Section 3: The Catalogue

What albums have ENIGMA recorded?

MCMXC a.D. 1990

First Released on December 3, it was not long before MCMXC a.D. became a world-wide hit. Reaching #1 in 41 countries, it has earnt 57 platinum awards, including triple platinum in the United States where it remained in its Top 200 album chart for over 5 years. Best known for combining Gregorian chants and flute sounds, its biggest hit is the first single, Sadeness part 1. Following on from this were the singles Mea Culpa part II, Principles of Lust, and The Rivers of Belief. The album was intended as a single extended song, and as such has several motifs that appearing throughout the album, such as Gregorian chants, flowing strings, and Sandra's vocals. Other keys include the fact that the key changes sound similar from song to song, that 2 tracks (Principles of Lust and Back to the Rivers of Belief) have the same drumbeats, and that the album ends with the same motif that started it.

Due to the popularity of the album, it can also be found on Digital Compact Cassette (DCC), and Mini-Disc. A full video of the album, which has pictures for the entire length of the album, is also available on VHS and Laser Disc. The album was designed by LMP with illustrations by H.P. Uertz.

MCMXC a.D. 'The Limited Edition' 1991

Released on November 11, MCMXC a.D. "The Limited Edition" expands upon MCMXC a.D. by adding four tracks, each additional track being one of the remixes from each of the four singles released. The original part of the album blends into the first of the four additional tracks, and each of the additional tracks also blend into each other. This gives the album a sense of continuation from start to finish. One of the remixes, The Returning Silence of The Rivers of Belief, does not appear on any of the singles.

The cover of the album is the same as for the original release, but has a grainy dark green background instead of black. The first million copies of the album also have a holograph of the monk and cross on top of the album instead of the normal art work. Only released in Europe and the UK, the holographic copies of the album are extremely hard to find. The non-holographic copies are easy to find in Australia and the United Kingdom, but hard to find in the United States and parts of Europe.

The CROSS of Changes 1993

Markedly different from the first album, The CROSS of Changes was first released in late 1993 to an anxious audience and with 1.4 million advance orders. Losing a lot of fans due to not having the trademark Gregorian chants and flutes of the first album, it also gained many fans due to the success of the first single, Return to Innocence. Other singles from it were The EYES of Truth, Age of Loneliness, and Out from the Deep.

The CD booklets are glossy in all countries except Europe, where the first pressing is made of a thick cardboard-like paper. The first pressing also has the sample credits written in black on green/black as against white on green/black. Some of the sample credits are removed on everything but the first pressing of the European version, and the additional products are available from different countries with their respective currencies depending on what country the CD was bought from.

On all but the original European pressing, I'll Love You...I'll Kill You has a distinctive male voice singing what seems to be "You'll be fine, You'll be fine" as against the other versions which have the same phrase heard as an echo at a low-to-medium volume in the background.

While not as successful as MCMXC a.D., the album has still earnt 21 platinum and 24 gold awards world-wide. It went to #1 in the UK, and #2 in Europe in Australia.

The CROSS of Changes 'Special Edition' 1994

Using the same formula as for MCMXC a.D. "The Limited Edition", The CROSS of Changes "Special Edition" expands upon The CROSS of Changes by adding three tracks, each additional track being one of the remixes from each of the first three of a total of four singles released. Unlike MCMXC a.D. "The Limited Edition", however, the original part of the album does not blend into the first of the three additional tracks, and each of the additional tracks does not blend into each other.

Released in a special fold-out Digipak cardboard packaging, with a 24 carat gold-plated CD and a medium thickness cardboard booklet, The CROSS of Changes "Special Edition" is much rarer than MCMXC a.D. "The Limited Edition". Not released in the United States, it is hard to find in any record stores in any country in the world.

Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! 1996

The first ENIGMA CD to be released world-wide on the same date, Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!, meaning "The King is Dead, Long Live the King!" in English, came out on November 25. The album was originally due to be released ahead of release but this was held back by Sandra's pregnancy. In the end the album was apparently rushed for a Christmas release. With the first 3.5 million copies coming with a PVC European Collector's booklet, the album is seen to be the musical parent of the previous two albums, breaking no new ground but still building upon the existing sounds and styles. The title itself is a symbol of life, and has nothing to do with the historical sense of the phrase. It also marks the first album in which Michael was happy with his singing ability.

The first single from the album is Beyond The Invisible, a track which nearly didn't eventuate since Cretu had troubles working out the second verse for a period of time. The second and final single, TNT for the Brain, came out in March 1997. The third single was rumoured to be The Roundabout as it is known that DJ Quicksilver did a remix for it. However it was never released.

For the first time Johann Zambryski did the artwork for Enigma. For this album he received an Academy Award nomination.

The Screen Behind the Mirror 2000

Released in most places in January 2000, and Australia in February 2000, The Screen Behind the Mirror heralds the follow-on from the original trilogy from Enigma. With less focus on Gregorian chant and pan flutes it instead introduces the famous O Fortuna operatic piece by Carl Orff. It also introduces the use of Japanese instrumentation, church bells, and a church organ. As with Enigma's third album and Trilogy box set, Johann Zambryski did all artwork.

The first single from the album was Gravity of Love released in November 1999. This was followed by Push the Limits in some Europe countries in April 2000. Interestingly the album does not promote it's own website.

LSD: Love, Sensuality, Devotion 2001

Enigma's first greatest hits release, LSD: Love Sensuality Devotion, came out world-wide in October 2001. Featuring 2 new tracks it is seen as the close in a chapter of Enigma's history to date. In some European countries the CD came out in foldout Digipak packaging for a limited time.

One of the new tracks, Turn Around, was released as a single in some European countries in October 2001.

LSD: Love, Sensuality, Devotion: The Remix Collection 2001

Enigma's first greatest hits release was complemented with a remix collection, LSD: Love Sensuality Devotion: The Remix Collection, in some countries on the same day. In some European countries the CD came out in foldout Digipak packaging for a limited time.

One of the remixes on the album, Turn Around, was released as a single in some European countries in October 2001.

Why isn't there a Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! limited edition?

Unlike with the first two albums, there were no plans for there a special limited edition release of Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!. Instead a box set has been released containing the original releases of each of the three albums. Titled Trilogy it's release highlights the fact that Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! is the last Enigma album using the familiar sounds that Cretu has created for Enigma 1, 2, and 3.

Will there be a Screen Behind the Mirror limited edition?

When the album was first released it came out with two types of packaging. The 'normal' release is a plastic jewel case. The limited edition release, available only in parts of Europe, was a Digipak release with some additional artwork. At this stage there are no plans for a re-release of the album with extra tracks, as occurred with the first two albums.

What boxsets have ENIGMA recorded?

In 1996 New Zealand released a box set containing MCMXC a.D. "The Limited Edition" and The CROSS of Changes. It was a thick cardboard black box with purple and gold artwork. This item was only ever released in New Zealand and was limited to around 20,000 copies.

On April 10 1998 Germany became able to order a 3CD package called Trilogy via direct marketing only (ie. not in stores). It comes in a small white booklet with the CDs stored in sleeves. All booklet and CD artwork is done by Johan Zambryski, who is also responsible for all artwork on Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi. In December 1998 the product became available in stores in Europe.

What singles have ENIGMA recorded?

Sadeness part 1 1990

ENIGMA's best known track, Sadeness part 1, was first released on October 1. Immediately sparking interest, both because of the new musical style and the mystery surrounding the artist, it has gone on to sell more than 5 million copies world-wide, topping the charts in 23 countries. It has peaked at #1 in the United Kingdom, #2 in Australia, and #5 in the United States. It was originally banned in Argentina and Mexico.

