Book of Days (song)

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"Book of Days"
Single by Enya
from the album Shepherd Moons
B-side Morning Glory
Released July 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre New age
Length 2:56
Label Warner Music
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Nicky Ryan
Enya singles chronology
"How Can I Keep from Singing?"
(1991)
"Book of Days"
(1992)
"The Celts"
(1992)

"Book of Days" is a hit song released in two versions, both composed and recorded by Irish musician Enya. The original version, included on the 1991 album Shepherd Moons, was sung in Irish Gaelic. The subsequent 1992 single version was bilingual, with new English lyrics; this version was recorded for Ron Howard's film Far and Away, and scenes from the film feature in the video. The bilingual English-Irish version (2:56) replaced the original pure Gaelic version (2:34)[1] on subsequent pressings of Shepherd Moons from mid-1992 onwards, making the original recording relatively rare.

It was used as background music during the Medal Ceremonies at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin.

It was also used as a temp track for James Cameron's 1997 Titanic film in the cue called "Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch" composed by James Horner.

Single track listing[edit]

German CD1
No. Title Length
1. "Book of Days"   2:56
2. "As Baile"   4:03
3. "Morning Glory"   2:30
German CD2
No. Title Length
1. "Book Of Days"   2:56
2. "On Your Shore"   3:59
3. "As Baile"   4:03
UK Limited Edition
No. Title Length
1. "Book Of Days"   2:56
2. "Watermark"   2:24
3. "On Your Shore"   3:59
4. "Exile"   4:20
Japanese EP
No. Title Length
1. "Book Of Days"   2:56
2. "As Baile"   4:03
3. "Angeles"   3:47
4. "Oriel Window"   2:22
5. "'S Fagaim Mo Bhaile"   3:57
6. "Caribbean Blue [edit]"   3:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 111
Irish Singles Chart[3] 12
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 34
UK Singles Chart[5] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enya Book of Days". Enya Official Fan Website. 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 12 July 2016". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  3. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 2008-04-10)
  4. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Enya – Book of Days (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Official Charts > Enya". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 

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