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Paint the Sky with Stars

Paint the Sky with Stars is a compilation album by Irish musician Enya featuring a selection of her best known material plus two new tracks "Paint the Sky with Stars" and "Only If...". It was released in 1997.

Track listing

All songs composed by Enya with lyrics by Roma Ryan, except for "Marble Halls" (Traditional).

  1. "Orinoco Flow" – 4:26
  2. "Caribbean Blue" – 3:58
  3. "Book of Days" – 2:56
  4. "Anywhere Is" – 3:46
  5. "Only If..." – 3:19
  6. "The Celts" – 2:57
  7. "China Roses" – 4:40
  8. "Shepherd Moons" – 3:40
  9. "Ebudæ" – 1:52
  10. "Storms in Africa" – 4:11
  11. "Watermark" – 2:26
  12. "Paint the Sky with Stars" – 4:15
  13. "Marble Halls" – 3:55
  14. "On My Way Home" – 3:38
  15. "The Memory of Trees" – 4:19
  16. "Boadicea" – 3:28

Singles

Only If... was also released as a single the same year with the previously unreleased Willows On The Water along with the Oíche Chiún ("Silent Night") as accompanying tracks.

Boadicea was sampled by The Fugees on their UK #1 hit Ready Or Not; besides it was sampled by Mario Winans on his UK #1 and US #2 hit I Don't Wanna Know.

Certifications, Peaks & Sales

Country Peak Position Certification (If Any) Sales/shipments
Australia 3x Platinum 210,000+
Austria 3 Platinum 30,000+
Brazil 2x Platinum 500,000+
Finland 12 Gold 23,974+
France
Germany Platinum 200,000+
Netherlands Gold 40,000+
Norway 2 (4 Weeks) Platinum 40,000+
Sweden 1 (2 Weeks) 2x Platinum 160,000+
Switzerland 7 (4 Weeks) Platinum 50,000+
United Kingdom 4 Platinum 300,000+
United States 30 4x Platinum 4,300,000+

Production

  • Produced by Nicky Ryan
  • Arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan
  • Lyrics by Roma Ryan
  • Marble Halls (Traditional) arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan
  • All tracks published by EMI Songs Ltd
  • Principal photography: David Scheinmann
  • Calligraphy and Design: Brody Neuenschwander
  • Mastered by Arun

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