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Genre: Dance & Electronic - Electronica / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 2001-10-08 at Virgin TV

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      08.01.2002 01:15
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      One thing that I could never understand about the release of this is how can they call it a 2002 compilation. When you consider that this was on sale on the 8th of October which is nearly three months beforehand it strikes me a bit weird. Considering again that not many of these songs were even still in the charts when it came to 2002 makes the choice of name even worse. On the bonus side though I think that this has a lot better tracks on it than their main rival Now 50 and is probably the best choice to get if you are still looking for a compilation to buy. Seeing how I already have Now 50 though as well as now Dance 2002(another aptly named compilation) I already have most of these tracks on the others. The only difference being that in the Now dance 2002 album they have tried to include all remixes of the songs so they may not even sound as good as the tracks that you wanted. With this double album though they have not done that and have tried to stay with a compilation of the radio and chart editions that you would have heard and liked. A bit of a bonus with songs like Toploaders Dancing in the Moonlight that I mainly remember from the Jamie Oliver adverts rather than their chart success. This album was totally up to date with all the latest tracks at it?s time of release as well and actually encapsulated a lot of tracks that were just becoming hits. On the downside for me though it contains both of DJ Otzi?s efforts which to be frank I hate. 21 seconds is another that I do not think of too well either. If you tried to dance as fast as they sing it you would probably set your soles on fire. A good thing that we have that skip function then. But this cd does have a good mix of varying genres but it mainly follows the pop and chart theme. This will make it more easy to listen to as it contains more of the tracks that you hear on the radio so you are already familiar with most. Just how many times though will we again be treated
      to N-Trances Set You Free. With kylies latest hit being the Number 1 track on both this and Now 50 then I guess that the producers must have loved this one. Yes it is one of Kylies better tracks but do you not think that it is getting a bit played to death. One thing did anyone at all like that remake of A little Respect. I nearly forgot about that one there which only goes to show just how uninteresting and terrible I thought it was. The only real reason that we even saw this set of compilation albums thrust upon us was due to The Pepsi Chart being flogged off to us by Channel 5. The biggest reason that this had any success at all was mainly due to teenagers especially the young women who seem to follow the charts fervently along with the fact they always seem to have on MTV on BskyB. Just another money making opportunity. When you consider that this is no longer even in the top 75 shows that it has been nothing but a breeze where the album charts are concerned themselves. Come on Dr Fox you will have to do better than this if you want to make any real impression upon us. With quite a few compilation albums being released within only weeks of each other also makes me feel like this is no more than a bit of marketing strategy so they can tussle it out and sit back to look over the sales figures. Still I suppose that when you consider just how many tracks that you get for your money we are not that hard done by. The only problem comes in when considering which to buy as they all contain just about the same tracks and that will come down to personal preferences. But like I mentioned this album does follow the chart theme more than some others and if you like chart music then this could be a better choice for you. If you do not though then there probably will not be a lot here to truly interest you. Unfortunatley for me I once again had to purchase this as an extra gift for my paertners birthday. Maybe it was what she wanted but I
      would have much preferred to put the £14.99 that it cost me to a lot better use, but it did keep her happy for all of about a week that she played it before it sat there starting to gather dust. Track Listings Disc: 1 1. Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue 2. Hey Baby - DJ Otzi 3. It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell 4. Set You Free (Original Radio Edit) - N-Trance 5. Another Chance - Roger Sanchez 6. 2 People - Jean-Jacques Smoothie 7. Perfect Gentlemen - Wyclef Jean 8. Too Close (Radio Version) - Blue 9. Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten 10. Stuck In The Middle With You - Louise 11. Not Such An Innocent Girl - Victoria Beckham 12. Thinking It Over - Liberty 13. Someone To Call My Lover (Single Edit) - Janet Jackson 14. What Took You So Long? (Radio Edit) - Emma Bunton 15. Nothing On But The Radio - The Alice Band 16. Perfect Bliss - Bellefire 17. The Call - Backstreet Boys 18. Pop - *NSync 19. All Rise (Radio Version) - Blue 20. So What If I - Damage 21. Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know - Britney Spears 22. To Die For - Luke Galliana Disc: 2 1. Eternity - Robbie Williams 2. Candy - Ash 3. I'm Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado 4. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz 5. Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics 6. A Little Respect - Wheatus 7. Seven Days In The Sun - Feeder 8. The Road To Mandalay - Robbie Williams 9. Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader 10. Daydream In Blue - I Monster 11. Destiny - Zero 7 12. Digital Love - Daft Punk 13. Romeo - Basement Jaxx 14. Flawless - The Ones 15. Right On! - Silicone Soul 16. The Real Life - Raven Maize 17. Never Enough - Boris Dlugosch Feat Roison 18. 21 Seconds - So Solid Crew 19. Do You Really Like It? - DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies 20. I Wanna Be U - Chocolate Puma 21. You Are Alive - Fragma 22. On
      The Move - Barthezz


