Personnel: Tom Tally, David Keen (violin, viola); Terry Glenny, Robin Cecil, Carl Gorodetzky, Pamela Sixfin (violin); Calabria McChesney, Monisa Angell (viola); Alan Mautner, John Acosta , Claire Stancarone (cello); Michael Goetz (double bass); Brady Barnett (programming).
Audio Mixers: Aaron Gant; Brady Barnett; Eric Helmuth.
Recording information: Aunt Hill Production Works, Los Angeles, CA; Eric H Sound, Port Chester, NY; Pivate Island Trax, Hollywood, CA.
Arrangers: Tara Barnett; Tom Tally; Brady Barnett; David Stout .
Enya's ethereal, misty-eyed new age craft has inspired numerous tributes over the years, from a stirring 1996 recording of symphonic renditions of her music by the Taliesin Orchestra, to Big Eye Records' 2004 Tribute to Enya, which was pleasant enough even if its relevancy was questionable. Whereas that release featured vocalists emulating Enya's signature style, String Quartet Tribute to Enya features only violins, viola, cellos, double bass, and the occasional flourish of guitar, mandolin, and percussion. Though it doesn't include well-known pieces like "Watermark" or "Orinoco Flow," this tribute does turn in impressive versions of the more recent songs "A Day Without Rain" and "Only Time." It also travels all the way back to Enya's initial solo recordings for "I Want Tomorrow." Given the artist's own yen for relaxing sounds, Enya fans should find enjoyment in these tasteful, soothing renditions of her songs. ~ Johnny Loftus