Michael Cretu

Real Name:
Mihai Crețu
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German-Romanian Michael Cretu, born 18 May, 1957 in Bucharest, Romania, is a musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. In 1965, Cretu enrolled in the Lyzeum No. 2 in Bucharest, a college for gifted young musicians, as a pianist, followed by five months of studies in Paris in 1968. There his interest in Western pop was born, and he decided to pursue a career in that field. After completing his studies, Cretu moved to Bad Homburg to study at the Academy Of Music in Frankfurt, Germany, where Professor Philipp Mohler began to take an interest in him. Having passed his final exams in 1978, Cretu immediately found work as a studio musician and arranger.

He founded Data Alpha Studio, and in January 1985 he met German pop singer Sandra, whose album The Long Play he produced, arranged, played drums and keyboards on. They soon became a couple, moved to Ibiza, Spain and were married on Jan. 7, 1988. In 1990, Cretu launched his new musical adventure, the highly successful new age album project Enigma, characterized by the chanting, Gregorian monks which soon became all the rage all over Europe. Sandra was singing on the albums until their marriage ended in 2008.
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Albums

2417 123 Moon, Light & Flowers — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Moon, Light & Flowers (Album) Polydor 2417 123 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1979 Sell This Version
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205 290-320 Legionäre — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Legionäre (Album) Virgin 205 290-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
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610 389, 610 389-222 Die Chinesische Mauer — Michael Cretu Cretu* Die Chinesische Mauer (Album) Virgin, Virgin 610 389, 610 389-222 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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207 161 The Invisible Man — Michael Cretu Cretu* The Invisible Man (Album) Virgin, Virgin 207 161 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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4509-90359-2 YS, 4509-90359-2 Cornelius + Cretu — Michael Cretu Cornelius* + Cretu* Cornelius* + Cretu* - Cornelius + Cretu (Album) EastWest, EastWest 4509-90359-2 YS, 4509-90359-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

2801 034, 2042 033 Wild River — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Wild River (Single) Polydor 2801 034, 2042 033 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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2041 990 Shadows Over My Head — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Shadows Over My Head(7", Single) Polydor 2041 990 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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PRO-3590 Love Me / Streets Of Time — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Love Me / Streets Of Time(7", Single) Polydor PRO-3590 Philippines 1979 Sell This Version
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2042 131 Moonlight Flower — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Moonlight Flower(7", Single) Polydor 2042 131 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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20 42 169 Sparks Of Imagination — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Sparks Of Imagination(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 20 42 169 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
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PRO-3590 Love Me / Moonlight Flowers — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Love Me / Moonlight Flowers(7", Single) Polydor PRO-3590 Philippines 1979 Sell This Version
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105597 Today Today — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Today Today (Single) Virgin 105597 France 1983 Sell This Version
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600 931-213, 600 931 Zeitlose Reise — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Zeitlose Reise (Maxi, Single) Virgin, Virgin 600 931-213, 600 931 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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106 228, 106 228-100 Der Planet Der Verlorenen Zeit — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Der Planet Der Verlorenen Zeit(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin 106 228, 106 228-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
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106 819, 106 819-100 Schwarzer Engel — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Schwarzer Engel (Single, Maxi) Virgin 106 819, 106 819-100 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
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601 761, 601 761-213 Die Chinesische Mauer — Michael Cretu Cretu* Die Chinesische Mauer (Single) Virgin, Virgin 601 761, 601 761-213 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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VINX 93 Silver Water — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Silver Water (Single) Virgin VINX 93 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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107 493, 107 493-100 Samurai (Did You Ever Dream) — Michael Cretu Cretu* Samurai (Did You Ever Dream) (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 107 493, 107 493-100 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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JBV 269 Samurai / So In Love — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu / OMD* Michael Cretu / OMD* - Samurai / So In Love(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 269 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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JBV 270 Maria Magdalena / Silver Water — Michael Cretu Sandra / Michael Cretu Sandra / Michael Cretu - Maria Magdalena / Silver Water(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 270 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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107 629, 107 629-100 Carte Blanche — Michael Cretu Michael Cretu Carte Blanche(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin 107 629, 107 629-100 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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VINX 120 Gambit — Michael Cretu Cretu* Gambit (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin VINX 120 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
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JBV 278 Little Girl / Gambit — Michael Cretu Sandra / Michael Cretu Sandra / Michael Cretu - Little Girl / Gambit(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 278 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
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4509-90357-7 Rettungsringe Sterben Aus — Michael Cretu Cornelius* + Cretu* Cornelius* + Cretu* - Rettungsringe Sterben Aus (Single) EastWest 4509-90357-7 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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4509-91633-2 Nur Die Hoffnung Nicht — Michael Cretu Cornelius* + Cretu* Cornelius* + Cretu* - Nur Die Hoffnung Nicht(CD, Single) EastWest 4509-91633-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version