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3.0 out of 5 stars A decent offering!, 11 April 2006
This review is from: Galaxia (Audio CD)
The best version of Galaxia is the 2005 remake which appears on Ferry Corsten's Passport to the Netherlands album. However, this CD single released by Heat Recordings contains the original mix and the Solar Stone remix, which, at 9 minutes long, is certainly of the epic variety! Also included is the radio edit, containing female vocals.
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Someone [CD 2]
Someone [CD 2]
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 11.98

4.0 out of 5 stars A rare release!, 11 April 2006
This review is from: Someone [CD 2] (Audio CD)
Very rare nowadays, Ascension's "Someone" CD2 contains the famous Binary Finary Remix which did not appear on any other CD single release, nor on many compilation albums. CD1 is much easier to find and often cheaper, but the Code Blue label is now defunct and do not appear as digital downloads, either, so these singles, especially classics like "Someone" are very collectable indeed.

Tenshi [CD 2]
Tenshi [CD 2]
Offered by Townsend Records
Price: 8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gouryella - Tenshi CD2, 22 Dec 2005
This review is from: Tenshi [CD 2] (Audio CD)
Late in 1998, two of the soon-to-be biggest trance producers in the world (Ferry Corsten and Tiesto) joined forces under the Gouryella alias. They would eventually released three singles together before rumoured creative differences put an end to the partnership. Gouryella's debut in 1999 was arguably the finest trance tune ever made: the self-titled "Gouryella". Later that year the beautiful "Walhalla" followed. In 2000, "Tenshi" was released and this pulsating classic was to be the last true Gouryella single, although in 2003 Ferry Corsten released "Ligaya" under the Gouryella moniker (without Tiesto's input).
There is something wondrous about "Tenshi". I have never heard anything quite like it since its release in 2000. The Transa Remix is undoubtedly everybody's favourite. It has striking sirens going off in the background as well as a more other-worldly vibe in the acoustics. The beats are simply rock hard and the electronic synths are marvellously hypnotic, drawing the listener in the music and never letting go throughout its 7 minute duration.
This is CD2 of a two CD set, and is the only Gouryella single to follow this official release format. CD1 contains three tracks: the Radio Edit, the Original Mix and a remix from Mark Moon. Both CDs are fantastic in their own right although CD2 is considerably more expensive to obtain.

Donnie Darko [DIGIPAK]
Donnie Darko [DIGIPAK]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suits the movie perfectly., 10 Aug 2005
This review is from: Donnie Darko [DIGIPAK] (Audio CD)
Having seen Donnie Darko many times before, I finally decided to invest in purchasing the score from Michael Andrews and upon doing so I am certainly not disappointed.
The score fits the movie perfectly. Perhaps I would not recommend listening to this CD on its own without prior knowledge of the movie as the music plays a pivotal role in the telling of the story and without the pictures to go with the music one can get rather lost.
One of the more interesting comparisons to Michael Andrews' score for Donnie Darko is with some of Radiohead's later work, from albums such as Kid A and Amnesiac (minus the lyrics, obviously). At times the music is eerie, at times dirty, yet at other times it is simply beautiful. Tracks of note on this digipak edition soundtrack are: Carpathian Ridge (which gives a perfect example of eerie this score can be), Manipulated Living (which contains the well-known 'something's about to happen' theme and Liquid Spear Waltz (which accompanies the sections of the movie involving the computer-generated portals on-screen).
Naturally, the soundtrack CD also includes the legendary "Mad World", featuring Gary Jules, which plays over the characters faces at the end of the movie after the 'event' has occurred.
All in all, I would wholly recommend this score to everybody who enjoyed or was fascinated by the masterpiece-of-a-movie that was Donnie Darko. One word of caution, however: this CD does not feature any of the 80s pop songs features in the film. They are available on a Donnie Darko score/soundtrck double album release, although it costs a fair bit more than this score CD.

