Beyond the Invisible

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"Beyond the Invisible"
Single by Enigma
from the album
Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!
Released October 21, 1996
Format Compact disc, cassette
Recorded 1996 A.R.T. Studios, Ibiza
Genre New-age, Ambient, Electronic
Length 4:30
Label Virgin / EMI
Producer(s) Michael Cretu
Enigma singles chronology
"Out from the Deep"
(1994)
"Beyond the Invisible"
(1996)
"T.N.T. for the Brain"
(1997)

"Beyond the Invisible" is a 1996 song created by the musical project Enigma. This is the first of only two singles taken from the album Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!. A remake was released by Scooter in 2011.

Production[edit]

In "Beyond the Invisible", Sandra Cretu again provides the opening vocals, Michael Cretu sings lead vocals. The track also includes samples of a Latvian folk tune Sajāja Bramaņi' ("Nobleman Rode Together") performed by the folk ensemble Rasa and a Gregorian chant (Isaiah 64:9-11) from "Gregoriani Cantus" by Pierre Kaelin. Most of the tracks on Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! include both Gregorian chants and tribal chants, reminiscent of their first and second albums, MCMXC a.D. and The Cross of Changes.

Release[edit]

The 5-track single also contains "Light of Your Smile", which is not on the parent album.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song was directed by Julien Temple and features two ice dancers (the Finnish ice dance couple Susanna Rahkamo and Petri Kokko) skating in a forest. The video was shot in Savernake Forest, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK. The ice rink was constructed especially for the video and took over a week to freeze. Simon Scotland, line producer on the video, subsequently used the title Beyond the Invisible as the name for his Home Cinema and Entertainment company.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Michael Cretu and David Fairstein, music by Cretu.

  • 2-track CD single:
  1. "Beyond the Invisible (Radio Edit)" – 4:30
  2. "Almost Full Moon" – 3:40
  • 3-track CD single:
  1. "Short Radio Edit" – 3:42
  2. "Radio Edit" – 4:30
  3. "Album Version" – 5:05
  • 4-track CD single:
  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-track CD single:
  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 Radio Edit)" – 3:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Austria 20
Eurochart 46
Germany 40
Greece 1
Finland 6
Netherlands 27
Norway 13
Sweden 29
France 32
Switzerland 36
New Zealand 45
UK 26
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 81

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