这是Enigma 1990年10月推出的专辑《MCMXC a.D》(公元1990年)的MV，这张专辑也成为德国有史以来卖的最好的专辑，销售了1200万张，在41个国家登上了专辑排行榜冠军，并且在美国排行榜200名中停留了5年之久。《MCMXC a.D》采取了高超的录、混音技术。所有的音轨自然地相互流入，而立体声和低音的应用是完美的。《MCMXC a.D》不但是一张录音非常考究的碟，而且音乐性上具有绝对的创新，也是从这张专辑开始，New Age被人认识并接受，《MCMXC a.D》营造了一种飘忽的神秘之美，这还并不是《MCMXC a.D》最美的地方，《MCMXC a.D》创造了时空扭曲之美，也只有Enigma能够做到唱诗班和电子乐的完美接合，非常现代的节奏表现的却是中古世纪的欧洲背景，用My God这样的词汇来抒发你对Enigma的惊讶吧，这张专辑让人往返穿梭于不同的时空，扭曲的时空带来的巨大快感实在是文字很难表达的。
This video compilation was only available for the Japanese and European markets on laser disc format years ago. Now, it has finally made it to American shores in the dvd format! Worth the wait? Absolutely ! A bit dated? In the current marketing sense of what is out there in today's music video world, yes...However, the rich visuals depicting beautiful European models, religious symbols, and ambient/atmospheric dreamscapes are definitely timeless and engaging. Enigma's sound and visual style was often imitated but never duplicated by sampling or rip off hacks. While producer/creator Cretu himself did use or rely heavily on sampled sounds or club beats he knew how to perfect the method and tailor it all to his artistic brilliance and taste making it his own unique trademark sound.Cretu's ingenuity with creating these unique sounds or soundscapes often made the listener hear something absolutely new and different;yet, at the same time often wonder where they heard that particular sound or instrument before, but could never place it. This is definitely the ultimate music video dvd format to take advantage of listening to it in 5.1 Dolby or the DTS digital format. You will hear a rich sonic difference never heard of before on the original cd release or even on the Enigma Greatest Hits LSD video collection (that compilation was disastrously mastered in only 2.0 stereo sound). What is lacking is an updated 2003 interview for the dvd format debut/release by Michael Cretu. Also, an interview with his wife Sandra on her thoughts on the project as well as from other artists who comprised Enigma at the time in 1990 would have been a huge plus, since the members' identities are no longer a secret (the reason for that being another story of a legal matter, now settled or resolved entirely).
Do not expect a separate music video for each single track but rather scenes taken from the four major video releases used in a long film format montage. The actual music videos in full length will be Sadeness Pt.1, Principles of Lust, Mea Culpa, Rivers of Belief...Most of the videos reflect an Old World appearance, ancient lands and civilizations. There is a spiritual and surreal ambient atmosphere throughout interwoven with scenes of sensuality.You will see holy objects, temples, cultures, combined with intriguing special visual effects. This is not your typical music video compilation but rather one containing a cinematic or theatrical feel (this is something that could be used as in an IMAX expereince---if it weren't for certain scenes of sensuality).While at first they may seem to take on a sort of National Geographic feel or tour, this collection of videos is anything but a geographical field trip of the globe. Some of the stunning visuals are steeped in sepia tones that add to the Old World look.
As a reviewer stated before, this may be only for Enigma fans or those curious of the debut smash musical release by one of the music industry's most musically ambiguous sounding groups around. The album itself was once banned from radio airplay in certain countries for it's mixture of religion and sexual under or overtones...
Another highly recommended Enigma affiliated artist/music video dvd collection is by the beautiful European pop artist Sandra (married to Enigma creator Michael Cretu). Unfortunately, the music dvd entitled Sandra:The Complete History is not available through the American Amazon.com website at this time. It can only be purchased through I believe the German and British Amazon.com sites. Some of her videos and songs contain that Enigma like sound but in a more pop-dance accessible vein...
这是我从两个1G的原文件里切割分离出来的Special Interview部分，时长16:16分钟，没有字幕，Michael Cretu说的话听不太懂，好象是德语，但也有少量英语~~
I. The Voice Of Enigma
II. Principles Of Lust
B: Find Love
C: Sadeness (Reprise)
III. Callas Went Away
IV. Mea Culpa
V. The Voice & The Snake
VI. Knocking On Forbidden Doors
VII. Back To The Rivers Of Belief
A: Way To Eternity
C: The Rivers Of Belief