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The Celts [Import]

Enya Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
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1. The Celts
2. Aldebaran
3. I Want Tomorrow
4. March Of The Celts
5. Deireadh An Tuath
6. The Sun In The Stream
7. To Go Beyond (I)
8. Fairytale
9. Epona
10. Triad: St. Patrick/Cu Chulainn/Oisin
11. Portrait (Out Of The Blue)
12. Boadicea
13. Bard Dance
14. Dan Y Dwr
15. To Go Beyond (II)

Product Description


Born Eithne Ni Bhraonain, this classically-trained pianist was kid sister in the musical family that became Clannad, joining the Irish band in 1979 but dropping out amicably three years later to pursue her own muse. This music, produced in the mid-'80s as the soundtrack to a BBC series, was released as her debut in 1987 and promptly ignored--yet its mix of atmospheric soundscapes and Enya's lush, layered vocals, sung in both English and Gaelic, is the template for her subsequent global hits, beginning with Watermark the following year. --Sam Sutherland

Product Description

Reissue of Enya's debut album from 1986, on which she perfected the spectral vocals and Celtic musical textures that were to bring her platinum on Watermark . Includes one song, Portrait , remixed for this re-release.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It'll make a fan out of you! June 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the first Enya CD I ever bought. It sold me and I have been a big fan ever since. Every song is a winner.
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Supposedly, listening to Mozart's music helps you concentrate, retain information and give you a calm, balanced state of mind. When I'm writing, Enya the Celts playing in union with the rain outside brings out my absolute best. Creativity, mystery and beauty, evoke into you all that the music is itself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, yet gets repetitive May 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a gorgeous CD. The music beautifully reflects the Celts, from it's fiesty brutality to it's lovely and inspiring Pagan beliefs. However, the same ideas and sound 14 or 15 times over and over again do get a bit tiring. For meditation music, this is perfect. To listen to as a musical piece, it gets boring. I recommend Clannad, it's better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful March 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Firstly, most of the tracks in this album is in of course, Gaelic. When you listen to the song I want tommorow, what you hear is a younger and higher pitched Enya, but still good. My favourites will have to be fairytale, Epona and bard dance. For those who cannot sleep, listen to Aldebaran and the next thing you know, you're snoring. (It's true! It has made me sleep on many occasions)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enya's best album March 27 2004
By spirit
Format:Audio CD
This is totally her best.
I adore this Cd. It's really great music.
The sun in the streem is so beautiful, I felt I could faint the first time I heard it. It's so Irish.
And The Celts has a great sound.
I first got this album for Christmas. I listened to it once and decided I didn't like it. When I asked for Enya Cd's I was expecting something like Memory of Trees os Sheperd Moons. Something with lots of singing. The only song that sounds like normal Enya is 'I want tomorrow' and I think that has an electric guitar in it...
So I left the Cd alone for two months then finally decided to listen to it again.
Which is when I heard Sun in the Streem, which convinced me what a good Cd this was.
I love it! The music is fantastic, the singing (and humminig) when it comes in, everything is great.
I love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Enya album. Jan. 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
Can words describe the breathlessness and shivers I feel whenever I hear "Fairytale", "Triad: St Patrick", and "Bard Dance"?
No. Simply impossible.
Pure and simple, this album is amazing--I tend to use it whilst I write, for it, to me, is inspiring and almost magical. Enya's music can always put me in that "mood", feeling sentimental and enlightened, and maybe even a little "deep", for lack of a better word.
My favorite is "Fairytale", in all its simplicity, for I love the sound that reminds me of childhood innocence, dreams, and playfulness. I can never escape getting lost in this song.
I adore this album. A must for all Enya fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Enya album Dec 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
"The Celts" was my first exposure to Enya approximately ten years ago (could have been longer). The only song I had heard by Enya was "Orinocco Flow" from the old Crystal Light commercials (whoever thought of using that song for a Crystal Light commercial was brilliant). I bought the cassette version of "The Celts" on a whim. Ten years plus some, it still remains heavily played. I have a couple of Enya's cds (her last album and her greatest hits cd) and used to own "Caribbean Blue". None of her cds following "The Celts" really matched up to the quality I heard on "The Celts". Not to say that Enya's other cds aren't any good but I do think that "The Celts" is her best work. I love every single song. The lush instrumentation and melodies are breathtaking. The music doesn't sound nowhere as sappy as some of the songs off "A Day Without Rain" (solid album but too short). What I really love about this particular album is the stringed instruments used on the songs, especially on "I Want Tomorrow". The stringed instruments gives an emotional feel to the songs. There isn't any songs that I didn't like or felt was only so-so. I hope Enya releases a new album very soon. Her music is soothing and very relaxing to listen to after a long day at the office.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My introduction to Enya... Nov. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this in the original BBC recording from a cassette tape owned by an old school friend of mine in 1987... awesome.. it reflected all the emotions I had then and now.. and led to me seeing Clannad in 1996.. I now have the BBC version on CD, plus the rest of her albums and the odd single. Now to go to Donegal to the pub.... Buy it. Ahead of it's time in chilling, it was cheaply used as the music to a BBC TV series I've never seen, but would love to..
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