Now, the CD features 5 tracks as following....
1. Beyond the Invisible (Radio Edit) 4:30
2. Almost Full Moon 3:42
3. Beyond the Invisible (Album Version) 5:05
4. Light Of Your Smile 5:10
5. Beyond the Invisible (Short Edit) 3:42
The lyrics of the song is written in the booklet and it is as followed...
"BEYOND THE INVISIBLE" I Look into the mirror See myself, I'm over me I need space for my desires Have to dive into my fantasies I know as soon as I'll arrive Everything is possible... Cause no one has to hide Beyond the invisible Close your eyes... Just feel and realize It is real and not a dream I'm in you and you're in me It is time To break the chains of life If you follow you'll see What's beyond reality Lyrics by Michael Cretu and David Fairstein Music by Michael Cretu Produced and engineered by Michael Cretu Samples taken from: - GREGORIANI CANTUS/PIERRE KAELIN with kind permission of Tudor Records - LEFTONIE MUSIQUE DES RITES SOLAIRES by RASA ENSEMBLE RIGAStrangely enough, in the booklet of Beyond the Invisible, there is a new URL address for Enigma and it is
I tried to reach that page but without any success. If anyone can reach it please inform others about it. Now here is my review of the Maxi CD Beyond the Invisible.....
The chorus is sung by Michael Cretu himself. He vocal is like usual and he sings the chorus line "Close your eyes........What's beyond reality." After the first chorus, the Gregorian Chants kicks in. It is at the middle of the song and moreover, there are sounds of female moanings (those of Sandra) through out the song. This parts give you the feel of MCMXC a.D. but mind you, in term of style and music, "Beyond the Invisible" is not similar to the songs like Sadeness, or Mea Culpa. If you want, the song Beyond the Invisible is like a subtle mixture of Return to Innocence and Sadeness!!!!!! But it is distinctive and of course, it's a great song.
After the Gregorian chants, the drums kick in louder but missing is the groove beats like in Sadeness. The rest of the song is repeating of Michael's singing until fade out. The main melody of the song is played constantly at the background while Micheal sings the chorus. The melody of this song is very distinctive and sounds very mystifying. Beyond the Invisible is truely a great song........
The song is very atmospheric and it is a slow song. There are slow drums with all kinds of synth sounds at the back. The melody comes in the middle of the track. This song is just above average. It is just a backup song for the Maxi CD.
This song starts slowly and then builds up its rhythm. Its rhythm is very good and distinctive like typical of Michael's style. The rhythm is composed of different sounds from Drum kits and Michael mixes these with sounds of birds (like pigeons). This is VERY COOL!!!!! VERY NEAT!!! The sounds of synth make the track more colorful and uplifting (giving the vision of a shooting star!!!).
Overall, the song is very atmospheric and upbeating. This track is really excellent indeed. Maybe this is the best track of the Maxi CD.
Well, I guess this shed some lights on the new single of Enigma. Please excuse me if my writing is abrupt or short. That is partly because the new single is excellent and it excited me so much!!!
But personally, I do not think that Track 2 and Track 4 will appear on the forthcoming album Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!. Because they don't sound like they appeared on the track listing on the album. Moreover, there are no indication or citation of these tracks being on the album. I don't know for sure but that is my opinion. If ever they appear on the album, it seems to me that the album will likely be a double CD album. Well again here, I may be wrong but let's wait and see.
So here it is......enjoy it!!!!