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[Magellan 3-Star site] Welcome to this WWW page for Enigma, and for the man behind it - Michael Cretu. Here you'll find a wealth of information on Enigma and Cretu. Sandra, the female voice of Enigma and a recording artist in her own right, has her own web page: Into A Secret Land - The Sandra Homepage.

If you are looking for a specific item of information, try the web page search form.

This web page is maintained by Joar Grimstvedt. Do let me hear any comments you might have.

joarg@hsr.no



Get the full information on the latest Enigma singles and albums on these pages:


Michael Cretu's other project: Trance Atlantic Air Waves.


Latest news

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.


[so80s 8 album cover] 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.


[so80s Presents Sandra album cover] April 27, 2012: The so80s series, "curated by" Blank & Jones with each release focusing on an artist active in the 1980s, has a new release compiling the singles of Sandra. so80s presents Sandra is a double-disc release containing the singles in extended versions, as well as many instrumental versions and other remixes. Michael Cretu is the original producer of the songs featured (with Armand Volker as co-producer on some), as well as being co-writer of most of the songs.


[so80s presents Hubert Kah album cover] September 2, 2011: The so80s series, "curated" by Blank & Jones with each release focusing on an artist active in the 1980s, has a new release compiling the singles of Hubert Kah. so80s presents Hubert Kah is a double-disc release containing the singles in extended versions, as well as many English language versions and other remixes. Michael Cretu was the original producer of all but the first of Hubert Kah's albums in this period, together with Armand Volker or as the sole produer. Two of the featured song are also co-written by Cretu. The release also contains an interview in which the group members recount how their work with Michael Cretu started.


See the news archive for more information.


Illustrated discographies


Lyrics


Articles, interviews and reviews


Other things

Text discography
Discography for Enigma, in plain ASCII. Maintained by Gavin Stok. Also get the ASCII version of the discography for Michael Cretu.
Music samples
Samples of some of the Enigma songs.
Enigma-like music
Reviews of music by Dao Dezi, Delerium, Enchanted, Mike Oldfield and Sacred Spirit, as well as links to relevant web pages.
Picture gallery
A collection of pictures of Michael Cretu and related artists.
Mailing list
Information on the Enigma mailing list, including option for searching the archives of the list.

Enigma page update history -- About this page


Updated September 2, 2014 by Joar Grimstvedt joarg@hsr.no