- Audio CD (13 Feb 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Pagan
- ASIN: B0000247I8
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,764 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
I've owned this album since about 1998 and it's still one of my favourite albums of all time. I have lots of DJ compilations, mixes and dance albums but this is still a seminal work from Mr Francis. Right from the opening you know you're about to embark of a gorgeous melodic ride, and it never disappoints and continually keeps your interest.
In many ways this was a sound before it's time, but does echo albums like JDJ 'After Hours' (Vol.1) - another beautiful sounding album. It's hard to describe Architecture 1 (Vol.2 was a bit harder, but still good) - it's probably a precursor to the progressive sound that started a while afterward. This highly eclectic mix was almost certainly inspiration to DJs like Nick Warren who later produced mixes which themselves echoed this 'progressive' style.
Every time I put on this CD sunshine comes out of my stereo, I love it to bits.