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Avoid if you're a Chicane fan
on 9 June 2000
OK so they're nice tracks - most of them. Chicane's two "proper" albums include some of the best dance music of recent years from ambient to trance and it's all well structured, melodic stuff. The problem with "Chilled" is that 2 of the 6 tracks are exactly as they appear on the first album (Offshore and Sunstroke)and 2 are shoddy remixes (Lost You Somewhere and Sunstroke).
This leaves one OK remix by A Man Called Adam which to give credit where it's due is what a remix should be - a reworking of the original, maintaining some of the artists idea and developing it in a different way. That said though - Chicane do it better on their own.
This leaves "Strong In Love" which is not featured on either of Chicane's LPs. This track sounds so similar to various other tracks by Chicane you'll swear it IS the other track. On their superb recent track "Don't Give Up", Chicane borrow a riff from the (far superior) remix by BT and Paul van Dyk of Dina Carroll's "Run To You" - that riff is also included on "Strong In Love". You could excuse it one track ... but on 2. It's unnecessary when Chicane have so much obvious talent anyway.
I am disappointed with the purchase of this CD and hope these comments help anyone keen on Chicane to steer clear of this ... Your money will be far better spent and it will buy you some of the most innovative dance music of recent years.