And Winter Came...

And Winter Came...

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by Enya
     
 

Enya recorded the disc with her longtime creative partners, producer/arranger Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, at their studio near Dublin. Originally conceived as a Christmas record, 'And Winter Came' revealed itself to be a broader seasonal album during the recording of the ten original songs and two holiday classics. Says Enya, "I always wanted to do a Christmas…  See more details below

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Enya recorded the disc with her longtime creative partners, producer/arranger Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, at their studio near Dublin. Originally conceived as a Christmas record, 'And Winter Came' revealed itself to be a broader seasonal album during the recording of the ten original songs and two holiday classics. Says Enya, "I always wanted to do a Christmas album, but as we began recording, I didn't feel it was right to impose a Christmas theme on certain songs." Nicky Ryan elaborates, "it evolved into more an Enya album based in a winter landscape where Christmas arrives here and there."

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Release Date:
11/11/2008
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0825646933068
catalogNumber:
512383
Rank:
9598

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And Winter Came... 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"And Winter Came..." is a wonderful collection of mostly original Christmas numbers that conjures the old Enya sound from "The Memory of Trees" and "Shepherd Moons"--something that was not very present in "Amarantine" (though I liked "Amarantine" very much). A few sure-fire hits include "Trains and Winter Rains", "White Is In the Winter Night" (which is hard to get out of your head after the first listen), "One Toy Soldier", and "My, My! Time Flies!" (which oddly made me think about Kate Bush's music). Her settings of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "Oíche Chiún" (an improvement, I think on the original release) are also deeply soulful and effective.

A refreshing must have for any Enya fan, and an overall nice holiday album. It's nice to hear the old Enya is still around.
Lilo02 More than 1 year ago
Is a great album that really brings back the old Enya from the march of the Celts and Memory of Trees and Shepherd Moon. Most of these songs are sung in Gaelic which in itself is a very beautiful language.
MusicMama More than 1 year ago
My family first heard Imogen's "Just For Now" in the movie "The Holiday" and liked it immediately. But it was my daughter who got me hooked on the CD. Her music is mysterious, ethereal, complex, powerful, and quite beautiful!
CelticSoul More than 1 year ago
For anyone on your list that you know loves Enya. Some of the tracks go off the beaten track for her but the soulful, almost erie, sound of Enya comes through. I bought it on release day because I could not wait. Enya lovers do not hesitate to buy this CD.
wolfling2012 More than 1 year ago
One of her best...beautiful music, well down, written...clearly an Enya piece of of magic
weegardener More than 1 year ago
This isn't your typical Christmas album. It is very beautiful though and very angelic.
CecMonster More than 1 year ago
I'm a bit of an Enya fan. I'd like to say that this album is good. But if I had to place it next to her other albums, it would not rank very high. Most of the songs are very mellow and monotonous. She seems to have lost the perfect mix of down- and upbeat songs and music she was sporting on A Day Without Rain. However, she is a little more playful with her music on the very Beatles-esque "My! My! Time Flies!" which features a modest guitar solo (something I haven't heard from her since the Celts). The sound itself comes off here and there as though it is a little more powerful, such as in "Trains and Winter Rains," but that is not an overall trend on this CD. I do not think this album is as good as Amarantine and is nowhere near the album A Day Without Rain is. But it is still pleasant and better than many things out there on the shelves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent arrangements and original songs as well as some different arrangements of familiar ones.
rockery More than 1 year ago
I have every Enya CD and I was excited to hear this one. I was not disappointed at all. The music was soothing and wonderful to listen to, and although her style is very specific...it wasn't like listening to the same song over and over. Familiar but yet different enough to be interesting. I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's something to play any time of the year.
2266 More than 1 year ago
Etheral, a spiritual journey through the snow. A relaxing and mellow cup of tea for the mind, heart, and soul.
BReddy More than 1 year ago
Enya's voice is so soothing. Even though this is a Christmas CD, I still find it relaxing at anytime; it works great to relieve stress, especially when driving. Her voice is unique, soft, gentle, uplifting and sweet. Her voice and music are unique. I know I will enjoy this for years to come. It is one of my favorite destressors.
The_Guy More than 1 year ago
Love her music, worth the price
Goldy29 More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this CD. Enya is a personal favorite and this CD is particulary enjoyable to listen to. Tracks 3,8 and 11 are the ones I listen to the most. Very original and uplifting. All of the songs have that "Enya" quality that allows one to relax and just enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool and different chritsmas music to relax and meditate during holidays
Explorersam2 More than 1 year ago
This Holiday collection captures the beauty and serenity of the season.
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Caryl More than 1 year ago
Enya has a beautiful voice, but I was hoping for something different. Everything she does seems to sound the same...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This work is not up to Enya's past standards. It felt uninspired and unoriginal to me. It is truely difficult to make the traditional carols sound original but they should feel inspired not just re-worked. The original songs were just as flat to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my dad loves enya and i bought this as gift. he loves the cd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINE - How many other unhappy customer out there?
Horrible Service, when I called - about items not arriving on time - WORSE SERVICE - LIED and said I could pick up all of my items at the Local B&N to get me off the phone - Called the Local Manager for assistance - He told me they lied to me. Thanks for making me do my Christmas shopping twice - I should send you a bill!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
would recommend this