: Watermark 专辑中文名
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『Watermark水印』连续在92、93两年盘踞Billboard新世纪龙8国际娱乐专辑年终榜第5名与亚军的席次，并首度获得葛莱美奖最佳新世纪龙8国际娱乐专辑的提名，单曲Orinoco Flow蝉连英国金榜3週冠军，若说『The Celts』是源自爱尔兰的地理传说，那么『Watermark』则是一则关於水的诗情传奇，一波波似水柔情的涟漪，为心湖画上荡漾生命彩衣，恩雅的龙8国际娱乐创作在空间感、清澈度的掌握外，潺潺流动的人性情怀，由淡渐深，由省思到豁然，从潜伏到悸动，将源自非洲古文明，对水的谜样传说，化作水与人的知性互动，体现静态美的动容情感，专辑荣获滚石杂誌4颗星高评。Orinoco Flow泛起一段探索大地之水的雀跃礼讚，龙8国际娱乐录影带的水彩式动画影像视觉一新耳目，而Watermark、Storms In Africa、River纷纷成为杰哈德巴迪厄与安蒂麦道威尔主演的电影「绿卡」的部分电影龙8国际娱乐，显见恩雅旋律中清澈入的情境广度，也能成为影像传动的情感代言。
Enya / Watermark
恩雅 / 水印
张数：1 张 - 1CD
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Hal Leonard (September 1, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.1 x 12 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews
AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett [-]
Thanks to its distinct, downright catchy single "Orinoco Flow," which amusingly referenced both her record-company boss Rob Dickins and co-producer Ross Cullum in the lyrics, Enya's second album Watermark established her as the unexpected queen of gentle, Celtic-tinged new age music. To be sure, her success was as much due to marketing a niche audience in later years equally in love with Yanni and Michael Flatley's Irish dancing, but Enya's rarely given a sense of pandering in her work. She does what she does, just as she did before her fame. (Admittedly, avoiding overblown concerts run constantly on PBS hasn't hurt.) Indeed, the subtlety that characterizes her work at her best dominates Watermark, with the lovely title track, her multi-tracked voice gently swooping among the lead piano, and strings like a softly haunting ghost, as fine an example as any. "Orinoco Flow" itself, for all its implicit dramatics, gently charges instead of piling things on, while the organ-led "On Your Shore" feels like a hushed church piece. Elsewhere, meanwhile, Enya lets in a darkness not overly present on The Celts, resulting in work even more appropriate for a moody soundtrack than that album. "Cursum Perficio," with her steady chanting-via-overdub of the title phrase, gets more sweeping and passionate as the song progresses, matched in slightly calmer results with the equally compelling "The Longships." "Storms in Africa," meanwhile, uses drums from Chris Hughes to add to the understated, evocative fire of the song, which certainly lives up to its name. Watermark ends with a fascinating piece, "Na Laetha Geal M'Oige," where fellow Irish modern/traditional fusion artist Davy Spillane adds a gripping, heartbreaking uilleann pipe solo to the otherwise calm synth-based performance. It's a perfect combination of timelessness and technology, an appropriate end to this fine album.
Looking back on Watermark, the words are those of loss, of reflection, of exile — not necessarily from one’s country, but from those whom the heart loves. It has in its theme searching, longing, of reaching out for an answer. The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey, which is the way I would describe this album.
ENYA, B&N, 2000
A lot of themes ended up as home themes. Journeys. That was a word that came up a lot.
ENYA, GEFFEN RECORDS, 1989
The cover of the album is a picture of Enya with layers of imagery hand-painted on it. The black and white booklet is very simplistic and contains no liner notes or translations of the Gaelic and Latin songs.
The cover image was done by David Hiscook, additional photography was shot by Russel Yamy.
Lyrics in the booklet were hand-lettered by Lawrence Dunmore who also created what would become the “enya” logo.
Michael Geoghegan directed all the videos produced to promote the album. ‘Orinoco Flow’ is full of lavish hand-painted imagery,
‘Evening Falls…’ reflects the ghost story that inspired the song, ‘Storms in Africa’ includes pictures of African savanna,
and ‘Exile’ features scenes from the ‘L.A. Story’ movie.
Enya promoted the album extensively for more than a year in Europe, America, Australia and Asia.
The album was officiallly launched on 14 September 1988 at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
01. Watermark 2:26 Instrumental
02. Cursum Perficio 4:09 Latin
03. On Your Shore 4:00 English
04. Storms in Africa 4:04 Gaelic
05. Exile 4:21 English
06. Miss Clare Remembers 1:59 Instrumental
07. Orinoco Flow 4:26 English
08. Evening Falls… 3:49 English
09. River 3:11 Instrumental
10. The Longships 3:39 Gaelic/Vocalisation
11. Na Laetha Geal M’Óige 3:56 Gaelic