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Shepherd Moons Import

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 19 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002LRT
  • Other Editions: Paperback  |  Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Sheet music
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
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1. Shepherd Moons
2. Caribbean Blue
3. How Can I Keep From Singing?
4. Ebudae
5. Angeles
6. No Holly For Miss Quinn
7. Book Of Days
8. Evacuee
9. Lothlorien
10. Marble Halls
11. Afer Ventus
12. Smaointe

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Certified 5 times platinum by the RIAA (3/96).

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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 plied on 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, "adult alternative" and public radio playlists. --Sam Sutherland


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I have always been a fan of Enya's music ever since I first listened to her album Watermark which was when I was two years old. Enya's music really makes me feel relaxed and she sings very soft and soothing music with mostly piano music in the background but sometimes she includes other instruments. Since I loved listening to Watermark I decided to try another album by Enya and out of all of the others that I heard, Shepard Moons was my favorite. So I decided to buy it and it was definitely worth the money.
The very first song "Shepard Moons" is and instrumental song and it is very good to start the album because it gets you into that kind of mood. I recognize "Caribbean Blue" from the best-of album and it is a little louder than most of her songs. It kind of reminds me of "Storms in Africa". Other instrumentals on this album are "No Holly For Miss Quinn" and "Lothlorien" and they are also great songs. Also, "Evacuee" is probably my favorite song on the album. It is a really sad song but it has very beautiful lyrics.
I think right now I kind of like Shepard Moons more than Watermark. That might just be because it was the album I recently bought. I recommend Watermark, Shepard Moons and Enya's new album "A Day Without Rain" to all new age lovers!!!
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and this one does. since hearing it for the first time back in 1991 i've loved this album. it brings back images of an extended trip i took around the middle east. it was to some degree ground breaking and was certainly refreshing. there isn't a bad note on it.Enya set the bar kind of high for herself with this album as i feel that every album since must be compared to it. she has in that regard failed. not to say her newer works aren't great recordings, they are. but are they as good as shepherd moons. i think not. Shepherd Moons is a must have for any collection.
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When Enya did her album Shepherd Moons, she really did a great album. I recommend the piano book of this as well - it is a wonderful collection of songs. Enya's voice is soothing and beautiful, and the music is all enchanting.
On this album, there are 12 songs, and it runs 43 minutes and 42 seconds. This CD also comes with a booklet, which has the lyrics for all the songs plus some other things.
1. Shepherd Moons, 6. No Holly for Miss Quinn, 9. Lothlórien, and 11. After Ventus: are instrumental songs.
2. Caribbean Blue: is one of the most beautiful songs Enya has done.
3. How Can I Keep from Singing?: Is a very slow song, but has a pretty melody.
4. Ebudae: to my knowledge the lyrics don't say anything besides 'ebudae', but maybe I'm wrong. It's a fun song, done very well.
5. Angeles and 12. Smaointe: are slow songs, and a little boring to listen to.
7. Book of Days; for some reason, there are not really lyrics for this song in the booklet, nor in the piano book - but it does have English words in the song.
8. Evacuee: Is a pretty, sad, song, sung from the view of a 'evacuee' leaving her mother.
10. Marble Halls: Is a traditional song (also sung in Michael Flatley's Feet of Flames), sung very well by Enya.
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Enya made it again! After Watermark she created another wonderful album - Shepherd Moons. I like every track, though Caribbean Blue and especially Book Of Days are my two favourites. Besides, Book Of Days was a no. 1 hit on the Swedish track chart back in 1992 when the song became a worldwide hit since it was included - with English lyric - on the soundtrack to the film Far And Away. The original Book Of Days (which was only in Gaelic) was replaced by the re-recorded hit on later pressings. I like them both though I think it's pretty sad to replace an original song. Other songs which I really like are Ebudæ, Lothlórien and Afer Ventus. I suppose this is my favourite Enya album, even though I like everything from her. By the way; have you ever seen such a beautiful cover??? I havn't!
Here comes a short description of the tracks on Shepherd Moons:

1. Shepherd Moons - Instrumental; very relaxing
2. Caribbean Blue - English & Latin; great, wonderful, special*
3. How Can I Keep From Singing - English; beautiful
4. Ebudæ - Gaelic; pretty powerful, special*
5. Angeles - English; beautiful, relaxing, perfect to play at
Christmas time, special*
6. No Holly For Miss Quinn - Instrumental; relaxing
7. Book Of Days - Gaelic / English & Gaelic; great, wonderful,
I have never ever heard a more powerful song, special*
8. Evacuee - English; beautiful, pretty calm
9. Lothlórien - Instrumental; extremely beautiful
10. Marble Halls - English; relaxing, pretty calm
11. Afer Ventus - Latin; very beatuiful, special*
12. Smaointe - Gaelic; calm and relaxing
* Hard to say why these songs are special, but perhaps because they don't sound like any other musical stuff. There's only one person that's able to create songs like these and her name is - Enya. You must hear them, but don't forget to try her other albums such as Watermark and The Memory Of Trees.
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On of the notable things about Enya is her ability to dance on the edge of popular and new age music without ever quite falling of the precipice. This isn't an easy space for a dinger/composer to try to live in and maintain a strong sense of musical integrity. It's high time, though, that people began to take her seriously and begin to see that it is more than pleasant listening. Of course, it's that as well. So much so that listeners often miss the real sense of the songs, or her ability to combine old and new, to break from tradition by following it.
Here on a single album is the quiet serenity of the title song, the easy upbeat rhythmic attitude of 'Caribbean Blue,' and the spiritual fervor of 'How Can I keep From Singing.' The entire album contains gems, from contemplative to touching, including 'Evacuee,' a ballad from a grown child to a beloved parent. Shepherd Moons is arguably one of her best albums, one in which she strikes a balance that steps around the typecasting of genre and simply strives for musicality. If you like to relax, stop, and listen, I would give this album a try or two.
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