In Search Of Sunrise - Which one's do you prefer?

Which volume is the best?

  • ISOS 1

    Votes: 6 20.7%
  • ISOS 2

    Votes: 18 62.1%
  • ISOS 3 , Panama

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • ISOS 4, Latin America

    Votes: 14 48.3%
  • ISOS 5, Los Angeles

    Votes: 8 27.6%
  • ISOS 6, Ibiza

    Votes: 3 10.3%
  • ISOS 7, Asia (Ok ok, for this time)

    Votes: 8 27.6%

  • Total voters
    29

Manofearth

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Mine would be Vol 2, Vol 1 and Vol 4.

Each volume in the series has its own clear identity and direction yet they all still feel ISOS. Its the only compilation series I know to pull that off. 1 and 2 are the most similar, but even then you can hear how 2 matured the sounds from the first (the strongest one in the series). Only a relatively small amount of time had passed before the more palatable warm progressive sounds of vol 7 came in to fruition, very different from the first volumes, yet in it still has that 'searching for sunrise on a beach' feeling. I really like that beach progressive nature of 6 and 7, when in the mood for something lighter and less driving. I do not think I will ever get bored of re-listening to these...
 

Motion

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Volume 1 is the one I consider the best. It was the first one I listened to and therefore have the most memories with it. It was in my car for a decade, in one of those battered giant CD wallets. The first 5 opening tracks are the best we get in the series. The whole mix has the ultimate carefree Trance feeling of 1999. Walhalla transitioning in Far From Over and then into I Believe, is that in nutshell. It's kind of cheesey when I listen to it now, but its the best kind of Trance cheese and it still sounds good. Anomaly is the best track.

Volume 2 is close second, probably the one I listen to most now. Tantrix is search a magnificent start and the rest of the mix has the full spectrum of what Trance and Progressive had on offer at the time. Euphoric feelings (Eugina, Summerbreeze), vocals that were feel good (Home) but also brought the mood down (Touch Me, Dreaming), some subtle approaches with (Golden Desert, 4AM), some techy and more raw sounds to end (Airtight, Tyrantanic). A fantastic mi

Volume 4 is the 3rd pick. As many have mentioned already here, the transitioning and mixing is out of this world. The track selection is top notch and I love that it started getting more housey, with tracks like La Noche and Why on CD1. This is the mix I tell friends to listen to first when entering into Prog and Trance for the first time.

Great thread, enjoyed reading your inputs.
 

Hoahoa

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Vol 2, Vol 4 and Vol. 5.

Gotta love 4 for its blissful 2 CD's, this one is my all time great ISOS experience. That was the mix that introduced me to Oliver Prime remix of Netherworld. That doesn't even really feel like a ISOS kind of track does it now looking back, but it works perfectly in the mix. P.O.S Gravity I also remember blowing me away.

Got to see Tiesto spin during his ISOS 7 tour period. Never forget that. It's a close 4th place.