Release Date: November 21, 2000. All music composed by Enya. Produced by Nicky Ryan. 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. Additional strings played by Wired Strings. Mastered at 360 Mastering by Dick Beetham.
The Chinese company Jingwen bought the rights from Warner Music Taiwan and released this album with a gold disc. The disc itself is also golden on the front and doesn't show the normal light green colour. The CD is sold in a jewel case inside of a cardboard box. This release is the first known release in HDCD quality. A later version has a no carboard but an OBI strip. This version is not in HDCD anymore. There is a second version of this OBI, at the bottom a price is added within a yellow star.
The First of Autumn is replaced by Isobella. Includes two booklets, one in English and the other in Japanese with translations of the lyrics and an interview with Enya. The first pressing includes two postcards in a white envelope with the Enya logo in blue. The first card carries the message "Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Grá ó Enya" and the second shows a calendar for the first half of 2001. The obi strip is marked "export prohibited".
The First of Autumn is replaced by Isobella. Identical to the release from 2000, 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).
Does not include "The First Of Autumn".
In 2007 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame published the "Definitive 200", a list of albums, every music lover should own. On e of these albums is A Day Without Rain. For marketing some copies of ADWR were sold in a plain black longbox package.
Does not include The First Of Autumn. Advance promo. Two versions exist, both in a transparent plastic sleeve with white protective liner. The CD in one is as pictured, the other is the normal commercially released CD.