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Enya discography

Enya discography

Since launching her solo career in the mid-1980s, Enya has recorded some of the most popular albums ever released by an Irish singer. She has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and has achieved great success with singles such as "Only Time", "Orinoco Flow" and "May It Be".

Albums

Album information
Enya

  • Released: 1987
  • Singles:
  • Two versions of this album were released. The original BBC Records release had a cover with a white border. Later reissued on Atlantic Records with a black-bordered cover. The contents of both versions are identical. Both albums feature an uncharacteristically glamorous cover photo of Enya wearing high heels, a black dress, and posing next to a group of stuffed wolves. (A second, similar photo appears on the back cover of the BBC release).
  • When reissued by Warner Music under the title The Celts (see below), the original-release track entitled "Portrait" was replaced with a nearly identical (but longer and played with different instrumentation) piece of music entitled "Portrait (Out of the Blue)" which was first released as "Out of the Blue", the B-side of "Orinoco Flow".
  • U.S.: Platinum

Watermark

  • Released: September 1988
  • Singles:
  • The original release from WEA Records is eleven tracks long. The Reprise Records (U.S.) version is twelve tracks long with the extra track "Storms in Africa II."
  • The track "Storms in Africa II" is a faster tempo remix of "Storms in Africa" with English lyrics replacing the original Irish ones.
  • The release of the single "Exile" (1991) marked the use of the included tracks in the films Green Card and L.A. Story
  • U.S.: 4× Platinum
  • UK: 4× Platinum
  • AUS: 5× Platinum
  • CAN: 3× Platinum

Shepherd Moons

  • Released: November 1991
  • Singles:
    • 1991: "Caribbean Blue"
    • 1991: "How Can I Keep from Singing?"
    • 1992: "Book of Days"
    • 1994: "Marble Halls"
  • Grammy for "Best New Age Album" (1993)
  • There are at least two versions of Shepherd Moons. The first release of 1991 featured a chant Irish version of the song "Book of Days." An English-language version of this song was subsequently used in the soundtrack of the movie Far and Away. Coinciding with that all pressings of the album -- as well as singles and collections -- from mid-1992 on include the English-language version in lieu of the original.
  • The single "Marble Halls" marked the use in the soundtrack of the film "The Age of Innocence". The B- Side track of these single "'S Fagaim Mo Bhaile" is an apparent transliteration of "'S Fágaim Mo Bhaile".
  • U.S.: 5× Platinum
  • UK: 4× Platinum
  • AUS: 3× Platinum
  • CAN: 3× Platinum

The Celts
(remastered re-release of the 1987 album Enya)

  • Released: November 1992
  • Singles:
    • 1992: "The Celts"
  • Remastered re-release of the 1987 album Enya (see above) with contents identical to the 1987 album, except the original-release track entitled "Portrait" was replaced with an identical -- but longer -- piece of music entitled "Portrait (Out of the Blue)" which was first released as "Out of the Blue", the B-side of "Orinoco Flow". The album also includes completely different cover art and design.
  • U.S.: Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
  • AUS: Platinum

The Memory of Trees

  • Released: November 1995
  • Singles:
    • 1995: "Anywhere Is"
    • 1996: "On My Way Home"
  • Grammy for "Best New Age Album" (1997)
  • The single "On My Way Home" (1996) is a remix from The Memory of Trees album running at 3:36 compared with 5:08 for the album version.
  • U.S.: 3× Platinum
  • UK: 2× Platinum
  • Europe: 2× Platinum
  • AUS: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum

Paint the Sky with Stars

  • Released: November 11, 1997
  • Singles:
    • 1997: "Only If..."
  • (greatest hits collection with two new tracks)
  • U.S.: 4× Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
  • Europe: 2× Platinum
  • AUS: 3× Platinum

A Day Without Rain

  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Singles:
  • Grammy for "Best New Age Album" (2002)
  • Three versions of A Day Without Rain were released. In most countries, the album includes "The First of Autumn." The U.S. version lacks this track, while the Japanese version replaced "The First of Autumn" with "Isobella."
  • U.S.: 7× Platinum
  • UK: Platinum
  • Europe: 3× Platinum
  • AUS: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: 8× Platinum

Amarantine

  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Singles:
    • 2005: "Amarantine"
    • 2006: "It's In The Rain" (Europe only)
    • 2006: "If I Could Be Where You Are" (Japan only)
    • 2006: "Someone Said Goodbye" (North America Only)
  • Grammy for "Best New Age Album" (2007)
  • This album includes no Gaelic, but three songs are written in an invented language called Loxian, described by Enya and Roma Ryan as "a futuristic language from a distant planet. This idea arose from writing "May it Be" and "Aníron" in Tolkien's Elvish languages.
  • In November 2006, a Special Christmas Edition version of this album was released, containing a second disc with four additional Christmas-themed tracks. A special boxed edition was released, including a book by Roma Ryan about the creation of the Loxian language.
  • U.S.: Platinum
  • Europe: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
  • AUS: Platinum

And Winter Came

In addition, a 1985 soundtrack album for The Frog Prince (also known as French Lesson) contains music composed by Enya, but not performed by her; a later CD release (1995) added two previously unreleased vocal tracks by her: "Dreams" and "The Frog Prince".

