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The album is a selection of music she recorded for the soundtrack to the BBC television series The Celtsaired in Four years into her largely unnoticed solo career, Enya landed her first major project in when producer Tony McAuley asked her to contribute a song to the soundtrack.
After its director David Richardson liked her demo, Enya accepted his offer to compose the entire score with her longtime recording partners, producer and arranger Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. Enya received mostly mixed reviews from critics when it was released in It was a mild commercial success, peaking at No. Despite its commercial performance, the album helped Enya secure a recording contract with Warner after chairman Rob Dickins became a fan of its music.
After the commercial success of Enya's next two albums, the album was reissued as The Celts which outperformed its original sales. It reached a new peak of No. InThe Celts was reissued in Japan with a bonus track. Following her work on the soundtrack to the romantic comedy film The Frog PrinceEnya's first major project Dan Y Dŵr (Beneath The Water) - Enya - Enya a solo artist followed when, inshe was invited by producer Tony McAuley to compose a track for his BBC television documentary series The Celts.
As a coincidence, Enya had recorded a track named "March of the Celts" before she was asked to be involved, and decided to submit it to the project. Initially, each episode of the series was to feature a different composer, but series director David Richardson liked Enya's track so much, he commissioned her to compose the entire score.
Enya worked with her usual recording partners, arranger and producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. The album was recorded in two locations; at Aigle Studio, a track studio installed in the Ryan's home, then located in Artanea northern suburb of Dublin and a sound studio at BBC Enterprises at Wood LaneLondon.
Nicky said he told them "to forget everything [they had] learned and just bear with us for at least a week". A total of 72 minutes of music was recorded for the series. Roma recalled that Enya was given "various pastiches" that Richardson wished to incorporate into the episodes which Enya then used as a guide for to write music to complement them. Several of the album's track titles are titled or based on various historical figures and stories. In writing about the song inRoma pointed out that "Aldebaran" is named after the Dan Y Dŵr (Beneath The Water) - Enya - Enya star in the constellation of Taurus.
In the Arabic languagethe title translates to "the follower" as it follows the Pleiades cluster of stars, and the song is based on future Celtic people "passing Aldebaran on their journey to new territories, continuing their migratory pattern which was so predominant in their early history. In the story, Body Surf - Aki Aleong And The Nobles* - Surfing is banished and transformed into a pool of water and emerges from it as a butterfly.
Patrick" Dan Y Dŵr (Beneath The Water) - Enya - Enya a traditional song that refers to St. Patrick who spent six years in captivity after he was captured by the Celtic people. Patrick" lyrics were adapted from ancient hymn "Deus Meus Adiuva Me". The album was released in the United States by Atlantic Records which categorised it as a new age album and placed an imprint saying so on the disc,  which Nicky Ryan later thought was "a cowardly thing to do". Following the album's reissue in"The Celts" was released as a single with "Eclipse", a previously unreleased track from the Enya sessions, as a B-side.
It was released in memory of McAuley following his death in Filmmaker David Bickley reused music from the soundtrack in The Memory of Earth an instalment in his documentary trilogy Mythological Lands. Inafter Enya gained worldwide commercial success with her following two albums Watermark and Shepherd Moons Dan Y Dŵr (Beneath The Water) - Enya - Enya Warner MusicEnya was remastered by Arun Chakraverty and redesigned with new artwork designed by Sooky Choi with photography by David Scheinmann.
The Celts outperformed its original sales, reaching a new peak of No. It returned for two separate weeksone week inand six consecutive weeks in It contains a new version of "Portrait" that is named "Portrait Out of the What A Diffrence A Day Made - Al Hirt - Latin In The Horn ", which was originally released as the B-side to Enya's worldwide hit single, " Orinoco Flow ".
A lawsuit against the group for copyright infringement was prepared as they had not asked No Controles - Various - DJ Selection 17 - Dance Invasion Vol. 6 permission and did not give her credit. However, after Enya found the group were not gangsta rappersshe decided not to follow through with the suit.
As a compromise, later pressings of The Score included stickers placed on the cover giving Enya credit. Producer P. Diddy personally contacted Enya for permission and gave her 60 percent of the royalties,  and included her name on the song's subtitle as "Mario Winans featuring Enya and P.
It went on to reach No. Dan Y Dŵr (Beneath The Water) - Enya - Enya hip hop artist Meek Mill sampled "Boadicea" on his mixtape Dreamchasers 2 on a song named after the Fugees' song, "Ready or Not".
InMasika Kalysha sampled the song on "Hella Hollywood". InSalvatore Ganacci 's song "Dive" sampled "Boadicea", and Enya was credited as a featured artist. He compared the sound to Enya's album to Clannad following their shift in musical style in the early s, "echoing, shimmering vocals and instrumentals".
He questioned if it sounded "a beautiful, melodic example of New Age music, or perhaps Dan Y Dŵr (Beneath The Water) - Enya - Enya Folk? All music composed by Enya ; all music arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan ; all lyrics by Roma Ryan and in some tracks lyrics written with Enya, except for "St. Credits adapted from the album's and liner notes.
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