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on 2 March 2013
I've loved Richard Durand's editions of ISOS and this is no exception. It's great summer trance and is currently in the CD player in my car, as summer down here in NZ draws to an end. Personally, I think criticism of CD3 is unjustified and I love the track selection and think the mixing is spot on. Track preference is obviously very subjective, but Thomas Mengel and I obviously like the same stuff, so I think he has done himself credit and has taken the opportunity he has been given and nailed it :) I hope ISOS carries on for many years and I also hope we get a few more editions from Richard Durand. I will certainly buy every single one!
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on 9 January 2017
Great music as per usual from Richard D
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on 15 April 2017
Top quality tunes
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on 7 January 2015
Amazing all of them not as one bad CD yet great tunes
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on 7 October 2012
I must say I was a bit wary buying an 'In Search of Sunrise' cd without Tiesto behind the decks; but Richard didn't disappoint. It's a good double album,with an extra mix cd from Thomas Mengel.
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on 8 August 2012
This one could well be the best of the series...the 2 RD discs are excellent and the bonus disc is superb! Great stuff!
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on 2 December 2012
Very good cd and very cool cover photo.
Very good songs and chilled which always helps and love listening to it.
Will continue to listen to the In Search Of Sunrise CDs.
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on 21 July 2015
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on 14 July 2012
excellent new set ... love all three discs ..in reference to the other reviewer who comments on disc 3 , i beg to differ . the mix is seemless and i welcome his selection of tracks .. . as it states its HIS favorites from the series. the other reviewer should have submitted his own mix.!! thanks richard and thanks thomas .. LOVIN IT
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on 22 July 2012
As with many trance compilation albums nowadays, many of the tracks aren't actually trance. This is the way that the music scene is heading at the moment it seems, with electro gradually filtering its way into many high profile trance albums. ISoS10 is no exception unfortunately. I appreciate the ISoS series has always been about showcasing its own unique genre of trance, which I guess may not have actually been trance, but either way, we are seeing the what is now the typical electro inclusion. Something I personally just don't like. Granted, the tracks in question (most prevalent on CD2) aren't as severe as some of the tracks on other 'trance' compilations, but they are still there. Those tracks that contain the really annoying long pitch bends that act as a build up are the ones to look out for...
None of the Richard Durand offerings have been as good as the Tiesto era, in my opinion; ISoS5, for example, was fantastic, and nothing has quite hit the same heights since. However I think RD's mixing has improved over time, and in that respect I would argue that volume 10 is the best example of RD's mixing ability. Also, there are still some good tracks on the album; I particularly like Super8 & Tab's 'Black in Back' which is a throwback to about the mid naughties... a cracking song with proper trance grooves and complimentary vocals. There are one or two more typical 'Sunrise' tracks too, that are less club-like than many traditional trance songs, containing softer beats and synths. So it's not all bad.
I also appreciate that many people will enjoy this shift from trance (or whatever you want to call it) to electro (or whatever you want to call it), but personally I just think the emotions that you get with the former cannot be re-created with the latter, which is a shame. To me, you could throw all of the electro tracks on this album together with others from other recent 'trance' compilation albums and I couldn't tell them apart. Moreover, I wouldn't enjoy any of them. It wouldn't matter whether they were Searching for Sunrise or playing on Anjunabeach, they all sound the same; emotionless and cluttered (in my opinion...)
Enjoy ISoS10 for the odd glimmer of classic Sunrise and the odd pure trance stormer... but nothing more.
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