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Good old days when tunes were tunes.
on 15 May 2001
The reason I bought this was for a copy of the totally amazing "Hardcore Uproar" by Together, which takes me back to the good old hazy days of "Sonic" and "Nutty" at the Liverpool Academy (before Cream was born). After giving the rest of the compilation a good ear bashing, I think Mr Tong has chosen well for the first 2 CDs at least, although not always the right mix and tunes like JXs "Son of a gun" should never have been considered! CD1 has tunes from the late 80s on it and have some really up-lifting although now musically dated tunes like Sterling Voids "Its Alright", "Runaway Girl" and Richie Rich "You used to salsa". The choice of tunes for CD1 is very similar to that of ClassicHouse Mastercuts Vol 1. But finding Degrees of Motion "Shine on" as the last tunes on the CD was an absolute bonus. CD2 has other classics like Zero Bs "Lock up" and the Orbital "Belfast" also finishing with a top tune, Goldie "inner city life". CD3 I didn't much care for, probably cos I don't go on mad nights out any more and cos its all too commercial (You will have heard all of CD3 on the radio before, and maybe only 1 or 2 tracks like Salt 'n' peppers "Push" it on CD1). CD1 get 4 stars, CD2 get 4 stars but CD 3 brings it down to an overall 3. Still cant beat Renaissance "The mix collection with Sasha & John Digweed" though. My search goes on! Overall Worth the money, but still something missing and CD 3 won't be played much.