Enya's music has also appeared on several other albums. A 1983 release entitled Touch Travel included two early solo tracks, while two new songs appeared on the 2001 soundtrack album for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Although released by her label Reprise Records, they are not counted as part of her main discography canon.

Enya also contributed vocals to recordings by Clannad, Sinéad O'Connor, and others.

There have been occasional erroneous (or premature) reports of planned album releases, most recently in 2007. Prior to the release of Amarantine, rumors of a Japanese album release became so strong on the Internet that Enya's organization issued a statement on the official enya.com webite denying the reports.

A large number of Enya "tribute albums" have been released in recent years, including a series of releases by the Taliesin Orchestra. None of these albums (which primarily consist of cover versions) are affiliated with Enya.

Collections

  • Box of Dreams (1998) - released under WEA International, this compilation contains 3 CDs, Oceans, Clouds, and Stars. The entire box set contains 46 tracks, including 3 "new" songs
  • Only Time - The Collection - A 4 disc set, the entire box set contains 50 tracks, including a video, screensaver and picture slideshow.

Other releases (EPs and singles)

  • 6 Tracks (1989) This was released to mark the 10th anniversary of her debut album. The song "Out Of The Blue" was also released as "Portrait (Out Of The Blue)" on other albums.
  • Oíche Chiún (Silent Night) (1989) "Oíche Chiún" is an Irish language version of the traditional Christmas carol "Silent Night". (Chiún apparent misspelling of Chiúin.)
  • 3 Tracks EP (1990) This disc was issued as "Orinoco Flow" in Japan, but labeled as "3 Tracks EP" in English.
  • The Christmas EP (1994). Containing "Oiche Chiún" and four non-Christmas tracks, this Canadian EP has been perennially reissued each year in that country since its original release.
  • May It Be (2002)
  • Christmas Secrets (2006) - released in Canada in November 2006, this EP contains the four Christmas songs that were also included in the Special Christmas Edition of Amarantine.
  • Sounds of the Season (2006) - a Christmas album released in the United States with six songs. It was released in Canada under the name "Christmas Secrets" and contained only four songs. It was released in other countries in a box set with Amarantine as "Amarantine: Special Christmas Edition". "Adeste Fideles" was released as a single.

