Euphoria (6)

Euphoria (6)

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Starting in January 1999, Telstar's Euphoria series has become one of the most successful and popular mixed compilation series of the last decade. Originally focussing on the european trance scene, the series expanded out to include hard house, progressive and chillout editions, as well as annual Ibiza mixes.

Unusually for a compilation series in the late 90s, only the first three volumes were numbered, with few other volumes including any numbers in their titles. Thus, there are two 'Deeper Shades' with identical titles, and similarly titled Ibiza compilations. The exception to this was the two White Label editions.

Euphoria was taken up by Ministry of Sound in 2005 following the closure of Telstar the year before. The MOS series continues to this day.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Absolute Dave Pearce Absolute Euphoria(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV Absolute UK 2002 Sell This Version
'A Higher State Of...' Level 3 PF Project 'A Higher State Of...' Euphoria - Level 3(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV 'A Higher State Of...' Level 3 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Chilled Red Jerry Chilled Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV Chilled UK 2000 Sell This Version
Chilled Out Solar Stone* Chilled Out Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Sli) Telstar TV Chilled Out UK 2001 Sell This Version
Deep & Chilled Red Jerry Deep & Chilled Euphoria (Comp) Deep & Chilled UK 2001 Sell This Version
Deeper Shades Of Jay Burnett Deeper Shades Of Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV Deeper Shades Of UK 2003 Sell This Version
For The Mind, Body And Soul PF Project Euphoria - For The Mind, Body And Soul(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV For The Mind, Body And Soul UK 1999 Sell This Version
Ibiza Matt Darey Ibiza Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Dance Dept (3), Telstar TV Ibiza UK 1999 Sell This Version
Ibiza Alex Gold And Agnelli & Nelson Alex Gold And Agnelli & Nelson - Ibiza Euphoria(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV Ibiza UK 2000 Sell This Version
Level 2 John '00' Fleming White Label Euphoria Level 2(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV Level 2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Level 4 Matt Darey Pure Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV Level 4 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Progressive John '00' Fleming Progressive Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV Progressive UK 2001 Sell This Version
Total Dave Pearce Total Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV Total UK 2001 Sell This Version
Transcendental Dave Pearce Transcendental Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV Transcendental UK 2000 Sell This Version
'True' Dave Pearce 'True' Euphoria(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV 'True' UK 2001 Sell This Version
TTV123164 Various Deep & Chilled Euphoria (Comp) TTV123164 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TTVCD3064 Red Jerry 'Deeper' Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3064 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TTVCD3118 Matt Darey Pure Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3118 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TTVCD3152 Lisa Lashes Hard House Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3152 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TTVCD3177 The Tidy Boys* vs. Lisa Pin-Up The Tidy Boys* vs. Lisa Pin-Up - Hard House Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3177 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TTVCD3199 Dave Pearce Ibiza Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3199 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TTVCD3233 Altern 8 Old Skool Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed + Box) Telstar TV TTVCD3233 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TTVCD3265 Lisa Lashes Extreme Euphoria(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3265 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TTVCD3274 Dave Pearce Ibiza Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3274 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TTVCD3297 Matt Darey The Very Best Of Euphoria(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3297 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TTVCD3305 Lisa Lashes Extreme Euphoria (Blue)(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3305 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TTVCD3334 Al Gibbs Ireland Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3334 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TTVCD3346 Lisa Lashes Extreme Euphoria Vol. 3(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3346 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TTVCD3365 Matt Darey & Adam White Matt Darey & Adam White - Limited Edition Euphoria(3xCD, Ltd, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3365 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TTVCD3374 Lisa Lashes, BK And The Tidy Boys* Lisa Lashes, BK And The Tidy Boys* - Extreme Euphoria(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3374 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TTVCD3383 Jay Burnett Deeper Shades Of Euphoria(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVCD3383 UK 2004 Sell This Version
TTVMC3007 Various Euphoria - For The Mind, Body And Soul(2xCass, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVMC3007 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TTVMC3064 Red Jerry 'Deeper' Euphoria(2xCass, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV TTVMC3064 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TTVMC3176 Dave Pearce True Euphoria(2xCass, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV, BMG TTVMC3176 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TTVV3127 Various Chilled Euphoria TTVV3127 UK 2000 Sell This Version
White Label John '00' Fleming White Label Euphoria White Label UK 2002 Sell This Version

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Sneaky-Peanut

Sneaky-Peanut

May 11, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
A shadow of its former self, the Euphoria brand has descended into trashy Clubland floorfillers and poorly mixed 3CD sets. Once upon a time the Euphoria series marked the arrival of a decent mainstream commercial mix series, at a time when punters had one of two choices; radio edit-length tracks on unit shifters with titles like 'Dance Hits 98 Vol. 3', or they could immerse themselves in the world of 'serious' dance music, such as the Global Underground or Fabric mix CDs. Telstar hit gold by combining both ideas in one by utilising massive trance tracks and having them mixed by the likes of Dave Pearce, Matt Darey and Red Jerry.

Yet Telstar went bust in 2004, forcing the brand to be adopted by Ministry of Sound. Now, I'm not saying MoS is a terrible company, but it didn't really seem to have the same ethos as Telstar's 'Dance Dept'. Things were good to begin with, John '00' Fleming mixed two Psytrance comps that were as good a follow up to his White Label mixes as you could wish, while Ferry Corsten got his name on a Euphoria album for the first time.

Yet, quite quickly, MoS started pasting the Euphoria name on any old tat and rarely giving much thought to its contents. 'Uplifting House Euphoria'? 'EDM Euphoria'? It was like the Mastercuts series being marketed by the guys who do those awful Put Your Hands Up! comps.

Obviously these days little dance music seems to elicit the phrase 'euphoric', so it's understandable that few of the recent Euphoria albums have been pure trance. But surely, for the dignity of the name, it's time to move on and try something else MoS!