The different remixes released include a short Meditation Mix which appears on MCMXC a.D. "The Limited Edition", the Extended Trance Mix which has an additional verse containing some spoken lyrics, and the Violent U.S. Remix which is a large re-worked version featuring thunderstorms, heavy beats, and dramatic instrumentation. The United States version of the single, which has a slightly different cover to the rest of the world, also features an original Gregorian chant not related to any Enigma track.

Mea Culpa part II 1991

First released on February 18, Mea Culpa part II is the second single from MCMXC a.D. It is also the last single which was released world-wide. With two different covers, one showing the girl from the Mea Culpa music video, and the other the girl from Sadeness, the remixes include a Catholic Version which is a radio edit of the song, an Orthodox Version which uses a different beat and re-arranges the order of the music, and a Fading Shades Mix which is an extended version of the song featuring more heavy breathing.

In the UK, a limited edition collectors box was released which had space for all 4 singles, plus a cardboard surround. It is not known how many of this box were released. As for Sadeness, the United States version of the single has a slightly different cover to the rest of the world, and features an original Gregorian chant not related to any Enigma track.

Principles of Lust 1991

Released on June 3, Principles of Lust is the Find Love track from MCMXC a.D.. Not released in the United States, its remixes include the Everlasting Lust Mix for which a description is not needed, an Omen Mix which introduces a heavy bass beat and dramatic music, and a Jazz Mix which is short and experimental, using a jazz beat and rhythm blended with Sandra's vocals. With credits of D.F.F. for the Omen Mix, it is believed that David Fairstein is responsible for it. Some versions of this single also came with the radio edit of Sadeness part 1. This single was originally banned in Argentina and Mexico.

The Rivers of Belief 1991

Probably the most sought after ENIGMA single, The Rivers of Belief was released on September 23. Not released in the United States, its Radio Edit and Extended Version both start with Fugues in D minor by Bach. The single does not contain the Returning Silence mix that appears on MCMXC a.D. "The Limited Edition" but instead features Knocking on Forbidden Doors. The single is highly sought after mores to complete singles collections than for its contents.

Carly's Song 1993

Highly sought after under the release of Age of Loneliness, Carly's Song, taken from the movie Sliver, has only been released in Australia. Released in late 1993 with a sultry cover seemingly showing Sharon Stone reaching orgasm, the version of Carly's Song on the single is not identical to what appears on The CROSS of Changes as Age of Loneliness (Carly's Song). The single also features an Instrumental Version of the track, a Jam & Spoon Remix of the track, and another track called Carly's Loneliness which can be found on the Sliver soundtrack. The Jam & Spoon Remix of the track, featuring a slow piano introduction and some interesting percussion, is identical to the same remix that appears on the Age of Loneliness single.

Return to Innocence 1993

ENIGMA's second biggest single, Return to Innocence, was released in late 1993. With a catchy chant and eye-catching music video, it hit #1 in 8 countries, went top 10 on 5 different continents, and peaked at #4 in the United States charts. It was play listed for more than 9 months on MTV Europe and received more than 800 plays.

Two different covers have appeared for the single, the cover changing in Europe from February 1994, with remixes including the Long & Alive version which is the extended version of the song featuring an additional emotional verse sung by Andy Hard, and the 380 Midnight Mix. The United States version of the single also has the radio edit to Sadeness part 1. It is believed that Return to Innocence is the track that resulted from Cretu's record company insisting he provide a hit single from his second album.

the EYES of Truth 1994

Not released in the United States, the EYES of Truth has remixes including the Gotterdammerung Mix (The Twilight of the Gods) which is a dance version of the track full of additional samples and beats, and the Dub Mix. The first mix was done by both Michael Cretu and Jens Gad, while the second was done by Gad alone.

In the United Kingdom, a limited edition version of the single was released which contains the Gotterdammerung Mix, along with the Extended Trance mix of Sadness part 1, Fading Shades mix of Mea Culpa part II, and Omen mix of Principles of Lust. It is not known how limited this release is.

