Enigma - MCMXC A.D. (1990) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Enigma - MCMXC A.D. (1990) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Enigma - MCMXC A.D. (1990)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 242 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 97 Mb | Artwork(Discogs) > 1 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.43 Gb
Universal Music, 573 723 1 | Medieval, Ambient, Abstract, New Age

~ Limited Edition, Remastered, Red Translucent, 180Gr. Remastered for vinyl: MM Sound Digital Mastering Studio GmbH, 2018 ~

Michael Crétu's attempt at fusing everything from easy listening sex music and hip-hop rhythms to centuries-old Gregorian chants couldn't have been more designed to tweak the nose of high art, a joyously crass stab straight at a mainstream, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars. The result is something that shouldn't exist, but in its own way results in as much of a cultural scramble and explosion as anything Public Enemy were doing around the same time, crossing over the Euro-disco and new age spheres with style. Credit Crétu for an open ear for whatever works, which is precisely why "Sadeness," the first part of a longer track called "Principles of Lust," turned into a fluke worldwide hit. Snippets of monks invoking the Almighty effortlessly glide in and out of a polite but still strong breakbeat, shimmering, atmospheric synth and flute lines and a Frenchwoman whispering in a way that sounds distinctly more carnal than spiritual (as her gasps for breath elsewhere make clear). Guitar and male vocals add to the album version's try-anything-that-works approach, as do attempts at shuffling jazz beats and horns. If nothing quite equals that prime moment elsewhere on the album, MCMXC A.D. still trips out on the possibilities as it can, right from the opening "Voice of Enigma," inviting all listeners to sit back, relax, and take a gentle trip. Crétu certainly isn't trying to hide anything – "Callas Went Away" goes right ahead and adds a sample of Maria Callas herself to the chirping birds and soft beats, while elsewhere the flutes, beats, monks, and French voices merrily go about their glossy business. About the only thing missing is the kitchen sink, making the entire album the "MacArthur Park" of its day.

by Ned Raggett, allmusic
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Enigma - MCMXC A.D. (1990) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up


A1 The Voice Of Enigma
Principles Of Lust
A2 A/ Sadeness
A2 B/ Find Love
A2 C/ Sadeness (Reprise)
A3 Callas Went Away
B1 Mea Culpa
B2 The Voice & The Snake
B3 Knocking On Forbidden Doors
Back To The Rivers Of Belief
B4 A/ Way To Eternity
B4 B/ Hallelujah
B4 C/ The Rivers Of Belief

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-08-27 18:17:04

Analyzed: Enigma / MCMXC A.D.

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -9.88 dB -25.06 dB 2:20 01-The Voice Of Enigma
DR12 -0.74 dB -14.55 dB 4:04 02-Principles Of Lust (Sadeness)
DR13 -1.78 dB -18.17 dB 4:50 03-Principles Of Lust (Find Love)
DR12 -1.56 dB -15.11 dB 2:48 04-Principles Of Lust (Sadeness (Reprise))
DR12 -1.89 dB -17.65 dB 4:30 05-Callas Went Away
DR11 -0.34 dB -13.59 dB 5:02 06-Mea Culpa
DR12 -4.56 dB -22.57 dB 1:41 07-The Voice & The Snake
DR12 -0.33 dB -16.29 dB 4:23 08-Knocking On Forbidden Doors
DR13 -12.52 dB -28.95 dB 2:21 09-Back To The Rivers Of Belief (Way To Eternity)
DR12 -2.50 dB -15.92 dB 4:15 10-Back To The Rivers Of Belief (Hallelujah)
DR11 -1.26 dB -14.92 dB 4:00 11-Back To The Rivers Of Belief (The Rivers Of Belief)

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 800 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Title: Enigma 1990 - MCMXC A.D [2018, 5737231] - DVD
Size: 1.33 Gb ( 1 399 210,00 KBytes ) - DVD-5
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 00:40:11
Video: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR
Not specified (LinearPCM, 2 ch)

Original ripper: realrommy
Original format: 24/192
Vinyl Condition: Mint
Direct Drive Turntable: JVC VICTOR 4MD-1X + 4DT - 1X (NOS)
Amplifier: handmade (tube)
ADC: M-Audio ProFire 610

Downsampled to 24/96 & 16/44

Enigma - MCMXC A.D. (1990) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Enigma - MCMXC A.D. (1990) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Enigma - MCMXC A.D. (1990) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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