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4.2 out of 5 stars
Trance Nation 2001
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VINE VOICEon 25 July 2004
This CD is actually surprisingly good, and it really grows on the listener - then again, it IS mixed by a fantastic DJ.
First of all, whatever the cheese-meisters beneath may tell you, CD2 vastly outweighs CD1 on this album.
The first CD focuses on the more commercial side of 2001 trance, like 'Schiller - Das Glockenspiel', 'Tenth Planet - Ghosts' and 'The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia'. It flows quite nicely, and even has quite a hard edge in the middle, with Cosmic Gate and Norman Bass tracks. It's the stretch from 'Velvet Moods' to 'Wasteland' that makes this CD brilliant. Overall, some decent anthems, and also a lot of vocal-based tracks.
The second CD is a much more progressive, interesting, and less typical voyage into the trance of 2001. Simply put, it is a brilliant selection of tracks, and flawlessly mixed. While opening with the classic 'Touch Me', it migrates in an atmospheric progressive direction, before Ferry moves back into the more solid trance numbers, with some of his own work - 'Needlejuice' and a 'Field of Joy' remix. From here on in, the disc is just fantastic. The last 6 tracks have everything - following the hypnotic, bouncy feel of Oliver Lieb's 'Lightspeed' are two trance classics of the year, before Ferry drops probably the highlight of this entire album: 'BT - Never Gonna Come Back Down (Hybrid Echoplex Mix)'. This track is typical Hybrid, and an amazing way to bring the album to a close. And there's still time for Flight 643!
As usual with Ministry CDs, there are a few cheese numbers knocking around, but there's nothing embarrassing, like in some of the other TN albums. Good work Ferry!
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on 1 May 2001
Ferry Corsten, who for me has been kind of losing his 1999/early 2000 trance style answers some critics here with the fifth in the trance nation series. The last 2 TN's have kind of been broken up into a 'commercial' disc, and a more relevant disc to please the more serious fan. However this cant be seen too clearly here, as the current trends in dance music are followed, with a selection of genre-escaping tunes that could easily end up being on an ordinary MoSound Annual Disc 1 contains more tracks that have been around or have been released with an intention of charting, but the remixes on offer make it sound less commercial, and with Ferrys ability on show this makes for the best of the springtime albums where you can find obvious anthems: Riva - Stringer, Jan Johnson - Flesh (Tiesto remix), Schiller - Das Glockenspiel (Tiesto Remix). Disc 2 moves away from the more '1999 styled trance' and touches on the progressive trance that is becoming more favourable in the clubs. The inclusion of Rui Da Silva - touch me, and Satoshi Tamoiie - Love in Traffic at first seem a little out of place, both being a more housey sound, and a distinct change in direction from the other trance nations and to appeal to a more wider audience, but also it gets pulled off rather nicely. Although not really my kind of music the first 10 or so tracks on disc 2 are more of what to expect from a trance set these days, and so are a worthy inclusion to this trance compilation. For me the album excels in the final quarter when Kid Vicious' Re-Form gets the Tiesto treatment. I'd heard this on Radio1 prior to buying Trance Nation 5, and was really pleased to finally own that remix! BT's Never Gonna Come Back Down follows, and the close to the album rounds things off nicely. Overall this is a fair reflection of trance in 2001, it might unsatisfactory to people who enjoyed the first 4 Tn's, as this album successfully attempts the genre breaking trend currently seen in 2001 dance music.
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on 16 July 2001
The first CD is mind-blowing. The cover version of the Japan classic is great. Strange World by Push well that's on every Dance CD now. Cosmic Gates Fire Wire remix is brilliant it shows you doesn't need 3 guitars for gothic style music keyboards do it the best. As for CD2 poor track selection and rubbish mixes for example the 12" for Touch Me is rubbish the radio mix is better but not trance. BT track is rubbish the only highlight of this CD is the system 7 song and guess that that's by. Ferry Corsten of course he mixes this to delight the mix between Strange World and The Vision was unusual but brilliant. Overall 3 stars for CD1 1 star for CD2
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on 15 December 2001
This is almost as good as TN3! I must admit I felt the trance nation series was starting to get too commericalised, and found TN4 a bit of a disappointment. I waited a while to get this one as it seemed to have all the same stuff as it's contemporaries [I'd just bought CreamLive]. But eventually I decided to give it a go and I was quite pleased with it.
CD1 is pretty good, mixing and tune selection up to Corsten's usual standard.
CD2 also not bad, admittedly a few unexpected choices [I would skip the first track, I've heard better mixes of it] but the rest is great. Probably best described as progressive trance, it's sound is more akin to Gatecrasher [well, he has done several sets there, so it's not surprising really]. Origin definitely GC affiliates and the Luzon track was bouncing around Ibiza this year.
Overall I would say do not write this one off straightaway, it is definitely better overall than TN4 was!
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on 2 May 2001
The first cd on this album is sooo good, I mean, it starts with Das Glockenspiel and then the second song is Flesh!!! (one of my favourites) And it only gets better! with these REALLY good songs: Strange World, Ghosts, How u like bass, and Tenshi (which is very hard to find and is excellent). In other words, Its very Good!
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on 6 May 2001
Same old label, same old mixes... If you have the Annual 2001 you pretty much have this.
The tracks are excellent, and the contunious mixing, by System F (The Father of Trance), superb; But I can't help feeling I've heard it all before, and tired of it ages ago.
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on 23 June 2001
Latest in the series, same old formula. There's no doubt in my mind that Ferry Corsten is the best in the field, but maybe the field's beginning to run out of steam. TN1 blew my mind, TN2001's OK, but it ain't gonna break any records.
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on 17 August 2012
I got this for 99p its a very good album the 2 nd best t nation mixed by Mr corsten tracklist its good there is a few tiesto remixes cd 2 is ok slight progressive trance all together good album i wud say better then 2002
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on 2 May 2001
Pretty typical Trance Nation stuff--good mixing, decent track selection (that is, if you like trance), sort of a top 40 of 2001 trance. Work buying if you don't already have all the songs.
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on 10 October 2015
What. Fantastic cd. Must say I haven't had it out my car stereo since I bought it. It kickin
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