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SHEPHERD MOON S 1991

01    Shepherd Moons
02    Caribbean Blue
03    How Can I Keep from Singing?
04    Ebudĉ
05    Angeles
06    No Holly for Miss Quinn
07    Book of Days
08    Evacuee
09    Lothlórien
10    Marble Halls
11    Afer Ventus
12    Smaointe...

INFORMATION
Release Year: 1991
All music composed by Enya.
Produced by Nicky Ryan.
Engineered by Nicky Ryan.
Recorded at Aigle Studios.
Arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan.
All instruments and voices by Enya.
Lyrics by Roma Ryan.
Irish adaptation by Enya.
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Most pressings from mid-1992 onwards replaced the original Gaelic Book of Days version with a remix of the English-Gaelic re-recording used in the Far and Away film. This remixed English-Gaelic version was also released as a single.

COMPACT DISC
Argentina    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-2    s
Australia    
1991    WEA 9031-175572-2    
Brazil    
1991    WEA M926775-2    a
Canada    
1991    WEA CD75572    
China    
1996    WEA 9031-175572-2    y
Chile    
1991    WEA 9031-175572-2    r
Colombia    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-2    m
CSFR    
1991    WEA 9031-175572-2    p
Germany    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-2    l
Israel    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-2    a
Japan    
1991    Warner-Pioneer WMC5-450    an
1998    WEA WPCR-1558    ae
1999    WEA WPCR-10092    ag
2005    WEA WPCR-12211    ae
Korea    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-2    o
South Africa    
1991    WEA WICD5137    ak
Taiwan    
1998    WEA 9031-75572-2    ah
USA    
1991    Reprise 9 26775-2    acw
1991    BMG D 153190    bw
1991    Columbia House W2 26775    afw
1992    Reprise 9 26775-2    cw

VINYL
Brazil            1991    WEA 670.9400    ad
Croatia          1991    WEA LP-7-S 2 03629 5    a
Colombia       1991    WEA MTM (7110) 075572    a
Germany       1991    WEA 9031-75572-1, WX431    ax
Korea           1991    WEA 9031-75572-1    aj

CASSETTE
Argentina    
1992    WEA 4509-91167-4    q
Australia    
1991    WEA 903175572-4    
Chile    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4     
Germany    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4, WX431C     
Indonesia    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4    a
Japan    
1991    Warner-Pioneer WMT5-450    a
Korea    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4     
Malaysia    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4    ai
Peru    
1991    WEA CSC 75572-4    z
Philippines    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4     
Taiwan    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4     t
Turkey    
1991    WEA 9031-75572-4    u
USA    
1991    Reprise 9 26775-4    av
1991    BMG C 153190    b
1991    Columbia House W2 26775    a
1992    Reprise 9 26775-4    v

MINIDISC
UK    1991    WEA 9031-75572-8     

DCC
UK    1991    WEA 9031-75572-5     

NOTES
a    Contains the original Gaelic version of Book of Days. In this case, the track length is 2:32 and the album length is 43:32. The later English-Gaelic track length is 2:55 and the album length is 43:55.
b    Record club issue. Identical to the Reprise release, retaining the logo and number, but with an additional BMG number and manufacturing statement "D 153190  Mfd. for BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. under License." on the CD, back cover of the booklet (number only), and replacing the normal barcode information.
c    Originally released in "longbox" packaging with the CD jewel case contained in a larger cardboard box.
d    Manufactured by BMG Ariola Discos under license from WEA.
e    Limited edition with a lower price than usual.
f    Record club issue. Identical to the corresponding Reprise release, retaining the logo and number, but with a different number and manufacturing statement, "by Columbia House under license" on the media and covers.
g    Limited edition gold CD.
h    Three versions are known. The "cover" OBI version, just like the Taiwanese Watermark, contains the German CD, and its OBI shows UFOCO number WUCD 1700. The cardboard boxed version has a gold CD with the same UFOCO number, and has an additional booklet (but no OBI). Unusually, this gold CD says "Made in Germany". The third version again has a gold OBI similar to the Taiwanese Watermark. This CD is made in Taiwan. An included 12-page booklet has a biography, short reviews, lyrics, and pictures.
i    Manufactured by Warner Music Malaysia.
j    Contains a four page booklet which includes Korean translations of the lyrics.
k    Manufactured and distributed by Tusk.
l    This CD exists with both the Gaelic and the English-Gaelic version of Book of Days. The CD with the English version can be identified through the WEA number on the data side of the CD. The original version has 903174557-2, while the later version has 903174557-2.3. There are also some misprints with the number 903174557-2.2, which contain the album "Seal 2" from the artist "Seal".
m    Three spelling errors on the disc, but not on the packaging: "Ebuda", "Los Angeles", and "Shaointe". The back insert is a lighter green than the other releases.
n    Two OBI versions.
o    Small sides in white instead of the dark green of the other releases.
p    Made by Popron.
q    Named Lunas del Pastor.
r    No bar code on the back cover.

