Voyageur (Enigma album)

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Voyageur
Enigma - Voyageur.jpg
Studio album by Enigma
Released September 30, 2003
Recorded A.R.T. Studios, Ibiza, 2003
Genre Europop, new-age, ambient, electronic music, experimental
Length 47:18
Label Virgin / EMI
Producer Michael Cretu
Enigma chronology
Love Sensuality Devotion: The Remix Collection
(2001)
Voyageur
(2003)
15 Years After
(2005)

Voyageur is the fifth studio album by the German musical project Enigma and released in 2003.

Voyageur was considered to be Enigma's most different album ever created, due to Enigma's drastic changes in sound as compared to the previous four albums. The project's signature shakuhachi flutes, Gregorian chants and tribal chants found on the earlier albums were all but gone on Voyageur. Instead, most of the songs found on the album were more pop-oriented, such as "Voyageur", "Incognito", "Boum-Boum" and "Look of Today"; the latter of which interpolates the chorus of ABC's hit "The Look of Love". Michael Cretu described Voyageur's genre as "sophisticated pop". Only a few samples of previous works are retained; a familiar reversed cymbal rhythm appears in "Look of Today", while "Incognito" contains the chorus of previous hit "Sadeness" buried in the bridge of the song. The "Enigma foghorn" also appears at the opening of the record.

This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "From East to West" Michael Cretu 4:11
2. "Voyageur" Cretu, Jens Gad 4:36
3. "Incognito" Cretu 4:23
4. "Page of Cups" Cretu, Gad 7:01
5. "Boum-Boum" Cretu 4:29
6. "Total Eclipse of the Moon" Cretu 2:16
7. "Look of Today" Cretu 3:43
8. "In the Shadow, in the Light" Cretu 5:35
9. "Weightless" Cretu 2:15
10. "The Piano" Cretu, Gad 3:00
11. "Following the Sun" Cretu 5:49
Total length: 47:18

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Johann Zambryski – artwork

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
Russia Gold[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[4] 39
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 13
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 34
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 32
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 6
Italian Albums (FIMI)[9] 17
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[10] 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 31
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 29
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 46
US Billboard 200[14] 94
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

Album editions[edit]

Voyageur was released on the CD and cassette formats, while the CD cover art (done by Johann Zambryski) has two different versions:

  • A normal version with full paper inserts (which can be harder to find compared to the "special package" edition);
  • A "special package" edition with a transparent CD cover, with the album art printed on the inside of the CD case and partly on the CD itself, and a ring-shaped booklet placed under the CD.

Reception[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Enigma – Voyageur" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Enigma – Voyageur" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Enigma – Voyageur" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Enigma – Voyageur" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Enigma: Voyageur" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Enigma – Voyageur". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Enigma – Voyageur" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Enigma – Voyageur". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Enigma – Voyageur". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Enigma – Voyageur". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Enigma – Voyageur". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "Enigma | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  14. ^ "Enigma – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Enigma. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "Enigma – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Enigma. Retrieved February 20, 2017.

External links[edit]

Please note that the lyrics to some songs may not be entirely correct.