In Between [Bonus Disc]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
In Between, Paul van Dyk's first studio album in four years, and only his second in seven, was certainly a long time coming. In fact, it was questionable whether another studio album would come at all. A lot changed over that span of time in terms of musical trends -- the rise and descent of Microhouse, for instance -- but thankfully van Dyk sticks with what he does best on In Between rather than experiment with an assortment of styles like he did on his previous album, Reflections 2003. Like his earlier albums -- 45 RPM 1994, Seven Ways 1996, and Out There and Back 2000 -- this one is a seamless trance excursion, with each track segueing into the next, sometimes so ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
In Between, Paul van Dyk's first studio album in four years, and only his second in seven, was certainly a long time coming. In fact, it was questionable whether another studio album would come at all. A lot changed over that span of time in terms of musical trends -- the rise and descent of Microhouse, for instance -- but thankfully van Dyk sticks with what he does best on In Between rather than experiment with an assortment of styles like he did on his previous album, Reflections 2003. Like his earlier albums -- 45 RPM 1994, Seven Ways 1996, and Out There and Back 2000 -- this one is a seamless trance excursion, with each track segueing into the next, sometimes so subtly one must rely on the track numbers to distinguish the songs from one another. However, the trance sound of In Between is far removed from that of van Dyk's earlier work. It's a much more nuanced, multi-layered sound that is practically soothing relative to the exhilarating ups and downs of Seven Ways, to look back a decade for a point of comparison. Part of what makes In Between such a soothing listen is vocalist/songwriter Ashley Tomberlin, who is credited on three songs, and the other, primarily female vocalists who pop up every now and then over the course of the album. These pretty and generally soft voices bring some life to music that is otherwise drifting and casual, driven by a steady beat that never hits too hard. The highlights of this long, 17-track album generally arrive early, beginning with "Haunted" featuring Lo-Fi Sugar and "White Lies" featuring one of the Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Sutta. The latter of these two songs is clearly the album's crossover single, and while it's catchy and memorable, it might well be too dumbed-down for its own good not to mention for the good of the album. While these are the initial highlights, intended to draw in listeners with short attention spans, the run of songs that begins with "Complicated"/"Get Back" both featuring Tomberlin and peaks with "Another Sunday" which -- keeping with the vocal emphasis -- features a memorable sample is more satisfying and arguably the heart of the album. There are many tracks that follow, of course, including the forceful "New York City" featuring no less than five songwriters, three producers, and four vocalists -- at least according to the credits, but as the album meanders from point to point, never departing too far from its home base in terms of sounds or beats, it's easy to lose focus and let the music recede into the background. It's clear In Between is no return to form for van Dyk, as there's evidently no returning to the heady days of the late-'90s trance boom. Still, it's good to hear the veteran DJ/producer back in the studio after all these years, even if he is assisted by a long list of up-and-coming co-writers, co-producers, and vocalists who no doubt give the album much of its character and sense of purpose. [EMI released a bonus disc edition in 2007.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2007
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • UPC: 724596937129
  • Catalog Number: 69371
  • Sales rank: 176,736

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Haunted - Lo-Fi Sugar (5:40)
  2. 2 White Lies (4:36)
  3. 3 Sabotage (3:41)
  4. 4 Complicated (7:58)
  5. 5 Get Back - Alex M.O.R.P.H. (5:23)
  6. 6 Far Away (3:32)
  7. 7 Another Sunday (6:32)
  8. 8 Talk in Grey - Ryan Merchant (3:22)
  9. 9 In Circles - Alex M.O.R.P.H. (4:30)
  10. 10 In Between (3:23)
  11. 11 Stormy Skies (4:24)
  12. 12 Detournement (2:20)
  13. 13 New York City (5:25)
  14. 14 Castaway - Lo-Fi Sugar (3:26)
  15. 15 La Dolce Vita (2:50)
  16. 16 Let Go - Rea Garvey (6:17)
  17. 17 Fall with Me (4:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 White Lies (6:55)
  2. 2 Détournement (6:53)
  3. 3 Big Bang (5:25)
  4. 4 Torn (9:07)
  5. 5 World in My Eyes (7:55)
  6. 6 White Lies (3:53)
  7. 7 Taking the Long Way (5:53)
  8. 8 Hours (6:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul van Dyk Primary Artist, Vocals
David Byrne Guest Appearance
Wayne Jackson Vocals, Guest Appearance
Austin Leeds Vocals, Guest Appearance
Ben Lost Vocals
Jessica Sutta Vocals, Guest Appearance
Giuseppe Ottaviani Guest Appearance
Ashley Tomberlin Vocals, Guest Appearance
Nick Terranova Vocals
Ryan Merchant Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rea Garvey Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
David Byrne Composer
Wayne Jackson Composer
Paul van Dyk Composer, Producer, Engineer, Remixing, Audio Production
Dave Audé Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Jennifer Karr Composer
In Between Blue Composer
Austin Leeds Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jonas Zadow Engineer
Ben Lost Composer
Giuseppe Ottaviani Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Rikard Fredriksson Composer
Ashley Tomberlin Composer
Nick Terranova Composer
Dirk Ever Composer, Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Rea Garvey Composer
Alexander Mieling Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Christian Melerski Composer, Producer, Engineer
Alexander Rousmaniere Composer
Alex M.O.R.P.H. Audio Production
Dahnenbach Audio Production
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