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Illustration: tears of disappointed Enya fans
Many of us were hoping to get a new release from Enya this year but it was all in vain. Two years ago, the Enya team confirmed they were working on a new album with a choir and an orchestra at the Abbey Road studios but since then there has been no communication.
The long silence led fans to speculating (since there was nothing else left to discuss) about why the album took so long. The pessimist lot say that Enya discarded the Abbey Road material to rerecord it alone. She is a known perfectionist to say the least, so I can see where this is coming from. The optimists suggested that the long wait was caused by Enya preparing a live event to accompany the album. Taking the music to stage has been mentioned in one form or another since the very beginning of her career and never realised so far. Now, this sounds nicer straight away.
We have no way of knowing what’s causing the unusually long silence (even for Enya!) until the album comes out and she says more about it. I kinda believe that it’s just Enya being Enya and recording hundreds of layers to lay over some more layers, y’know. So let’s keep calm and listen to something else.*
*It has been suggested that ‘If I Could Be Where You Are‘ has some appropriate lines for times like these. Or maybe even ‘Amarantine.’ Thinking about it, Enya has a surprising number of songs talking about people crying.
There’s a rumour floating on the Internet claiming Enya’s involvement in the last Hobbit movie. Unfortunately, it is completely unfounded and was promptly denied by Aigle Music.
It is certainly not the first time we see rumours about Enya circulating on the web, the very same rumour spread before the release of the second part of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows three years ago.
UPDATE: It seems that MoviePilot that originally started the rumour insists on not letting go and continue to feed the controversy despite Enya’s recording company clearly stating that the story was “100% made up” and “total rubbish.”
I decided to write a short article since this week marks both Orinoco Flow’s 25th anniversary and this site’s 10th birthday. I didn’t have to go too far for inspiration since I found this post waiting in my WIP folder. It seems that when I made a poll about what you wanted to read about a year ago, you picked nifty promos. I hope that you still want to read about them, even after this very Enyalike delay.
So here is a completely subjective selection of releases from my collection that do not contain any exclusive tracks, nor are super-rare but look very good. Collected just for their looks. Shallow collecting at its best ;)
It’s official now, Watermark was released over 25 years ago! To commemorate the album release and Enya’s first Top 1 single, Raidio na Gaeltachta played some snippets from an interview Enya did with them at the time. The presenter introduced the piece by explaining that this time 25 years ago Enya released her debut album and that Orinoco Flow was at the top of the charts.
You can listen to the interview (in Gaelic!) on Raidio na Gaeltachta website (it starts from 22 mins on) and read the English translation kindly provided by Draíocht an Dúlra in the article archive.
<– There are also some new photos in the gallery.
Right now, we are getting into murky domain of absolute Enya completists. If you got here, it means that you’ve already heard all of Enya’s solo material and are willing to listen to anything that she’s ever put her finger on. Why not, I say.
I thought I’d do a short follow-up to the last post and show you some official Enya promotional photos as well. While there are many photos of Enya for sale on eBay, only some of them are genuine items released by her recording company.
Two things happened a while ago that persuaded me that this post was meant to be written. First, Dani asked me to do it and then Enya fell on me while I was reading a book. Now, it wasn’t Enya Enya, it was just a badly attached poster of Enya but since I will be writing about posters, it surely was a sign, wasn’t it?
There are things that are indisponsable in life. Detailed konwledge of the Enya discography is surely one of them, so I made this quiz for you. Good luck!
‘The Frog Prince’ album contains music that Enya composed for the 1984 romantic comedy of the same name. The soundtrack released the following year includes 9 instrumentals composed by Enya, 2 songs composed and performed by her and a couple of jazz standards performed by Jazz Club. Contrary to popular belief, the cd is very easy to buy (used copies start at $2) and not rare at all. The question is more whether you should give it a try and include it in your Enya collection or not.