Dreamland

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Italian pianist turned DJ Robert Miles scored a massive international hit with his wonderful, dreamy dance cut "Children" (one of the 1990s biggest and best dance hits) from his debut album Dreamland. The album at times sounds as if it were one continuous song (or set of beats with similar chord progressions) stretched over an hour, which may detract some, but, in essence, is what makes his sonic dreamscape so engaging. It's at once both dancefloor and chill out material; one of those discs where one can hit the play button, drift into a different dimension, and forget about worldly worries. Dreamland, which is both melancholy and blissful, succeeds in its simplicity. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Italian pianist turned DJ Robert Miles scored a massive international hit with his wonderful, dreamy dance cut "Children" (one of the 1990s biggest and best dance hits) from his debut album Dreamland. The album at times sounds as if it were one continuous song (or set of beats with similar chord progressions) stretched over an hour, which may detract some, but, in essence, is what makes his sonic dreamscape so engaging. It's at once both dancefloor and chill out material; one of those discs where one can hit the play button, drift into a different dimension, and forget about worldly worries. Dreamland, which is both melancholy and blissful, succeeds in its simplicity. Highlights include the second single, "Fable," which continues with the same formula he utilized in "Children," this time using ethereal female chant-like vocals (also included is an instrumental version of "Fable"). By track three, however, the formula begins to get repetitive, and by track four one can start thinking that this album is really only one long, continuous song. Track five, "In My Dreams," serves to turn things around, utilizing different break beats and a key change towards the song's finish. That is followed by the album's true highlight, "One and One," a gorgeous, touching, dreamy song, featuring tender vocals by Maria Naylar, which also became a massive international hit, and remains one of the most sincere dance songs of its era. "Princess of Light" follows "One By One" and returns to the previous formula, but still manages to remain intoxicating. "In the Dawn" sets itself apart by featuring more straight-up, trance-like beats, and the album ends with the original version of "Children" and the album's closer, "Red Zone." Yes, the songs are very similar, but this album possesses a undeniably dreamlike, intoxicating quality, which can be appreciated by young and old, and, if nothing else, is worth it for the magical tracks "Children" and "One and One."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/1996
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • UPC: 743214297421
  • Catalog Number: 142974
  • Sales rank: 94,433

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Children (7:05)
  2. 2 Fable (6:23)
  3. 3 Fantasya (5:44)
  4. 4 Landscape (6:02)
  5. 5 In My Dreams (6:15)
  6. 6 One and One (3:59)
  7. 7 Princess of Light (6:21)
  8. 8 Fable (7:13)
  9. 9 In the Dawn (8:00)
  10. 10 Children (6:20)
  11. 11 Red Zone (6:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Miles Primary Artist
Maria Nayler Vocals
Technical Credits
Robin Hancock Producer
Robert Miles Arranger, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!!!

    By far one of my favorite cds of all time...Miles is completely amazing...He takes you into another world and takes your mind away from reality for awhile...His music helped me see life in a different way. Children is one of my favorite songs of all time as well as Princess of Light. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys the paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, and the beauty of this world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mind-warping!!!!!

    A delicious blend of fantasy and science fiction told in music....I have never heard anything like this before or since! HIGHLY reccommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mind bending!!!

    Best trance album out there, not a trance fan, now you will be. It will blow your mind away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is beyond excellent!

    Robert Miles is nothing short of fantastic on this album...the mixes, the music , the hyponotic way he wraps the notes around your body, to motivate you to move... If you even think you like dance music, or mood music, BUY THIS!

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