Seven Lives Many Faces

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Enigma mastermind Michael Crétu took a self-described "omnicultural" approach to his seventh release under the moniker, and while that progressive, pioneering notion looks good on paper, any sharp stylistic changes to the project's signature sound on Seven Lives Many Faces are subtle, to say the least. Once again, Crétu seamlessly blends ethnic fusion, new age, and neo-classical electronica into the perfect background music for a European tourism campaign commercial, peppering each track with his seemingly endless arsenal of samples, both new and old. When Enigma strikes a balance between the two worlds, as is the case on the elegant (and surprisingly muscular)...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Enigma mastermind Michael Crétu took a self-described "omnicultural" approach to his seventh release under the moniker, and while that progressive, pioneering notion looks good on paper, any sharp stylistic changes to the project's signature sound on Seven Lives Many Faces are subtle, to say the least. Once again, Crétu seamlessly blends ethnic fusion, new age, and neo-classical electronica into the perfect background music for a European tourism campaign commercial, peppering each track with his seemingly endless arsenal of samples, both new and old. When Enigma strikes a balance between the two worlds, as is the case on the elegant (and surprisingly muscular) first single "Seven Lives" and its spiritual and melodic counterpart "La Puerta del Cielo" (the latter most resembles the band's most notable hit, "Sadeness, Pt. 1") the results are quietly stunning, but in more cases than not, the new age, fortune-cookie derived lyrics (especially when sung in English) mirror the unimaginative, two-chord melodies that carry them along.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099923797901
  • Catalog Number: 23797
  • Sales rank: 28,810

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Encounters (3:12)
  2. 2 Seven Lives (4:25)
  3. 3 Touchness (3:35)
  4. 4 The Same Parents (5:19)
  5. 5 Fata Morgana (3:23)
  6. 6 Hell's Heaven (3:51)
  7. 7 La Puerta del Cielo (3:28)
  8. 8 Distorted Love (4:11)
  9. 9 Je T'Aime Till My Dying Day (4:18)
  10. 10 Déjà Vu (2:56)
  11. 11 Between Generations (4:31)
  12. 12 The Language of Sound (6:52)
  13. 13 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Enigma Primary Artist
Andru Donalds Voices
Nikita C. Voices
Margarita Roig Voices
Technical Credits
Michael Crétu Composer, Producer, Orchestration, Digital Programming
Andru Donalds Composer
Dirk Rudolph Artwork
Margarita Roig Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME

    I have been listening to Enigma since the beginning & he just keeps getting better & better. He infuses spirituality, sexuality & relaxation in such a way in everything he puts out that leaves me begging for more. I am always looking for the next new release & purchase it as soon as it comes out. Keep doing what you're doing.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Enigma - Not at their best

    I haven't found the last couple of Enigma CDs particularly interesting. They seem flat. I hope they get their original edgy tone back. This one isn't bad - but it isn't good, either.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Classic yet new

    For a longtime fan, this is the classic Enigma sound that I expect. It wasn't available in my store when it was released, so it was a pleasant surprise to find a new album from Enigma available to order. Some of the lyrics touch me as very sad (and woops, a couple disturbing), but I still find the music soothing.

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