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Shepherd Moons
Album 1991

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.

Argentina

1991 Warner 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
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.
1992 Warner 4509-91167-4 (Cassette)
Named Lunas del Pastor.

Australia

1991 Warner 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
1991 Warner 903175572-4 (Cassette)

Brazil

1991 Warner 926775-2 (Compact Disc)
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. In opposite to the normal color the disc is white. A second version has an additional M with the number and shows a different number within the production statement on the disc. There is also no barcode on the back cover which is more green then the first version.
1991 BMG 670.9400 (12" Vinyl)
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.

Canada

1991 Warner CD 75572 (Compact Disc)

Chile

1991 Warner 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
No bar code on the back cover.
1991 Warner 9031-75572-4 (Cassette)

China

1996 Shanghai Audio & Video Company 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
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.

Colombia

1991 Warner 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
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.
1991 Warner MTM (7110)075572 (12" Vinyl)
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.
2005 K Discos Ltda. Colombia 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
Re-Release from 2005. As for the Amarantine release both countries (Colombia and Peru) are named. The new statment is only printed on the disc, not on the back cover. The spelling errors are still not corrected.

Croatia

1991 Warner LP-7-S 2 003629 5 (12" Vinyl)
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.

CSFR

1991 Popron A.S. 9031-7557-2 (50 187-2) (Compact Disc)

Germany

1991 Warner 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
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".
1991 Warner 9031-75572-1 (12" Vinyl)
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. 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).
1991 Warner 9031-75572-4 (Cassette)
1992 Warner 4509-91167-1 (12" Vinyl)

Indonesia

1991 Warner 9031-75572-4 (Cassette)
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.

Israel

1991 Hed Azri Ltd. 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
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.

Japan

1991 Warner WMC5-450 (Compact Disc)
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. Two OBI versions. The first green OBI has also two different versions, with and without tax. In 1991 Japan invented a tax of 3% for all Cds. The later red OBI came up after a tax rising from 3 to 5% in 1995.
1998 Warner WPCR-1558 (Compact Disc)
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. Limited edition with a lower price than usual.
1999 Warner WPCR-10092 (Compact Disc)
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. Limited edition gold CD.
2005 Warner WPCR-12211 (Compact Disc)
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. Identical to the release from 1991, limited edition with a lower price than usual. The release was made with the release of the 2005 album "Amarantine". Warner Music Japan re-released all studio albums (Watermark, Shepherd Moons, The Memory Of Trees, A Day Without Rain).
1991 Warner WMC5-450/WMT5-450 Promotional (Compact Disc + Cassette)
As the UK release but containing the Japanese editions. Both CD and cassette are stamped "not for sale" in Japanese.
1991 Warner WMC5-450 Promotional (Compact Disc)
In standard release packaging with a back cover sticker. Disc is stamped Sample Copy.
2009 Warner WPCR-13299 (Compact Disc)
This re-release was published after the release of the 2008 album And Winter Came. Added are two bonus tracks. The CD is a SHM-CD, the OBI strip has a hidden grey triangle. Given all four triangles from the four re-releases and the red one from And Winter Came to Warner Music Japan the sender shall recieve a special promotional gift.
2009 Warner WPCR-13299 Promotional (Compact Disc)
This re-release was published after the release of the 2008 album And Winter Came. Added are two bonus tracks. The CD is a SHM-CD, the OBI strip has a hidden grey triangle. Given all four triangles from the four re-releases and the red one from And Winter Came to Warner Music Japan the sender shall recieve a special promotional gift.
1991 Warner WMT5-450 (Cassette)
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.
1991 Warner Warner Promotional (VHS Cassette)
VHS video tape to promote the Shepherd Moons album. The tape is packed in a foam box together with a 16 page promo book with in a cardboard sleeve. The last track is a computer graphics version.

Korea

1991 Warner 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
Small sides in white instead of the dark green of the other releases.
1991 Warner 9031-75572-1 (12" Vinyl)
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. Contains a four page booklet which includes Korean translations of the lyrics.
1991 Warner 9031-75572-4 (Cassette)

Malaysia

1991 Warner 9031-75572-4 (Cassette)
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.

Peru

1991 Warner CSC 75572-4 (Cassette)
Manufactured and distributed by Discos Independientes S.A.
2005 Wika Discos S.A.C. Peru 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
Re-Release from 2005. As for the Amarantine release both countries (Colombia and Peru) are named. The changed statement is only printed on the disc and not on the back cover. The spelling errors are still not corrected.

Philippines

1991 Warner 9031-75572-4 (Cassette)

Russia

2007 Residents.FM 0 Promotional (Compact Disc)
Promo from the Internetradio Residents.FM

South Africa

1991 Tusk Music Co. WICD 5137 (Compact Disc)
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.

Taiwan

1991 UFOCO 9031-75572-2 (WUCD 1700) (Compact Disc)
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. 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.
1991 UFOCO 9031-75572-4 (WU1700) (Cassette)
An included six-page folded sheet is a partial version of the CD booklet.
2009 Warner 9031-75572-2 (Compact Disc)
Re-release with new OBI strip.

Turkey

1991 Balet Plak 9031-75572-4 (Cassette)

UK

1991 Warner 9031-75572-2/4 Promotional (Compact Disc + Cassette)
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.
1991 Warner SAM 883 Promotional (Compact Disc)
Promotional sampler for the album.
1991 Warner 9031-75572-5 Promotional (DCC)
Standard commercial release with back cover sticker "PROMOTIONAL COPY ONLY NOT FOR RESALE".
1991 Warner 9031-75572-8 (Minidisc)
1991 Warner 9031-75572-5 (DCC)

USA

1991 Reprise Records 9 26775-2 (Compact Disc)
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. Originally released in "longbox" packaging with the CD jewel case contained in a larger cardboard box. There are two different longboxes, a 1991 version and a 1992 version advertising the english version for "Book Of Days" from the movie "Far And Away". 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 CH 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 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 R S 1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+04 R 1992 SBK 2:55 E BMG S 1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC+04 O 1991 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 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 R 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 CH G 1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC#07 O 1991 SBK 2:55 E R G 1-26775-2 RE-1 SRC**08 R 1991 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 BMG 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 E CH S 116850-D1-2136-2 DISTRONICS USA *26775* O 1991 EMI 2:32 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. BMG: 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. Columbia House: Record club issue. Identical to the corresponding Reprise release, retaining the logo and number W2 26775, but with a different number and manufacturing statement, "by Columbia House under license" on the media and covers.
1991 Reprise Records 9 26755-4 (Cassette)
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.
1992 Reprise Records 9 26775-4 (Cassette)
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.
1991 BMG C 153190 (Cassette)
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. 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.
1991 Columbia House W2 26775 (Cassette)
Record club issue.
1991 Reprise Records Reprise Promotional (Cassette)
No identifying catalog number. Only labeled as "10/07/91 (CASSETTE) IN HOUSE STUDIO/R H"