Label: Stress Records - CD STR 23 • Format: CD Single • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Progressive House
Renaissance: The Mix Collection is an electronic dance music compilation album consisting of three CDs, each presented as a continuous DJ mix.
Containing music from the houseprogressive house and trance genres, it was intended as a sampler of the kind of music played by the club. On the tenth anniversary of the album's release, a fully remastered version with a slightly altered track listing was released. The album is considered by many to be amongst the greatest mix albums of all time.
Resident Advisor said the album was a "landmark CD of its kind" and "the great Daddy of all DJ mix compilations — the cornerstone for all things progressive, and a massive influence for legions of DJs to follow. Presented inside an outer translucent tracing paper emblemed slip-sleeve, a card digipack case unfolds into four faces; each CD section has a separate flap that folds over it, while the case packaging itself folds like a book, continuing the For What You Dream Of (Full On Renaissance Edit) - John Digweed & Nick Muir Present Bedrock Feat.
KY theme. Pictured on the front flap is a typical renaissance painting by Michelangelo, while a landscape portrait of a colleseum under a bright blue sky stretches inside the packaging.
The Everything Happens To Me - Tommy Dorsey - Frank Sinatra - All Time Greatest Hits Vol. 2 are arranged by colour; blue, orange, and green. The story behind Renaissance, the club, between and is written on top of the CD flaps.
Due to the case's heavy faces only being held by card, it is rare to find an original completely intact from No Te Puedo Olvidar - Viceversa - Viceversa to the seams, and also the outer slip-sleeve is often missing.
Renaissance: The Mix Collection is a mix of houseprogressive house and trance house of the early s. The songs chosen were supposed to give the listener "an idea of what Renaissance was all about" quoted from packaging. As suggested by the album's name, it was given the title Renaissance for two reasons. But more importantly, Renaissance also stands for 'rebirth' or more freely, 'a time of change, and so Elements (DJs @ Work Remix) - Neo Cortex - Elements the dance music scene heavy on acid house up north, it gave the mature clubber a brighter and more beautiful outlook on what dance music 'should be'.
Tracks that mark the generally highlighted 'high points' include the hit "Perfect Motion", and a euphoric remix of Blade Runner's ending theme tune, simply titled "Blade Runner". This CD starts with a segue of three separate mixes of Leftfield's 'Song For Life', which sets the tone for the first disc. The second CD Orange has a funky theme to it. It can generally be said this is a house mix, though songs like "Not Over Yet" by Grace can be seen Mad Daddys - Cat Scratch Fever! trance.
This CD has been referred to as "what Italian house was all about in a truly psychedelic, bouncy, and fun way". A rare 12" mix included is Kym Mazelle's "Was That All It Was", which has been covered many times over, but the remix included on this album has a house feel to it. Out of the 3 CDs, the second CD is arguably more varied in its mixing between songs than the other two.
The Third CD Green has been called slightly darker than previous discs, but at the same time a "more euphoric feel to it than the other 2 CDs, reflecting a typical club situation with a continuous build-up of tension until the end". In this case, the 2 DJ's progress to a moment in which an acclaimed point is met on "Age of Love".
Into mark the 10th anniversary of its original release, Renaissance reissued the album in a remastered version featuring a slightly altered track listing. The changes were due to Copyright issues from the record labels. The re-issued album is not a straight re-mastering, but a whole new session. Though the original blend sequences remain the same, as do all the original elements, Sasha and Digweed re-created the album using Apple G4 laptops to create, what they considered, a better quality version of the original mix, with recording techniques simply not available inas well as the advantage of For What You Dream Of (Full On Renaissance Edit) - John Digweed & Nick Muir Present Bedrock Feat.
KY clear audio, and spatial separation of frequencies within the song, making it sound more dynamic. As Sasha had left the Renaissance club inthe second album was mixed by John Digweed alone.
Track listing as given on the sleeve although there are errors and omissions which can be seen on Discogs :. UK Compilation Chart : 9 . UK Compilation Chart : 47 . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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