This is a great double-disc which is broken down into two twenty-tracker's, one entitled 'the breaks', the other 'the bleeps' and it features (since Amazon still has a hard time with song titles and artists on comps.): Prodigy, Future Sound of London, Rozalla, 808 State, Ratpack, Nightmares on Wax (twice), a Guy Called Gerald, N-Trance and a whole lot more who were big in the boxes back before the term "rave" was something familiar to the mouths of one's parental units.
And as a history lesson for the club kids of today it serves as a fantastic overview, shining a bright light on a past littered with great tracks that, while still great, are burdened a bit with creaky knees and dust.
These tunes are still top-notch, though whether or not they connect with new listeners, will be determined by the individual listener.
Favorite tunes: Ratpack 'Searchin' for my Rizzla', Smart E's 'Sesame's Treet'(which for those who can't remember it is the housed-up remixing of the children's TV theme song), Rozalla's 'Everybody's Free'(the original, not Moby's hijacking of it), the classic 'Voodoo Ray' by A Guy Called Gerald, and Shamen's unhinged 'Ebeneezer Goode'(wink, wink).
A Great ride through history for some, a primer for the past for others. Either way, it is a very good collection(not that Ministry of Sound puts out any bad ones, really) that I recommend heartily.
I just can't quite give it a five for the fact that it won't quite hit that chord for everyone, as it is a right old geezer's dance party.