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...there's something about eithne...
on 11 November 2008
Like a slow moving force of nature, the world slowly turns and brings about another Enya album. One that is destined to sell millions, yet be admitted to by no-one. This advance single from the forthcoming "And Winter Came" album got its exclusive first play on the Terry Wogan radio show, which pretty much sums up its appeal.
It's one of those songs that you don't really notice playing, despite the odd declamation that Enya seems to be making amid some curious vocal patterns. And as if the title wasn't calculating enough at this time of year, they even sneak in the refrain from Agnus Dei. Crafty Christians!
With sixty million or so sales under her shawl, this will be an essential purchase for the many, many people who worship at her altar. However, despite a history of vaguely smutty thoughts, underpinned by Catholic guilt, I still seem to be immune to the magic.