Following the worldwide commercial success of the first Enigma album, MCMXC a.D. (1990), Cretu began to write and record music for a new album at A.R.T. Studios, his home studio in Ibiza, Spain. Cretu sampled songs from several artists, including Vangelis, U2 and Black Sabbath.
The Cross of Changes was a commercial success. Upon its release, it debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming Enigma’s second consecutive number-one album in the United Kingdom, and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 in the United States, where it sold over two million copies. In 1994, four singles were released from the album: “Return to Innocence”, “The Eyes of Truth”, “Age of Loneliness (Carly’s Song)” (originally written for the film Sliver), and “Out from the Deep”. A special limited edition of the album was released on 21 November 1994 on a 24-carat gold-plated disc, containing three additional remixes.
A-HA, ACE OF BASE, ALAN PARSONS, THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, ALICE COOPER,
ALPHAVILLE, ANDRU DONALDS, ANGEL X, ANGELO BADALAMENTI, ARABESQUE, BAD BOYS BLUE, BADFINGER, THE BEATLES, BLACK,
BLUE SYSTEM, C.C.CATCH, CANDY DULFER, CHER, CHRIS NORMAN, CRETU & THIERS, DALIDA, DANIEL POWTER, DAVE EDMUNDS, DAVY JAMES (DAVID BRANDES),
DAVID GILMOUR, DEN HARROW, DESIRELESS, DIRE STRAITS, DURAN DURAN, EDYTA GÓRNIAK, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, ELO PART II,
ENIGMA, ERASURE, ERIC WOOLFSON, EUROPE, F.R. DAVID, FANCY, FRANK DUVAL, GAZEBO, GEORGE HARRISON, GEORGE MICHAEL, GHEORGHE ZAMFIR, GLENN MEDEIROS,
GREGORIAN, HADDAWAY, HARRY NILSSON, HUBERT KAH, HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS, INKER & HAMILTON, JAMES BLUNT, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, JEFF LYNNE, JEFF LYNNE & THE IDLE RACE,
JOHN LENNON, JOEY MOLLAND, JULIAN LENNON, KAOMA, KOTO, LABAN, LASER DANCE, LONDON BOYS, LONDON BEAT, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, MAGGIE REILLY, MARIANNE ROSENBERG,
MEAT LOAF, MICHAEL CRETU, MOBY, MODERN TALKING, MORTEN HARKET, MOTI SPECIAL, THE MOVE, MYSTERIOUS ART, NICKI, OPUS, PATRICIA KAAS, PAUL MCCARTNEY,
PET SHOP BOYS, PETE HAM, PINK FLOYD, THE POWER STATION, QUEEN, RADIORAMA, RICCARDO FOGLI, RICCHI E POVERI, RICHARD CLAYDERMAN, RICK ASTLEY,
RINGO STARR, ROBERT MILES, ROY ORBISON, ROXETTE, SALLY OLDFIELD, SARAH BRIGHTMAN, SAM BROWN, SANDRA, SAVAGE, SECRET SERVICE, SIA, SILENT CIRCLE,
SILICON DREAM, SLAVIK...KEMMLER, SMOKIE, SOUNDTRACKS, SPACE, STEFANIA, SUSANNE KEMMLER, SYSTEMS IN BLUE, TANGERINE DREAM, TESS TEIGES (FANCY),
TEXAS, TISSY THIERS (MOTI SPECIAL), TOM PETTY, TOTO CUTUGNO, TRANCE ATLANTIC AIR WAVES, TRAVELING WILBURYS, WHAM!, YELLO, ZODIAC