Only Time – The Collection

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Only Time – The Collection
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Box set by Enya
Released 11 November 2002
Recorded 1986–2001
Genre
Length 2:56:27
Label WEA
Producer Nicky Ryan
Enya chronology
Themes from Calmi Cuori Appassionati
(2001)
Only Time – The Collection
(2002)
Amarantine
(2005)

Only Time – The Collection is a box set from Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released in November 2002 by Warner Music Group. The set contains 51 tracks across four discs that spans her 1987 debut album Enya through her 2002 single "May It Be". A 48-page booklet with liner notes and lyrics by her longtime lyricist Roma Ryan is included. The video of Oíche Chiúin is also included on the fourth disc, the performance comes from the BBC programme Christmas Day in the Morning (aired on 25 December 1996) and was recorded at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. In addition to this computer playable video, there is also a screensaver in the cover art motif and a slideshow of pictures from the booklet. This release was a limited worldwide release of 200,000, with US sales of over 60,000 copies.[1] The selection of songs was made by Enya, Nicky and Roma.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Watermark" 2:24
2. "Exile" 4:20
3. "Aldebaran" 3:05
4. "March of the Celts" 3:15
5. "Boadicea" 3:28
6. "The Sun in the Stream" 2:54
7. "On Your Shore" 3:59
8. "Cursum Perficio" 4:06
9. "Storms in Africa" (original Gaelic version) 4:03
10. "The Celts" 2:56
11. "Miss Clare Remembers" 1:59
12. "I Want Tomorrow" 4:00
  • Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 & 12: Originally featured on the album Enya
  • Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 & 11: Originally featured on the album Watermark

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Orinoco Flow" 4:25
2. "Ebudæ" 1:53
3. "River" 3:10
4. "The Longships" 3:36
5. "Na Laetha Geal M’Óige" 3:54
6. "Book of Days" (English/Gaelic lyric) 2:55
7. "Shepherd Moons" 3:42
8. "Caribbean Blue" 3:56
9. "Evacuee" 3:49
10. "Evening Falls" 3:46
11. "Lothlórien" 2:08
12. "Marble Halls" 3:51
  • Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5 & 10: Originally featured on the album Watermark
  • Tracks 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 12: Originally featured on the album Shepherd Moons

Disc 3[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Afer Ventus" (*) 4:06
2. "No Holly for Miss Quinn" 2:40
3. "The Memory of Trees" 4:18
4. "Anywhere Is" 3:58
5. "Athair Ar Neamh" 3:39
6. "China Roses" 4:47
7. "How Can I Keep from Singing?" 4:22
8. "Hope Has a Place" 4:44
9. "Tea-House Moon" 2:41
10. "Pax Deorum" 4:58
11. "Eclipse" 1:30
12. "Isobella" 4:27

* misspelled as After Ventus in the track listings

Disc 4[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Only Time" 3:38
2. "A Day Without Rain" 2:38
3. "Song of the Sandman (Lullaby)" 3:40
4. "Willows on the Water" 3:00
5. "Wild Child" 3:47
6. "Flora's Secret" 4:05
7. "Fallen Embers" 2:29
8. "Tempus Vernum" 2:24
9. "Deora Ar Mo Chroí" 2:48
10. "One by One" 3:53
11. "The First of Autumn" 3:08
12. "Lazy Days" 3:43
13. "May It Be" (single version) 3:30
14. "Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night)" 3:45
15. "Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night) (Video)" 3:45

* Courtesy of BBC Television

Production[edit]

  • All instruments and voices by Enya & performed by Enya, except "Storms in Africa": African Hand Drums by Chris Hughes, Hand Percussion by Nicky Ryan
  • Music composed by Enya
  • Lyrics by Roma Ryan, except Marble Halls (Traditional), How Can I Keep From Singing? (Traditional) and Oíche Chiúin (Traditional)
  • Produced by Nicky Ryan
  • Engineered by Nicky Ryan
  • Arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan
  • Design and Art Direction by Stylorouge
  • Photography by Simon Fowler at Syon House Middlesex
  • Styling by Michele Clapton
  • Hair and make-up by Aran Guest

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[2] 37
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ask Billboard THE ARTIST'S ULTIMATE?
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Enya – Only Time: The Collection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 February 2016.