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. Originally released with eleven tracks, the 1989 issues added Storms in Africa (Part II). Although the extra track has been retained on the US issue and a few others, most have now returned to the original format.
There are two versions. The older has no barcode, the number on spin and on the disc is 229246006-2 and the making statement at the bottom has an additional "Sao Paulo". The newer one shows the M246006-2 number on the spin and the disc, and also the statment on the back names Warner Music Brasil and shows the barcode.
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.
Two disc versions - shown is the version with the number 2292-46006-2 on the left and "Made in Germany" statement at the bottom. The other version has both the number 246 006-2 and "Manufactured in Germany by TELDEC Record Service GmbH" statement on the right side of the disc. Accordingly, these slightly different disc numbers appear on the rear insert at the upper right corner.
In a plain white sleeve with a cut-out for the record label. Included is a press kit with an artist information sheet, a biographical sheet, and sometimes a b/w photograph and/or photocopy of the retail album's lyrics. The label reads "PRE-RELEASE PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE RELEASE DATE : SEPTEMBER19TH 1988". A black ink pen has been used to hand-correct the original " 5TH" printing to "19TH". Of the discs which have it, the rubber stamped red ink 'W.E.A. ENYA "Watermark"' label is only on side A, and on some of those the "a" in "Watermark" is upside down. The vinyl is inscribed "R/S Alsdorf 243875-1-A" and "-B".
Two OBI versions. The first white 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.
Identical to the release from 1989, 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).
1998 Rittor Music ISBN 4-958537-10419-6 (Music Book)
Japanese Version of the UK reprint from IMP.
2009 Warner WPCR-13298 (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-13298 Promotional (Compact Disc)
Same as the commercial release with promo sticker on the back.
The record jacket has Storms in Africa II listed as the twelfth track, but the LP lists and has just the original eleven tracks. Also, the record jacket has the updated number WEA UK 2292-46006-1, but the record label retains the WX 199 / 243875-1 numbers.
Side B repeats the sixth (last) track from Side A as an additional ending filler track, and calls it "Miss Clare Remembers (Reprise)". (All known cassettes end Side A with "Miss Clare Remembers" and begin Side B with "Orinoco Flow").
Three OBI versions. The "cover" OBI version has the German 12 track CD with the UFO number WUCD1408. The other versions have a CD made in Taiwan. An included 8-page booklet has a biography, lyrics, and pictures. This version was also released without OBI strip and sometimes with the booklet back to the front. The OBI is known with gold or white as colour.
Limited edition of 1250 copies in a black presentation box containing the CD and five 7"Ã—7" inserts, one of text and four with pictures. The text on the final print reads:
"EITHNE NI BHRAONAIN, now known simply as ENYA left her home in County Donegal to join the family band, Clannad. After playing with them for two albums and tours, she decided to make the break and go on alone.
Whilst developing this new direction, ENYA composed, scored and sang on such sound tracks as David Puttnam's The Frog Prince and BBC TV's The Celts as well as working briefly with Sinead O'Connor, before emerging with her first truly solo work, Watermark.
Sometimes a haunting solo voice, sometimes a choral swathe of one hundred tracks of her own multi-tracked voice. Softening the technology of synthesisers with natural and acoustic sounds is central to ENYA'S work.
Whether as a composer, arranger, keyboard player or singer, the emergence of ENYA will not go unnoticed."
1988 Wise Publications ISBN 0-7119-1771-X (Music Book)
1998 IMP ISBN 0-7119-1771-X (Music Book)
IMP reprinted the older Wise publication. Order No. 2873A
Originally released in "longbox" packaging with the CD jewel case contained in a larger cardboard box. There is also a well-concealed 12-track version of this CD, in which the packaging indicates an 11-track release, but the CD itself has, and is labeled with, "Storms in Africa (Part II)" as a twelfth track.
Record club issue. Identical to the Geffen release from 1988, retaining the logo and number, but with an additional BMG number and manufacturing statement on the media and covers. The packaging indicates an 11-track release, but the CD itself has, and is labeled with, "Storms in Africa (Part II)" as a twelfth track.
Originally released in "longbox" packaging with the CD jewel case contained in a larger cardboard box. There is also a record club issue from BMG, retaining the logo and number, but with an additional BMG number and manufacturing statement on the back cover. There are two variations for the disc. One shows the same statement and number as on the back cover, the other one a different catalogue number (W2 26774).
Record club issue. Identical to the corresponding Geffen release from 1988. The packaging indicates an 11-track release, but the CD itself has, and is labeled with, "Storms in Africa (Part II)" as a twelfth track.
Includes Storms in Africa (Part II) as the last, twelfth track. Record club issue. Identical to the corresponding Geffen/Reprise release, retaining the logo and number, but with an additional BMG number and manufacturing statement on the media and covers.