Over the years, it has been hailed as one of the greatest trance songs of all time, over a decade after its initial release. The original album version and subsequent radio edit of the song had a much slower tempo than the more well-known remixes and was essentially structured like a pop songwith the characteristic synthetic instrumentation of the more melodic side of ambient music — though including darker overtones, such as the prominently featured Gregorian chant Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Although the original song did receive Canadian radio airplay init was not released as a single Devet Života - Various - Zvezde Granda 2015.two years after the release of Karmathough it was only the Airscape Remix which received airplay at this time, rather than the more downtempo original version.
As a consequence, the song was largely promoted as an uptempo vocal trance song, which then influenced the marketing of the next several Delerium singles as well. Unlike most of its successors, however, "Silence" also broke into the adult top 40 radio format due to the song's club success,  and through radio airplay the original version received mainstream awareness relatively greater than the remixes among club patrons. Silence (Sanctuary Mix) - Various - Classic Housemix accompanying music videodirected by the directors collective Twobigeyes, was released in and was set to the Airscape remix.
It has repeatedly been listed within the top Ibiza anthems ever on online messageboards and, more recently, on MTV. A music video for "Aria", a track from the following studio album "Poem" that was first released as B-Side on a "Silence" single, was released in earlyfeaturing the Mediaeval Baebes. Single and video use the video edit of the song. From Silence (Sanctuary Mix) - Various - Classic Housemixthe free encyclopedia. Retrieved November 10, Mixmag February 15, Drop-D Magazine.
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