Mixed Workout CD
List Price: $ 24.79
Price: $ 24.79
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September 10, 2012 at 1:06 am
perfect, Total, Workout
I love the Total Workout CD. For me, the better the music the better the workout and I get a great workout with this music. This CD is one of the best I have found out there. It is really up-tempo, songs are commonly known songs, the mixes are really good. I would definitely reccomend it.
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I wanted to love this release, I really did. The amount of work that it took to secure the licensing rights for all these songs must’ve been AMAZING – I was hugely impressed at all the big name artists they got on this record. Unfortunately, the segues between songs are underwhelming at best, and occasionally painful. There’s a few good ones, some bad ones, and then some REALLY bad ones like from track 2 to 3. It appears as if the DJ who mixed this together (Gina Star) wasn’t all that familiar with the concept of BPM’s and tempo, since she chose to go from Toni Braxton (123 BPM) right into Britney Spears (132 BPM) and as a result the Toni sounds choppy, oddly spliced, and artifically sped-up. This is a pretty serious mistake any good DJ never EVER makes – drastic tempo changes from one song to another trying to retain the same pitch.
Also, you’ll often hear the intro beats for the new song come in halfway thru the current song that’s playing! She doesn’t even wait for an outro beats section – which always sounds incredibly messy. One might say, well hey this is a non-stop mix CD compilation, every minute is precious. Then guess what friends, that’s what re-editing is for. Two full-on productions playing at once sounds busy and cluttered, which is a simple concept for most DJ’s to grasp.
Zero stars also goes to the typo on Track 15, the correct remix title is the T-empo Mix of Taylor Dayne, which any dance music fan should know immediately – shame on them for not catching this. And the lazy fade outro at the end was pathetic….Any DJ, industry person, remix collector, or Taylor fan worth their salt can easily track down the FULL t’empo mix from either the US promo vinyl or even the import cd5 to give the whole entire collection a PROPER cold outro, not that shoddy fade-out job, as if all Gina Star had access to was the lame T’empo edit that’s already been included on a dozen Arista dance compliation CD’s throughout the years.
Overall, if you’re buying this CD to listen to the mixdowns between each song, hoping to be impressed, don’t bother. However, a casual music fan who doesn’t care about the technical stuff like that will be very VERY impressed with the big name mainstream dance hits that Thrive managed to license for this compilation. Let’s just hope they exercise better quality control for their next compilation.
Got this and the Biggest Loser top 40 mix for my wife and daughter who compete in figure/fitness and after one time with this one they decided they did not like it and only use the Biggest Loser one. They complained all the songs were the same beat and sounds to similar.
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