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December 3, 2015: This date marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Enigma's first album: MCMXC a.D.. The album became a worldwide success, reaching Top 10 in several charts including the UK and the US. The first single from the album was Sadeness (Part I), released a few weeks earlier, which topped the charts in over 20 countries, including the UK and Enigma's home country of Germany. A total of four singles were released from the album. One year later, a special edition of the album was released, with extra bonus tracks in the form of remixes taken from the singles.
To commemorate the anniversary,
Enigma's web site is launching the
event "Enigma Moments", where people can share their memories and
experiences of Enigma's music. At the same time, creation of the next and eighth
Enigma album is well underway, and information on the progress is posted on
Enigma's Facebook page.
August 29, 2014: The Enigma website is 20 years! On August 29, 1994 this website was announced to the Enigma mailing list, with work having been started in May that year. It was the first Enigma site on the web - the next one would appear one year later. It's also the longest-running Enigma website, with a news archive going back to 1994, covering the releases from Enigma's second album. The site has basically the same appearance today as it had when it started. The web site originally had the address http://www.hsr.no/~joarg/Enigma.html, then http://www.stud.his.no/~joarg/Enigma.html from November 1995 and finally the current http://www.five.no/enigma/ from February 1998.
In the last years it has been relatively quiet from Enigma, with the latest album being released in 2008 (Seven Lives Many Faces) and the latest release being the song MMX (The Social Song) from December 2010. The website also covers other work by Michael Cretu, and in the last years there's been compilations released by Sandra (his ex-wife) and Hubert Kah with music that Cretu produced or co-wrote, mainly from the 1980s.
May 3, 2013:
Volume 8 of Blank & Jones'
so80s compilation series is released. This 3 disc release
features extended versions of 1980s pop songs, including Michael Cretu's
Gambit in the "Extended Version" (duration 8:01). This
song was originally released as a
single in 1986, and also appeared on
an updated edition of his album
The Invisible Man.
The inclusion on this new compilation marks perhaps the first time this extended
version is available on CD or in digital form.
See the news archive for more information.
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