Various Artists

Pure Trance, Vol. 3

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Each volume in Water Music/Varese's Pure Trance series of compilations crams as many drastically edited versions of trance singles possible, just so they can boast about their "18 Chart-Topping Dance Floor Hits!" As with a lot of dance compilations, a high quantity of tracks on the disc -- especially when unmixed -- puts the listener at a disadvantage, since most dance tracks aren't designed for the three- to four-minute format. The third volume includes the requisite Moby track (the Ferry Corsten remix of "In My Heart"), along with ATB's "I Will Not Forget," the Paul Van Dyk mix of Second Sun's "Empire," and the Talla 2XLC remix of Dito's "Sky." Beyond a handful of memorable club hits, there's not much here to keep you coming back.

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