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Pilgrim - Enya - A Day Without Rain (CD, Album)


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The Casual Vacancy by J. 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 studio album in [4] 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 Treesmaking 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 really is an 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 time 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 these questions in the new material she was writing.

She compared the album to reading Album) 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 trying any possible idea with the music, and they stick with elements that give the greatest result creatively.

A Day 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 Album) particularly sad. Among them was a haiku that was first printed in the liner notes 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[24] 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" that 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". The rest of us can go back to Album) 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 wrote that the album is a "ho-hum New Age effort" with "pretty melodies" but, on the other hand, its "dense textures conceal a compositional Pilgrim - Enya - A Day Without Rain (CD. 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 belonged in "the same lush, contemplative vein" as Enya's previous albums, which he thought 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". All songs Pilgrim - Enya - A Day Without Rain (CD by Nicky Ryan. Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Not to be confused with A Year Without Rain. CD cassette MiniDisc. Archived from the original PDF on 17 November Retrieved 15 August Retrieved 17 January Retrieved 31 October I took a little break, and then I got to work on the new album A Day Without Rain in the summer of The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 11 September Retrieved 23 June — via HighBeam Research.

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