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I've purchased tons of techno, trance, chill, etc. CDs over the years and this one ranks up there. If you want something that mainstream/ Top 40 listeners would relate to than this is a winner.
Albums of his I recommend are Tranceport (great), Travelogue, Great Wall (particularly disk 2, it's superb). Creamfields is ok with some good tracks but not up to par with the others.
My favorite by him, in fact my favorite "album" in this entire genre, by a long shot, is Oakenfold's Live in China. See if you can find that, it's masterful from beginning to end, a remix done on Radio 1 or something.
Oakenfold is one of the main reasons I began to love trance, electronica, and even dance. When I first heard Tranceport, I was amazed with what I was hearing, and began to dig into a whole new world of music I had never known about before. I owe Mr. Oakenfold a debt for turning me on to music I now love and listen to on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, Oakenfold has stumbled quite a bit in this collection. This is not a trance album. It is a collection of pop-happy fluff, filler, and unremarkable songs that simply don't appeal to me at all. I realize that opinions vary, and I'm sure I'll get lit up for writing a negative review, but I really felt obligated to let people know to save their money.
Most of the songs in this collection sound like club anthems that would be more at home on a Ministry of Sound collection of euro pop. Paul used to know how to mix soaring vocals with a killer beat so that both complimented one another perfectly (Southern Sun from Bunkka is a great example of this). Now it seems that many of the vocals are too heavy for the music, and the beat gets lost in the background. Even the remix of Southern Sun found in this collection is inferior to the original.
Also, many of these tracks are just filler or fluff, such as the James Bond Theme remix which is listed on the Amazon track list as:
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Whether to are a die hard fan of Paul, or just discovering this great artist, you won't be disappointed buying this CD!Published on July 24, 2013 by Michael Rose
Glad I ordered this CD, and it was in great condition. It sounds great in the car, where I listen to music most.Published on December 13, 2011 by Rob
Some of the mixes on here are pretty dull, so for me I only listen to a few out of the bunch. I love Oakenfold though, and the songs that I do like are amazing. Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by Akemi
I really enjoyed this cd, except for a couple songs in the middle. Overall, the remixes are well-done, with a consistent beat throughout, and put a new spin on a bunch of great... Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by Robert Figueiredo
I am surprised how he ever agreed to this 'greatest hits', as it goes against the very logic and definition of a rightful DJ and his mixes. Read morePublished on June 19, 2008 by Shyam
There isn't much new here. I bought this albumn on the good faith of Paul's previous work. Boy was I wrong to give him the benifit of the doubt. Read morePublished on April 19, 2008 by Aaron Rinn
If you are even remotely into Paul Okenfold, you must own this. I can't think of one song that I skip over. A great gift for like minded friends.Published on March 10, 2008 by W. Manduca