is not to be confused with religious doctrine, a call to any particular altar. Got to Go Back reveals the spiritual core of Morrison’s work when he recalls schoolboy days communing with Ray Charles records after class - Oh that love that was within me/You know it carried me through - and ultimately it is that kind of elemental soul that resonates throughout this album. Breathe it in all the way down, Morrison instructs.
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|1||Got To Go Back||4:58|
|2||Oh The Warm Feeling||3:14|
|4||A Town Called Paradise||6:14|
|5||In The Garden||5:42|
|6||Tir Na Nog
Arranged By [Strings] – Jeff LabesHarp – Nadine CoxLeader [String Section] – Terry Adams*
|7||Here Comes The Knight||3:40|
|8||Thanks For The Information||7:13|
|9||One Irish Rover||3:31|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Caledonia Productions Inc.
- Produced For – Caledonia Productions Inc., USA
- Manufactured By – PMDC, Germany
- Published By – Intersong Music Ltd.
- Published By – Essential Music
- Recorded At – Studio D, Sausalito, CA
- Recorded At – Record Plant, Sausalito
- Recorded At – The Town House
- Art Direction – Maximillian S.W. Kirsten
- Artwork – The Cream Group
- Backing Vocals – Bianca Thornton, Jeanie Tracy, June Boyce, Rosie Hunter
- Bass – David Hayes
- Coordinator [Project Coordinator] – John Kalinowski
- Cor Anglais [Coranglais], Oboe – Kate St. John
- Drums – Baba Trunde
- Engineer – Jim Stern, Mick Glossop
- Lead Guitar – Chris Michie
- Lead Guitar [Additional] – John Platania
- Piano, Synthesizer – Jeff Labes
- Producer, Written-By – Van Morrison
- Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Richie Buckley
- Trumpet – Martin Drover
NotesMade in West Germany
Printed in West Germany.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 42284 96192 9
- Barcode (String): 042284961929
- Label Code: LC 0309
- SPARS Code: AAD
- Matrix / Runout: 830 077-2 02 / MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC A
- Mastering SID Code: none
- Mould SID Code: none
- Other (Distribution Code: POL): 899
|830 077-2||Van Morrison||No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (CD, Album)||Mercury||830 077-2||US||1986|
|830 077-4||Van Morrison||No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (Cass, Album)||Mercury||830 077-4||Europe||1986|
|25PP-198||Van Morrison||No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (LP)||Mercury||25PP-198||Japan||1986|
|830 077-1||Van Morrison||No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (LP, Album)||Mercury||830 077-1||Australia||1986|
|830 077-1||Van Morrison||No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (LP, Album)||Mercury||830 077-1||Germany||1986|