23 Songs, 1 Hour 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Enya’s trademark sound is a reverberant backwash of many voices from one larynx, a multitracked vocal orchestra undulating across plucked strings and discreet instrumentation. This sonic calling card radically changes everything it touches, adding mystery and magic to traditionally structured ballads (“Stars and Midnight Blue”), turning slower songs into swelling ambient flushes (“Drifting,” “Sumiregusa [Wild Violet]”) and swirling Celtic incantations (“The River Sings”) or simply making chamber pop (“Amarantine,” “My! My! Time Flies!”) sound like Enya, her own personalized genre.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Enya’s trademark sound is a reverberant backwash of many voices from one larynx, a multitracked vocal orchestra undulating across plucked strings and discreet instrumentation. This sonic calling card radically changes everything it touches, adding mystery and magic to traditionally structured ballads (“Stars and Midnight Blue”), turning slower songs into swelling ambient flushes (“Drifting,” “Sumiregusa [Wild Violet]”) and swirling Celtic incantations (“The River Sings”) or simply making chamber pop (“Amarantine,” “My! My! Time Flies!”) sound like Enya, her own personalized genre.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
50 Ratings
50 Ratings
dancerpeep ,

Great Collection of Beauty!

This is a superb collection of Enya's greatest works. One track i'm suprised didn't make the list was Book of Days. Besides that this turned out pretty good. She's definitly made a mark of her own.

abbaking ,

Only the best from Enya

This new album from Enya contains perhaps her best works ever. There are many different Enya songs on this album ranging from the slow ballad "If I Could Be Where You Are" to the newer rock-like song "My! My! Time Flies. Included in this album is a lesser known song "Aniron", a previously unreleased song from the hit motion picture Lord Of The Rings. To die hard Enya fans out there, like myself, this new album will not dissapoint you. I personally love Wild Child and The River Sings...and I am so glad both are included on this greatest hits album. Enjoy!

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Anything new here? - Yes, sort of

The Aniron track is a new version--turning the track from Lord of the Rings into a complete vocal song, with simple synthesizer "strings" background instead of acoustic strings. The most striking change is a firm ending to the song. Its possible this has been released on the B side of an obscure single, but its the first time I've heard it.

Otherwise there are no other new tracks. Hopefully we can get at least one new single with an original new song in conjunction with this release--but one has not been announced.

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