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It is one of the most extraordinary stories in contemporary music. Very few people would have seen the potential fully, when a young slip of a girl from Donegal, on the remote north western tip of Ireland, by the name of Eithne Ní Bhraonáin, first hooked up with Nicky Ryan and his partner Roma Ryan.

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B002UKE4C8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,287 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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89 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Mr. MusicMan on 26 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
'The Very Best Of Enya' really highlights the magnificent career of Enya, and is a great reminder of all the classic hits and memorable songs she has given us.

Naturally quite a few of the songs on this CD (in fact about half the CD) are similar to Enya's previous greatest hits package (Paint The Sky With Stars - 1997). It contains all the biggest hits from that album, including many iconic numbers, such as 'Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)', 'Caribbean Blue', 'The Celts' and 'Anywhere Is'.

The rest of the album comprises her songs from 2000-2009. This is the first time these songs have been together on one disc - and so, this alone is a very good reason to buy this album. All of Enya's most popular UK singles from this era are here, including `Only Time`, `Amarantine`, `The Wild Child` and 'May It Be` from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.

The CD also features one track that has never been available on any Enya album before, `Aniron (I Desire)`, also taken from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.

Unfortunately charting singles like 'Evening Falls', 'How Do I Keep From Singing', 'On My Way Home', 'Only If' and 'It's In The Rain' are missing from this compilation, thus only 4 stars.

Please keep in mind that the CD track listing is different on the CD/DVD version.

I would still recommend `The Very Best Of Enya` to any music fan, as it is a clear explanation of why Enya is one of the most successful singers of all time. A true icon!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nachtwunsch on 1 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
If you've been thinking about listening to Enya, and if something about her voice and her music has been intriguing you, then this album is the perfect entrance to her music. Spanning music from three decades, and featuring most of Enya's best-known hits, just let this wash all over you.

Some tracks might not seem as strong as others to start with, but get into the album over time and you'll be impressed with the beauty of Enya's music in all of the songs. Very few musicians have made popular music sound anything like this, one obvious exception being Clannad.

To anyone looking for pure, chillout music to listen to, this is highly recommended. And for anyone under 25 reading this, don't worry about the fact that songs like 'Orinoco Flow' were recorded in the 80s - the music sounds as fresh and timeless today as it was back then.

Welcome to the sound of the Ocean.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Reno Baldomero on 22 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Some might question the purpose of this album, as there already is a perfectly adequate collection available ("Paint the Sky with Stars"), and countless of box-sets on the market. But this one updates her catalogue of hits and highlights, and it is an ideal introduction. Included are all of her biggest and most well-known hits. From the very first "Orinoco Flow" from 1987, to the grossly successful "Only Time" from 2001. In-between are some truly lovely songs, such as an previously unreleased (and extended) version of "Aníron", from "the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" movie. Also included is her Academy Award nominated "May It Be", also from the aforementioned movie. Other highlights are "Storms in Africa", "Caribbean Blue", 2005's "Amarantine" and the formidably beautiful "Watermark". As a hits collection goes, you cannot do any better than this one. A special edition is also available with a slightly diffrent track-list, and a DVD of music videos.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stella Carrier on 16 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
The Very Best of Enya is a very strong compilation of musical melodies by Enya that showcase her unique blend of singing and harmonious musical melodies. I first heard of Enya back in 2001 when I heard the musical gem that is "Orinoco Flow" on one of the "Pure Moods" collections ("Orinoco Flow" is also available on the first "Pure Moods" collection). In addition, one of my friends from high school (who I miss and was one of my "spiritual sisters") listened to Enya and allowed me to hear what I think was Enya's Watermark cd. My then fiancee that I met in Japan (who luckily is now my husband) also introduced me to her (he also had the "Watermark" cd). I decided to purchase this cd when I found out online that Enya was releasing this greatest hits collection, and I am very happy that I did. In my humble opinion, all of these songs on this cd are great to listen to and relax to. My top two favorites are "Only If" and "Only Time". "Only If" is an upbeat musical track that appears to be about making the best of your life, and taking decisive action towards your dreams. "Only Time" is a great song about how only the concept of time is going to truly tell the way certain events in life are played out (metaphorical references are made towards the relationships and emotions arena). One of the most joyful ways to determine if you are going to enjoy this cd is if you like music of the following genres and artists: Enigma, Celtic music, and/or New Age music.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rinz on 6 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I have always loved Enya and thought her music was out of this world. The unique melodies, lyrics and voice that Enya and the Ryans produce are just breathtaking. I cannot imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy it.
This album really highlights Enya's most beautiful tracks. I definitely recommend it to anyone, especially if it's your first Enya album. Five stars.
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