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February 21st, 2007

Enigma + U2 = true? @ 01:58 am

I'm currently feelin: relaxed relaxed
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Lemon

Yep, my two favorite bands/musicians are actually blended together for a few seconds. It most definitely sounds like it.

I'm talking about Ultraviolet (Light My Way), and the first 20 seconds of it. Now why is that so interesting? Well, the first time I ever heard that song, I jumped. Whoa, this sounds exactly like that sequence in that Enigma song, Second Chapter! You know the intro song on Enigma's second album, The CROSS of Changes? If you don't have that album already, download it. At least Second Chapter, which blends into an amazing The Eyes of Truth.

Okey, off-topic, back to U2. The first 20 seconds of Ultraviolet, are quite similar to the last 40 seconds of Second Chapter. It does continue during Bono's first sentences, until after "And love it won't be long...", which is when it is replaced by the kickstart drums/guitar.

What I am wondering is, how did this come about? Did U2 really work with Enigma - or Michael Cretu, rather - to borrow this sample to include in Ultraviolet? Or did they get it from somewhere else? I've gotta look this up -- maybe it's in the U2 by U2 book that came out not too long ago :) (great book btw!)

Has anybody else noticed the same thing?
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Date:February 21st, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
Quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cross_of_Changes#Miscellanea :

Sampled U2's "Ultraviolet (Light My Way) in "The Eyes of Truth".
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Date:February 21st, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
The other way around- Enigma sampled U2.
Date:February 21st, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool! Thanks :) (was too tired to go to Wikipedia before posting)

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