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Death Tune - Alien Sex Fiend - Inferno - The Odyssey Continues™ Cretu was identified as "Curly" or "Curly M. Cretu began a music career in as a solo artist and released numerous studio albums as well as writing and producing albums for his ex-wife, German pop singer Sandra.
Cretu continued to release Enigma albums and singles; the most recent is The Fall of a Rebel Angelits eighth overall. Enigma has sold an estimated 70 million albums worldwide,  Cretu's management company Crocodile-Music stated that Cretu's produced recordings have sold million copies worldwide.
He studied classical music at Liceul Nr. After he informed his mother, Cretu recalled: "She goes, 'Aaargh! Do you want to end up starving? Cretu went on to speak four languages. After graduating from the Academy of Music, Cretu remained in Germany and took up work as a session musician. Cretu's first solo release was the single "Wild River" in The literal English translation is The Chinese Wall. As with the first, it features German lyrics sung by Cretu and is co-produced by Armand Volker.
This album was also released as a separate album with English-language lyrics and a different track listing under the name The Invisible Man. Several of the tracks on The Invisible Man were edited slightly and, therefore, had different lengths than the German-language versions on Die Chinesische Mauer.
This featured the song "Samurai", which became a hit. InCretu produced, arranged, and played the keyboards, drums, and programming on The Long Playthe first studio album from German pop singer Sandra. The two began a relationship, and were married in In the s, Cretu took over production for the pop quartet Hubert Kah and started writing songs with the band leader Hubert Kemmler, achieving a number of hits.
He owned the A. Studios in Ibiza before moving to a new mansion in the Ibiza hills. His former house, near Sant Antoni de Portmany on the western coast of Ibiza, was a Moroccan-style mansion that was designed and built by Bernd Steber and Gunter Wagner in more than nine years. It also featured a new recording studio. After Cretu's marriage to Sandra inhe had an idea for a musical project named Enigmapresented by Fabrice Cuitad alias David Fairstein.
Cretu worked with Frank Peterson and Fairstein to create their ground-breaking first single " Sadeness Part I ", which became a surprise international hit. MCMXC a. The second album, The Cross of Changeswas released in Peterson had disagreements with Cretu by the time of recording and left the project in Cretu purposefully reduced the use of Gregorian chants as numerous artists had started to use them in their music, causing "an avalanche of bad copies", but later regarded it as a compliment.
Cretu was approached by Paramount Pictures to write the soundtrack of the movie Sliver and he came up with another single " Carly's Song " after the main female character's name. In Enigma's third album Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi! Stylistically, it sounded like a combination of the first and second albums. It did not achieve the same level of success of them, but sold over 1 million copies in the United States and received a Gold certificate in the United Kingdom nonetheless.
In Cretu steered the project in another direction by using samples of Carl Orff 's Carmina Burana for the fourth album The Screen Behind the Mirror When Love Is The Missing Word - Cretu And Thiers - Belle Epoquereleased in Although Jens Gad had been working with Cretu on the earlier albums, this was the first time that he had been given actual credits.
By this time, Engima has clocked close to an estimated 30 million sales worldwide. Cretu continued to record Enigma albums, releasing Voyageur in Familiar sounds of the Shakuhachi flute, tribal or Gregorian chants were replaced with more commercially-friendly tunes and beat. A Posteriori is the sixth Enigma studio album. It was released on 22 September Seven Lives Many Faces became the seventh Enigma studio album. When Love Is The Missing Word - Cretu And Thiers - Belle Epoque was released on 19 September The Fall of a Rebel Angel was released on 11 November It features the collaboration of many artists.
Cretu married Sandra in January ; together they have twin sons. Studioswhere the Enigma albums were recorded. In Novemberthe couple divorced.
The Ibiza home was bulldozed after Cretu lost a legal battle in which he did not obtain planning permission to renovate and build on the site. Cretu became known as an artist who kept a low profile, giving few interviews and avoiding concert tours. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Cretu. New-age new wave electronic downtempo disco synthpop Italo Flap Your Wings (Full Phatt Remix) - Nelly And Christina Aguilera - Tilt Ya Head Back. Singer musician producer songwriter composer.
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