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Following a promotional tour in support of her compilation album Paint the Sky with StarsEnya took a short break before she resumed Watermark - Enya - A Day Without Rain and recording a new album in with her usual recording partners, producer and arranger Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. In a musical departure from her previous albums, Enya incorporates a string section which was not a conscious decision.
A Day Without Rain received mixed reviews from critics; some felt it too derivative of Enya's previous albums whilst others complimented the minimal use of overdubbing that her sound Inductio - Bloodfeast - Mea Culpa become known for.
It Watermark - Enya - A Day Without Rain a commercial success peaking at number six in the United Kingdom and initially, number seventeen on the Billboard in the United States. Following the 11 September attackssales of the album and its lead single, " Only Time ", skyrocketed after it was used by several radio and television networks in their coverage and aftermath of the attacks.
It became the fifth highest selling album of in the United States,   and Watermark - Enya - A Day Without Rain best selling new age album of all time with an estimated 16 million copies sold worldwide. To promote the album, Enya made several interviews and televised performances, including the World Music Awards. Following a promotional tour in support of her compilation album Paint the Sky with StarsEnya took a short break before she resumed writing and recording a new, full studio album in  with her usual recording partners, lyricist Roma Ryan and producer and arranger Nicky Ryan.
Enya felt the need to work at a more leisurely pace for A Day Without Rain than working on her previous studio album, The Memory of TreesWatermark - Enya - A Day Without Rain a conscious effort to record for five days a week instead of seven, and take the weekends off.
The reduction in her work schedule made her feel happier as a result. Enya produced A Day Without Rain in a similar way to her previous albums.
She first spends time alone developing melodies and outlines of songs on the piano. These would then be presented to the Ryans; "I'm quite anxious at this point", she said, "because it Nya Skolans Ledare - Various - Baseline Mixtape Vol.
1 is Watermark - Enya - A Day Without Rain act of laying your soul bare". While Roma starts to write lyrics to the melodies, Enya and Nicky will work in the studio to develop them into completed arrangements.
Working without a deadline from her record label or a set timeline, Enya felt the project was complete after two years, feeling it was Watermark - Enya - A Day Without Rain to "step out of the studio During the making of the album, Enya found she was questioning herself about her life and started to answer them in the new material she was writing.
She compared the album to reading her own diary. And my answer is that I wouldn't change anything. I really love what I do. The former alludes to the difficulties and pressures of finding "the perfect love", which Enya has found difficult throughout her career due to her private lifestyle and that her past relationships were not the right ones. The three work by The Everlasting Thirst - Waves Of Fury* - Thirst any possible idea with the music, and they stick with elements that give the greatest result, creatively.
A Tattoo - Karma (22) - Tattoo Without Rain opens with an instrumental title track which Enya had also done on her previous four studio albums. It was named after the high amount of rainfall over Ireland in the course of a year. After one particular stretch of consistent rain over a few days the sun came out, which inspired Enya to write it. She described its meaning as "the mood of a particularly peaceful day".
Enya played synthesiser on their album Ceol Aduaidhand found Kennedy's death particularly sad. Among them was a haiku which was first printed in the liner Watermark - Enya - A Day Without Rain to Enya's limited edition box set Only Time — The Collection She knew it was a particularly strong track when she presented it to Roma, who understood the emotion that she tried to put across musically. After Roma finished its lyrics, Enya recalled, "It was so moving to actually sing them".
One whom both Enya and myself experienced yet know nothing about", and named it Isobella. A Day Without Rain received a launch party at Somerset House in London on 19 Octoberwhere guests received a promotional CD of the album containing a personal organiser and a handmade frontispiece. A promotional edition was shipped to Adult Contemporary radio stations, and the song premiered on the Delilah radio show on 24 October Its music video, directed by Graham Finkwas distributed to various music television networks from 31 October It charted on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with a peak of No.
It was then renamed as the title track for Enya's album And Winter Came Following the 11 September attacks"Only Time" was used in radio and television coverage of the disaster which led to increased sales and radio airplay of the single and A Day Without Rain to the point of both records surpassing their initial peak on the US charts. F remix and original version, with earnings from its sales donated to the Uniform Firefighters Association's Widows' and Children's Fund in aid of families of fire fighters involved in the attack rescue operations.
A Day Without Rain became the fifth highest selling album worldwide of and the top selling new age album of the s in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A Day Without Rain received mixed reviews from music critics. He thought the album was worth the five-year wait since The Memory of Trees and is "another lovely piece of work" from Enya. The title track is "an elegant piano melody" which is followed by "dark-to-light, chaos-to-peace progression" for the rest of the album.
Tarradell finalises with the album is "quintessential Enya". She thought the album was not on par with her "earlier epic stuff". He thought the title track and "Only Time" will please her fans, but the album "still sounds like undistinguished new age fodder The rest of us can go back to watching paint dry. Murthi for New Straits Times gave a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five for Enya's performance and three out of five for the album's sound quality.
He writes the album is a "ho-hum New Age effort" with "pretty melodies" but, on the other hand, its "dense textures conceal a compositional shallowness". He deemed some of the track titles "pompous" but the more successful songs, such as "Deora Ar Mo Chroi", are so due to their traditional Celtic elements rather than Enya's own compositions. Club found it too derivative of Enya's previous albums, which he found far superior to A Day Without Rain.
Steve Morse welcomed the album in a report for The Boston Globe. He thought the album is "arguably her best work because there is more emphasis on her gorgeous soprano lead vocals rather than the lush, multitracked harmony vocals". Her "skill at ephemeral sonic watercolors has grown wearisome, like a relative who tells the same stories every holiday. Considine thought the album brings "the same lush, contemplative vein" as Enya's previous albums, but thought they were formed of "pretty but unconnected" tracks.
A Day Without Rainhowever, was more of a unified album that compared to "a suite instead of a pop album". Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with A Year Without Rain. Enya Roma Ryan. CD cassette MiniDisc.
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