Enya, or, better, Eithne Ni Bhraonain (one of the Clannad family), concocted a potion of Celtic-like melodies, exotic rhythms, neoclassical electronics and angelic whispers that would be hugely influential, particularly on new-age music (which, in turn, was also her main influence). Her solo debut, Enya (1987), highlighted her talent for composing catchy and celestial melodies, embellishing them with all sorts of crescendoes and bridges, and adding march-like tempos to them. The symbiosis between her childish tone and Nicky Ryan's meticulous, almost orchestral arrangements was magic..
Unique limited edition consists of seven discs and includes 111 songs and instrumentals of the great Irish woman named Enya. At the initiative of Olaf Thulemann was created this collection of albums with bonus tracks arranged in chronological order. All musical materials have been thoroughly treated in Tokyo mastering studio "Sekiguchidai Studio". We give gratitude to Mr. Ken and his assistants. These discs will give you a real pleasure with the music of mysterious Queen of New Age.
A Box of Dreams is a limited edition 3-disc box set by Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released on 1 December 1997 by Warner Music. The set was a companion release to her first compilation album Paint the Sky with Stars – The Best of Enya, released the previous month. A Box of Dreams contains 46 tracks from her 1987 debut album Enya to Paint the Sky with Stars across three discs, each thematically arranged: "Oceans" contains Enya's upbeat tracks, "Clouds" is a collection of her piano instrumentals, and "Stars" contain slow ballads and more atmospheric tracks.
Only Time - The Collection is a box set from Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released in November 2002 by Warner Music Group. The set contains 51 tracks across four discs that spans her 1987 debut album Enya through her 2002 single "May It Be". A 48-page booklet with liner notes and lyrics by her longtime lyricist Roma Ryan is included. This release was a limited worldwide release of 200,000. The selection of songs was made by Enya, Nicky and Roma.
Watermark is the second studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released on 19 September 1988 by Warner Music internationally and on 10 January 1989 by Geffen Records in the United States. Watermark received many positive reviews from critics and it became an unexpected commercial success, which propelled Enya to worldwide fame. It peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart, number twenty-five on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and reached number one in New Zealand and Switzerland. It was certified quadruple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and the Recording Industry Association of America…
After 75 million sales; four Grammy Awards; six World Music Awards; an Ivor Novello, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nomination; and seven studio albums (plus the ‘Paint The Sky With Stars’ compilation) which have hit the upper echelons of charts all over the world, Enya will embark upon a new chapter in her spectacular career with the November 20th release of her new album Dark Sky Island. The Enya creative triumvirate – Enya, producer and sound engineer Nicky Ryan, and lyricist Roma Ryan – started work on the album in the spring of 2012. Inspired by Roma’s work on a series of poetry books themed around islands and specifically the island of Sark’s decision to be designated as a dark sky island, the album’s title track was the first song to be written for the collection. The album’s buoyantly optimistic first single ‘Echoes in Rain’ possesses an irresistible surge of globe-trotting euphoria which made it an obvious choice as the album’s lead track. While it shares the adventurous themes of Enya’s breakthrough hit ‘Orinoco Flow’, its rhythmic march instead celebrates the anticipation of a journey’s end.