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The Best of Delerium

  • 1. Flowers Become Screens
    2. Silence
    3. Paris
    4. Truly - (Buddha Radio Edit, featuring Nerina Pallot)
    5. Terra Firma
    6. Incantation
    7. After All
    8. Underwater - (Above & Beyond's 21st Century Remix Edit)
    9. Run for It
    10. Remembrance
    11. You & I
    12. Innocente
    13. Euphoria (Firefly)
    14. Silence - (Above & Beyond's 21st Century Remix, previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD 303772

  • Credits
    ProducerBill Leeb; Rhys Fulber; Tony McGuinness; P. Siljamaki; Andreas Jenson; Jono Grant; Richard Evans; Carmen Rizzo; Bill Leeb
    EngineerChris Potter; Greg Reely; Carmen Rizzo

    Delerium: Rhys Fulber, Bill Leeb.
    Personnel: Leigh Nash (vocals); Ashwin Sood (drums); Chris Peterson, Andreas Jenson, Jamie Muhoberac, Rhys Fulber, Richard Evans (programming).
    Additional personnel: Jacqui Hunt, Jael, Kristy Thirsk, Leigh Nash, Nerina Pallot, Rani, Sarah McLachlan, Aude, Zoe Johnston .
    Audio Mixers: Greg Reely; Mike Plotnikoff.
    Audio Remixers: Tony McGuinness; Paavo Siljamki; Wise Buddah; Jono Grant.
    Editors: Geoff Goddard; George Maniatis.
    The ten years since Delerium "found themselves" on the dreamy Semantic Spaces album have been filled with dancefloor hits, guest vocalists (mostly female), and two million units sold. Bet you forgot Delerium is/was a Front Line Assembly side project! Besides Rhys Fulber, Bill Leeb, and stacks of synths, Delerium and Front Line Assembly share a love of structure; it's just that Delerium favors pretty over gritty. There's plenty of glorious, grandiose orchestration on The Best of Delerium, and more widescreen, dreamy bliss than you can imagine. Sarah McLachlan set the standard for Delerium contributors with her work on "Silence," here in its original album mix, not the more remembered "Sanctuary" remix. The new remix of "Silence" tacked onto the end of the collection is close enough to the "Sanctuary" remix to be a suitable replacement, and all the other tracks that made it onto the dancefloor or radio are included. If you enjoy the precious lyrics over grand trance side of Delerium you couldn't ask for a better collection, but don't think you're getting the whole story. Delerium's albums do more wandering and get darker, while Best Of goes for the sweet fluff. That's not a putdown, since this sweet fluff is absolutely delicious and inspired, even the new Pachelbel-copping "Paris" with guest vocalist Aude. Leeb and Fulber have been mining the same darling territory for a decade now, but it keeps giving up gold. Focusing on Delerium's showy, pop side, Best Of gives you all the choice nuggets. ~ David Jeffries

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