Monday, March 19, 2012

Top 30 Music Vidoes of all Time - Number 18 - "Return To Innocence" by Enigma

I couldn't tell you who Enigma was (hence the name I guess). However they had two really cool songs from the early-mid 1990's; "Sadeness" and "Return To Innocence". Strangely enough, neither had any lyrics....just random chanting and foreign language phrases. This being the early 90's and when music was going through a world wide revolution, people ate this stuff up. While "Sadeness" is still found in movies and TV shows from time to time (see the sex scene in "Boxing Helena"), it was "Return To Innocence" that had the video that most of us will remember...

My then 14 year old brain wasn't formed enough to process the fact that this video isn't just cool images being shown in reverse...its about a person's life going back in time. The old man in the beginning basically dies at the :23 mark and then we see his life go by ending with the baby being baptized. We also see a random unicorn running around as well, which I didn't understand then, and certainly still don't now.

Anyway, there are so many amazing shots in this video and the song is pretty hypnotic on its own.


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