For years I've mostly been disappointed at what seemed to me a really promising new genre, trance (same for most of the computer music genres; not many fulfill their potential. A few do.) This collection is no disappointment however, give or take a tune or two maybe. I purchased this at Borders in Washington DC at the peak of Deca's popularity, I suppose. The CD section downstairs was loaded with Deca CD collections and in fact, there was a local club a few blocks from that bookstore that had "Deca Dance Night." This was 2001 I guess.
After buying this awesome collection I searched in vain for years for a trance album equal to this. At the risk of being risqué, this is the CD that my lover and I accidentally found ourselves sexing to the beat (a precise 140bpm). And incidentally, I also searched in vain for the longest time to find something, anything, that Sarah Cracknell did that was anything like her featured tune, "Tell Me Why," one of the rather outstanding ones in this collection. To my knowledge, there is not much else she's done like it, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
"Tell Me Why," "Red Sun Rising," and "Touch Me," are superb, classic Deca stuff, with beautiful women's voices amped up and reverbed, creating sensuous waves of lovely, feminine sexual warmth. This collection overall is good for dancing, good for workout (warning, you may find yourself exercising to the beat, oh snap!) and good for what ails you. Warning, it's very sexy.