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Win 'The Platinum Collection' from Enigma!

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The onset of the 21st Century’s second decade marks the 20th anniversary of a musical phenomenon which has always been ahead of its time: producer Michael Cretu’s ENIGMA.

To commemorate the milestone, Virgin/EMI will release a deluxe, career-spanning 3CD boxed set on February 9 titled ENIGMA: The Platinum Collection, featuring 17 standout album tracks, 12 sought-after remixes and 11 previously unreleased recordings. The collection will also be available for download purchase from all major digital service providers.

Romanian-born producer Michael Cretu has never shied away from breaking into uncharted terrain with his musical creations, catapulting his frequently experimental songs and albums into remarkable commercial dimensions. ENIGMA’s many worldwide accomplishments include more than 50 million records sold, 100 gold and platinum sales awards and 50 number one positions in the international charts.

ENIGMA: The Platinum Collection sees Cretu not only taking stock of his success, but also presenting an impressively comprehensive portrait of his creative oeuvre.

Disc One, “The Greatest Hits,” features 17 of ENIGMA’s most popular and successful songs, all of them prototypes of a unique conglomeration of ethnic, electronic and classical music transformed into mythical, sensual pop symphonies. Vocal protagonists, from Ruth-Ann to Andru Donalds to ENIGMA’s best-known Gregorian choirs, were integrated by Cretu into a sonic bed in which energetic rhythms and spherical spaces combine.

Disc Two, “The Remix Collection,” showcases 12 of ENIGMA’s tracks, remixed for lounge and club play, including favorites “Mea Culpa” and “Principles Of Lust” alongside more recent compositions “Voyageur” and “Dreaming of Andromeda.”

Disc Three, “The Lost Ones,” will be of particular interest to true ENIGMA fans, offering a 36-minute voyage through 11 drafts from the personal vault of sonic alchemist Michael Cretu, who describes the consecutively numbered curiosities, “Lost One“ to “Lost Eleven,” as follows: “Everything starts with trial and error. Sometimes it’s a sound, then a melody, a harmony or a mood. The ‘Lost Ones’ are my way of instrumental drafts developed from a boiling cauldron full of unordered, naive and carefree musical ideas.”

With ENIGMA, Cretu’s musical power refracts like light in a kaleidoscope. The Platinum Collection is a prism for the senses, music for small and major escapes beyond all borders.

If you would like to win a copy of this new CD, just answer this easy question: In 1996, Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! was released. Cretu's idea was that this third album was the child of the previous two albums, but what exactly does the French title translate to?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before March 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: ENIGMA CDs to:

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