The Cross of Changes is the second studio album by the musical project Enigma, released three years after 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 originally written especially for the film Sliver and remixed for this album, and "The Eyes of Truth" which was also used as the music on the trailer for the 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.
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.
The discogs website lists the following samples used in the album:
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.
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.
I Love You ... I'll Kill You contains samples of the harmonica of the song "The Wizard" by Black Sabbath.