is a 1993 album by the musical project The Cross of Changes Enigma. It is Enigma's second album, following , released three years earlier. MCMXC a.D.
The most notable songs on the album are "
Return to Innocence", which was released as a single and featured in several film soundtracks, " Age of Loneliness (Carly's Song)" which was written especially for the film Sliver and included on its soundtrack and " The Eyes of Truth" which was also used as the music on the trailer for film " The Matrix". [ The song "Out From the Deep" was the final song released from the album, although it was only available in a handful of territories. ] citation needed
A more rock-infused sound is present in
The Cross of Changes, and the Gregorian chants from the previous album were replaced with ethnic-style world chants.
Track listing [ edit ]
Original album [ edit ]
Curly M.C. 2:16
The Eyes of Truth" Curly
Return to Innocence" Curly, Kuo Ying-nan, Kuo Hsiu-chu
"I Love You ... I'll Kill You"
Curly, David Fairstein
"The Dream of the Dolphin"
Age of Loneliness (Carly's Song)" Curly
Out from the Deep" Curly
"The Cross of Changes"
Special Limited Edition [ edit ]
Released on 21 November 1994 on a 24-
carat gold plated disc with three additional remixes.
All songs written and composed by Curly M.C..
"Return to Innocence (Long & Alive Version)"
"Age of Loneliness (Enigmatic Club Mix)"
"The Eyes of Truth (The
Götterdämmerung Mix)" 7:18
Singles [ edit ]
Samples [ edit ]
The discogs website lists the following
samples used in the album: [3 ]
The Eyes of Truth Contains samples of "Habebe" and "A Survivor's Tale" by Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman from the album " Songs From The Victorious City". Vocal sample ( Mongolian chant) taken from "Alsyn Gazryn Zereglee" as performed by Adilbish Nergui. Chorus taken from "Götterdämmerung" (The Twilight Of The Gods) composed by Richard Wagner. NASA retransmissions sampled from "Mare Tranquillitatis" Performed by Vangelis. Also contains a sample of " Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" performed by U2.
Return to Innocence Contains samples of "Jubilant Drinking Song" performed by Kuo Ying-nan and Kuo Hsiu-chu. Also contains samples of " Pinta. Nina Santa Maria (Into Eternity)" performed by Vangelis.
I Love You ... I'll Kill You contains samples from Fading Lights from the Genesis album, We Can't Dance
Silent Warrior Contains samples of "The Ghost Dance", a Native American war chant.
Age of Loneliness Contains a sample of "Habebe" by Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman from the album " Songs From The Victorious City". Vocal sample (Mongolian chant) taken from "Tosonguyn Oroygoor" Performed by Dechinzundui Nadmid.
Out from the Deep Contains samples of "The Calling" Performed by A Positive Life and of the album "Songs From The Victorious City" by Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman.
Personnel [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
engineered by Michael Cretu All Songs Published By Enigma Songs, except track 4 (Enigma Songs-Wanho Music) and track 7 (Ensign Music/Data Alpha-Wanho)
Release history [ edit ]
6 December 1993
Special Limited Edition
21 November 1994
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
This section needs additional citations for . verification (February 2011)
Billboard (North America)
Age of Loneliness" Hot Dance Music / Club Play
Return to Innocence" Modern Rock Tracks
Rhythmic Top 40
The Billboard Hot 100
Top 40 Mainstream
References [ edit ]
^ The Cross of Changes at AllMusic
^ "The Cross of Changes Review | Music Reviews and News | EW.com". ew.com. 18 February 1994 . Retrieved 12 August 2011.
^ List of samples and proper credits, as found at discogs
^ "Austrian album certifications – Enigma – Cross Of Changes" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter Enigma in the field Interpret . Enter Cross Of Changes in the field Titel . Select album in the field Format . Click Suchen
^ "Canadian album certifications – Enigma – The Cross of Chances". Music Canada.
^ "French album certifications – Enigma – Cross of Changes" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Enigma; 'The Cross of Changes')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
^ "Dutch album certifications – Enigma – The Cross of Changes" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers.
^ "Norwegian album certifications – Enigma – The Cross of Changes" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Enigma; 'The Cross of Changes')". Hung Medien.
^ "British album certifications – Enigma – The Cross of Changes". British Phonographic Industry. Enter The Cross of Changes in the field Search . Select Title in the field Search by . Select album in the field By Format . Click Go
^ "American album certifications – Enigma – Cross of Changes". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1996". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
^ "Enigma - Discography, biography, music, MP3s, members, pictures & videos at SoundUnwound". soundunwound.com . Retrieved 9 February 2011.
^ "American single certifications – Enigma – Return to Innocence". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
External links [ edit ]