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on 24 March 2013
Its good trance music and well mixed, as other reviewers have described. However, one thing neither reviews state is that the WHOLE album includes audio from the crowds which is most clearly audible over the quiet breakdowns. This for me takes away some of the peaceful elements from them, thus removing some of the 'trance'. On the other hand it does add an epic feel but it removes the intimacy and immersive sound.
I do realise it says 'recorded live' on the back of the CD and in the product description but I'm not sure if I would have purchased this if I knew before hand that i'd be effectively 'sharing' the album with thousands of other people cheering and whistling over the music so thought I'd share this for any other potential buyers. Its not all that intrusive but when it is it takes away something from the whole album.
This is my first Universal Religion album so I can only speculate that the other albums in the series are also recorded live.