Watermark

~ Release group by Enya

Wikipedia

Watermark is the second studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released on 19 September 1988 by WEA Records. After the release of her previous album Enya (1987), she secured a recording contract with Warner after a chance meeting with chairman Rob Dickins, who had become a fan of her music. Her contract allowed her considerable artistic and creative freedom, with minimal interference from the label and no deadlines to have albums finished. Enya recorded Watermark in ten months with her longtime collaborators, manager, producer and arranger Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. It was initially recorded in Ireland in demo form before production relocated to London to re-record, mix, and master it digitally. Watermark features music in different styles, displaying Enya's sound of multi-tracked vocals with keyboards, percussion instruments, and elements of Celtic, ambient, and New age music, though Enya believes her music does not belong in the latter genre.

Watermark received many positive reviews from critics and it became an unexpected commercial success, which propelled Enya to worldwide fame. It peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart, number twenty-five on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and reached number one in New Zealand and Switzerland. It was certified quadruple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 1.2 million and four million copies across the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively. To promote the album, Enya embarked on a worldwide promotional tour which included interviews, appearances, and live performances. Four singles were released from the album, including the international top-ten hit "Orinoco Flow", which spent three weeks at number one in the United Kingdom. Watermark was reissued in 1989, 1991, and 2009; the latter for release in Japan with a bonus track.

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Watermark CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2292-43875-2 022924387524
Watermark (RSA print) CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 243875-2 022924387524
Watermark (P+O print) CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 243875-2 022924387524
Watermark CD 12 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2292-46006-2, WE 851 022924600623
Watermark CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2438752 022924387524
Watermark Vinyl 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 022924387517
Watermark 12" Vinyl 11 WEA Records (imprint of Warner Records International: lower-case “wea” with “records” below) 243875-1, WX 199 022924387517
Watermark CD 12 022924600623
Watermark CD 11 WEA Records (imprint of Warner Records International: lower-case “wea” with “records” below) WICD 5106 6001491203523
Watermark CD 12 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) WE 851 022924600623
Watermark (BMG club release) CD 12 Geffen Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 9 24233-2, D 101041 [none]
Watermark (US Reissue) CD 12 Reprise Records 9 26774-2 075992677424
Watermark CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 25P2-2465 4988014724654
Watermark CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) CD 43875 022924387524
Watermark (Release with 12th track "Storms in Africa II") CD 12 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) CD 43875 022924387524
Watermark 12" Vinyl 12 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 246006-1, WX274 022924600616
Watermark CD 11 Geffen Records 9 24233-2 075992423328
Watermark (remastered) SHM-CD 13 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-13298 4943674087099
Watermark CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2292-43875-2 022924387524
Watermark Digital Media 13 825646913046
Bootleg
Watermark CD 15 Chinese Dragon Music ECCD-RME1402

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: 3 Tracks EP
6 Tracks
Evening Falls
Exile
Orinoco Flow
Orinoco Flow
Storms in Africa
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000198831 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/27697 [info]
Wikidata: Q610109 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Watermark (Enya album) [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/Enya/Watermark [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Enya:Watermark_(1988) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/enya/watermark/ [info]

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