Maiden of Mysteries: Music of Enya

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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
It has been written and spoken frequently that Enya "is as close to the perfect vocalist as there has ever been." it might not have been those exact words but the sentiment has been expressed. After the success and wonderful magic of Orinoco Flow, it is a mystery why Charles Sayre chose to add vocals for Maiden of the Mysteries: The Music of Enya. The Taliesin Orchestra is the perfect ensemble for performing the music. Alfreda Gerald and Felicia Sorensen have wonderful voices. Enya has written brilliant lyrics and music (and she performed them perfectly). Unfortunately, they all suffer here. There are some pieces on the disc with no vocals. They are excellent tracks. This...
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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
It has been written and spoken frequently that Enya "is as close to the perfect vocalist as there has ever been." it might not have been those exact words but the sentiment has been expressed. After the success and wonderful magic of Orinoco Flow, it is a mystery why Charles Sayre chose to add vocals for Maiden of the Mysteries: The Music of Enya. The Taliesin Orchestra is the perfect ensemble for performing the music. Alfreda Gerald and Felicia Sorensen have wonderful voices. Enya has written brilliant lyrics and music (and she performed them perfectly). Unfortunately, they all suffer here. There are some pieces on the disc with no vocals. They are excellent tracks. This CD suffers in comparison to the source material and to its predecessor. Listeners will be better with the originals.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Compendia
  • UPC: 015095371522
  • Catalog Number: 3715

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Anywhere (5:48)
  2. 2 Bodicea (5:03)
  3. 3 Before the Storm (2:48)
  4. 4 Stroms of Africa (7:09)
  5. 5 Pax Deorum (4:41)
  6. 6 Only If... (6:01)
  7. 7 How Can I Keep from Singing? (5:59)
  8. 8 Ebudae (4:44)
  9. 9 Caribbean Blue (3:23)
  10. 10 Evacuee (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Taliesin Orchestra Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Butch Baldassari Mandolin
Jo-El Sonnier Accordion
Trammell Starks Keyboards
Karen Briggs Violin
Mark Berrow Violin
Ben Cruft Violin
Roger Garland Violin
Wilfred Gibson Violin
Bill Hatcher Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Autoharp
John Heley Cello
Paul Kegg Cello
Ricky Keller Bass
Gary Kettel Percussion
Chris Laurence Contrabass (Vocal)
Martin Loveday Cello
Rita Manning Violin
Scott Meeder Drums
Peter Oxer Violin
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Maciej Rakowski Violin
Frank Ricotti Timpani
Jackie Street Bass
Hugh Webb Harp
Gavyn Wright Violin, Concert Master
Felicia Sorensen Vocals, Background Vocals
Bill Benham Violin
Dermot Crehan Violin
Alfreda Gerald Vocals
Vaughan Armon Violin
Martin Robinson Cello
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Rolf Wilson Violin
Cathy Giles Cello
Paul Gardham French Horn
John Pigneguy French Horn
Richard Watkins French Horn
Darryl Tibbs Percussion
Lisa Sayre English Horn, Oboe
Paul Cullington Contrabass (Vocal)
Rebecca Hirsch Violin
Hugh Seenan French Horn
John Maschinot uillean pipes
Charles Sayre Conductor
Rose Furniss Violin
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
James McLeod Violin
Justin Pearson Cello
Technical Credits
Trammell Starks Programming, Producer, Liner Notes
Enya Composer
Ronnie Brookshire Engineer
Pete Martinez Engineer
Rodney Mills Mastering
Felicia Sorensen Vocal Arrangements
Barry Gibbons Engineer
John Briglevich Engineer
James Majors Engineer
Kylie Hunt Graphic Design
Charles Sayre Arranger, Liner Notes
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