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4.0 out of 5 stars A subtle evolution of the well-known Seaman Sound
It's probably simply because the dance music scene has changed that Dave Seaman's new offering for the GU series differs from the previous few. It's been some years since the series bosses used his face and name to promote a release. He has always put out extremely safe and predictable compilations, and along with the likes of Nick Warren has really helped define the...
Published on 9 Dec 2010 by F. M. Havicon

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2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm...
Being an avid follower of the GU series, (have purchased every compilation other than Felix da housecat!)I have to say this is not the best. Quite frankly, its a dull, non inspiring mix of mono tonal tunes. Usually, the GU's pick up throughout CD2, not this one!
Sorry Dave, If I weren't such a fan of the whole series, I'd be offloading this one.
Published on 17 Dec 2010 by jono


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4.0 out of 5 stars A subtle evolution of the well-known Seaman Sound, 9 Dec 2010
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F. M. Havicon (Brighton, East Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Gu39: Lithuania (Audio CD)
It's probably simply because the dance music scene has changed that Dave Seaman's new offering for the GU series differs from the previous few. It's been some years since the series bosses used his face and name to promote a release. He has always put out extremely safe and predictable compilations, and along with the likes of Nick Warren has really helped define the whole GU sound. But times change and the music audience changes, and recent GU releases by Emerson and Lavelle have clearly shown a move towards a lower IQ, more indie-rock sound, designed for instant appeal to those who have relatively unspectacular expectations, having emerged as they have from the guitar-rock scene of their teen years and looking for familiarity on the dance scene. So....Seaman evidently discovered that the type of tracks he included before just aren't available any more. There's no material out there to compile a musical journey. It needs to start and finish in exactly the same place and visit very few different places in between. No time left for that progressive evolution of sounds - it's got to be instantly familiar from the first note onwards. And he's actually managed the transition quite well, using more shorter tracks and grouping them in bands of commonality, rather than just throwing them together as Carl Cox and Felix the Housecat did for their GU releases. The moment the beat section of the first number kicks in, about a minute into the mix, you know exactly where it's at and where it will stay unwaveringly for the next two hours.

Looks like we will have to hang on until Nick Warren gets another go at the controls to have a truly exceptional album on our hands - but this is pretty good compared to many of the other dance mixes on the market right now.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm..., 17 Dec 2010
This review is from: Gu39: Lithuania (Audio CD)
Being an avid follower of the GU series, (have purchased every compilation other than Felix da housecat!)I have to say this is not the best. Quite frankly, its a dull, non inspiring mix of mono tonal tunes. Usually, the GU's pick up throughout CD2, not this one!
Sorry Dave, If I weren't such a fan of the whole series, I'd be offloading this one.
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