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Genre: Compilation / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 2001-09-24 at Virgin TV

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      01.04.2012 13:04

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      Enigma - Return To Innocence - Need I Say More?

      This is one of the best 90s compilations as it features songs that I remember from that decade, the most memorable 90s songs in my opinion!

      The compilation is a great trip down memory lane as it features songs that I grew up listening to. Some of my favourite songs on these CDs are songs such as The Power by Snap, Three Lions by The Lightening Seeds feat Baddiel & Skinner and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo - what a classic?! The CDs are very much enjoyable to listen to and I love the fact that the compilation features different genres of music, such as pop, dance, RnB and easy listening. I am pleased to say that this album introduced me to the haunting song that is Return To Innocence by Enigma - what a beautiful song. It touches me every time that I hear it.

      The compilation also includes Firestarter from The Prodigy which was a massive underground dance anthem back in the late 1990s. I also love Born Slippy from Underworld which was a more chilled out dance number, almost like Children by Robert Miles - which SHOULD have been on this album, oh well, you can't win 'em all.

      The compilation spreads itself all the way through the 90s, from 1990 to 1999.

      Overall I enjoy listening to this album. It's great value and it'd go down well at a party.

      Take me back to the 90s, please!

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      02.03.2009 18:55
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      I also love the 90's, but is it as good as the 80's? Well it is a decade which I remember better and can probably comment upon more accurately. The 90's was a good time for music, it was all about dance music, one of my preferred genres. This album is spread over two discs and collects some of the biggest songs from the decade.

      Highlights:

      'The Power' by Snap is as good a start as any, with frontman Turbo B delivering some snarling lyrics, while vocalist Jackie screeches that she has 'the power.' That techno riff still sounds strong to this day, this was a worthy number one hit.

      More annoying is MC Hammer doing 'U Can't Touch This.' His style of dress was one of the highlights of his music, the song is sample laden, but pretty cool and his rap was delivered fluidly and with plenty of swagger.

      Something totally different is Enigma's 'Sadness.' The work of Romanian Michael Cretu, this new age dance group fused Gregorian chant with soulful dance grooves to create hypnotic sounds. I love the cold feeling this gives you when you play it.

      'Im Too Sexy' by Right Said Fred might have dated horribly, yet it brings back some fond memories and Richard Fairbrass' cheeky vocal is still a giggle.

      The second disc heralds a few more treats; Babylon Zoo's 'Spaceman' is either genius or madness depending on which way you look at it. The sped up vocals in here were the best bit. Jaz Mann, where is he now?

      Underworld's finest hour came in the form of the headbanging 'Born Slippy'. A four minute head rush of thumping kick drums and distorted vocals which made you feel your brain was about to implode. On a similar anarchic trip is 'Firestarter.' Keith Flint going beserk in a train tunnel, spitting evil lyrics over that frantic guitar riff, one of the Prodigy's best moments.

      Overall:

      41 tracks, a decent varied selection. A very good album.

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  • Product Details

    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 The Power - Snap
    2 U Can't touch this - MC Hammer
    3 Groove is in the heart - Deee-Lite
    4 Killer - Adamski feat. Seal
    5 Unbelievable - EMF
    6 It must have been love - Roxette
    7 Nothing compares 2 u - Sinead O'Connor
    8 Return to Innocence - Enigma
    9 Sleeping Satellites - Tasmin Archer
    10 Stay - Eternal
    11 Can't help falling in love with you - UB40
    12 Baby come back - Pato Banton feat. Robin & Ali Cambell
    13 I like to move it - Reel 2 Real feat. The mad stuntman
    14 She's got that vibe - R Kelly
    15 All that she wants - Ace Of Base
    16 Saturday Night - Whigfield
    17 I'm too sexy - Right said Fred
    18 Ebeneezer Good - Shamen
    19 Jump around - House of Pain
    20 Park Life - Blur

    Disc #2 Tracklisting
    1 Millennium - Robbie Williams
    2 Boombastic - Shaggy
    3 I'll be there for you - The Rembrandts
    4 Some might say - Oasis
    5 Three Lions - The Lightening Seeds feat Baddiel & Skinner
    6 Spaceman - Babylon Zoo
    7 Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
    8 You Sexy Thing (remix) - Hot Chocolate
    9 Wannabe - Spice Girls
    10 Mambo Number 5 - Lou Bega
    11 Mi Chico Latino - Geri Halliwell
    12 (You drive me) Crazy - Britney Spears
    13 Sweet like chocolate - Shanks & Bigfoot
    14 Feel It - The tamperer feat. Maya
    15 Don't call me baby - Madison Avenue
    16 Sing it back - Moloko
    17 Born Slippy - Underworld
    18 Firestarter - Prodigy
    19 Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
    20 Praise You - Fatboy Slim
    21 Gangsters Paradise - Coolio