I forgot how beautiful this song was and how as a secondary school boy I was quite enthralled by its ethereal sounding music. What did the article mention? A wall of music wrapped around the listener. Very aptly described, as I recall at the time.
I’m glad to have the album with me. It really does give me a nice sense of nostalgia. I’m always happy with my childhood and have no regrets (much) on how I was raised up (including the not-so-good times).
The album (Watermark) was my only Enya album that I enjoyed ALL the songs. The second being “The Celts”. As I recall, it evoked all sorts of feelings of creativity in me. It challenged me to re-look at the piano in a different light and to take note of the phrases and the mixture of notes on a piece of classical music. Unfortunately, it did not push me into experimenting with music improvisation (X-Japan did that for me). But I can remember the sheer awe of hearing music that was seriously pleasant to the ears.
I guess I liked Enya for the fact that I found many similar traits in her. Quiet, contemplative, mysterious (as in low profile) and passionate.
- On Your Shore
- Storms in Africa 1 & 2
- Miss Clare Remembers (beautiful & yet simple piano piece, my first song that I copied to memory)
More updates coming up 🙂