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ARTIST............: MDB
TITLE............: BEAUTIFUL VOICES 004 (ENIGMA Special Edition) 2CD
LABEL............: MDB Productions
GENRE............: Ambient-Chill / Down-Tempo
YEAR.............: 2007
QUALITY............: 256 kbps / 44,1kHz / Stereo
TRACKS............: 18 + 19
SIZE............: 141.12 MB + 136.41 MB
TIME............: 77:10 Min. + 74:34 Min.
INCL............: Covers, Cue file
WEB............: http://mdbmixes.ipbfree.com

"Down-Tempo Ambient Mix with tracks produced by Michael Cretu & Jens Gad"

First Mix (77:10)

1. The Dream Of The Dolphin
2. Almost Full Moon
3. Achillea - Shears From Scar
4. Hello And Welcome (After The Storm Mix)
5. Jens Gad - Glass Palace
6. Shadows In Silence
7. Achillea - The Nine Worlds
8. Morphing Thru Time
9. The Cross Of Changes
10. Jens Gad - El Momento
11. Age Of Loneliness (Jam & Spoon Remix)
12. The Rivers Of Belief
13. The Eyes Of Truth
14. I Love You...I'll Kill You
15. Beyond The Invisible
16. Michael Cretu - The Invisible Man
17. Prism Of Life
18. Odyssey Of The Mind

Second Mix (74:34)

1. Achillea - (Prуlogo) Amor
2. Enigmatic Obsession - Reachers Of Civilization
(Producer - Torsten Stenzel Guitar - York)
3. Callas Went Away
4. Achillea - Desnъdame
5. Gravity Of Love (Chilled Club Mix)
6. Achillea - A Maria Santissima
7. Enigmatic Obsession - Opening My Eyes
8. Enigmatic Obsession - In The Recent Past
9. Enigmatic Obsession - The Delta Of The Red River
10. Achillea - El Alma Herida
11. Jens Gad - Navajo
12. (Interlude) Second Chapter
13. Return To Innocence (Long & Alive Version)
14. Mea Culpa Part II (Fading Shades Mix)
15. Silent Warrior
16. (Interlude) Way To Eternity
17. Michael Cretu & Hubert Kah - Midnight Sun
18. The Child In Us
19. Beyond The Invisible (Dusted Variation Mix)

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Michael Cretu

Michael Cretu, also known as Curly M.C. (born May 18, 1957 in a suburb of Bucharest, Romania), is a Romanian musician best known as the creator of the Enigma project. His original name, Creţu, means "the curly-haired".

He has worked with many producers, musicians, and artists in his long career. These include Sandra Cretu, Frank Farian, Boney M, Goombay Dance Band, Peter Cornelius, Manfred "Tissy" Thiers and Mike Oldfield in his pre-Enigma days, and Jens Gad, Frank Peterson, David Fairstein, ATB, Jam & Spoon, Peter Ries, Ruth-Ann Boyle and Andru Donalds during the course of the project.

By the year 2001, Michael Cretu had sold over 100 million albums

Cretu studied classical music at Liceul Nr. 2 in Bucharest in 1965 and in Paris, France in 1968. He later attended the Academy of Music in Frankfurt, Germany from 1975 to 1978, attaining a degree in music. Cretu was taken on as a keyboard player and producer for Frank Farian, the German mastermind behind successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s such as Boney M and Milli Vanilli.

In the 80's Cretu took over production for the pop quartet Hubert Kah and started writing songs with the band leader Hubert Kemmler, achieving a number of hits. Among his other work, Cretu was also one of the producers of Mike Oldfield's 1987 album, Islands, specifically on the sixth track, "The Time has Come".

Cretu met his future wife Sandra Lauer (later Sandra Cretu) when he was playing keyboards on the Arabesque live touring show. In collaboration with several Hubert Kah band members he co-wrote and produced several successful albums and singles for her, beginning with the song "Maria Magdalena" which topped the charts in 21 countries. The band was simply called Sandra, although Sandra's full name is now often used for filing and identification purposes. Cretu married her on January 7, 1988. They have twins named Nikita and Sebastian who were born in 1995.

Another band of Cretu's was called Moti Special ("Cold Days, Hot Nights"), which Cretu produced and performed with in the mid-80s.

He owned the A.R.T. Studios in Ibiza, before moving to a new mansion in the Ibiza hills. His new house on the wild and romantic western coast of the island Ibiza is a spectacular Moroccan style mansion and was designed and built over nine years by Bernd Steber and Gunter Wagner. It also features a brand new, state-of-the-art recording studio, from which he hopes to release more albums in the future.

In 1998, Cretu once again teamed up with Jens Gad (they previously worked together on Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!) and created the album The Energy of Sound under the name Trance Atlantic Airwaves. Cretu and Gad also worked with Jamaican singer Andru Donalds, being particularly successful in Europe with a cover version of the song "All Out of Love" (1999).

The Enigma project

Enigma is an electronic musical project started by Michael Cretu, his wife Sandra Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. Michael is both the composer and the producer; Sandra often provides vocals on Enigma tracks

After Cretu's marriage to Sandra in 1988, he had an idea, following suggestions made by David Fairstein, for a musical "new age dance" project under the name, presented by Fairstein, of "Enigma". Cretu worked with Frank Peterson and David Fairstein to create their ground-breaking first single "Sadeness" which became a surprise hit. MCMXC a.D., the album, which was released in 1990, was hugely successful. It is thought to have sold about 30 million copies worldwide. One of the aims of Enigma was to present music that has never been heard before and is not being produced anywhere, which also forced Cretu to continually move in new musical directions and to stay ahead of imitators.

MCMXC a.D. stayed on the charts for 282 weeks on the Billboard charts and dropped off 2 years after their second album, The Cross of Changes was released in 1993. Prior to this, Frank Peterson had some disagreements with Cretu and he left the project in 1991. Cretu changed Enigma's direction from Gregorian chants to tribal chants for the second album, and this led to "Return to Innocence" which became a worldwide hit.

Cretu was approached by Paramount Pictures to write the soundtrack for the movie Sliver and he came up with another 1993 single, Carly's Song, the title of the track based on the character of the leading actress in the movie.

In 1996, Enigma's third album, Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! was released. Stylistically, it sounded like a combination of the first and second album, but failed to achieve the same level of success.

For the fourth album, Cretu steered the project in another direction by using samples of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" for The Screen Behind the Mirror. Andru Donalds and Ruth-Ann Boyle first appeared on this album. Although Jens Gad had been working with Cretu in the earlier albums, this was the first time that he had been credited on the album.

Deciding that the first chapter for Enigma was closed, Cretu released two sets of compilation albums — Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits and Love Sensuality Devotion: The Remix Collection.

By then Cretu was undecided if he should continue with the project, but eventually he came up with Voyageur in 2003. Familiar sounds of the Shakuhachi flute, tribal or Gregorian chants were replaced with more pop-oriented tunes and beats. In March of 2006 a new single called "Hello & Welcome" was released in anticipation of another album.

The latest album is called "A Posteriori". This is the 6th album under the Enigma project. It was released on September 22nd/25th 2006.

Jens Gad

Jens Gad (born August 26, 1966 in Munich, Germany) is a songwriter, producer and guitarist. He is currently the co-producer for the musical project, Enigma.
Jens is a passionate guitarist (nearly all Enigma`s guitars) and drummer.


Achillea is the latest project of Enigma co-producer/guitarist Jens Gad.
With fellow Dane, the classically trained vocalist Helene Horlyck in tow, the two give the listener and intensely beautiful, hook-laden New Age/down tempo European trip-hop fusion that is really a very lovely experience