Enya — Storms in Africa
Album: Paint the Sky with Stars
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Released: 1997
Length: 4:07
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Enya's musical journey may have taken her through Venezula but it very definitely started at home in Crolly, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Amaya_Stone wrote:
Enya started her musical journey in my country, Venezuela... she knows the most ancient lands on this planet, the Auyantepui... the Angel Falls, highest waterfall in the world discovered by an American pilot, Jimmy Angel... This is reflected in her music, love her soul!
 
 

Enya started her musical journey in my country, Venezuela... she knows the most ancient lands on this planet, the Auyantepui... the Angel Falls, highest waterfall in the world discovered by an American pilot, Jimmy Angel... This is reflected in her music, love her soul!
 
 JasondotG wrote:
Been so long... forgot how pretty this was. 

 
Agreed.
 Rhinofin wrote:
I usually don't admit that I used to like Enya.  And I hardly ever  tell anyone that I still love this song.

 
I would freely admit I like this song, anytime, to anyone.
 JasondotG wrote:
Been so long... forgot how pretty this was. 

 


Been so long... forgot how pretty this was. 
I usually don't admit that I used to like Enya.  And I hardly ever  tell anyone that I still love this song.
It's pretty nice if someone has found his or her own style. But not when theres nothing but spheric sounds, drums and humming. And in every song!


This is an incredible song... and so apropos for the moment!

 
I completely agree WL; it's an intelligent post

 
WonderLizard wrote:

I know I'm responding to a five-year-old post, but this one is so good, it's hard not to respond to something that is also wonderfully literate. Besides, I know this guy's still around. It illustrates another one of RP's, albeit more infrequent, attributes: the longer post that informs as much as it entertains. Thanks, guy!
 


 cohifi wrote:
this could be good played on a bose
 
Volume to ELEVEN.
this could be good played on a bose


This is magnificent music...  love it...

 

Billy, help grampa stick this fork in the outlet.
Ugh.  I feel like I was just subjected to some form of nefarious alien torture and now my brains are slowly bubbling out of my ears. . .
Beautiful end of summer kind of song...Still love Enya


love it...

 
I have only heard this song once on RP, before today, but I bought the CD after first hearing it and I like it very much.  It is a "greatest hits" compilation but a great starter for anyone not familiar with Enya music.
I may have said before...to me Enya is GOD-ESS......but play something other than her commercial stuff too...
Timeless


absolutely fantastic!  love it!!


 runningtwig wrote:
I've been known to do the occasional triathlon. Even though most of my best friends are triathletes, I gotta admit that triathletes tend to be somewhat high-strung, type-A folks. So it should come as no surprise that the vibe at some of the bigger races can be pretty intense. For example, the races produced by Ironman North America —- 2000 racers, 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, 26.2 miles of running —- are some of the most "intense" (vibe-wise) races around. Most people who start spend many hours a week for many months training to complete the race. Then you have race week, which is like a big carnival of fit, intense tri geeks jogging around in their little speedos and biking around town on their $4000 bikes.

Yeah, so it's a wild show. As race day gets closer, everything just builds and builds and all the type-A triathletes who have cut back on their training to save their energy for race day get closer and closer to the edge. Then race morning rolls around. Folks get up at 4:00am to do final preparations for a race that will take most people between 10 and 17 hours to finish, and to start getting ready for the mass start (2000 racers, 4000 arms spinning and 4000 legs kicking through the water when the cannon sounds) at 7:00am.

At smaller races, in the early morning hours, when people are getting ready, race managment will pump high energy music through the sound system. You know, they want to get people hyped up! But at the big Ironman North America races, they know that people are already hyped up. Most competitors are so on-edge that they're about to snap. So how does race management keep people calm? They play Enya. First time I did one of those races, I wondered why they weren't playing the high energy dance music you hear befoer shorter races. Then I looked around, and noticed how calm and mellow Enya was keeping all the high-strung triathletes. It's friggin' brilliant!

So now, whenever I hear Enya, it makes me think I'm about to do a long race.
 
I know I'm responding to a five-year-old post, but this one is so good, it's hard not to respond to something that is also wonderfully literate. Besides, I know this guy's still around. It illustrates another one of RP's, albeit more infrequent, attributes: the longer post that informs as much as it entertains. Thanks, guy!

