Dave Pearce

Trance Anthems 2010

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Released on the Ministry of Sound label, Trance Anthems 2010 is another in a seemingly endless series of mix albums credited to Dave Pearce, one of the United Kingdom's best-known ambassadors of trance music. Though Pearce is undoubtedly well-known, it's not so much because he's held in high regard but rather because he's been around for ages and has a long-running radio show on the BBC. Surely not the work of someone who takes his craft seriously, Trance Anthems 2010 is unfortunately so generic, it could be credited to anyone. That it happens to bear the name of a well-known radio personality is its only unique quality. The title of Trance Anthems 2010 is a misnomer. Yes, there are a lot of trance anthems found on this triple-disc album, but only one of the three discs (i.e., the third and final one) is comprised of contemporary music. The first two discs are comprised of the same old trance anthems that have been featured on countless compilations and mix albums over the years. Anyone with more than a handful of trance albums in their collection is sure to have at least some of these tracks on hand, for instance Paul van Dyk's "For an Angel," B.B.E.'s "Seven Days and One Week," and Binary Finary's "1999," all of which date back to last century. Granted, some of these oldies are newly remixed, but these new versions are generally inferior to the originals and feel cheap. The third disc offers a bit of saving grace, compiling recent tracks by some of the bigger names in contemporary trance such as Marcel Woods, Rank 1, and John O'Callaghan, not to mention production work by Pearce himself. It's too bad the first two discs weren't like the third. Then Trance Anthems 2010 might be worthy of its terribly misleading title.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Fragma
4:46
2
feat: Motorcycle
3:21
3
feat: Paul van Dyk
3:56
4
feat: Faithless
3:30
5
feat: Tiësto
2:57
6
feat: Way Out West
6:41
7
feat: Kira
2:46
8
feat: B.B.E.
3:28
9
feat: System F
3:59
10 4:52
11
feat: Lange / Skye
4:06
12
feat: Ian Van Dahl
6:13
13
feat: Tina Cousins / Sash! / Sash
3:56
14
feat: 4 Strings
2:50
15
feat: Bedrock
2:46
16
feat: Airscape
3:00
17
feat: Tenth Planet
4:24
18
feat: Storm
2:31
19 3:53
20 3:43

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:34
2
feat: Tiësto
4:27
3 4:10
4
feat: TV Rock / Rudy
3:00
5
feat: Angelic
4:38
6 3:14
7 3:56
8 4:52
9 4:03
10
feat: Chakra
4:38
11
feat: Chicane
3:42
12
3:14
13
feat: ATN
3:32
14 3:42
15
feat: Gouryella
3:28
16
feat: Azure
3:14
17
feat: Andain
4:13
18
feat: Plastic Boy
3:00
19 4:38
20
feat: Dirt Devils
2:55

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Marcel Woods
4:20
2 3:31
3 4:12
4 4:22
5
feat: DJ Eco / Pacheco
4:09
6 3:55
7
3:28
8 3:38
9
feat: Ben Nicky
3:28
10
feat: Daniel Kandi
4:23
11
feat: Ram Boon / Ram
4:23
12
feat: Dash Berlin
3:55
13 3:42
14 4:09
15
feat: DJ Ange
3:42
16
feat: Simon Hunt
4:09
17 3:55
18 2:50
19
feat: Rafael Frost
4:25
20
feat: Robbie Buri
4:14
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