Enigma ‎– MCMXC A.D.

Universal Music Group ‎– 573 723 1, Universal Music Group ‎– 5737231
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Red Translucent, 180Gr


A1 The Voice Of Enigma 2:21
Principles Of Lust (11:43)
A2 A/ Sadeness
A2 B/ Find Love
A2 C/ Sadeness (Reprise)
A3 Callas Went Away 4:29
B1 Mea Culpa 5:01
B2 The Voice & The Snake 1:41
B3 Knocking On Forbidden Doors 4:23
Back To The Rivers Of Belief (10:36)
B4 A/ Way To Eternity
B4 B/ Hallelujah
B4 C/ The Rivers Of Belief

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A2 A/ and A2 B/ samples: Gregorianische Gesänge Choralschola der Capella Antiqua München by courtesy of Polydor GmbH.
B1 samples: Paschale Mysterium der Cappela Antiqua München by courtesy of BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH.

Remastered for vinyl: MM Sound Digital Mastering Studio GmbH, 2018
Artwork: Dirk Rudolph, 2018

℗ 1990 Baloo Music S.A., under exclusive license to Polydor/Island. © 2018 Polydor/Island, a division of Universal Music GmbH. Universal Music International B.V. Gerrit van der Veenlaan 4, 3743 DN, Baarn, Netherlands.
Made in the EU

Issued with printed inner sleeve. Comes with sticker on shrinkwrap:
"The Colours Of Enigma
180Gr Heavyweight
Coloured Vinyl
Mastered For Vinyl 2018"

Cat# on spine "573 723 1", in runout "5737231".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, string): 0602557372311
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC A): 602557372311
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped, side A): BI13397-01 A1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped, side B): BI13397-01 B1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etched, both sides): 5737231
  • Label Code: LC 00407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 228) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
261 209 Enigma MCMXC a.D.(CD, Album) Virgin 261 209 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
VJCP-17509 Enigma MCMXC a.D.(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, sli) Virgin, Virgin 祭 VJCP-17509 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none Enigma MCMXC a.D.(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Прометей Рекордс none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
PS 2196 Enigma MCMXC A.D.(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Michael PS 2196 Unknown Sell This Version
40.009 Enigma MCMXC a.D.(LP, Album) EMI 40.009 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version


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July 11, 2020
Some people charging silly money for this ,, And it was a £17 Album on release,



June 21, 2020

Mind-blowing remastering on this release. A little noisy in places, but it’s an audiophile reference recording.


May 31, 2020

Enigma ‎– MCMXC A.D.
Label: Universal Music Group ‎– 573 723 1, Universal Music Group ‎– 5737231
Series: The Colours Of Enigma – I
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Red Translucent, 180Gr
Country: Europe
Released: 04 May 2018

Bought all of the European 'Colours...' editions so going through them one by one.
Absolutely beautiful sound quality. No faults. Warmer, nicer presence and a fuller more lively sound on vinyl than on the CD I had. Don't know how it compares to earlier vinyl editions, but would happily buy this remastered edition again.


December 19, 2019

Fantastic vinyl, my favorite album by Enigma.

But man, it seems like there was a bit of QC issue. Mine plays without a hitch most of the time, and then there's this awful popping that comes in at some points, and it seems like there's nothing I can do to get rid of it.

As much as I love this vinyl, especially the beautiful red vinyl...the fact that I spent quite a bit of money on a brand new one, only to get one that pops and crackles, is genuinely disheartening.


July 23, 2019
edited 17 days ago
Pop, hiss, pop..... Terrible quality control. Looks like someone went over one of the tracks with sandpaper.

Edit: After repeated deep cleanings and storage in a poly sleeve the record is significantly less noisy.


February 16, 2019

Superb pressing. Good mastering, sounds really amazing. No cracks, or other background garbage. Definitely recommend to purchase.


January 7, 2019

Super pressing! WAAAYYYY better than the CD. Ultra wide dynamics and dead quiet vinyl. Worth every penny.


November 7, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

My copy sounds fantastic.
Quiet, crackle free background and great depth to the soundstage.
Amazing detail in the synths as well as the vocals.
This pressing sounds great 😀 👍
I have only ever owned this on C.D so my comparison is to that.


August 20, 2018
After reading the reviews here, I wasn't expecting too much after a clean on the vacuum RCM. To my surprise, my copy is dead quiet with not a pop or crackle through both sides. Sound quality of this master is excellent to my ears though it's a long time since I listened to the original vinyl. Overall, a very good release though I do agree with an earlier comment that the artwork would have been better if they'd retained the original.


August 10, 2018
Got a copy of this and was very excited to listen to it as I had the tape/CD that I wore out when I originally discovered Enigma. Right out of the sleeve, so many pops and sizzles I thought my stylus was bad. Checked with another record and heard no pops or sizzles. Did a very thorough cleaning of the record and the pops/sizzles remain. Think I will look to buy the used albums if I can find of the original pressings as the newly remastered is just not good in my opinion/setup.