Watermark (album)

Infobox Album | Name = Watermark
Type = Album
Artist = Enya


Released = September 19, 1988
Recorded = 1988, Orinoco Studios | Genre = Celtic
Length = 39:42
Label = Reprise/WEA
Producer = Enya, Nicky Ryan
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:bx3ibkr96akx~T1 link] | Last album = "Enya"
(1987)
This album = "Watermark"
(1988)
Next album = "Shepherd Moons"
(1991)

"Watermark" is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1988. Featuring her first major hit, "Orinoco Flow", "Watermark" was Enya's breakthrough album release, and is considered a seminal example of New Age music, although Enya herself does not consider her work to be of that genre.

Two versions of the album were released. In 1989, an extended version of "Watermark" included "Storms in Africa Part II" (as sung in English) which had previously been released on a popular CD single. Some later reissues of "Watermark" once again omit this track.

Track listing

All music written by Enya with lyrics by Roma Ryan.

#"Watermark" – 2:24
#"Cursum Perficio" – 4:06
#"On Your Shore" – 3:59
#"Storms in Africa" – 4:03
#"Exile" – 4:20
#"Miss Clare Remembers" – 1:59
#"Orinoco Flow" – 4:25
#"Evening Falls..." – 3:46
#"River" – 3:10
#"The Longships" – 3:36
#"Na Laetha Geal M'Óige" – 3:54
#"Storms in Africa, Pt. 2" – 3:011

1"Storms in Africa (Part II)" was added to 1989 issues of the album. It has been constantly retained on the American, Reprise Records, releases, and in a few other territories, but most global versions have only the standard eleven tracks. [ [http://discography.enya.com/index_02.html http://discography.enya.com/index_02.html] "discography.enya.com" ]

Related singles

*"Orinoco Flow" released in 1988 (October 15) with "Smaotím..." and "Out Of The Blue" as b-sides. It was re-released in 1998 in a special remixed edition (b-sides: "Hope Has A Place" and "Pax Deorum").
*"Evening Falls..." released in 1988 with "Oíche Chiún" and "Morning Glory" as accompanying tracks. ("Chiún" apparent misspelling of "Chiúin".)
*"Storms In Africa (Part II)" released in 1989, with "Aldebaran", "The Celts", and "Storms In Africa" as accompanying tracks. It is a faster tempo remix of "Storms In Africa" with an English lyric replacing the original Irish one.

Certifications, peaks and sales

Personnel

*Enya – keyboards, vocals
*Neil Buckley – clarinet
*Chris Hughes – percussion, drums
*Davy Spillanewhistle, Uillean pipes

Production

*Producers: Enya, Nicky Ryan
*Co-produced by Enya and Ross Cullum
*Executive Producer: Rob Dickins
*Engineer: Ross Cullum
*Mixing: Jim Barton, Ross Cullum
*Arrangers: Enya, Nicky Ryan
*Cover photography: David Hiscook
*Additional photography: Russel Yamy
*Design: Laurence Dunmore

In popular culture

*In the 1999 film "Entrapment", Virginia Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) hides a special disk to download $8 billion behind the front cover of Enya's "Watermark" album.

References


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