Following on from the massive "Clubland: The Ride Of Your Life" comes this double-cd sequel, which continues where the first one left off by bringing the UK even more fantastic Euro Trance tunes!
All the latest trance hits are here - "Heart Of Gold" by Kelly Llorenna, "Try" by Ian Van Dahl, and the massive "Walk On Water" by Milk Inc. - but for me this cd is really about bringing somewhat unknown Euro smash hits to the UK's attention!
"Dance" by DJ Lee's Apollo is a prime example of an amazing vocal trance tune that has been around for ages in Europe. The wispy female vocals and euphoric synths make this one of the highlights of CD 1. "Power Of Love" by Q-Tex is a classic Scottish dance tune that has been given an ace reworking to bring it into the 21st Century, and "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by Aquagen sounds just like it was made to be a dance tune (it is in fact a cover version of a much older ballad!).
CD 2 is my favourite of this special edition 3 CD pack. "Someday" by Rezonance Q, "I Will Follow You" by Shelley, the mind-blowing "Open Your Eyes" by Eyeopener and "Free" by the excellent Starsplash are among the highlights of this collection, which also includes several electronic house tracks like the funky futuristic sounding "Take Me With You" by Cosmos.
The Bonus remix CD is by one of the hottest remix outfits of the UK Trance scene, Flip & Fill. It showcases the best of Euro-flavoured trance both past and present (the inclusion of retro N-Trance tracks such as "The Mind Of The Machine" and "Electronic Pleasure" was very welcome!). Ending with the amazing "Tell It To My Heart" by Kelly Llorenna has brought this amazing Clubland series full-circle (as that was the first track on "Clubland 1"), and both compilations will remain priceless additions to my trance collection for years to come. Here's to Clubland 3....