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A Day Without Rain

Artist: Enya
Type: Album
Release date: 2000
Run time: 37:36
My Rating: 9

  1. A Day Without Rain (2:37)
  2. Wild Child (3:48)
  3. Only Time (3:37)
  4. Tempus Vernum (2:23)
  5. Deora Ar Mo Choi (2:49)
  6. Flora's Secret (4:08)
  7. Fallen Embers (2:30)
  8. Silver Inches (1:38)
  9. Pilgrim (3:12)
  10. One By One (3:54)
  11. The First of Autumn (3:09)
  12. Lazy Days (3:45)


With her latest album (and first in about five years...) Enya came under attack for not being original and rehashing old material. Really she can be commended for maintaining a consistent sound - if you buy an Enya album you have a fair idea what you're going to get.

And in this case, even though there's a strong similarity between A Day Without Rain and her previous albums, there's a subtle upbeat flavour which comes out in tracks like Wild Child, Flora's Secret and Lazy Days. That's not to say there isn't the occasional dark Pax-Deorum-style song, and much of the tracks are her usual wistful pieces.

Really the only let down here is the length (the US release is even shorter than the NZ/Australia release, missing The First of Autumn) with the album over in a little over half an hour, stopping several minutes short of Enya's previous shortest album.

If you're expecting something new, skip this one - but you won't find the distinctive sound of Enya anywhere else.

[Cover - please do not remote link]

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