Ancient Heart

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Ancient Heart
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Studio album by Tanita Tikaram
Released 13 September 1988
Recorded April–July 1988
Red House Studios, Silsoe
Genre Rock, pop, folk
Length 44:20
Label WEA 9031-71030-3
Producer Rod Argent, Peter Van Hooke
Tanita Tikaram chronology
Ancient Heart
The Sweet Keeper
(1990)The Sweet Keeper1990
Singles from Ancient Heart
  1. "Good Tradition"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Twist in My Sobriety"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Cathedral Song"
    Released: 1989
  4. "World Outside Your Window"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ancient Heart is the debut studio album by Tanita Tikaram.[2][3] The record was initially released by Warner Music Group on 13 September 1988. The album had huge success and was a hit globally, launching Tanita's mainstream career. Guest musicians included Rod Argent, Mark Isham, Peter Van Hooke, Paul Brady, and Brendan Croker. Argent and Van Hooke produced the album. The record includes four singles.

It was the best selling of album 1989 in Germany.

Track listing[edit]

All words and music by Tanita Tikaram.

  1. "Good Tradition"
  2. "Cathedral Song"
  3. "Sighing Innocents"
  4. "I Love You"
  5. "World Outside Your Window"
  6. "For All These Years"
  7. "Twist in My Sobriety"
  8. "Poor Cow"
  9. "He Likes the Sun"
  10. "Valentine Heart"
  11. "Preyed Upon"



  1. ^ Promis, Jose F. "Tanita Tikaram: Ancient Heart". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tentative Review #63". 2 January 1998. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tanita Tikaram – Ancient Heart". Discogs. Retrieved 16 August 2016.