DJ Tiësto ‎– In Search Of Sunrise

Songbird ‎– SONGBIRDCD 03
CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1 York The Reachers Of Civilisation
Written-By, Composed By – Jorg Stenzel*, Torsten Stenzel
2 Libra Presents Taylor Anomaly: (Calling Your Name) (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Presenter – LibraRemix – Ferry CorstenWritten-By, Composed By – Brian Transeau, Taylor
3 Billie Ray Martin Honey (Chicane Club Mix)
Remix – ChicaneWritten-By, Composed By – Billie Ray Martin, Fred Jorio
4 Marc Vision Time Gate (Original Mix)
Written-By, Composed By – Marc Wollenschein, Marco Iletschko
5 BT Mercury & Solace (BT 12" Mastermix)
Producer, Arranged By – BTVocals – Jan JohnstonWritten-By – BT, Jan Johnston
6 Cabala Dark Blue
Written-By, Composed By – Nick Muir
7 Gypsy (4) I Trance You (Pappa & Gilbey Mix)
Remix – Pappa & GilbeyWritten-By, Composed By – Gypsy (4)
8 Yahel & DJ Miss T Going Up
Written-By, Composed By – DJ Miss T, Yahel
9 Technique Sun Is Shining (Mash Up Matt Remix)
Remix – Mash Up Matt*Written-By, Composed By – K. Holmes*
10 Gouryella Walhalla
Written-By, Composed By – DJ Tiësto, Ferry Corsten
11 Kamaya Painters Far From Over
Written-By, Composed By – M.B. De Goeij*, DJ Tiësto
12 Lange I Believe (DJ Tandu Remix)
Remix – DJ TanduWritten-By, Composed By – Lange, Sarah Dwyer
13 The Morrighan Remember (To The Millennium) (Lange Remix)
Lyrics By – Cecily FayRemix – LangeWritten-By – Cecily Fay, Jon Crosse (2)
14 DJ Tiësto Sparkles (Magikal Remake)
Written-By, Composed By – Cor Fijneman, DJ Tiësto

Companies, etc.


  • Compiled By [Compilation], DJ Mix [Live Turntable Mix]DJ Tiësto
  • Design Concept [Concept], DesignArny*
  • Liner Notes [September 1999]DJ Tiësto
  • Mastered ByBarney Broomer
  • Photography By [Original,]Pim Warnars


1. Hanseatic/Casablanca/EMI. Suck Me Plasma.
2. Publishednow Music/Old Gate Music. Platipus.
3. Warner Chappell/Jorio Music. React Music.
4. MZ Musikverlag. Poison Recordings.
5. Embrace The Future Music/Daisy Miller Music. Headspace Recordings/Black Hole.
6. Copyright Control. Whoop! Records.
7. 23rd Precinct Recordings Ltd. Limbo.
8. Magik Muzik. Black Hole Avanti.
9. Copyright Control. Creation Records.
10. Allure Muzik/Dance Cave Publishing. Tsunami.
11. Allure Muzik/Magdalena Melodies. Black Hole.
12. Copyright Control.
13. MCA Music/Copyright Control.
14. Allure Muzik/Magik Muzik. Black Hole.

Concept and design for Crazy Creations.
Mastered for Sonic One Powermastering.
Marketed by Black Hole Recordings.

©1999 Black Hole Recordings

Track 4 mistakenly given as Time Gate (Update), when it's actually the Original Mix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 715197 020329
  • Barcode (String): 8715197020329
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): ✳ SONGBIRD CD03 #7 ODR ✳
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): ✳ SONGBIRD CD03 #2 ODR ✳
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): ✳ SONGBIRD CD03 #9 ODR ✳
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI LW51
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI ZM01

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SBCD 3-1, SB CD 3 DJ Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise(14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 + File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, ) Songbird, Songbird SBCD 3-1, SB CD 3 Netherlands 2010
CP 051-1 DJ Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise Vol.1(Cass, Ltd, Mixed, Unofficial) Club Planet CP 051-1 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
SBCD31 DJ Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise(14xFile, WAV, Comp + File, WAV, Mixed) Songbird SBCD31 Netherlands 2010


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September 19, 2018
Great Trance, will never understand the morons saying this is 'mainstream', 'safe' or 'not proper trance'.


