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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Amarantine (Special UK Christmas Edition)
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on 5 March 2006
Like the great Kate Bush, who has re-emerged triumphantly after years out of the spotlight, so another great female musician makes a very welcome return, again offering hope for all those who detest the sterility of modern pop music.
By that, I of course mean Enya. Her music may not be as eccentric and eclectic as Kate’s, but her folky melodies, her beautifully lush landscapes and her gentle vocals have always given her music a unique, almost other-worldly quality. Certainly, it is the formula that made albums such as A Day Without Rain classics, and what made her work for the Lord of the Rings soundtracks so appropriate.
Amarantine very much sticks to her trademark; yet again she has produced a work of such beauty and purity that it has to be heard to be believed. With the title track and “Long Long Journey”, it really does feel like you are transported to Middle Earth and the world of Tolkien. The fact that “Sumiregusa” is sung in Japanese and that three songs are sung in an invented language called Loxian only adds to the sheer mystical appeal of the record.
The amarantine is, apparently, a timeless flower. Certainly, this is an absolutely timeless flower of a record. By far, her strongest album to date. And that is not to be sniffed at.
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on 22 November 2005
I've been a huge fan of Enya's since Watermark. Her music has got me through some pretty horrible times over the years. I eagerly awaited the arrival of this CD through the letterbox, I was not disappointed. "WOO-HOO!" and "WOW" sum up my thoughts after one listen.
The "Enya sound" is there, but this album provides some different ideas and compositions. It's a very strong album with no weak tracks at all. Stunning!
Personal favourites songs are "Amarantine", "If I Could Be Where You Are", "Long Long Journey", "Amid The Falling Snow" and "Water Shows The Hidden Heart". Those tracks are just beautiful and take the listener away from every day life.
The song you'll find the hardest to stop your feet from tapping to has to be "The River Sings", just a superb punchy track! And I adore the haunting "Sumiregusa".
It's hard to favour an Enya album over another, but I've been blown away by this one. Arguably some of her best work so far.
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on 24 August 2017
STILL LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM ITS GREAT WHEN YOU WANT TO RELAX WHEN TRAVELLING
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on 16 October 2017
Thanks got the CD. Love it got in good time
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on 21 June 2017
Love this girl's Singing Top Class.
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on 23 August 2017
bought this for the christmas bonus disc. the main cd is typical enya but i can't help think this is one of her weaker output. it certainly pales in comparison to her debut or her last album.
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on 18 September 2017
like all her work
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on 27 October 2017
Love it!
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on 12 May 2015
a present which was well liked by the recipient
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on 4 September 2017
excellent cd, a very unique singer/songwriter
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