Van Morrison

Linden Arden Stole the Highlights

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One of the most bizarre yet compelling songs on Veedon Fleece is "Linden Arden Stole the Highlights". Morrison gives the song a vocal that sounds positively possessed, as the melody reaches the upper limits of the singer's range. Essentially an Irish fable, the song contains some unusual imagery, although when you hear Morrison singing lines such as "and he loved the little children like they were his very own", it cannot be truly evoked on paper. One of the most perfectly constructed songs on Veedon Fleece, it seems to create it's own world - and the song is unlike anything in Van Morrison's canon. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there have been no recordings of the song by any other artists.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Veedon Fleece 1974 Polydor 2:37