Amarantine (song)

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"Amarantine"
Single by Enya
from the album Amarantine
Released 2 December 2005
Format CD
Genre New Age
Length 3:07
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Roma Ryan
Producer(s) Nicky Ryan
Enya singles chronology
"May It Be"
(2002)
"Amarantine"
(2005)
"It's in the Rain"
(2006)

"Amarantine" is a single by Irish musician Enya, taken from the album of the same name. The word is taken from ancient Greek and means everlasting or immortal (the same as the amaranth flower). The single was released in certain regions on 14 November 2005. Other regions received the single on or after 6 December 2005.

Several versions of "Amarantine" were released, some containing all three tracks, and some omitting the "Spaghetti Western" track. In some areas, Reprise released both a "Part I" single containing "Amarantine" and "The Comb of the Winds" and a "Part II" single that contained all three tracks.

The "Spaghetti Western Theme" is an atypical Enya recording arranged in the style of Hugo Montenegro's work on films such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A previously unreleased recording from The Celts soundtrack from 1986, Enya released it in memory of BBC producer Tony McAuley.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Amarantine"   3:07
2. "The Comb of the Winds"   3:39
3. "Spaghetti Western Theme from The Celts"   1:57

French CD single[edit]

  1. "Amarantine" (album version)
  2. "Boadicea" (single version)
  3. "Orinoco Flow"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 53
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Single Sales 10
French Singles Chart 15
German Singles Chart 47
Italian Singles Chart 51
Swiss Singles Chart 39
Austrian Singles Chart 31
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 71

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