- Audio CD (16 April 2007)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: Central Station
- ASIN: B000O75HO8
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 545,366 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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I consider myself a trance fan, that's how I heard 'Hold Me Till the End' because it's doing the rounds on the decks of the likes of Above and Beyond and Ronski Speed (trance dj's just in case you didn't know.) But it'd be seriously wrong for me to say that this album here is trance because, quite simply it's not. There are a lot of cross-over elements on here, for example "Narama" sounds almost like really good "house" music, but what stands out is how chilled out this cd is. You could call it "chilled-out trance" or even "chilled-out dance". Bottom line is Darren Tate (the GENIUS behind DT8 Project) clearly put a lot of thought, time and work into this and it really does show. This would sound perfect, AND I MEAN PERFECT, whilst you're sitting on a beach in Ibiza on a really hot day, watching the sun go down. Pure quality. Well done Darren Tate!
And all this coming from a guy who normally likes his music harder and faster. This really is quality work. Don't hesitant, buy this now!
The second CD just isn't as good, it's the clubbed up version, which although are good, are nothing compared to the originals. And yes, it's missing "The Power of One", which is an outstanding track (if you ignore the screechy bit).
Even with these minor niggles, I cannot award it anything apart from 5 stars.
At times, however, it's a little 'too' gentle. Granted this is only opinion, and as I've stated in many previous reviews, knocking an album's star rating down a notch just because of personal taste is bad practice. I just felt that it lacked that killer edge that would have changed this into something special.
My main disappointment was the track Destination. The originals (both the DT8 original and the Jurgen Vries version) were outstanding, and is one of my favourite songs of all time. This version is still OK, but for some reason the vocals of Roxanne Wilde, who sung majestically and powerfully on the original, are not there. The stand-in is too fluffy for that track, for my liking. Some of the synths have changed too... it's basically like a more insipid version of the same song.
I have the original, so I don't really know what I'm complaining about - I guess this is just a small piece of advice to others purchasing it.
Since some of the previous reviews, incidentally, 'The Power of One' does appear on what I assume is a revised version of the album. Make sure you are purchasing the correct one if you want this song, just in case both versions still exist.
A decent album, but barely more than that. I recommend Succumb To The Night and Perfect World as the best.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of most successfully composed albums I have ever bought. The whole of CD1 just flows so well, each track blending with the next as well as any top class DJ could ever... Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2008 by Mr. M. Smith
This album rightly takes pride of place in an exclusive collection of albums that truly are masterpieces. Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2007 by M. Hatson