Three Chords & the Truth (Van Morrison album)

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Three Chords & the Truth
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Studio album by
Released25 October 2019 (2019-10-25)
Length67:30
Label
ProducerVan Morrison
Van Morrison chronology
The Prophet Speaks
(2018)
Three Chords & the Truth
(2019)

Three Chords & the Truth is the 41st studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. The album was released on 25 October 2019 by Exile Productions and Caroline Records.[1] Morrison produced and wrote all tracks on the album, except "If We Wait for Mountains", which he co-wrote with Don Black.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
American Songwriter4/5 stars[5]
The Philadelphia Inquirer3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork7.3/10[7]

Three Chords & the Truth was met with generally positive reviews from critics noted at review aggregator Metacritic. This release received a weighted average score of 80 out of 100, based on 7 reviews.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Van Morrison, except "If We Wait for Mountains", co-written with Don Black.

No.TitleLength
1."March Winds in February"4:37
2."Fame Will Eat the Soul"4:51
3."Dark Night of the Soul"5:56
4."In Search of Grace"3:41
5."Nobody in Charge"4:12
6."You Don't Understand"6:17
7."Read Between the Lines"3:41
8."Does Love Conquer All?"4:42
9."Early Days"3:40
10."If We Wait for Mountains"2:42
11."Up on Broadway"6:23
12."Three Chords and the Truth"5:00
13."Bags Under My Eyes"4:05
14."Days Gone By"7:43
Total length:67:30

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 57
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[12] 74
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[13] 18
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 170
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 11
Irish Albums (IRMA)[16] 15
Italian Albums (FIMI)[17] 38
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[18] 127
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[19] 20
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[20] 23
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 7
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 34
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 13
US Billboard 200[25] 57
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three Chords and the Truth by Van Morrison". Apple Music. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ Blistein, Jon (18 September 2019). "Van Morrison Previews New Album With Graceful 'Dark Night of the Soul'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Three Chords and the Truth by Van Morrison Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Three Chords and the Truth – Van Morrison". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Hal (24 October 2019). "Van Morrison: Three Chords and the Truth". American Songwriter. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  6. ^ DeLuca, Dan (31 October 2019). "Album reviews: Miranda Lambert, Van Morrison, and that dog". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  7. ^ Woodbury, Jason P. (31 October 2019). "Van Morrison: Three Chords and the Truth Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201944 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Van Morrison". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Three Chords And The Truth | ヴァン・モリソン". Oricon. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Charts.nz – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Van Morrison – Three Chords & the Truth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  25. ^ "Van Morrison Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  26. ^ "Van Morrison Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2019.