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A Sense of Wonder

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Recorded  1983
Producer  Van Morrison
Release date  1985
Length  43:08
Artist  Van Morrison
Label  Mercury Records
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Released  1985 January 2008 (Reissue)
A Sense of Wonder (1985)  No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Genres  Rock music, Celtic music, Blue-eyed soul
Similar  Van Morrison albums, Rock music albums

Van morrison a sense of wonder lyrics on screen

A Sense of Wonder is the fifteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison released in 1985. On first release, original pressings had to be recalled when the W. B. Yeats estate refused to allow Morrison's musical version of the poem "Crazy Jane on God" to be included, as they believed his poems should only be set to classical music. Morrison substituted "If You Only Knew" for the Yeats' recording. (Later, perhaps due to Morrison's efforts, Yeats poems would be put to rock settings on a whole album).


The 29 January 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains an alternative take of "Crazy Jane on God" and "A Sense of Wonder".

Van morrison a sense of wonder

Track listing

All songs written by Van Morrison unless stated otherwise.

Side one

  1. "Tore Down a la Rimbaud" – 4:09
  2. "Ancient of Days" – 3:37
  3. "Evening Meditation" – 4:13
  4. "The Master's Eyes" – 4:01
  5. "What Would I Do" (Ray Charles) – 5:10

Side two

  1. "A Sense of Wonder" – 7:09
  2. "Boffyflow and Spike"  – 3:06
  3. "If You Only Knew" (Mose Allison) – 2:56
  4. "Let the Slave (Incorporating the Price of Experience)" (William Blake, Adrian Mitchell, Kate Westbrook) – 5:26
  5. "A New Kind of Man" – 3:21

Bonus tracks (2008 CD reissue)

  1. "Crazy Jane on God" – 3:50 (Alternative take) (William Mathieu, Morrison, William Butler Yeats)
  2. "A Sense of Wonder" – 6:06 (Alternative take)


  • Van Morrison – guitar, piano, vocals
  • John Allair – Hammond organ
  • Bob Doll – trumpet
  • Tom Donlinger – drums
  • Pee Wee Ellis – tenor saxophone
  • David Hayes – bass
  • Pauline Lazano – backing vocals
  • Chris Michie – guitar
  • Bianca Thornton – backing vocals
  • Moving Hearts – group, performer on "A Sense of Wonder" and "Boffyflow and Spike"
  • Production

  • Producer and director: Van Morrison
  • Mixing: Jim Stern and Mick Glossop
  • Project coordination: John Walter
  • Sleeve design and art direction: Andrew Plewett
  • Cover art: Torchlight, London
  • Photography: Paul Cox
  • Horn arrangements: Pee Wee Ellis
  • Album

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    1Tore Down a La Rimbaud4:13
    2Ancient of Days3:40
    3Evening Meditation4:15


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