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Which Oíche Chíuín?

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:58 pm
by Methica
I have a questionn, but I don´t know if it already is asked...


PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:01 pm
by Methica
The one I like the most, or better my favourite is the one from Moya... She sings it very warm, and for my feeling it´s like the fireplce in a house during X.mas..

Enya is also very good, but I feel the song is quite cold..:(

SO That´s why Moya is my fav Oíche Chíuín!..:D

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:22 pm
by Grania
I've not heard Enya's version until very recently, and I haven't heard Moya's since January - but I think I prefer Moya's :) I always prefer her voice over Enya's. I must say though, Enya's is very impressive :D

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:16 pm
by nessieq
Moooooyaaaaaaaa!!! Why? Because she sings it better :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:35 pm
by Yvonne
Ooh difficult one. I love them both, but I voted for Moya's version because her version is warmer (as has been said before) and because Aisling and Paul also sing on this version. I think that this makes Moya's voice even warmer at the end of the song.



PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:50 pm
by Niamh
I can't make a choice because I just know Enya's

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:02 pm
by gregoing
I think Methica and Suzanne wrote exactly how I feel! Moya's is my fav.


PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:12 pm
by Niamh
I finally heard Moya's version.. I like hers more, because it sounds more.. how do you call it.. like a family sitting around a table and drinking hot chocolat and playing games...

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:40 pm
by Eternal_Silence
I like Moya's better, because she makes it sound less boring =P

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 5:01 pm
by Phantas
My favourite is also Moya's even though I heard Enya's version first. Moya makes it sound like Christmas should be! :)

Enya's version is more fit for a church recital, or for christmas evening by yourself ;) It's a very personal piece, where Moya's is truly a family piece.
In that sense I guess Enya's comes closest to the original intent.


PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 10:27 am
by cantilena91
I should have made it equal and say both, but... somehow the vocal layerings are making Enya's version sound better! Sorry Moya!


PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 1:33 pm
by noodle
Moya's is much more evocative - the 'oohs' and 'aahs' etween verses send such chills down my spine. But I think her version could have had more at the beginning and end - time to get into the mood and time to dwell upon the words just sung. Instead it starts and ends immediately. But the delicate harp sounds and soft backing are just perfect for this song!

Enya's version is much more focused on the music in my opinion. Had I not been very familiar with her unique harmonies this version would have blown me away, but to me her sound doesn't differ a lot to her other songs. Hence there is no particular Christmas feel. However the production is rich and clear and her music suits any Christmas song lol.

Verdict: I'm going with Moya for the authenticity and true Christmas feel. Both versions have something I love about them but also could have something added ... perhaps if Moya and Enya did a Christmas duet? 8)

Eh, Moya, think about it won't you? Make your fanbase's dream come true. No pressure now... :wink: :D

PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 9:53 pm
by Nigel
Enya all the way on this one im afraid.....

Personally i think Enya's sounds better overall, even though i prefer Moya's vocals on this track. Also if you have Only time: The Collection you can watch Enya sing this in a video from disc 4 in the boxset :mrgreen:

(If this topic came up on Enya's forum, i would probably say Moya's version is better :lol:)

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:09 pm
by Methica
I have seen the clip on Only Time The Colletction... Lovely, though I still prefer Moya´s version...:)

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:26 pm
by hermeyjdi
My vote is for Moya's since I have never heard Enya's version and because Moya is one of my favorite singers.