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Shepherd Moons (1CD)

Enya Shepherd Moons (1CD)

SKU: 0090317557229

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Released in November 1991, Shepherd Moons is the third studio album by Irish singer-songwriter and musician Enya.

Summary

Released in November 1991, Shepherd Moons is the third studio album by Irish singer-songwriter and musician Enya.

What’s the hook?

The success of her first international hit, Watermark, confirmed Enya as less a singer or songwriter than a sonic architect: working with producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan, the classically trained pianist built vaulting cathedrals of sound, framed by luminous piano, shimmering synthesizer orchestrations, and, above all, the seemingly infinite layers of vocal harmonies she applied to every song. The deeply romantic Celtic pop on its 1991 successor, Shepherd Moons, sustains the same spectrum of hushed reverie and surging, rhapsodic releases, as well as its mix of ballads, floating midtempo pieces, and forays into Celtic and Latin-- and it's every bit as seductive. The terminally hip will sneer, but it's no accident that "Caribbean Blue", the best known song here, managed to sneak onto modern rock, top 40, and adult-oriented radio playlists.

Shepherd Moon went to no. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and peaked at no. 17 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. The album was certified multi-platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 1.2 million and five million copies respectively.

Track Listing

  1. Shepherd Moons
  2. Caribbean Blue
  3. How Can I Keep From Singing?
  4. Ebudæ
  5. Angeles
  6. No Holly For Miss Quinn
  7. Book Of Days
  8. Evacuee
  9. Lothlórien
  10. Marble Halls
  11. Afer Ventus
  12. Smaointe...