Back to Basics
Back to Basics
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Price: 0.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unremarkable, 10 April 2005
This review is from: Back to Basics (Audio CD)
Compared to Shapershifters' previous offering "Lola's Theme", "Back To Basics" is pretty unremarkable. Of course, it is still good enough to make you want to get up and dance - or at the very least stamp your feet - but it does not have the same edge to it that "Lola's Theme" had last year. This has been proven by the way the commercial single release has dropped down the charts with alarming ease since its release in February, 2005. "Back To Basics" is good, especially with its omnipresent strings in the background, but Shapeshifters will always be hampered with comparisons to their 2004 uber-smash hit "Lola's Theme", which is a shame for them.

Need To Feel Loved
Need To Feel Loved

1 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressed., 10 April 2005
This review is from: Need To Feel Loved (Audio CD)
I have never understood the appeal of this tune. Many people have claimed a likeness to Motorcycle's "As The Rush Comes" in terms of sound - if not structure - but "Need To Feel Loved" is not worthy of such a comparison.
The remixes are not much better, although if you are purchasing this CD Single through Amazon, I would recommend listening to the Thrillseekerz remix, which saves the CD from becoming one of the most bland of 2005.
For a similar-sounding type of song, I would wholeheartedly recommend DT8 Project's "Winter", which is superior to "Need To Feel Loved" in every way possible.
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Love on My Mind
Love on My Mind

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, 10 April 2005
This review is from: Love on My Mind (Audio CD)
"Love On My Mind" is without doubt one of the two biggest dance anthems of 2005 (the other being the as-yet unreleased "Turn It Upside Down" by the Soulseekerz) and has the potential to be just as successful commercially as Shapershifters' "Lola's Theme" or Eric prydz's "Call On Me".
I am interested to hear the remixes as the version I have heard of "Love On My Mind" was absolutely stunning with amazing bass. This is definitely one to listen out for if you're clubbing in 2005 - in fact, when you hear it I'll guarantee you'll be up and dancing along with everyone else: it really is THAT good!

Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: 5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Electric Guitars aren't often used in dance tracks!, 10 April 2005
This review is from: Flashdance (Audio CD)
This is a dnace track with a difference. It samples the Flashdance theme to produce an almost unique sound, although like a previous reviwer has mentioned the chorus from the original has been wisely chopped from this version. Electric guitars have also been included to produce a sensational claustrophobic vibe to the choon.
The remixes on offer here are all quite samey with the Original Club Mix, the Skylark Remix and Dave Guetta's Mix being the highlights. I was very disppointed with the Raul Rincon Mix, yet this mix has seemingly appeared on many compliation CDs. Quite why is anyone's guess.
I am eagerly anticipating Deep Dish's next single release "Say Hello" which should be out sometime in the summer.

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Price: 2.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Winter is cool, 10 April 2005
This review is from: Winter (Audio CD)
It was only after hearing DT8 Project's previous offering "The Sun Is Shining [Down On Me]" during the summer of 2004, that I first became acquainted with the artist Darren Tate.
Darren Tate now goes by the pseudonym "DT8 Project" and his second commercial offering is the great "Winter", featuring vocals from the omnipresent Andrea Britton (who also featured on last year's "Take My Hand").
"Winter" is a catchy track that perfectly captures the mirkiness of winter but is also an instantly recognisable tune. Britton's vocals are sublime, as usual, and the remixes on the CD Single are well worth the asking price. The Original Mix and the GD Mix are best remixes on offer here.

I Like The Way [CD 1]
I Like The Way [CD 1]
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Price: 8.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Choon, 5 April 2005
This review is from: I Like The Way [CD 1] (Audio CD)
Bodyrockers have produced an amazing heavy rocker of a dance anthem, not too dissimilar to Deep Dish's "Flashdance" released last year.
"I Like The Way" has already gained support from distinguished individuals in the Dance World like Pete Tong and is certainly going to be a hit throughout the summer.
It starts off slowly but then the heavy beat kicks in around the line "...I like the way you move!" and goes on to become one of the best choons in recent memory. The remixes are also amazing on this single.

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