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ASOT 500 - A great Trance collection!!
12 April 2013
As someone who is a bit 'long in the tooth' to show their face in a club any more, but still loves good trance / dance music, I think that this 5 disc compilation is one of my real favourites right now and if you like this music style then I would recommend that you give it a listen!
I bought it originally as an MP3 download from Amazon, after hearing a few samples on some obscure internet radio show, esp. the final GAIA track on the first CD. Also it was a bargain on Amazon and the track listing caught my eye. After a couple of listens, I was lucky enough to find a second hand CD set (also on Amazon), and bought that to have the CDs to play on my Hi-Fi unit, for the improved sound quality over MP3. I am old enough to still prefer a 'hard copy' of music and the packaging that goes with it.
As always, check out the track listing first, as the 5 sets do contain more than a few older 'classics', but to my mind do not suffer for it. This is a very personal choice, so you may not feel this is for you. Personally, I like a mix of old and newer tracks in a compilation set and overall it is done very well. Also some of the mixes were new (to me anyway) so I was more than happy with them. I have put the track listing in the comments section, in case you want to look.
Do give the samples a listen on the Amazon MP3 site, hopefully you will not be disappointed. My personal favourites are CD1 ARMIN VAN BUUREN and CD4 COSMIC GATE, but to my mind it is a pretty solid collection overall. There are a couple of tracks that I would take out from the sets, as they are not favourites of mine, but I am loathe to do so as the package works well as a whole.
All 5 albums just fit onto 1CD as MP3s (dependent upon bit rate) and I had it cranked well up on a 4 and a half hour drive to Cornwall - the time just flew by!! ( my wife did insist that I turned it down a bit after 2 hours though!!)