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  • Audio CD (April 25, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Musicrama/Koch
  • ASIN: B00004UAJK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,105,373 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. 4X3 - The Capoeira Twins
2. Woman Trouble - Artful Dodger
3. Groovejet - Spiller
4. We'll Be In Trouble - Black Legend
5. Koochy - Armand Van Helden
6. Time Is Now - Moloko
7. I Like - House Republic
8. Rainbow Country - Bob Marley Vs. Funkstar De Luxe
9. Funky Music - Utah Saints
10. Chocolate Sensation - Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Don't Give Up - Chicane
2. The Return Of Nothing - Sandstorm
3. Tuva Groove - Ondar
4. Cry - System F
5. My Lexicon - Sander Kleinenberg
6. Repercussion - Science Dept.
7. Horizons - James Holden
8. Tyrantanic (Slacker Mix) - Breeder
9. Future In Computer Hell (Part 2) - Junkie XL
10. Tell Me Why (The Riddle) - Paul Van Dyk
See all 15 tracks on this disc

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sean McDonald on August 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Being a Pete Tong Hater is not always easy, but it always enjoyable. It is like people that hate the BackStreet Boys, or Brittany Spears. We hate them becasue of what they represent. They are the hacks that tap into the highest peaks of cultural popularity and try to make it their own. On 2000, Tong has struck again.
Like the old Ronco Greatest hits that we used to buy at Kmart when we were kids (remember all the best songs, no hidden gems) Tong does the exact same here, taking the life away from some great songs. His track listing is a Greatist Techno Hits (as he has always done) and peices them together for our listening enjoyment. To make matters even worse his mixing is not the least bit inspiring.
Such current house hits like (well every track) Koochy, Time is Now, Tell me Why are throw together just so Pete can make a quick buck. Do yourself a favor, just say no, and find some techno that will challenge you, but also move you...unless N'sync really are your hero's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew M. Schirmer on October 13, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The other reviewer here is referring to the 1999 Essential Spring Collection...I think that one is better.
Tong comes up short here. The tunes are great ("Woman Trouble," "Koochy," "Must Be the Music"....) but it's like he's trying to cover too much ground. So many styles to capture...garage, trance, house...Following tradition, Disc One is house, and disc two is more trancey.
Pete Tong's always been more of a cultural mover/shaker than a DJ. The man's got skills, but his compilations don't always show it. Check out the 1999 Essential Spring Collection - it follows more of a groove with the soul-house-thing going on.
Tongey just played a show here in Seattle as well...will club culture ever catch on in America? Only time will tell.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Perhaps the most genious House mix ever released, Pete Tong mixes together three beautiful disks of music, beginning with the throbbing History of Disco, to the beautiful Flowerz/I'm Lonely, evolving into two more mellow and beautiful disks. If you're looking for an introduction to London Vocal House, start right here!
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Pete Tong's new Essential 2000 collection is one of the best releases this year. The selections on this double CD colection consistantly surprise and delight it's listener. In fact, I'm finding it difficult to get through each side because I find mylelf endlessly repeating each selection. Pete Tong's interest seem as eclectic as Moby's as he samples 80's new wave sounds like the into to the song "Cars", or other samples by none other than Steely Dan, seamlessly mixing genre's which one would not expect to work together. And surprisingly, they not only work, but you find yourself jumping up and down and smiling from ear to ear his beats takes you on a house journey that doesn't stop until you are out of breath and wanting more. He sure knows how to pick a good tune and a good vocal because the voices from Barry White type smoothness to House Diva Ladies to Bob Marley, to More "Amber" type vocals follow each other but never seem to fight the mood or seem out of place. He gets Acid Jazzy, and Chicane like smoothness and not once do you feel like he is trying too hard to pack in too many different styles, just because he can. Yes he can, and he does, and it works and it works and it works again, just fine. And there is a consistancy that I find rare when it comes to DJ compilations. Often there is a feeling of stopping and starting, stopping and starting, which frankly, gets on my nerves. To consider what Tong has done in this collection, one would think that it would be close to impossible to mix such varied types of sounds without getting that sticatto movement, but what he does achieve is an endlessly listenable, breathlessly exciting, constantly entertaining collection of songs. Trust me on this.Read more ›
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