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Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi

Enigma Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Enigma are an electronic band who incorporate ambient, house and new age themes into their music. The driving force behind Enigma is Michael Cretu who, along with Sandra Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson, set up the project in 1990. Due to the way that Enigma build their tracks, they found themselves in court on more than one occasion in disputes over sampled sounds and music. This ... Read more in Amazon's Enigma Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Nov 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B000000WC1
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,727 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! 1:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Morphing Thru Time 5:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Third Of Its Kind0:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Beyond The Invisible 5:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Why!... 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Shadows In Silence 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Child In Us 5:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. T.N.T. For The Brain 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Almost Full Moon 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Roundabout 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Prism Of Life 4:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Odyssey Of The Mind 1:400.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

ENIGMA Le Roi Est Mort Viva Le Roi (1996 Taiwanese issue 12-track CD album picture sleeve + obi-strip)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Le Roi N'est Pas Mort... 23 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Music that moves in waves, with spirals and streams floating off into the ether and your subconscious. Music that encompasses a thousand years, elegantly, yet sounds as fresh as if it were recorded yesterday - strange yet familiar; unforgettable. In my view, The Child in Us is one of the best pieces of music ever, combining history with present, east with west, mythic with pragmatic - stands hundreds of 'rewinds' and you're never bored... superb. Listen to the whole experience and it will infiltrate your very soul.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Yet another brilliant album from one of the greatest bands in the world. I have all their albums and think they are all outstanding. Beyond the Invisible is out of this world. The whole CD is a journey into relaxation that just demands to be played again and again. As for Cretu's vocals, I think he is great. His crisp vocals suit the music perfectly. I cannot wait for more to be released.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enigma's finest album to date, period. 12 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's fair to say Le Roi Est Moi... is more of the same. It's got the monks, it's got that woman talking jibberish ("The first is the father, the second is the mother... and the third is the child"), and it has that cheesy sounding guy spouting out horse throat meaningless vocals at the top of his (admiteddly very competent) voice. It's would also be fair to point out that this is the least 'inventive' of all of the Enigma albums. But over-inventiveness often leads to rather inconsistent wobbly albums, Name one Orbital Album that doesn't have at least a couple of tracks that suffer from rather crazy obviously untried incoherent musical idea's. Dont get me wrong, I love originallity, but I also reckon this album doesn't suffer because it offers nothing new. It is pure consistent, typical Enigma and it is absolutely marvellous. Every track sends you into an almost comatose state of relaxation of which ime sure is exactly Michael Cretu's aim.
This is an absolute must, 45 minutes of aural bliss if occassionaly a tad corny, but its so good you just wont care.
- Standout tracks -
Beyond The Invisible (Pure quintessential Enigma; monks, woman, horse-throat guy and an awesome mellow melody)
The Child In Us (Such a beautiful tune, one of the finest Enigma tracks ever)
The Roundabout ("I yeh, I yeh.." how hard does that vocal hit you! This song gells soo well)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There best to date 4 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is there best album to date in my opinion, the rest are all fantastic and deserve 5 stars but this just goes up a gear.
I abselutley love Child In Us and Shadows Of Silence, Infact Child In Us is one of my favourate songs ever, it realy is somthing else.
Like all Enigma albums you can just put this on and relax as the hussle and bussle of the world passes you by but this is also a good album to drive to, work to, exercise to you name it this album will compleament it and motivate as well.
A fantastic album from one of the best groups of our time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peace, man 10 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I can't say that "Le Roi..." is their best album - mainly because I like all 4 of their albums equally. The "Horse-throat guy" mentioned in the above review is the actual guy behind Enigma - Michael Cretu, who takes considerably more vocals on this album than the other three. "Beyond the Invisible" is about the best song on the album thanks to some native-american style chants (ya-ya-ho yo-hoa etc..) and "Why" is delivered with a lot of vocal passion from Cretu.
It's just a bloody nice album!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Comforting but not a classic. 11 Jan 2001
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Format:Audio CD
If you were slightly worried that Enigma might be exploring new unchartered territory...fear not. The intro is a re-arrangement of the two previous albums' opening tracks (I guess that links the Trilogy together?!) and provides comforting familiarity. All the hallmarks are there, from medieval chants, synth sweeps, Eastern twinges and of course, the French accented Earth Goddess sprouting nonsense (which I actually really like and find quite soothing). The spoiler for me is the overuse of the main guy referred to as 'horse-throat man'. Despite his obvious sincerity, this brings a field of corn to the proceedings. You can almost see him punch his fist in the air - "I'M ASKING WHY!" Alright calm down mate, I'm trying to chill out! The packaging is suberb, with acetate sleeve notes depicting industrial/human mechanics (You can even smell the grime!). Personally, if I had to choose one Enigma CD it would be the original, fresh and sensuous MCMXCad. However, this one would not be out of place in any decent CD collection.
Horse-man, un point. Earth Goddess, douze point.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Level 2 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Another classic from such an unusual, yet brilliant band. The music is not quite as infectious as on 'Cross of Changes.' Nevertheless it is still a wonderful uplifting musical experience. Some magical melodies and top rate vocals.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Mike
Format:Audio CD
If you have ever been fortunate to see a really excellent Las Vegas acrobatic show, this music is exactly the sort to evoke memories of the spectacular feats of daring and strength. As you listen to excellent tracks like 'Beyond the Invisible', you can imagine elegant movements of staggering visual imagery. After a stressful day at work, I can quite happily listen to this whole album late in the evening and lose track of time.
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Published 15 days ago by Ray Marshall
4.0 out of 5 stars PROMPT DELIVERY - ITEM IS EXCELLENT QUALITY AND GOOD VALUE FOR THE...
PROMPT DELIVERY - ITEM IS EXCELLENT QUALITY AND GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY - I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT - WOULD USE THIS MEMBER AGAIN
Published 1 month ago by kevin paul edward davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece classical/electronic fusion
A favourite album of mine. Nice arrangement of pace with a real journey feel. Rich sounding and well crafted work
Published 1 month ago by Monika
4.0 out of 5 stars Like it or hate it
I have enjoyed some of the old Enigma stuff and it was cheap and hence have added to my collection. Good service and delivered in a few days
Published 4 months ago by peter laughland
2.0 out of 5 stars POOR SOUND >>> BUT GREAT SELLER
The sound quality of this newer CD was lacking in clarity and depth of tone than the two Enigma CDs I own. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bungie
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the 1 star reviewer. Get your ears syringed.!!!!
Fact is this is an excellent album from start to finish. I personally think that this is the strongest of the first 3 offerings, thereafter I'm not sure what Cretu was listening to... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Wonderful music with a spiritual touch, it's feel good music to listen to whatever the mood. I enjoy it every day, it makes me shudder pleasantly.
Published 12 months ago by gothica
4.0 out of 5 stars intresting
l had not heard this recording before and was very impresses with it, thoroughly enjoyed it and have listened to it many times
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Sa Perowne
5.0 out of 5 stars Le Roi Est Mort,
Really good CD it is easy listening great for a background to a romantic meal / evening, we bought it for that reason,
Published 14 months ago by Nette
1.0 out of 5 stars Bland and unimaginative
After reading other reviews, I was looking forward to hearing this, but once is quite enough thank you. Read more
Published 14 months ago by threewiseninjas
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