Age of Loneliness 1994

A familiar song to many Australians due to the release of Carly's Song months earlier, Age of Loneliness has remixes including the Clubby Radio Edit and Enigmatic Club Mix which are dance versions of the track full of additional samples and beats, and the Jam & Spoon Remix which, featuring a slow piano introduction and some interesting percussion, is identical to the same remix that appears on the Carly's Song single.

The cover of this single is a tarot card. It is believed to be Chinese in origin. The CD itself has a range of astrological symbols on them including Ara, Argonauis, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Corona Meridionalis, Corus, Crater, Eridamus, Hydra, Lepus, Orion, and Pilcis Notius.

In the United Kingdom, a limited edition version of the single was released which just contained the Enigmatic Club Mix, along with the 380 Midnight Mix of Return to Innocence, Meditation Mix of Sadness part 1, and Everlasting Lust Mix of Principles of Lust. It is not known how limited this release was. The United States version of the single also has the Omen Mix of Principles of Lust.

Out from the Deep 1994

Released at greatly different times across the world, Out from the Deep is the final single taken from The CROSS of Changes. Remixes include the Rock Version with some extra guitar parts, and the Trance Mix.

Beyond the Invisible 1996

Released on October 24, Beyond the Invisible is unique in that it has no remixes and is the only single to have a track which does not appear on any album. On all but the United States release, the single has an instrumental album track, Almost Full Moon, which blends into the title track, which then blends into an instrumental non-album track, Light of Your Smile. The single is a great departure from previous releases, with it clearly stating that it has no remixes, and with art collaboration by a new person. The United States does not have the 5-track version of the single that the rest of the world can get due to the fact that it would be classified as an album in that country for having more than 4 tracks.

Upon completing the song, Michael envisioned ice skaters and women singing from trees. This is what appears in the music video.

TNT for the Brain 1997

Released in March, TNT for the Brain features only one remix, the Midnight Man Remix, and has a radio edit which is a great departure from the album version (which also appears on the single). It also features an instrumental version of the radio edit of the track. It has been noted that the album version provided on the single has a loud swirling sound that overpowers the other instruments before the second chorus. This is different to what is on the album.

Gravity of Love 1999

Released in Europe in November 1999 and Australia in January 2000, Gravity of Love is the first single from Enigma's fourth album. It features vocals by Ruth-Ann Boyle, best known as the lead singer of Olive. She is only credited as Ruth-Ann on the single. Olive had a huge dance hit with You're Not Alone in 1996. The single features a remix by Trance Atlantic Air Waves with Peter Ries (who did a number of remixes for Sandra in 1999). It also features the first Enigma remix by W. Filz.

Push the Limits 2000

Released in parts of Europe only in April 2000 Push the Limits is the second single from Enigma's fourth album. It is the first Enigma single to be in a multimedia format, containing both music and the music video to the song if placed in a PC or Macintosh. It is also the the first Enigma single not to be released in Australia. Remix duties go to ATB (aka Andre Tanneberger) who is a popular DJ and artist best known for the hits 9PM (Til I come) and Don't Stop. He provides a remix and radio edit of the remix. There are no unique remixes done by Enigma. Instead a radio edit and album version are provided. The single was first released in limited edition Digipak packaging in Germany only.

Turn Around 2001

Released in conjunction with the greatest hits album, Turn Around is 1 of new 2 tracks released at the end of 2001. With music by Michael Cretu and Jens Gad, it continues on from Push the Limits in being released in multimedia format in some countries, containing the Turn Around music video. There are no unique remixes done by Enigma. Instead a radio edit is provided. This is followed by a long remix of the track by Peter Ries and Wolfgang Filz, best known for remixing many Sandra tracks over the past two years. Finally is a remix of Gravity of Love by Peter Ries.

What music videos have ENIGMA recorded?

