Enya began working on 'A Day without Rain' in autumn 1998 and released it two years later on 21 November 2000. With over 15 million copies sold, it is Enya's best selling album and also the fifth highest selling album worldwide of 2001.
|01||A Day Without Rain||2:38||Instrumental|
|05||Deora Ar Mo Chroí||2:48||Gaelic|
|10||One By One||3:54||English|
|11||The First Of Autumn||3:10||Instrumental|
"A Day Without Rain is probably the most positive of all the albums in the sense that even reminiscences are looked upon lovingly rather than with only sadness, that you are able to enjoy life,
that you are able to meet the day and not be afraid, but know where you are in it. Hence, the reference to the ocean and water as being one of separation has now become one that is less painful.
Now is the time to see the beauty of life -- in all its seasons."
-Enya, B&N, 2000
" I do think that the abundance of pizzicato on the album was inspired by the pitter-patter of rain. We have a large room above the studio, which we use for resting between recordings, and the sound of rain can be heard quite clearly there." -Enya, Inside Borders, 2001 (enyabookofdays.com)
Design and art direction for the album were done by Stylorouge. The artwork is more contemporary and minimalistic than on Enya's previous albums.
The promotional photography for the album was shot by Sheila Rock and Simon Fowler in Dublin.
Graham Fink directed two videos released to promote the album: 'Only Time' and 'Wild Child.'
The launch party was held in the Somerset House, London. Enya's record company stopped river traffic on the Thames for the fireworks display.
A video documentary featuring Enya, Nicky and Roma talking about the music and the new album was shot at the Humewood Castle near Dublin and distributed to the media. A different edit later appeared on Enya's dvds under the name 'A Life in Music.' The documentary was directed by Rob Connor from Stylorogue.
|Music Fair (Japan)||Only Time||2001||Lip-synched|
|Larry King Live (USA)||Only Time||Nov 8, 2001||Live|
|The View (USA)||Only Time||2001|
|World Music Awards (Monaco)||Only Time||May 2, 2001||Lip-synched|
|Gold Disc Awards (Japan)||Wild Child||Mar 14, 2001||Lip-synched|
|San Remo Festival (Italy)||Wild Child||Mar 3, 2001||Lip-synched|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (USA)||Only Time||Feb 12, 2001||Live|
|Pure Oxygen (USA)||Only Time||Dec 11, 2000||Lip-synched|
|Music Station (Japan)||Only Time||Dec 1, 2000||Lip-synched|
|Live! With Regis (USA)||Only Time||2000|
|Children in Need Fundraiser (UK)||Only Time||Nov 17, 2000||Lip-synched|
'A Day without Rain' won the 2001 Grammy Award for the best new age album and the Japanese Grand Prix Award for the album of the year.
A Day without Rain (worldwide)
A Day without Rain - Wild Child - Only Time Tempus Vernum - Deora ar mo chroí - Flora's Secret Fallen Embers - Silver Inches - Pilgrim One by one - The First of Autumn - Lazy Days
A Day without Rain (USA)
A Day without Rain - Wild Child - Only Time Tempus Vernum - Deora ar mo chroí - Flora's Secret Fallen Embers - Silver Inches - Pilgrim One by one - Lazy Days
A Day without Rain (Japan)
A Day without Rain - Wild Child - Only Time Tempus Vernum - Deora ar mo chroí - Flora's Secret Fallen Embers - Silver Inches - Pilgrim One by one - Isobella - Lazy Days
2000 Only Time
01 Only Time 02 The First of Autumn 03 The Promise
2001 Wild Child
01 Wild Child 02 Midnight Blue 03 Song of the Sandman (Lullaby)
2001 Only Time (remix)
01 Only Time (Remix) 02 Oíche Chiúin 03 Willows on the Water 04 Only Time
Produced by Nicky Ryan
Engineered by Nicky Ryan
Mixed by Enya and Nicky Ryan
Recorded at Aigle Studios
Composed by Enya
Arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan
All instruments and voices by Enya
Lyrics by Roma Ryan
Irish adaptation by Enya
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Additional strings by Wired Strings
Mastered at 360 Mastering by Dick Beetham
Recorded in the digital domain by an analogue brain
Design & art direction by Stylorouge
Front cover photography by Sheila Rock
All other photography by Sheila Rock & Simon Fowler
Costume design by The Handsome Foundation
Enya, Nicky & Roma would like to express their
appreciation to Roger Ames and Nick Phillips.
We would also like to say BIG THANKS to all our friends at WARNER MUSIC WORLDWIDE who worked so hard on our behalf, with a special mention to Tony McGuinness and to the SOLID STATE LOGIC's Product Support Team with special thanks to John Jeffery and Derek Hobbs.
A special thanks to our long time friend & publisher Peter Reichardt.
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