- Audio CD (November 3, 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Kinetic / Ada
- ASIN: B00000DGZL
- Average Customer Review: 349 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,382 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Genre: Dance, DJ
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 3-NOV-1998
Of all the genres within electronic music, trance probably gets the worst rap. The music is guilty by association with the hippies that worship it with a religious-like fervor. And if executed poorly, its dramatic crescendos sound like pretentious, pompous pap. But a good trance DJ can save a string of the genre's records from falling down the drain of all-too-common gargantuan breakdowns and endless wind-ups. Paul Oakenfold might be the DJ to rescue trance from itself; Tranceport features a veritable who's who of trance records and producers--Sasha's remix of Gus Gus's "Purple," a few tracks from seminal trance producer Paul van Dyk, and the driving, impenetrable "Enervate" by Transa. Oakenfold's mixing is impeccably suited to trance: long, drawn-out bleeds of sound seep from one transcendent track to the next. --Tricia RomanoSee all Editorial Reviews
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On the other hand, if what you are looking for is a lot of obvious hits, this album is probably for you. I just happen to think this type of CD is better when 1/4 or 1/3 of the tracks are obvious hits, and the other tracks set the mood and build toward them. In any case, I also own Oakenfold's "Resident" album, and even though its expensive its a better deal - it has a lot of the songs on this disc but does a much better job expanding a theme.
EDIT, 2011. In fact, I'll go further: it is in fact the album that got me interested in trance. To this day it holds a special place for that alone and, even objectively, is one of the best mixes I've ever heard. I prefer the first half of the album, but one can just hit play and let it carry from track to track, and the carry is fantastic.