 Imkirok wrote:
I'll never forget the first time I heard Enya.  I was staying at a friend's cabin in the Finger Lakes area of NY.  Beautiful scenery, an idyllic setting.  On that Sunday morning, I was awakened by the smell of coffee and woodsmoke and the sounds of Enya coming over the stereo.  I asked our host who it was, and he told me that putting this album was part of his Sunday morning ritual.  Very calming and surreal.  I've loved it ever since.
 
Nice!

 imklammer wrote:
See the Perpetuum Jazzile version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ip-N0H1Ig
 
Very cool performance, but not a version of Enya's song.  It's a rendition of "Africa" by Toto, with the words "rains down in Africa."

Heard one Enya, heard 'em all. But this did give me some great inspiration to pull out some 90's ambient grooves on LaLa :)
Enya was the first thing i wanted to listen to when i was a child (age 7) {#Daisy}
See the Perpetuum Jazzile version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ip-N0H1Ig
Enya on RP - groovy!
 zaknafein wrote:
"Thank you for calling XYZ Corp customer care. Please stay on the line, your call will be handled in the order in which it was received."

 

True, but have you listened to this with headphones on? Enya takes an awful lot of time to get the sound exactly right if played in the right situation (not when you are waiting to have a rant at XYZ) it is much like a classical composition.
The best defusing I found was being put on hold and they happened to play one of my favourite classical pieces just as they picked up the call and I nearly asked to be put back on hold to finish the last minute of it.
 agnes wrote:
One of my favorite pick-up lines: Dude: Hey, do you like Enya? Chick: Sure, yeah. Dude: Well, how'd ya like ME Enya?
Thank you, I'm here all week.
 
{#Laughing}  Is this an audience or an oil painting?  I know you're out there; I can hear you breathing.

I'll never forget the first time I heard Enya.  I was staying at a friend's cabin in the Finger Lakes area of NY.  Beautiful scenery, an idyllic setting.  On that Sunday morning, I was awakened by the smell of coffee and woodsmoke and the sounds of Enya coming over the stereo.  I asked our host who it was, and he told me that putting this album was part of his Sunday morning ritual.  Very calming and surreal.  I've loved it ever since.
 mjwstickings wrote:
From one of Steve Martin's best, L.A. Story. Who knew an Enya soundtrack could do so much for a movie?
 
This song is not in LA Story. Enya did write a couple songs for that film, but this is not one of them. 

Here's the list:  http://tinyurl.com/ntfoux

So there you go.

"Thank you for calling XYZ Corp customer care. Please stay on the line, your call will be handled in the order in which it was received."



This is one of her many fantastic songs...  so original and unique, with such talent...


 kaosmonkey wrote:
I used to like Enya in the late 80's because of her similarity (in my mind) to the cocteau twins. Then my mom got ahold of my CD and used to blast Orinoco Flow all night and day.

Sorry mom. You ruined it for me.

 
Hahaha, I can relate!



I am madly in love with Enya...




This is a fantastic song... so good for the ears...


 agnes wrote:
One of my favorite pick-up lines:

Dude: Hey, do you like Enya?

Chick: Sure, yeah.

Dude: Well, how'd ya like ME Enya?


Thank you, I'm here all week.
 
I didn't use quite this pick-up but that album went on repeat the entire night, we couldn't be bothered to get up and change it. =)
 dmax wrote:
Eno, creator of the genre of New Age, distances himself from it with this explanation: "Not enough menace."
 
bump

Lovely talent —surreal sound


Great song...  I love it...  (and I love Enya...)


 agnes wrote:
One of my favorite pick-up lines: Dude: Hey, do you like Enya? Chick: Sure, yeah. Dude: Well, how'd ya like ME Enya?
Thank you, I'm here all week.
 
Hey Mister!  Wanna buy a duck?


One of my favorite pick-up lines: Dude: Hey, do you like Enya? Chick: Sure, yeah. Dude: Well, how'd ya like ME Enya? :drummer: Thank you, I'm here all week.
Muzak!
i like Toto's version better.
manleywoman wrote:
Okay, I'll admit it. I like listening to Enya on occasion. (and I love the movie LA Story too. Totally underrated.)
Ditto on both. Not all the time but, yeah, every now and then it's great.
:fire: :frustrated: :crashcomp: :ass:
Peaceful bliss, nice and easy listening. :angel:
Okay, I'll admit it. I like listening to Enya on occasion. (and I love the movie LA Story too. Totally underrated.)
I used to like Enya in the late 80's because of her similarity (in my mind) to the cocteau twins. Then my mom got ahold of my CD and used to blast Orinoco Flow all night and day. Sorry mom. You ruined it for me.