on 15 September 2007
This series of cds seems to get better and better. Another triple cd helping of brilliant trance.
The first cd is a wonderful example of the strength of the current trance scene. It melds vocal and instrumental trance very well and although not mixed by a human dj, the computer has done a very good job on this occasion. What sets the first two cds apart from most releases of the past few years is that they are fresh, each track representing the trance scene of 2007. Highlights of cd 1 for me include jose amnesia's 'Louder', super8 & Tab's 'Suru' and the brilliant 'Why' by Fkn and jahala.
cd2 is titled 'tech' so one would assume it would be harder and grittier than cd1. In parts this holds true, but to be honest such a distinction is not completely justified. The cd still showcases brilliant vocal tracks, such as 'black is the colour' and 'always a fool'. Once again the tracks are fresh and inspiring. My favourite track here has to be 'strip search' by simon patterson, showing that he can do gripping intrumental tech tunes just as well as great vocal tracks under his dogzilla guise. Sublime cd.
The third cd is the only weak link although it is still full of great music. I have no idea why they need to cram more classics onto the dance music loving public, but at least the compilers have not just put on gouryella, airwave etc. The tracks on here, are certainly classics, but may not be quite as over played as those you will find on other releases, such as most of the MOS releases recently.
Despite the third cd detracting from the overall freshness of this compilation, this is still a great release. Compare it to gatecrasher immortal which is 2/3rds tired classics, whereas WG Euphoric Trance is 2/3rds freshness and 1/3rd classics you just might not be tired of yet.
As all music is very personal and subjective, I wouldn't rate this as The World's Best but on the whole, a very good collection of music with just a sprinkling of outstanding tracks, the vast majority of which I hadn't heard before despite owning a large library of this style of music.