If you feel the same way, let me invite you to listen to some marvelous songs with me. I sincerely hope we can have a very pleasant time together, while we appreciate the incredible and magnificent grandiosity of the spectacular tunes selected below. To listen to wonderful music – and really be grateful about it –, produces an incredibly distinct sense of astonishment, that compliments the rapture infused by the music. So everything that the sound propitiates is eventually assimilated by a turmoil of dilated emotions, that makes the imaginary world of reason fall apart as the grandiosity of the sound prevails.
All of these artists and bands – with a few exceptions – remains mostly unknown to the general public, though some of them acquired variable degres of fame, at least for a brief period of time. Some have been totally forgotten, if at any given time they were known, while others have started their careers only a few years ago. Nevertheless, the most important fact I wish to emphasize is that all of the songs selected below are exceedingly special to me, in a very personal level, though they mostly belong to different periods of my life; some I have discovered in my childhood, some in my adolescence, others in my early adulthood. Most of the songs present on this list, though, I have discovered while working the night shift in the warehouse department of a large corporation, several years ago, that used to play in a local radio station, and I used to hear it in my working schedule, the night shift. Regardless of the sentiments involved, these are all wonderfully magnificent songs, and I sincerely hope that, if you do not know any of them, you somehow enjoy and appreciate them as much as I do.
The first song, In The Heat Of The Night, by German singer Sandra Lauer – known mononymously as Sandra – was originally released in 1985 as a single from her debut album, The Long Play. While she never had too much success outside her native country, she has enjoyed a prosperous career. She had released ten albums so far, and remains active to this day. For almost twenty years, she was married to notorious musician Michael Cretu, the famous songwriter and record producer who is the mastermind behind the original and innovative new age/ electronica / experimental musical project Enigma, who has released eight albums since 1990, and has sold millions of records worldwide.