Complete song list

Song Title Album(s) Found On
A Day Without Rain A Day Without Rain
A Moment Lost Amarantine
Adeste Fideles Christmas Secrets, It's In The Rain
Afer Ventus Shepherd Moons
Aldebaran The Celts, Storms In Africa
Amarantine Amarantine
Amarantine (Single Version) Amarantine Pt 2
Amid The Falling Snow Amarantine
An Ghaoth ón Ghrian Touch Travel
Angeles Shepherd Moons, Book of Days
Aniron (Theme For Aragon And Arwen) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Soundtrack)
Anywhere Is The Memory of Trees, Paint The Sky With Stars
As Baile Christmas Ep, Book of Days
Athair Ar Neamh The Memory of Trees
Bard Dance The Celts
Boadicea The Celts, Paint The Sky With Stars
Book Of Days Shepherd Moons, Book of Days, Paint The Sky With Stars
Caribbean Blue Shepherd Moons, Book of Days, Paint The Sky With Stars
Celts [The Celts] The Celts, Christmas Ep, Paint The Sky With Stars, Storms In Africa
China Roses The Memory of Trees, Paint The Sky With Stars
Christmas Secrets Christmas Secrets
Comb of the Winds Amarantine Pt 2
Cursum Perticio Watermark
Dan Y Dwr The Celts
Deireadh An Tuath The Celts
Deora Ar Mo Chroi A Day Without Rain
Dreams The Frog Prince: Original Movie Soundtrack
Drifting Amarantine
Ebudae Shepherd Moons, Christmas Ep, Paint The Sky With Stars
Eclipse On My Way Home
Epona The Celts
Evacuee Shepherd Moons
Evening Falls Watermark, 6 Tracks
Exile Watermark
Fairytale The Celts
Fallen Embers A Day Without Rain
First of Autumn [The First of Autumn] May It Be, Only Time
Flora's Secret A Day Without Rain
From Where I Am The Memory of Trees
Hope Has A Place The Memory of Trees
How Can I Keep From Singing Shepherd Moons
I May Not Awaken On My Way Home
I Want Tomorrow The Celts
If I Could Be Where You Are Amarantine
Isobella May It Be
It's In The Rain Amarantine, It's In The Rain
La Sonadora The Memory of Trees
Lazy Days A Day Without Rain
Less Than a Pearl Amarantine
Long Long Journey Amarantine
Lothlorien Shepherd Moons
Marble Halls Shepherd Moons, Paint The Sky With Stars
March of the Celts The Celts
May It Be May It Be
May It Be (LOTR Soundtrack Version) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Soundtrack)
Midnight Blue Wild Child
Miss Clare Remembers Watermark, Touch Travel
Morning Glory 6 Tracks
Na Laetha Geal M'ioge Watermark
No Holly For Miss Quinn Shepherd Moons
Oíche Chiún [Silent Night] Christmas Ep, Only Time/Oíche Chiún, 6 Tracks
On My Way Home The Memory of Trees, Paint The Sky With Stars
On Your Shore Watermark
Once You Had Gold The Memory of Trees
One By One A Day Without Rain
Only If Paint The Sky With Stars
Only Time A Day Without Rain, Only Time
Only Time (Remix) Only Time/Oíche Chiún
Oriel Window Book of Days/Oiche Chiún
Orinoco Flow Watermark, 6 Tracks, Paint The Sky With Stars
Out of the Blue [Portrait] 6 Tracks, The Celts
Paint The Sky With Stars Paint The Sky With Stars
Pax Deorum The Memory of Trees
Pilgrim A Day Without Rain
Portrait [Out of the Blue] The Celts
River Watermark
'S Fagaim Mo Bhaile Christmas Ep, Book of Days
Shepherd Moons Shepherd Moons, Paint The Sky With Stars
Silent Night [Oíche Chiún] Christmas Ep, Only Time/Oíche Chiún, 6 Tracks
Silver Inches A Day Without Rain
Smaointe Shepherd Moons, 6 Tracks
Someone Said Goodbye Amarantine
Song Of The Sandman Wild Child
Spaghetti Western Theme from the Celts Amarantine Pt 2
Storms In Africa (I) Watermark, Paint The Sky With Stars, Storms In Africa
Storms In Africa (II) Watermark, Storms In Africa
Sumiregusa Amarantine
Tea-House Moon The Memory of Trees
Tempus Vernum A Day Without Rain
The Celts The Celts, Christmas Ep, Paint The Sky With Stars, Storms In Africa
The First of Autumn [First of Autumn] May It Be, Only Time
The Frog Prince The Frog Prince: Original Movie Soundtrack
The Long Ships Watermark
The Magic Of The Night Christmas Secrets
The Memory Of Trees The Memory of Trees, Paint The Sky With Stars
The Promise Only Time
The River Sings Amarantine
The Sun In The Stream The Celts
To Go Beyond (I) The Celts
To Go Beyond (II) The Celts
Triad The Celts
Water Shows The Hidden Heart Amarantine
Watermark Watermark, Paint The Sky With Stars
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Christmas Secrets
Wild Child A Day Without Rain
Wild Child (Radio Edit) Wild Child
Willows on the Water Only Time/Oíche Chiún

The above list is of songs recorded by Enya as a solo artist and does not include her recordings with other artists and groups such as Clannad and Sinéad O'Connor.

For a listing of songs that are often attributed to Enya, but are not hers, please click here

Music rankings

Albums

Year Album UK U.S. AUS
1987 Enya 69 -- 26
1988 Watermark 5 25 8
1991 Shepherd Moons 1 17 8
1992 The Celts (Re-issue of Enya) 10 N/A 7
1995 The Memory of Trees 5 9 1
1997 Paint the Sky With Stars 4 30 10
2000 A Day Without Rain 6 2 4
2005 Amarantine 8 6 13
2008 And Winter Came

Singles

Year Song UK singles U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Adult GER Album
1987 "I Want Tomorrow" - - - - Enya
1988 "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)" 1 24 7 2 Watermark
"Evening Falls..." 20 - - -
1989 "Storms in Africa (Part II)" 41 - - -
1991 "Exile" - - - -
"Caribbean Blue" 13 79 29 50 Shepherd Moons
"How Can I Keep From Singing?" 32 - - -
1992 "Book of Days" 10 - - -
"The Celts" 29 - - - The Celts
1995 "Anywhere Is" 7 - - 44 The Memory of Trees
1996 "On My Way Home" 26 - - -
1997 "Only If..." 43 88 - 68 Paint the Sky With Stars
2000 "Only Time" 32 10 1 1 A Day Without Rain
2001 "Wild Child" 72 - 12 -
2002 "May It Be" 50 - - 1 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring OST
2004 "I Don't Wanna Know" (Mario Winans featuring P. Diddy and Enya) 1 2 - 1 Hurt No More
"You Should Really Know" (The Pirates) 8 - - - -
2005 "Amarantine" 53 - 12 47 Amarantine
2006 "It's in the Rain" - - - -
"Someone Said Goodbye" - - 29 -
2008 "Trains and Winter Rains" - - - - And Winter Came

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