Donna R. from ALTOONA, PA Reviewed on 9/29/2007...
This is truly one of the best "New Age" electronica CDs I have ever listened to!
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF DREAMLAND
Soaring Heart | 07/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"GOD, THIS IS GOOD! It is one of the BEST cds I have EVER come across in my life! I implore you to buy it, you won't be disappointed. DREAMLAND is MAGICAL. I ordered this with two other cds (different artists.) I have tried to listen to the other two cds but after 1-2 songs, keep coming back to this. I believe it is safe to say I am addicted to DREAMLAND and loving every minute of it! When I first put Dreamland in my stereo, I was very sleepy. I laid down, thinking I could fall asleep to it but it was like I was dreaming awake. Instantly, pleasant sensations tickled my brain and, with my eyes closed, I saw and FELT (yes, felt) swirling circles of bright colors dancing in my spirit, pulsating to the beats. Like I said, MAGICAL!As I continue to listen, I feel linked to this music. It is a part of me now. Isn't that what great music is supposed to do? STICK with you and never leave? NEVER LEAVE. Make you smile and dance to it and LET GO... I have a friend that has said that music is his religion. I totally understand now what he meant. I give this the absolute HIGHEST recommendation I have EVER given yet. If I were rich, this would be one of five cds I would buy to share with EVERYONE special I came across--not just friends. DREAMLAND is a Gift to me that I will NEVER part with. I wish you to EXPERIENCE it too! Soar!"
"I was looking everywhere for the "ever after" trailer 'tell me a fable'. In buying the ever after sound track I was highly disappointed in finding only the orchestrated back ground music. I was so glad I was pointed in the right direction. I was thinking that "fable" was going to be the only good track on the CD, but I was wrong. The entire CD beautifully mixed with the music and the emotional driven sounds of Robert Miles is a MUST HEAR. You can just close your eyes and let his music do the story-telling for you. It has a great mix of techno beats with the soft edge of symphony. Its one of my favorites now."
The pinnacle of Trance!
Gregory S. Billingham | Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT., United Sta | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first heard Robert Miles', "Children" on the radio, I immediately fell in love with his music and the genre overall. Robert Miles' music started me on a craze for Trance music, and I shall forever be hooked. I now have both his albums, "23Am" and "Dreamland", and I highly recommend both of them. Dreamland is an emotional and spiritual journey through the realm of dream and fantasy. The continuous beats throughout the album keep your body moving, but at the same time take your mind into another dimension, as if you are asleep, dreaming. For me, the best tracks are "Children (Dream Version)" and "Fable (Message Version)". I was astounded to hear "Fable" on the preview for one of my fav films of all time, "Ever After: A Cinderella Story", but was disappointed when I found out that it was not included on the soundtrack. Nevertheless, the music in that soundtrack is excellent. Anyhow, if you want a way to unwind and relax, then check out Robert Miles...you will not be disappointed whatsoever!"
Perfection, emotion, beauty- what music should be.
Sam McCarthy | New Haven, CT United States | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, Dreamland, like 23 AM, is not trance. It does have the breakdowns, bass-driven beats, and melodies that are characteristic of trance, but it is definitely inaccurate to classify it as such. However, what can this musical beauty be classified as? But this should not deter anyone from purchasing this CD. As a trance and house lover, I more than encourage anyone to buy this CD. Honestly, anyone I have ever played Dreamland for has loved it. No one had complaints about it, except when it was played too much. The music is like an emotional rollercoaster. "Children" sets an uplifting, inspiring tone, then "Fable" (although I prefer the non-vocal version) carries you off into musical bliss. The next few tracks are more mellow but still use the piano and bass beats to create a chill-out mood. Then, the "Princess of Light" begins and what follows is more like magic than music. See for yourself. The CD winds down with a more mellow remix of "Children" and "The Red Zone", which is, along with the last two tracks (I like to think of them as one) on Tranceport3, the best track to end a CD I have ever heard. Robert Miles takes you into a Dreamland with this CD, and I promise you that you will enjoy it, not once or twice, but many times. Also, play this CD like a trance CD for the first time by listening to the whole CD at once. I GURANTEE that you will embrace and love the musical journey Robert Miles guides you through. In other words, buy it right now."
JUST HAD TO WRITE THIS
SFuture25 | CALIFORNIA, USA | 07/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK, so after reading many great reviews of this album, I could not believe how many people also denounced this album, seemingly oblivious to it's history and influence on world music.
I was lucky enough to have this CD sent to me back in 1995 when my then-g/f was living in France (thanks Steph!). She kept saying weird things like ''inspired by X-Files'' and ''trance'' and ''new direction of music''. It didn't occur to me until 2000 how much truth was in what she said.
Robert Miles single-handedly shot electronic/techno/trance into the world spotlight with this album. As soon as I received this album and put it in my player, it was stuck there for a month solid. I didn't get into raving until 1999, and sure enough, he continued to remind me of where all the new stuff had originated. There are moments/things in life that define your life... this CD was one of them.
I could say many great things about Robert, about his music, but to me, the greatest compliment paid to him has been the fact that I have bought his CD 5 times. Why? Because, without fail, a friend will hear this CD, want to borrow it, and I never see it again. I never say anything about it though, because I know that my friends have, in turn, become sucked into Robert's ability to paint beautiful images, thoughts, and emotions onto the fabric of our limitless imaginations.
So, even if this is the only post I ever make to Amazon.com, let me say this: get this album, treasure it, and keep an eye on it!!!