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        14.11.2001 14:34
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        Some compilation albums are lovingly-assembled collections of old and/or obscure material, annotated with a wealth of detail about the songs and artists, when and where recorded, reproductions of the original artwork, what the guitarist had for breakfast, etc. etc. Others are a lucky (or not so lucky) dip of recent hits, put together with little attention to packaging, basically here-today-gone-tomorrow impulse buys. ‘Pepsi Chart 2002’ belongs to the latter category. Let’s look at the booklet first 12 pages, of which four are devoted to the music itself – track listing, composers, copyright licensing info and so on. The rest makes it more than evident that the album is nothing so much as an advertisement for the Pepsi Chart on commercial radio and Channel 5. These seven pages include five Pepsi logos, three pictures of Dr ‘Foxy’ Fox, and one of ‘our leading lady’ Abbie, attired in a scanty top and leather trousers, laughing cheesily at the camera. In view of the colossal advertising content, it’s questionable as to whether this should have a high street price tag of around £16. So does the latest ‘Now! That’s What I Call Music’, which does at least provide photos of most of the artists and makes some effort to say something about each track. However, enough of the gripes. Lest I forget, I should make some mention of the music. And it must be admitted that around 78 minutes playing time per CD, and 44 tracks for £16, works out at around 0.36p per track. Compare that to £4 or so if you want to buy each of these singles separately (in other words, the main track itself, two probably redundant remixed versions of the same thing, plus if you’re unlucky a video which will crash your PC) and it’s, well, not such bad value after all. These CDs are basically aimed at punters who want a handful of recent chart fare for their party, or DJs who do
        n’t need to have every possible mix around of everything which has made the Top 40 in the last six months or so. And it does provide a reasonable cross-section of recent hits. To give a few examples, we have Kylie Minogue, ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, DJ Otzi, ‘Hey Baby’, Stereophonics, ‘Have A Nice Day’, N-sync, ‘Pop’, Britney Spears, ‘Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know’, N-Trance, ‘Set You Free’, Atomic Kitten, ‘Eternal Flame’, Wyclef Jean, ‘Perfect Gentleman’, and So Solid Crew, ’21 Seconds’. For once there’s nothing by the Spice Girls as a group. The end of an era, eh? Nevertheless there are solo singles by three of them on here. While ten years after Freddie Mercury’s death, Queen still cast their spell, with Brian May guesting on guitar on Robbie Williams’ ‘Eternity’, and Raven Maize’s rather awful ‘Real Life’, which includes a sample from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. What else does this album tell you about the current state of UK pop? Well, no Blur or Oasis in sight, but Feeder and Toploader are represented. So are Ash, whose ‘Candy’ draws heavily from the Walker Brothers’ 1966 chart-topper ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’. And Louise’s rather frothy remake of ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ reminds us that if Madonna can make a pig’s ear out of the Don McLean songbook, she can do just the same for Gerry Rafferty. Just before you think I haven’t got a good word to say for today’s music scene, let me just finish by saying that my two favourite singles of the year so far are back-to-back on the first CD. The Alice Band’s ‘Nothing On But The Radio’ was on the Radio 2 playlist a few weeks ago, and I hoped – and felt sure - this was going to be massive. Sadly it wasn
        217;t. Bellefire, ‘Perfect Bliss’, did at least make the Top 20 during the summer. And if anybody’s seen a video for the Alice Band single, do leave a comment in the box! So if you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you’ll like. Much of it isn’t to my personal taste (any chance of a ‘Pepsi 70s Glam Rock’, please?), but the same can be said about several of the other compilation CDs all clamouring for your attention in the run-up to Christmas. Whether this or the latest ‘Now...’ gets your vote, bearing in mind their track selections frequently overlap, is a matter of taste. But for a party, you can’t really argue with it.


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        Disc #1 Tracklisting
        1 Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue
        2 Hey Baby - DJ Otzi
        3 It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell
        4 Set You Free (Original Radio Edit) - N-Trance
        5 Another Chance - Roger Sanchez
        6 2 People - Jean-Jacques Smoothie
        7 Perfect Gentlemen - Wyclef Jean
        8 Too Close (Radio Version) - Blue
        9 Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten
        10 Stuck In The Middle With You - Louise
        11 Not Such An Innocent Girl - Victoria Beckham
        12 Thinking It Over - Liberty
        13 Someone To Call My Lover (Single Edit) - Janet Jackson
        14 What Took You So Long? (Radio Edit) - Emma Bunton
        15 Nothing On But The Radio - The Alice Band
        16 Perfect Bliss - Bellefire
        17 The Call - Backstreet Boys
        18 Pop - *NSync
        19 All Rise (Radio Version) - Blue
        20 So What If I - Damage
        21 Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know - Britney Spears
        22 To Die For - Luke Galliana

        Disc #2 Tracklisting
        1 Eternity - Robbie Williams
        2 Candy - Ash
        3 I'm Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado
        4 Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
        5 Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
        6 A Little Respect - Wheatus
        7 Seven Days In The Sun - Feeder
        8 The Road To Mandalay - Robbie Williams
        9 Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
        10 Daydream In Blue - I Monster
        11 Destiny - Zero 7
        12 Digital Love - Daft Punk
        13 Romeo - Basement Jaxx
        14 Flawless - The Ones
        15 Right On! - Silicone Soul
        16 The Real Life - Raven Maize
        17 Never Enough - Boris Dlugosch Feat Roison
        18 21 Seconds - So Solid Crew
        19 Do You Really Like It? - DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies
        20 I Wanna Be U - Chocolate Puma
        21 You Are Alive - Fragma
        22 On The Move - Barthezz

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