Evolution

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
The ravenous fans might disagree -- suggesting that the details that signify significant growth are abundant -- but Paul van Dyk's 2012 effort could be called Quintessential for everyone else's benefit. Besides the bigger booms and the wider, wide-angle productions, Evolution sounds quite like his 1994 debut 45 RPM, just with many more vocal cuts. One of these, the blissful "Eternity" with Owl City's Adam Young, gives this one its "For an Angel," acting as the album's key track and granting the second van Dyk generation their prime-time trance number. Elsewhere, a swing beat makes "All the Way" undeniable to hips and head-bobbers, while "Lost in Berlin" bleeps along with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
The ravenous fans might disagree -- suggesting that the details that signify significant growth are abundant -- but Paul van Dyk's 2012 effort could be called Quintessential for everyone else's benefit. Besides the bigger booms and the wider, wide-angle productions, Evolution sounds quite like his 1994 debut 45 RPM, just with many more vocal cuts. One of these, the blissful "Eternity" with Owl City's Adam Young, gives this one its "For an Angel," acting as the album's key track and granting the second van Dyk generation their prime-time trance number. Elsewhere, a swing beat makes "All the Way" undeniable to hips and head-bobbers, while "Lost in Berlin" bleeps along with a proper nod to that city's techno, and capping it all off is the closing "Heart Stops Beating," which brings stuttering vocals, beats that drop, and van Dyk's love of mixing bright up-front synths and deep heavy bass drum. Think "winning formula" instead of "formulaic" and you're close to the value of Evolution, which along with Ferry Corsten's equally great WKND makes "trance ain't dead" the unofficial motto of 2012.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2012
  • Label: Vandit
  • UPC: 634457558526
  • Catalog Number: 2050
  • Sales rank: 46,648

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Symmetries - Austin Leeds (5:40)
  2. 2 The Ocean - Arty (5:59)
  3. 3 Eternity - Adam Young (3:22)
  4. 4 Verano - Austin Leeds (4:31)
  5. 5 I Don't Deserve You (6:45)
  6. 6 The Sun After Heartbreak - Sue McLaren (4:51)
  7. 7 Rock This (4:38)
  8. 8 Dae Yor - Ummet Ozcan (3:29)
  9. 9 All the Way - Tyler Michaud (6:03)
  10. 10 If You Want My Love - Caligola (3:04)
  11. 11 Lost In Berlin - Michelle Leonard (6:36)
  12. 12 Everywhere - Fieldwork (6:34)
  13. 13 A Wonderful Day - Giuseppe Ottaviani (5:18)
  14. 14 We Come Together - Sue McLaren (5:45)
  15. 15 Heart Stops Beating - Sarah Howells (4:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul van Dyk Primary Artist
Plumb Vocals
Kim Sanders Background Vocals
Adam Young Vocals
Fisher Vocals
Michelle Leonard Vocals
Björn Dixgård Vocals
Gustaf Norén Vocals
Andreas Kipp Cello
Sarah Howells Vocals
Flo Dauner Drums
Johnny McDaid Vocals
Per "Rusktrask" Johansson Saxophone
Sue McLaren Vocals
Kristina Labitzke Viola
Technical Credits
Ron Wasserman Composer
Matt Bronleewe Composer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Marcelo Salazar Engineer
Paul van Dyk Composer, Producer
Adam Young Composer, Additional Production
William Faber Additional Production
Michelle Leonard Composer
Austin Leeds Composer, Additional Production
Björn Dixgård Composer
Gustaf Norén Composer
Jonas Zadow Pro-Tools
Tiffany Arbuckle-Lee Composer
Giuseppe Ottaviani Composer, Producer
Tyler Michaud Composer
Kathleen Fisher Composer
Sarah Howells Composer
Ummet Ozcan Composer, Additional Production
Dirk Reichardt Composer
Johnny McDaid Composer
Jens Kuphal Engineer
Richard Llewellyn Composer
Willem Faber Composer, Additional Production
Jürgen Grimm String Arrangements, String Conductor
Artem Stolyarov Composer
Arty Additional Production
Stephen Massa Composer
Sue McLaren Composer
Mirko Schaffer Composer
Anthony Scott Burns Artwork
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