What an exquisite song, one of Van Morrison‘s truly perfect pieces of meditative music. ’In The Garden’ appears on the 1986 album ‘No Guru No Method No Teacher.’ The title of the album may have been his answer to fans and media who wanted to know who he followed – or maybe not! There’s little point in trying to analyse his music – it is always better to listen and allow it to speak at the point of its intention, a deeper place.
In 1987 Van Morrison organised a conference at Loughborough University called the ‘The Secret Heart Of Music’ exploring the power of music to change consciousness. Despite his efforts, it was reported that he couldn’t or wouldn’t engage in the workshops. I smiled when I read that.
Van Morrison may look like a grumpy cab driver but man can he sing, and he can write a bit too!