s    There are several spelling errors on the disc: "Shephered" in the title and the song; "Caribean", "Ebudœ", "Books", "After", and "Smoointe" in their respective songs; and "Nick" Ryan as producer.
t    Made by UFO Group, number WU 1700. An included six-page folded sheet is a partial version of the CD booklet.
u    Made by Balet Plak under license by WEA.
v    The 1991 Reprise version, with the original Gaelic Book of Days, has its barcode below the full track listing. The 1992 release with the English-Gaelic version has its barcode vertically centered, between the listings of Side 1 and Side 2 (split at tracks 6 and 7).  Both have clear plastic tape shells and cases. The BMG Record Club insert is identical to the 1991 Reprise insert except 1) the barcode is replaced by a manufacturing statement, and 2) the spine has the additional "C 153190" number. The BMG tape shell is of opaque white plastic, and the case is clear and black plastic.
w    These USA CDs have both the original Gaelic and the English-Gaelic version of Book of Days. The table below shows the currently known releases and identifying characteristics of their disc, booklet, and back insert. The lower table is a key to interpreting this data.
1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8
G    R    S    1-26775-2 SRC-01    O    1991    EMI    2:32
G    R    S    1-26775-2 SRC=02    O    1991    EMI    2:32
G    BMG    G    1 26775-2 SRC=02    O    1991    EMI    2:32
G    CH    S    1 26775-2 SRC=02    O    1991    EMI    2:32
G    R    S    1 26775-2 SRC=02    R    1992    SBK    2:55
E    R    S    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#02    O    1991    EMI    2:32
E    CH    S    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#02    O    1991    EMI    2:32
E    R    S    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+04    O    1991    EMI    2:32
E    R    S    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+04    O    1992    EMI    2:32
E    BMG    S    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+04    O    1992    SBK    2:55
E    CH    S    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+04    O    1991    EMI    2:32
E    R    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+06    O    1991    EMI    2:32
E    CH    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+06    O    1991    EMI    2:32
E    R    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#07    O    1992    EMI    2:32
E    R    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#07    O    1992    SBK    2:55
E    BMG    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#07    O    1992    EMI    2:32
E    BMG    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#07    O    1992    SBK    2:55
E    CH    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#07    O    1992    EMI    2:32
E    R    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC**08    R    1992    EMI    2:32
E    R    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC**08    R    1992    SBK    2:55
E    BMG    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC**08    R    1992    EMI    2:32
E    BMG    G    1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC**08    R    1992    SBK    2:55
E    R    G    1-26775-2 RE-2 01    R    1992    SBK    2:55
E    R    G    1-26775-2 RE-2 02    R    1992    SBK    2:55
E    R    S    L383 5589 226775 A60822-08    R    1992    SBK    2:55
Column    Description
1    G: has the original Gaelic BoD lyric. The track and album lengths are 2:32 and 43:32.
E: has the English-Gaelic BoD lyric. The track and album lengths are 2:55 and 43:55.
2    R: Reprise release.
CH: Columbia House Record Club release.
BMG: BMG Record Club release.
3    S: the disc is silver colored.
G: the disc is a golden color.
4    The "matrix" number found near the center on the data side of the disc.
5    O: the back insert has the original 1991 layout with barcode at upper right.
R: the back insert has the revised 1992 layout with barcode below the track list.
6    1991: the back insert has publication copyright "1988, 1991."
1992: the back insert has publication copyright "1988, 1991, 1992."
7    EMI: track 4 copyright 1991 EMI Songs Ltd.
SBK: track 4 copyright 1991 SBK Songs Ltd.
8    This is the track 7 time listed in the booklet, but may not be correct. Apparently the original booklet was used even after the BoD track had been changed.
x    There is a later vinyl pressing which has the English-Gaelic version of Book of Days.  It is identifiable by a round cover sticker: "Includes "CARIBBEAN BLUE" and also "BOOK OF DAYS" as featured in FAR AND AWAY". The vinyl label is slightly changed - the outer circumferential copyright print is rotated slightly clockwise, so that at the bottom the word "UNAUTHORIZED" is left of center and no longer split between the "O" and "R" (side B is shown).
y    Identical to the Taiwanese release. The rights were bought from the Taiwanese company UFOCO by the company Shanghai Audio & Video Company. This company added its sign as holografic sticker on the front cover and as print on the back together with an additional statment about UFOCO.
z    Manufactured and distributed by Discos Independientes S.A.



SHEPHERD MOONS 1991 (PROMOTIONAL)

TRACK LIST
01    Shepherd Moons
02    Caribbean Blue
03    How Can I Keep from Singing?
04    Ebudĉ
05    Angeles
06    No Holly for Miss Quinn
07    Book of Days
08    Evacuee
09    Lothlórien
10    Marble Halls
11    Afer Ventus
12    Smaointe...

COMPACT DISC + CASSETTE
Japan    1991    WEA WMC5-450/WMT5-450    c
UK       1998    WEA 9031-75572-2/4    a

COMPACT DISC
Japan    1991    WEA WMC5-450     b

CASSETTE
USA    1991    Reprise     f
UK     1991    WEA (NO CAT NUMBER)

TRACK LIST
01    Caribbean Blue
02    How Can I Keep from Singing?
03    Shepherd Moons
COMPACT DISC
UK    1991    WEA SAM 883    d

NOTES
a    Limited edition of 1000 copies in a presentation box containing the CD and cassette with a hardcover booklet containing the song lyrics and notes by Roma Ryan.
b    In standard release packaging with a back cover sticker. Disc is stamped Sample Copy.
c    As note (a) but containing the Japanese editions. Both CD and cassette are stamped "not for sale" in Japanese.
d    Promotional sampler for the album.
e    Same as the UK Sampler, with sticker on front cover.
f    No identifying catalog number. Only labeled as "10/07/91 (CASSETTE) IN HOUSE STUDIO/R H"





 

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