Sadeness part 1

This first-ever ENIGMA music video sets the scene in what appears to be in the ruins of a cathedral or monastery. It begins with a scholar at his desk writing before shortly after falling asleep. In the dream this scholar is a monk in red robes with a hood over his head. It is not long before we are introduced to two things - a hole in the ceiling located just in front of two well-decorated carved doors. It seems apparent that the theme to this dream is whether the monk should knock on the 'forbidden' doors (note the link to another track!). Through out the track we see segments of this door, the monk looking at it, and an unknown actress (not Sandra) singing the French vocals.

The music video concludes with the monk opening the doors, being shocked at what he sees, bowing his head, and then magically morphing into something and flying away. Alas, however, it was nothing but the scholar's dream.

Mea Culpa part II

This music video introduces a large element of mystery, especially with its use of symbology. It starts with the ENIGMA logo in a silhouette on top of what seems to be an ancient map. It then follows on to the main symbol in the video - it can only be described as 3 circles with a centre-piece of 3 hour-glasses connected together with the whole object having two swords cutting through it diagonally. The meaning of it is unknown.

A major element of the music video contains dancing, including the image you see on the front of the single to Mea Culpa part II. This person dancing is not Sandra, who herself does not appear in this music video at all. The first minute or so of the track revolves around this lady in a range of poses (including long steel gloves) intertwined with that main object and some other subtle images. Later it goes into effects with the use of a smoke machine and brown film, this causing the effect of the past. We see buffalo pulling carts with one solitary woman on the cart and people walking behind. Overall the video tries to be mysterious, and does so through the use of the main object, the 'old' imagery, the unknown meaning of the steel gloves, and the interesting dancing styles. To further the mystery there is also writing in other (perhaps old) languages.

Principles of Lust

The intentions of this music video are obvious - be lusty! It does so through the use of traditional 19th century dress, with women showing cleavage and the men just showing their bodies. All the people in the video have one things on their mind (you can be the guess of that) and they show that through a mixture of body language and plain self-arousal. Sometimes the picture is clear and focused, while other more taboo scenes are unfocussed enough to make the nudity hard to make out.

Some of the extra scenes include seeing brightly painted lips singing some of the English lyrics, a naked woman dancing with text written all over her body, and people swimming under water with the surface of the water covered in red streamers. Quite frankly, the music video is taboo and was not aimed at the family market!

The Rivers of Belief

While Sadeness part 1 and Principles of Lust had easy-to-follow story lines and characters, this music video along with Mea Culpa part II do not. This music video begins with 2 main images - an altar boy and a traditionally dressed king in front of a major waterfall with a sword. The music video continues with some oceanic views and the king on top of a major cliff. Images then start appearing of the pyramids in Egypt, the Sphinx, and crosses to a girl in front of a fire holding what appears to be a crystal ball (the girl is the same as the one in Mea Culpa part II).

During the chorus, the images become more local, with boys diving and swimming in their local habitat (some of the dives are from very high!). We also, for the very first time, see Michael Cretu singing some of the chorus! For those of you who haven't seen a picture of Michael Cretu, he gets the name "Curly" because of his hair! The main focus of this music video appears to be the theme of water and the sword - we see the king holding it high in front of water, and at one stage we see the girl rising from under the water with it. As with Mea Culpa part II, this music video has no clear story line or reasoning, but offers stunning visuals.

Carly's Song

Never released publicly, Carly's Song actually features Sharon Stone! The music video mixes footage from the film Sliver, for which the music was made, with acting and lip-synching from Sharon in three different personas, each with different wigs and costumes. It is not known why the music video never made it to air, but may have had to do with Sharon Stone or her agent deciding against wanting the clip made public, or the film company.

Return to Innocence

I have to confess that I love this video - the quality of the pictures, the originality of the idea, and the storyline are superb. In essence, the video is full of backward images. For example, instead of seeing an apple fall from a tree onto the ground, you see the apple rise from the ground onto the tree. However, the music video follows this idea in more than just the visuals, since it follows someone's life from death until birth.

