Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya is an excellent 16-song overview of Enya's career, containing 14 selections from The Celts, Watermark, Shepherd Moon, and The Memory of Trees -- including "Caribbean Blue," "Anywhere Is," "Marble Halls," "Book of Days," and, of course, "Orinoco Flow" -- as well as two previously unreleased songs "Only If...," "Paint the Sky with Stars" that fit comfortably with her past work. Although Enya is, in many ways, an album artist that creates a mood and sustains it through the course of one disc, this is a fine sampler for listeners who only want the hits and highlights.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya is an excellent 16-song overview of Enya's career, containing 14 selections from The Celts, Watermark, Shepherd Moon, and The Memory of Trees -- including "Caribbean Blue," "Anywhere Is," "Marble Halls," "Book of Days," and, of course, "Orinoco Flow" -- as well as two previously unreleased songs "Only If...," "Paint the Sky with Stars" that fit comfortably with her past work. Although Enya is, in many ways, an album artist that creates a mood and sustains it through the course of one disc, this is a fine sampler for listeners who only want the hits and highlights.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 639842089524
  • Catalog Number: 420895
  • Sales rank: 2,578

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Orinoco Flow (4:26)
  2. 2 Caribbean Blue (3:58)
  3. 3 Book of Days (2:56)
  4. 4 Anywhere Is (3:46)
  5. 5 Only If (3:19)
  6. 6 The Celts (2:57)
  7. 7 China Roses (4:40)
  8. 8 Shepherd Moons (3:40)
  9. 9 Ebudae (1:52)
  10. 10 Storms in Africa (4:11)
  11. 11 Watermark (2:26)
  12. 12 Paint the Sky With Stars (4:15)
  13. 13 Marble Halls (3:55)
  14. 14 On My Way Home (3:38)
  15. 15 The Memory of Trees (4:19)
  16. 16 Boadicea (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Enya Primary Artist, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Technical Credits
Enya Arranger, Composer
Roma Ryan Composer
Nicky Ryan Arranger, Producer
Brody Neuenschwander Artwork, Calligraphy
Arun Mastering
Traditional Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Collection!

    Enya's music is very beautiful and magical. I can't think of a better album for someone who is buying their first Enya Ablbum. This record has all the classic favorites. Really great music...wonderfully put together with beautiful arrangements. Stellar !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly Angelic

    This music has brought peace, connection and love. yes, I have experienced interaction between the universe and me. Thank you

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Must have for Enya fans.

    This is definately the best of Enya's music. I have to say that I love all the songs but my favorite is Anywhere Is. The songs are both relaxing and spiritual. Its a great mix for a quiet evening of contemplation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like a summer evening...

    Paint the Sky with Stars is beautiful and relaxing. I find this one to be her Summer album, because of the warm, lush, and soothing feel to the songs. Orinoco Flow has a tropical and fun feel to it. Caribbean Blue also feels exotic, but in a more wondering and magical way. The Celts and Ebudae give you a rich sense of history and Enya's heritage, and are nice to listen to. China Roses is pure magic. To me it describes a summer evening. Shepherd Moons puts me in a Christmas mood.. it just paints the picture of the shepherds watching their sheep in the field, about to hear of Christ's birth. Storms in Africa is uplifting and has a good feel to it. One of my favorites is... Paint the Sky with Stars. It is so mystically beautiful, and works well in soothing me to sleep. This album really is a must-have for Enya fans, along with The Memory of Trees.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me

    This albun captures the romance and poetry of the Irish along with the longing we all have for love and fulfillment. The sensuousity, purity and resonance of Enya fills me with wonder and appreciation for this gifted soul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best albums of all time

    Even if you think you don't like Enya -- from one of the many samplings of her music floating around in pop culture -- you WILL be amazed by this compilation. My sister, who always made fun of the New Age artist, loves "Paint the Sky with Stars". Enya can be pretentious; I'm not a general fan. The enthusiastic five stars is not for her, but for this particular album... one of the very best of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful and touching!

    I loved every song on this CD it most deffenitly worth getting. It's great to calm your soul and lift your spirts. This was my first Enya CD, but is still my absolute favorite of hers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enya sings like an angel!

    What a wonderful voice! and this CD is her best with some new and some old songs. I'm looking forward to her next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a sea of beauty

    i think the last time i heard this album as a whole was when i had a very bad cold some years ago and was sick in bed for a week...oh how the music soothed me and lulled me to much needed sleep then! everytime i hear enya's lovely voice i think of that time her music helped me rest and relax...it's a warm and lovely album that will create warm and happy memories!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Paint the Sky relaxes me so incredibly deeply

    Paint the Sky is probably my favorite Enya CD because of the lack of filler. Enya relaxes me when almost nothing else will. The only other CD I've found that makes me feel so calm is Genie Nilsson's Whisper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect after office cool downer!

    Perfect to relax and unwind with after a hectic day at office. My thanks to my aunt who introduced me to Enya with the album Enya: The memory of trees!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    'The best of Enya' is missing her best song ''Only Time''

    I liked the music, however I was disappointed that ''Only Time'' wasn't on the CD. I was mistaken when the songs listed said ''Only If...'' which I thought was the one song I was looking for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Universally appealing. Sublime vocals and melodies.

    Enya's music is magical. Her superb vocals and haunting melodies inspire me to listen again and again. Whenever I play this album, people ask me who is singing; they immediately fall in love with it and Enya's music, as I did. Enya masterfully uses her voice as an instrument to create addicting tunes that I want to hear again and again. Amazing album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great variety!!!

    I love each song. It's such a wonderful album. Enya has the most beautiful voice. It's one of the best enya cd's yet!!!

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