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Old January 6 2010, 12:36 AM   #16
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I've only heard the really famous one, and I do not like it at all.
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Old January 6 2010, 01:09 AM   #17
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Lovely voice, beautiful music.
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Old January 6 2010, 01:15 AM   #18
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I like Enya, and I love Clannad.
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Old January 6 2010, 01:15 AM   #19
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I like her music but, as others have mentioned, can only listen to a bit of it before it all starts sounding the same.

That being said, it's good-sounding same!

Thankfully, the newly-released for Xmas seasons "Best of Enya" CD is a joy to listen, and includes the LOTR tracks. *aaahhhh*

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Old January 6 2010, 01:22 AM   #20
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Her music sounds like uninspired elevator music, not a fan.
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Old January 6 2010, 04:19 AM   #21
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I'll admit I was never into "Orinoco Flow" myself, even though it's a good track. I mainly got into her music with some of the other tracks on the Watermark album, chiefly "Storms in Africa."

The album version of "Only Time" is kind of nice too, as it differs from the single version in not having any percussion at all.
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Old January 6 2010, 04:23 AM   #22
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I was working in Sears' Electronics Dept. when her CD "Only Time" was released. As the guy who started up everything in the morning, I also set the promo for the day on the TV screens. So when I received the "Only Time" demo (along with a bunch of other artists), I put it in and 42 television screens started broadcasting the goodness that is Enya.
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Old January 6 2010, 04:57 PM   #23
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I like a lot of her music, my favourite being "The Celts", and "Caribbean Blue".

I wouldn't describe it as spiritual, more natural worldly. Which is kind of interesting given that her voice seems to be engineered to sound like an instrument, albeit without losing its softness.

Also, she uses a lot of 'ahhh' and 'hmmm' sounds instead of strings, which is nice.
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Old January 6 2010, 05:11 PM   #24
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Book of Days is still my favourite Enya song (this version is the later version with English lyrics):

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Old January 6 2010, 06:04 PM   #25
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I enjoy her music and plan to buy the deluxe "Very Best of" collection soon.

I saw her perform "Only If" (live, apparently) on the Letterman show, years ago. Has she ever gone on tour?
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Old January 6 2010, 06:17 PM   #26
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Zion Ravescene wrote: View Post
Book of Days is still my favourite Enya song (this version is the later version with English lyrics):

Is that Auto-Tuned?
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Old January 6 2010, 06:24 PM   #27
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No, I think that is the effect you get when you sing your own backing sounds -- lots of ahhhs and hmmms superimposed over the song proper are in natural harmony with her own voice, so reinforces the note.

There's also a reverb effect, plus probably an EQ adjustment there too, as it sounds like some of the bass and treble of her voice has been removed.
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Old January 6 2010, 07:38 PM   #28
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I enjoy her music and plan to buy the deluxe "Very Best of" collection soon.

I saw her perform "Only If" (live, apparently) on the Letterman show, years ago. Has she ever gone on tour?
Not that I know of. When asked years ago about touring, she said it would be very difficult, because her music is all about layering and electronic manipulation, and it wouldn't sound the same live as it does on the recordings.
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Old January 6 2010, 08:11 PM   #29
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Not a fan, interestingly she seems to be more popular with plastic paddies than in Ireland.
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Old January 6 2010, 09:42 PM   #30
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There's also a reverb effect, plus probably an EQ adjustment there too, as it sounds like some of the bass and treble of her voice has been removed.
That's almost as bad. I remember her as having a very beautiful voice, but all that processing ruins it.
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