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.
The 4-CD/DVD collection includes the original album with newly remastered sound, unreleased live and studio recordings, classic music videos, concert footage, a 30 minute documentary, featuring a new interview with David Coverdale, Whitesnake’s founder and lead singer. The music comes with a 60-page hardbound book that’s filled with rare and unseen photos from the era, an extended essay based on new interviews with Coverdale, plus a booklet of the album’s lyrics, handwritten by Coverdale…
Themes from Calmi Cuori Appassionati is a soundtrack album by Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released in Japan on 30 October 2001 by WEA International. It is compiled of songs recorded between 1986 and 2000 that were used for the soundtrack to the 2001 Japanese romantic film Calmi Cuori Appassionati. The album entered the Japanese album chart at number two, and become Enya's second album after Paint the Sky with Stars – The Very Best of Enya (1997) to sell one million copies in the country.
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.
THE CELTS is the 1992 re-release of a 1987 album simply titled ENYA, containing 15 selections originally composed for a BBC series of the same name. Although a number of the tracks sound dated, several others, including "To Go Beyond (II)" are notable for how they locate the origins of the classic Enya sound, far removed from earlier Celtic efforts…
Marking 30 years since its original release comes the definitive edition of one of the all-time classic Doom Metal albums. Legendary Swedish band Candlemass - formed in 1984 - is known for its influential 'Epic Doom Metal' sound, which ievolved out of the masterful Black Sabbath. Released in 1987, Nightfall was the second Candlemass studio album. Alongside the band’s debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, Nightfall was instrumental in shaping the birth of the still thriving Doom Metal scene. On Nightfall, making his debut with the band was vocalist Jan Alfredo Marcolin, better known as Messiah Marcolin, who became highly respected due to his powerful, soaring and theatrical tones. This deluxe anniversary edition includes previously unreleased alternate rough mixes of the album, tracks from the studio sessions, plus a rare rehearsal recording from 1987 featuring renditions of songs prior to the album being recorded.
While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-'80s, the Sisters of Mercy may have seemed quiet, but they roared back with 1987's Floodland. Opening with the driving two-part hymn "Dominion/Mother Russia," Sisters leader Andrew Eldritch (along with bassist Patricia Morrison) creates a black soundscape that is majestic and vast. While the earlier Sisters releases were noisy, sometimes harsh affairs, Floodland is filled with lush production (thanks to Meat Loaf writer/producer Jim Steinman and the New York Choral Society) and lyric imagery that is both scary and glorious. The slower tracks, like "Flood" and "1959," are some of the best ethereal sounds goth has to offer, and the downright regal "This Corrosion" is one of the best songs of the genre. A definite milestone.