Three Chords & the Truth (Van Morrison album)

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]

Three Chords & the Truth
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)

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]
American Songwriter[5]
The Philadelphia Inquirer[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

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

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

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  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. "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.
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  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.
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