Orinico Flow (Sail Away) (Enya) Easter Egg - Exec. Producer Mentioned in Song

1. Look at the credits on the back of the album case. Executive producer is credited as Rob Dickins.
2. Go to Track 7, which is Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) and press Play.
3. Fast-forward to time 2:57 on the track. You will hear the lyric "We can steer, we can near, with Rob Dickins at the wheel..."

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Contributed By: SNLMedia on 09-07-1999
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Special Requirements: Enya's album "Watermark"
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major writes:
I quote the alt.music.enya FAQ from Kevin Martin : 2.12 Who are Rob Dickins and Ross mentioned in Orinoco Flow? "we can sail, we can sail... we can steer, we can near with Rob Dickins at the wheel, we can sigh, say Goodbye Ross and his dependencies we can sail, we can sail..." Rob Dickins was the head of WEA Music UK and was the executive producer of _Watermark_. Ross Cullum was the album's listed engineer, and also its co-producer with Nicky Ryan and Enya. (A reader has noted that Mr. Cullum was actually out sick the day of the recording.) "The Ross Dependencies" is a geographic reference, only one of many in the song. It seems likely that Roma simply couldn't resist making a little joke based on Ross's name. It would be a mistake to read too much meaning into this line.
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ronsimonson writes:
The Ross Dependency (between 160E and 150W and south of 60S) is a section of the Antarctic continent that was brought under the jurisdiction of New Zealand in 1923. Its area is estimated at 414,400 sq km (160,000 sq mi). It is almost entirely covered by ice and is largely uninhabited.
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Kat writes:
The lyrics are: "we can steer, we can near with Rob Dickins at the wheel, we can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies" Now, we know who Rob is, but who the devil is Ross? :)
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Caroline writes:
It's actually "We can steer, we can near with Rob Dickens at the wheel." A reference to the boating, navigational thing: a great big journey with the majestic, er, executive producer, at the helm. A bit weak for a song like that - you'd expect it to be some kind of Celtic goddess, rather than Rob Dickens.
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everclearfan writes:
So that's who Rob Dickens is! I'd been wondering about that.
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skidmarked writes:
I actually looked at the lyrics a while back, and wondered who Rob Dickins was. Nice to know:)
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