The major sequence of events follows from the person's death, to the funeral, to the person's life, and eventually to the person's birth. Scenes we see include people picking grapes, smoking, ocean tides, cutting barley, ploughing, plucking a chicken, cracking an egg, drawing in the sand, and throwing water. There are also some images of a unicorn that appears in some scenes. The unicorn symbolises innocence, with ancient mythology stating that one must be innocent and pure (ie. a virgin) in order to be able to touch a unicorn.

This music video was shot by the director Julien Temple on the mainland of Spain and was nominated for some major awards. The idea of it being full of backward images was Michael Cretu's idea.

the EYES of Truth

The story is about a small boy who, as a baby, is put out in a basket on a river by a girl, which could be his sister. He gets picked up by a flock of elephants and grows up with them, playing with the elephants and generally being their friend. But then villagers come and set fire to the small forest where the animals live, so they have to escape. On this journey, children and other elephants join them and they end up in a village where they, or rather the boy, is greeted with confetti and festivity (the big chorus part in the music). In the end the boy rides into the sunset with the elephants.

Age of Loneliness

This music video offers some mystery in the sense that it is not entirely clear why we see a range of people seemingly 'floating' over a major city (in this case it appears to be New York). Are we supposed to see them astral projecting? It is not sure.

Essentially this music video shows a range of sequences where we have an aerial or ground shot of a busy situation in the major city, and people flying or floating over it in some way. The effect is done easily - the people flying were placed in swimming pools and told to swim (with their clothes on). These images were then added on top of the city scenes that were also recorded. This is essentially all the video contains, with little other scenes to add variety.

Out From the Deep

This music video has an under-water theme, with a man (looking similar to the guy from the Sadeness music video) searching on the bottom of the sea. He finds an ancient lamp and, upon rubbing it, finds an underwater cathedral which looks like the set from Sadeness but under-water. Investigating within this 'cathedral' he finds paintings which later come to life. The video was directed by Angel (a man from Venezuela, not Andy Hard from Return to Innocence fame), who has also done videos for Jam & Spoon and Snap!.

Beyond the Invisible

The clip begins in black-and-white with a sullen-looking lady looking out window covered in rain droplets from inside a house. She is being yelled at by a man, presumably her husband. She yells back at him, puts on her walkman in front of a mirror, and runs out of the house. The main chant of the song begins, and the picture turns to colour. Suddenly she is inside a forest where "forest people" blend into the trees and shrubbery. We see some of them singing the chant. Together with this we initially also see the an own and the shadow of the "man machines" (those from the cover of the album cover) walking slowly towards somewhere. Images continue, rotating between the "forest people" (some singing and some watching on), the "man machines" who are still walking, and the girl who ran out of the house running and exploring her surrounds.

Around the middle of the first chorus, everyone has converged at a frozen lake where two people are ice skating. The video continues in this setting, with the clothing worn by the skating dancers changing. Time also changes - they are originally dancing at dusk, but later they dance at night, and eventually in daylight. Throughout the dancing, images change to the "forest people", the girl watching what is happening, and the 3 "man machines" who stand next to each other at the edge of the lake. At one stage we see them holding and flipping signs with ancient symbols, perhaps Greek. Eventually the end of the song is reached, and when the final "if you follow you will see, what is beyond reality" is sung, one of the "man machines" holds out his hand to the girl. With them walking off into the distance, we see the image of the dancers fade to nothing, followed by the "man machine" and girl also fading, and finally the other two "man machines".

This music video was shot by the director Julien Temple. The idea comes from Michael Cretu who said to Julien "hey, listen. I hear women singing in trees and I see ice-skaters".

TNT for the Brain

Coming Soon!

