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Released: 23rd May 2005.

Various Artists - It's All Gone Pete Tong (OST)Film soundtracks tend to fall into two categories. There's the ones that fit together really rather nicely - all on the same theme - and then there's the ones where they're just desperately trying to put any music from the film into an album. Therefore, it comes as a bit of a shock to say this album fits into both categories perfectly.

"It's All Gone Pete Tong" is a film based around the Ibiza dance music scene, and so you'd naturally expect to hear a lot of dance music. However, let's start on the CD entitled "Day". Consisting largely of chill out and what tend to be referred to "blissed out grooves", it's generally full of relaxing, trippy songs. Punctuating this are some totally different moments, including the first movement of Beethoven's beautiful "Moonlight Sonata", and, as out of place as it could possibly be on such an album, the Beach Boys classic "Good Vibrations"!

Moving onto the CD called "Night" and you have a much more structured CD. This is essentially no more than your typical dance music CD. Highlights include Scent's "Up and Down" and Reflekt's "Need To Feel Love" (however the Horizontal Mix of the latter which is on "Day" is much better).

All in all, it's an obvious and necessary accompaniment to the film, but I wouldn't say it's a must have by any means.

* * * (matthew_dixon)

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