Thread of Time

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Thread of Time – The Best of the Music of Enya
Studio album to Enya by Taliesin Orchestra
Released March 12, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre New-age
Label Compendia
Producer Trammell Starks
Taliesin Orchestra chronology
Maiden of Mysteries
Thread of Time – The Best of the Music of Enya

Thread of Time – The Best of the Music of Enya (2002) is the fifth album released by the Taliesin Orchestra, and is a tribute to the Irish singer Enya. There have been three other Enya tribute albums released by the Orchestra: Orinoco Flow , An Instrumental Tribute to the Hits of Enya , and Maiden of Mysteries .

The Taliesin Orchestra is an American musical group that specializes in remaking famous songs into orchestra-style melodies. The band's first album, Orinoco Flow: The Music of Enya, was a collection of songs originally created and sung by Enya; it was released in 1996. Since then the band has recorded several other albums, some of them being further Enya remakes, but also including albums of songs by George Winston and Jim Brickman. Originally on Anthem (1997) and again on Rock Rhapsody (2008) the band covered such famous songs such as Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall", Eric Clapton's "Layla" and The Beatles' "Hey Jude". The band covered the famous music piece "Adagio For Strings"

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Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin ; born 17 May 1961), known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter and musician. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish-speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her sound over the following four years with multitracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, Celtic, classical, church, and folk music. She has sung in ten languages.


Track listing

  1. "Council of Elrond with Aniron" – 5:36
  2. "Orinoco Flow" – 4:12
  3. "May It Be" – 4:37
  4. "Only If" – 6:10
  5. "Before the Storm" – 2:48
  6. "Storms in Africa" – 7:06
  7. "Memory of Trees" – 4:23
  8. "Anywhere Is" – 5:48
  9. "Athair Ar Neamh" – 3:40
  10. "Evacuee" – 3:53
  11. "Only Time" – 4:18


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