Gravity of Love

Thomas Job's first music video for Enigma (he also did Sandra's Secret Land 99 music video) is a lush and intricate piece of work full of subtle visuals. Set in a large mansion a gathering of men and women arrive to dance. In the main area of the house is a masked ball, with men in tuxedos and women in evening gowns. Yet we also see a mirror where behind scantily clad women mingle and get intimate with each other. We do not see any men. Central to the plot is a lady wrapped in white and attended to by 2 'angels'. This lady appears to be a portal to a higher power. It appears that at the height of her powers the women are most intimate with each other, touching and kissing each other. At the end of the video we see everyone leave the mansion, and the 'portal lady' vanishing.

Subtle moments are throughout the video. In the main dancing hall the mirrors look like crucifixes, and at one stage in the video a woman anoints another which is banned in the Catholic faith. We see the lady acting as a portal 'leave' the mansion yet not arrive and are never really sure what her power is.

Push the Limits

Following on from Beyond the Invisible, Thomas Job directs the second single from Enigma's The Screen Behind the Mirror album. Like his previous effort the video is of very high quality with luscious visuals and thought provoking story lines. The storyline appears to be rivalry between a man and a woman each trying to win/dominate over the other. The main scenes shows them playing a video game against each other. This game is Kendo fighting with them both dressed in applicable uniforms, their faces never visible. Other scenes include them having sex, and getting dressed in anticipation of fighting. In all scenes the same two characters appear. The majority of the video changes from these scenes, showing the man & woman playing the video game, fighting/sparring, having sex, and getting dressed. At the end of the video the viewer is given the impression that the woman has defeated the man. But, with the mask removed, we realise that it is actually the man who has won.

Turn Around

Thomas Job once again has the honours of directing an Enigma single. The video is highly computer generated, and revolves around the theme of an 'orb' in space gathering the attention of Earth's inhabitants over many counties. It starts with a view of what looks like a monolith floating in space. Zooming into it we are taken to a computer generated transparent head, with the brain and brain stem visible and with flowing hair. This figure speaks the Vocoder vocals from the track. Interlaced with this are varying visuals including a space shuttle launch, the orb opening up, and people from the different counties looking at the orb opening, the result of which are some form of 'matter' flowing down to Earth. many of the scenes involve dancing, and items floating in the air such as golf balls, fish, and apples.

What DVDs have ENIGMA released?

One of the first music DVDs released by the industry was for Enigma. Entitled Remember The Future it contains all music videos with the exception of the original Carly's Song, Out From The Deep, and Turn Around. It is not known why Out From The Deep was removed, though it is the only video directed by Angel, so maybe he continues to own the rights and didn't want its release. The original Carly's Song is not included as it was never commercially released, and Turn Around was not out when the DVD was released. There was official notice that the DVD would be re-released with Turn Around on it in January 2002 but it appears this has been scrapped. The DVD is region-free, that is it plays in any DVD player.

Where can I buy ENIGMA albums, singles, DVDs and videos?

I have been asked this question so many times that it's no longer funny! And so now it's become a question in this FAQ. If you're looking for newer singles, albums, and videos the Internet can be a good source. In the US CD Now (update: acquired by Amazon) and Amazon offer good value & service. In the UK Amazon is also a good choice. If you're looking for older singles, albums, and videos my best recommendation is to use the auction site eBay, or go to your local second hand stores and look. Go back regularly because you never know what might appear. I personally have found many rare and promotional items in my local second hand stores and eBay, including things that were never released in my country. For this reason I cannot recommend them highly enough.

If you don't have time for this other options include online Internet CD stores. For newer items you normally can't go wrong with CD Now (update: acquired by Amazon) though cheaper prices are out there. For older items online stores can sometimes be a pricey option, but I know of people who have completed their Enigma collection this way. Finally, try your local import store and see what they might have or can get their hands on from other countries. This is especially the case for people living in the United States where a lot of Enigma and related items are not released.

Who do I contact to use ENIGMA's music?

The music of Enigma lends itself easily to documentaries, films, and other projects. Should you wish to use Enigma's music you may wish to try contacting his management or record company, either via Crocodile Music or Virgin Germany.


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