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Amarantine (2005) - Grammy Winner!

Artist: Enya
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Format: CD
Sku: 64012249
UPC: 093624947424
UPC 14: 00093624947424
Release Date: 11/22/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Less Than A Pearl ~ Enya
2. Amarantine ~ Enya
3. It's In The Rain ~ Enya
4. If I Could Be Where You Are ~ Enya
5. River Sings, The ~ Enya
6. Long, Long Journey ~ Enya
7. Sumiregusa ~ Enya
8. Someone Said Goodbye ~ Enya
9. Moment Lost, A ~ Enya
10. Drifting ~ Enya
11. Amid The Falling Snow ~ Enya
12. Water Shows The Hidden Heart ~ Enya
 
Recorded in Ireland, Amarantine is classic Enya and once again, the record is a product of the extraordinary and long-standing creative partnership Enya has enjoyed throughout her career with producer/arranger Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan. From the soaring choruses of the title track to the exquisite nuances of Wild Violet based on a haiku by the Japanese poet Basho, everything you could want from an Enya record is here in abundance.

Lyrically, however, you will find one or two innovations. In the past, Enya has sung lyrics written for her by Roma in Gaelic, Welsh, Latin and Spanish, as well as English. This time there is no Gaelic. But in addition to the song in Japanese, Enya sings three songs written in a customised language invented by Roma. The idea arose after she'd written lyrics in Elvish when Enya was invited to sing the theme song for The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring soundtrack, at the personal request of director Peter Jackson.

With more than 65 million album sales to date, Enya is one of the world's biggest selling artists. A Day Without Rain was released in 2000 and became her biggest selling album to date, staying on the Billboard album chart for over two years.

In 2001 two of Enya's songs "May It Be" and "Aníron" appeared in the film The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring. Enya, Nicky and Roma were all nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for "May It Be."

Now comes Amarantine, Enya's most rounded and fully realized work to date, music that is as timeless and enduring as the amaranth itself, the mythical flower that never fades.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Lyricist: Roma Ryan.
Muze PNote Personnel: Enya (vocals, various instruments).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Nicky Ryan.
Muze PNote Recording information: Aigle Studio (2003-2005).
Muze PNote Photographer: Simon Fowler .
Muze PNote Arranger: Nicky Ryan.
Muze PNote After a five-year silence in the wake of her phenomenally successful release A DAY WITHOUT RAIN, Enya reemerged in 2005 with AMARANTINE. The singer knows better than to mess with a good thing, and all of the hallmarks of her sound are here: the evocative Celtic overtones, the symphonic arrangements and lush soundscapes, and the singer's pure, haunting vocals. Additionally, Enya's long-time creative sidekicks--producer arranger Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan--are on board here too, and the time-tested results show.
Muze PNote AMARANTINE, a poetic name for a mythical, everlasting flower, is an appropriate metaphor for the music. Luxuriant, mysterious, and with a deep aesthetic sense, Enya's music seems to surge and unfurl like a blooming flower. Fans who feared Enya may have lost her touch since this album's multi-platinum predecessor can rest easy. Atmospheric, stirring, and masterfully executed, AMARANTINE is as fully realized and accomplished as anything the artist has released.

Producer: Nicky Ryan

Engineer: Daniel Polley; Nicky Ryan

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Hollywood's Greatest Hi
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Pure Moods
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Pure Moods
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: A Very Special Christmas

Associated Artists and Works

Celtic Garden: A Celtic Tribute to the Music of Sa ~ Arkenstone, David
Naila Boss
Neoera
Original Soundtrack
Pirates
Taliesin Orchestra
Taliesin Orchestra (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/22/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 49474
Music Label Name Label : Reprise
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624947424

Professional Reviews

Uncut (p.114)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[A]s an oasis of calm in a world of noise and chaos; it's easy to understand her appeal."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Enya
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
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