I was a little dissapointed with this insallment of the excerlent Minsitry compilations. I felt it lacked a few of the big dance tunes out now such as "Tocas miracle", "Love Struck" and "Airwave". I was also slightly dissapointed with the selection of remix's chosen. Some did not do justice to the origionals, such as CRW's I Feel Love, the remix is too short and hardly sounds like the excerlent origional. The same goes for Yomanda's "Sunshine". These minor errors aside this is a wicked compilation with some surpriseingly good trance remixes of none trance tunes from Moby and Onephatdeeva. I would recomend this to big trance fans but anyone wanting somthing a little more mainstream should look alsewhere. If you buy one dance CD this summer this would not be the top of my list, but it would certainly be on there. If you do buy one make it the superb Dave Pearces Dance Anthems Volume 3.
The third editon to the series has proved to be one of the absolute best. Not only is it mixed by the grand master DJ of Trance Ferry Corsten, famous for his top notch mixing and producing skills. This album is ground breaking in the world of Trance, it rocks every room it was ever played in. Disc 1, nicely kicks off with one of the best producers in this genre, Chicane and this time featuring the legend Brian Adams. This starts off the album very well, and from then on the upliftig trance flows out like a river. Disc 2 focuses on the more progressive side of trance, from the shattering Azzido Da Bass,to the top anthem I feel love by CLS. This is a classic, ebery trance lover should have this in their collection...I know I have.
I've bought quite a few dance compilations all claiming to be "the best" or "the most uplifting", only to find they're all the same mainstream cheese. But Trance Nation 3, mixed by superDJ Ferry Corsten, is in a different class. The first CD is like a warm-up, with some mainstream "choons" (clubspeak for very good tunes) like Chicane's Don't Give Up, Fragma's Toca Me (not the dreadful Toca's Miracle!!), Corsten's own classic Cry, as well as some stronger ones like Aurora's Hear You Calling and JDS' Destiny Calls. Then comes the second CD, the highlight of the set. These are really strong tunes, from Sasha, Oliver Lieb, Schiller, Mario Piu, Airscape and UKW to name a few. The tunes are mixed seamlessly - what esle would you expect from a top-end DJ. Except for one mix though - I think it's from Futura 2000 to A9 (on the second CD) - it's more like stopping the one that's playing and starting the next. But apart from this, it's faultless. If you want a trance compilation, don't waste £££ on cheesey highstreet albums, go for Trance Nation 3 instead. (And then have a look at my opinion on Trance Nation 4!)
For those of you who are into Trance (and if you've gotten this far I'm guessing you probably do), this has to be one of the best albums out. Okay, so it features a few crap mainstream tracks that you're bound to be sick of by now (Chicane's Don't Give Up - no, Bryan Adams, please give up! - and Fragma's Toca Me), but apart from that, it's great. With a few trademark remixes by Ferry Corsten appearing on here, this features the excellent System F Cry, Starparty's I'm In Love, Ralph Fridge's Angel, Des Mitchell's (Welcome) To The Dance and the Plasma Remix of Amber's Sexual, to name a few of the outrageous number of great tracks, both new and old. The second CD is perhaps not as great as the first (or perhaps I've listened to the first CD too many times now), but features Oliver Lieb's Subraumstimulation (why couldn't he choose an easy to type/remember track name?), Matt Darey's From Russia With Love (as remixed by Lieb), Ariel's A9, CRW's I Feel Love, Azzido Da Bass's Dooms Night (the excellent Timo Maas Remix), and ends the CD off with the excellent Solar Stone track Seven Cities (Atlantis Mix). One of my favourite albums at the moment, even after so long, it rarely leaves my CD player. Corsten does a great job mixing here, the tracks are great, the MoS standard remians that of excellent. Get this double CD album, you won't regret it.
Just what you'd expect from the ministry of Sound, some amazing mixes eg.Ralph Fridge-Angel, Oliver Lieb-Subraumstimulation. With great tunes, that are perfect for chillin out after a hard day at school. Just the sort of thing that you need to get you back in the mood to party with. With big names such as, Moby, ATB, Ralph Fridge, Angelic, Amber and Matt Darey are just some of the outstanding artists featured on here. One downfall i find but others may not is that like every other album realease around that time is that Chicane Featuring Bryan Adams is on it. It's the most annoying tune even when it's not re-mixed. But trust me "Don't give up" on this album, if you've got it carry on listening to it, if you haven't go out and buy it.
This is once again one of your standard run of the mill dance / trance cd's. It contains a mix from all of the current realeases so basically you buy the one instead of all of them. Like other dance cd's the content is very similar as the sounds are all along the same line. personal favourite is das glokenspiel by schiller - the bells are very chillin. double album so plenty of music - and cheaper in the long and short run than buying two single albums. Quality tunes to be found here - my advice - go buy now!