Paint the Sky with Stars

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Paint the Sky with Stars
Greatest hits album by Enya
Released 11 November 1997
Genre New age, celtic, pop
Length 57:50
Label WEA (UK)
Reprise (US)
Producer Nicky Ryan
Enya chronology
Paint the Sky with Stars
(1997)
A Box of Dreams
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[2]

Paint the Sky with Stars - The Best of Enya is a 1997 compilation album by Irish musician Enya featuring a selection of her best known material plus two previously unreleased tracks: "Paint the Sky with Stars" and "Only If...". The album sold over 1 million copies in Japan alone, winning the 12th Japan Gold Disc Awards for Grand Prix Album category.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Enya with lyrics by Roma Ryan, except for "Marble Halls"

No. Title From the album Length
1. "Orinoco Flow"   Watermark 4:26
2. "Caribbean Blue"   Shepherd Moons 3:58
3. "Book of Days"   Shepherd Moons 2:56
4. "Anywhere Is"   The Memory of Trees 3:46
5. "Only If..." (previously unreleased)   3:19
6. "The Celts"   Enya / The Celts 2:57
7. "China Roses"   The Memory of Trees 4:40
8. "Shepherd Moons"   Shepherd Moons 3:40
9. "Ebudæ"   Shepherd Moons 1:52
10. "Storms in Africa"   Watermark 4:11
11. "Watermark"   Watermark 2:26
12. "Paint the Sky with Stars" (previously unreleased)   4:15
13. "Marble Halls"   Shepherd Moons 3:55
14. "On My Way Home" (Single Version) The Memory of Trees 3:38
15. "The Memory of Trees"   The Memory of Trees 4:19
16. "Boadicea"   Enya / The Celts 3:28

Singles[edit]

"Only If..." was also released as a single the same year with the previously unreleased "Willows on the Water" along with the Oíche Chiúin ("Silent Night") as accompanying tracks.

"Boadicea" was sampled by The Fugees on their UK #1 hit "Ready or Not"; it was also sampled by Mario Winans on his UK #1 and US #2 hit "I Don't Wanna Know".

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Nicky Ryan
  • Arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan
  • Lyrics by Roma Ryan
  • Marble Halls (Traditional) arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan
  • All tracks published by EMI Songs Ltd
  • Principal photography: David Scheinmann
  • Calligraphy and Design: Brody Neuenschwander
  • Mastered by Arun

Accolades[edit]

Japan Gold Disc Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 Paint the Sky with Stars Best International Pop Albums of the Year[3][4] Won

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[5] 4× Platinum 240,000x
Australia (ARIA)[6] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[7] Platinum 50,000x
Belgium (BEA)[8] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Brazil (ABPD)[9] 2× Platinum 500,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[10] Gold 23,900[10]
Germany (BVMI)[11] Platinum 500,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[12] Platinum 20,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[13] Million 1,078,000[14]
Netherlands (NVPI)[15] Gold 50,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[16] Platinum 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[18] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[19] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[22] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*
Worldwide 12,000,000[23]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
Eros by Eros Ramazzotti
Aquarium by Aqua
Italian FIMI Chart number-one album
27 November 1997 – 1 January 1998
15 January 1998 – 22 January 1998
Succeeded by
Aquarium by Aqua
Let's Talk About Love by Celine Dion
Preceded by
Karaoke by Magnus Uggla
Aquarium by Aqua
Swedish Chart number-one album
14 November 1997
2 January 1998
Succeeded by
Isola by Kent
Era by Era

References[edit]

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