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Die Chinesische Mauer
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Soundtracks
1985 solo album for Virgin by the man better known in the '90s as Enigma. His wife & occasional vocalist for Enigma, Sandra, does NOT appear on any of the nine tracks, all of which are in German. Cretu produced the album w... more »
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1985 solo album for Virgin by the man better known in the '90s as Enigma. His wife & occasional vocalist for Enigma, Sandra, does NOT appear on any of the nine tracks, all of which are in German. Cretu produced the album with Armand Volker.
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Debra M. from MELBOURNE, FL
Reviewed on 10/27/2006...
Ex library CD
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More Enigma please.
Christopher M. Fulton | 07/20/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this album hoping to hear more Enigma like music, Although I am a huge fan and will listen to Enigma till I die, I was disappointed when I listen to the album, it was sold in the store under the Enigma name, this is why I bought it. Sorry to say, but this album sounds like Yanni in French, it has small amounts of the magic that Enigma does, but none of the raw powerful, soulful, meaningful sounds that the three Enigma CD's have. Please make the monks chant again............ More Enigma."
The Chinese Wall (a.k.a The Language Barrier)
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 10/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For anyone who has been stumped after buying this Pre-Enigma/Cretu release expecting to hear English lyrics or pure pre-dated Enigma instrumentals should fret no more; There is an English version entitled The Invisible man with the order track list (slightly ?) altered. Afterall, anyone who purchased the German version should have looked carefully at the lettering or wording of the tracks (that don't look like no English to me).Die Chinesische Mauer from German to English translates to "The Chinese Wall".Both lyrics and sound are very mid-80's synthesized,almost soundtrack savvy, European pop music. NO ! There are no Gregorian chants or whispery,seductive female vocals. It's Michael Cretu singing in his raw limited vocal ability.The keyboard arrangements are sometimes ethereal and almost Vangelis-like. Regardless if this album is sung in English or German, ultimately the music can be universal and subjective to different listeners. Don't deny yourself listening to this version in German; It's the music that counts w/o any language barriers..."