October 4, 2017

Most of what I listen to today is techno, tech house and "true" progressive house but I still like to go back in time and listen to what got me into edm in the first place, and this is one of those albums. I find classic trance to be much better than the current stuff for the most part. This is a good classic trance album with many big tracks and being mixed on 2 actual turntables. While I think IOS 2 is a bit better this is still a must have for any hardcore electronic music fans.


July 20, 2014
In Search Of Sunrise is widely criticised for being mainstream and safe, and that is true to an extent, but it's still a good listen, contains a lot of the fin-de-siècle trance sounds and styles which have now disappeared, and is well structured as a mix.

Fully half of these tracks are vocal trance, immediately distinguishing it from the Magik series and indeed most of Tiesto's mix compilations to date, but when the songs are of the quality of Mercury and Solace and Calling Your Name, even the sniffiest trance purist would have a hard time finding fault with them. The vocal of Remember (To The Millennium) is a little on the corny side, and Billie Ray Martin's Honey doesn't fit at all, but these notwithstanding, most of the material here is of a high quality.

Sparkles is a stunning finale to the disk, and The Reachers Of Civilization contains a captivating spoken vocal recalling (possibly) the classical era or pre-Columbian America - or perhaps northern European holidaymakers arriving in the resorts of the Mediterranean.

ISOS 3 was the first instalment to have an official geographic designation, but this first album is Ibizan in all but name (number 6 in the series is officially dedicated to Ibiza, but focuses on daytime and evening vibes rather than the night-time club evocations of this album).

This album contains a high proportion of tracks by English and American producers, in contrast to the almost exclusively Dutch and German make-up of most of Tiesto's releases until this point.


June 10, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Nice to finally get a copy. This was I guess, the outing of Tiesto on the Trance scene and by 2005 or so we were all heartily sick of him and his genre.
As time has gone on it's nice to revisit and collect all the albums that you might not have touched at the time.
I picked this up 'cos I had ISOS2 and wanted to get the first one, turned up for 3 quid in a charity shop and it was a no-brainer.
I likes it, lovely melody doesn't take itself to seriously, not too many arpeggio's nice steady pace. Reminds me what got me into the trance in the first place!
So from a 2013 perspective Fantastic snapshot of 1999 I'm happy!


May 27, 2013
That Lange remix is so crap quality on my copy, anyone else with this problem?!


September 3, 2012
The Best ISOS Album. I love the intro...


February 22, 2012

FLAWLESS. The best ISOS by Tiesto and for me this is the pinnacle of turn of the century trance. Every track is pounding, with the best being 'mercury & solace', 'dark blue', 'going up', 'i believe (tandu remix)', 'far from over' and the immortal 'sparkles'. Amazing release!!


January 3, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Not sure what the hype is behind this one. There are a couple good tunes, several bad ones, and it's cliche uplifting trance for the most part.


December 18, 2011
This CD has great melodies and vocals (take for example Billie Ray Martin or The Morrighan or Libra pres. Taylor) and it is quite a skilled mix. Continuity is good and the first track really sinks you into this sea of melody. However i tend to prefer Nyana Indoor to this, it has better melodies. Anyway it is a must have in your collection. Tiesto has put a lot of effort to this, a lot of work and you really enjoy it in the end. It leaves a good feeling also.


August 16, 2010

I was going to write a review on this since I am making my way through the ISOS series, but then I saw this review for ISOS2 and basically, it is spot on for what I thought about ISOS1. Saves me some writing!

Here is hoping that the later ISOS are different from the first and second because they are pretty uninspiring for anyone who listened to a lot of trance back when these CDs were made.

"Review by Sykonee Apr 26, 2005 (edited over 5 years ago)

referencing In Search Of Sunrise 2, CD, Comp, Mixed, SONGBIRD CD 05
I honestly can't see what the big deal about this release is.

Having more or less ignored Tiesto's DJ mixes for other material, I was interested to see what the three time #1 DJ had to offer. Almost all his fans will say this is one of his crowning achievments so I gave it a shot.

It starts out pleasently chilled out enough, which was the theme of these mixes from what I hear, but things take a turn for Vocal Valley with some very abrupt changes (including one very dodgy mix, I must add) before going into harder territory to finish off. "