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MCMXC A.D.

11 Oct 2004

7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
The Voice Of Enigma
2:21
2
Principles Of Lust: Sadeness/Find Love/Sadeness (Reprise) (Medley)
11:43
3
Callas Went Away
4:29
4
Mea Culpa
5:01
5
The Voice And The Snake
1:41
6
Knocking On Forbidden Doors
4:22
7
Back To The Rivers Of Belief: Way To Eternity/Hallelujah/The Rivers Of Belief (Medley)
10:36


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 Oct 2004
  • Release Date: 11 Oct 2004
  • Label: Virgin Germany
  • Copyright: (C) 1991 Virgin Music, A Division Of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG. This Labelcopy Information Is The Subject Of Copyright Protection. All Rights Reserved. (C) 1991 Virgin Music, A Division Of EMI M
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  • Total Length: 40:13
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  • ASIN: B001IM6PSU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,118 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take me away... 29 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is totally unlike anything else in my collection. Probably the most relaxing music I have. Someone else calls it ambient. I'd agree and also throw in hypnotic. After a really stressful day, just put this on, with headphones and lay still with your eyes shut on the floor of the lounge. Bliss.
But make sure you have the house to yourself first. You get so carried away by this that the shock of being brought back to the real world by having a cat brush past you is more than the average human being can stand. Nearly creosoted my kecks I did.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing debut 23 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I find it almost impossible to decide which of Enigma's albums I like the most -- each is a masterpiece in its own right and, although some elements recurr throughout, each nevertheless has a very different sound, tone and "feel". I found MCMXC AD quite different to Enigma's later works -- it's less rock and slightly more ambient, with fewer lyrics and more emphasis on beat and melody. There is also a much greater feeling of sensuality that pervades the album, in fact at first I was quite thrown aback by its overt sexuality. I wonder how many people actually know what and who "Sadeness" is about!
The first track, "Voice of Enigma" provides our obligatory opening. We then have Enigma's biggest chart hit, "Sadeness", a beautiful, haunting and sexy track that's among my top five Enigma songs. It then seagues into the equally sexy "Find Love" and then a reprise of "Sadeness". "Callas Went Away" is a mellow, low-key but satisfying number, followed by the rousing and invigorating "Mea Culpa". Alas, "The Voice and the Snake" is the only Enigma track that I truly hate and always skip. It sounds silly, bizarre and almost Satantic -- mercifully it only last just over a minute. Things pick up with the largely instrumental "Knocking on Forbidden Doors" and "Back to the River of Belief" which are mainly about atmosphere and mood and are pretty effective as such. Things are capped off by "Rivers of Belief" a gorgeous little song sung by Enigma mastermind Michael Cretu.
All in all, this is a great album -- not so much about songs and lyrics as atmosphere and mood.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This is a very original CD, which doesn't fit nicely into a particular genre - perhaps ambient, but the highly atmospheric, deep bassy beats have nearly blown my speakers many times! The calmer meditating vocals, and the Gregorian chants in Sadeness convey such powerful emotion, that it's difficult not to find yourself hypnotically absorbed in the music. The Limited Edition (so limited that I've seen it more often than the original!) is well worth getting - it's 15 mins longer, and the extra tracks continue the mood perfectly. As the Voice of Enigma sayeth: "Take a deep breath, turn off the lights, and relax... let the rhythm be your guiding light."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars truly exceptional 4 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
Have just found this CD in my loft after being lost during the last house move. So happy to see it i nearly cried. Like being reunited with a long lost friend. Agree with the reviewers here (not Amazon)- this album can be many things to many people so long as you are not offended by the mix of hymns and sensual (at times sexual) beat / sounds. The work can function as background music while you work or socialise; or alternatively be the backdrop to chilling or meditating. It even gives the HiFi a work out at the same time!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystical 8 Mar 2007
By Jay
Format:Audio CD
The calmer meditating vocals, and the Gregorian chants in Sadeness convey such powerful emotion, that it's difficult not to find yourself hypnotically absorbed in the music. The Limited Edition (so limited that I've seen it more often than the original!) is well worth getting - it's 15 mins longer, and the extra tracks continue the mood perfectly. As the Voice of Enigma sayeth: "Take a deep breath, turn off the lights, and relax... let the rhythm be your guiding light."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MCMXC AD - Enigma 10 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
I can't really add much to what everyone else has been saying about this album for the last eighteen years, but I will say this.

If you have seen Tropic Thunder, you will never be able to listen to 'Sadeness (Part 1)' without descending into fits of giggles at the scene where Robert Downey Jr and Tobey Maguire make googly eyes at each other in the trailer for 'Satan's Alley'.

Genius.

The album all sounds like that. Get it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best 19 Aug 2008
By Skiddy
Format:Audio CD
This is definately the best album out of them all. After having this for many years, it never gets old.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and mesmerising 23 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
This music is really quite consuming, you feel completely absorbed in it and by it. Just great. A refreshing change from all the pop rubbish that is around. You have to be in the right mood for it otherwise it just annoys you but when you are in the right space WOW! it is just fabulous. Give it a chance to grow on you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Not Enough
This album is the most sensual and downright sexy that I have ever heard. It's an absolute wow. I recommend it to all sensual couples out there.
Published 1 month ago by Amanda Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good delivery
Very disappoint wanted for a presant so ordered in good time it's now the 1st of March and was told that I would have it by the 27th of February we'll let down
Published 1 month ago by HELEN ELAINE WOODHEAD
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning.
Wow. This album is fantastic, i recommend anyone to listen and buy the limited edition for some bonus tracks.
it's amazing.
Published 3 months ago by RihannaFan101
5.0 out of 5 stars love this cd
brought this cd for my mum for xmas she was extremley happy with it. i also purchased this cd for myself as i did have it before but it got lost. Read more
Published 3 months ago by shygirl
5.0 out of 5 stars MCMXX a.D.
Really adore this music have wanted to get this for a long time have almost worn out the cd listening I. The car very enjoyable
Published 4 months ago by Yvonne G
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
Totally forgot this group from my youth. Listening to it brings back so many memories. Absolute classic music array and chill out
Published 4 months ago by Lee Riva
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect.
Given that my usual musical tastes run to rock and heavy prog, this is a bit of a guilty pleasure. I have had the CD (and consequently FLAC file) for ages, but I really wanted the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Graham, IOW
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
excellent and quick delivery
very happy and original was stiolend so I was pleased to have this returned to me in an even better format
Published 5 months ago by Terry Gelfand
5.0 out of 5 stars the best
i had this on tape all those years ago. i have brought this for a friend this time. i think this is the best album they have done.
Published 5 months ago by Samson Wakefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxation masterpiece
I have all three Enigma albums, I love to listen to each one of the albums.
I find Enigma so relaxing when stressed or feeling a bit low.
Fantastic music.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. T. A. Hindle
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