Just Be

Just Be

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by Tiësto
     
 

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"Wistful" is a word you'll see associated with the kind of trance DJ Tiësto trades in. The word would have been best saved for his 2004 album, Just Be. A better album to watch lava lamps slowly flow than for frantically twirling glowsticks, Just Be is as moody as the black-and-white photographs throughout the booklet, until a…  See more details below

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"Wistful" is a word you'll see associated with the kind of trance DJ Tiësto trades in. The word would have been best saved for his 2004 album, Just Be. A better album to watch lava lamps slowly flow than for frantically twirling glowsticks, Just Be is as moody as the black-and-white photographs throughout the booklet, until a couple mindless tracks screw it all up. With whispers about a crazy dream from vocalist Aqualung, "UR" is the centerpiece of the album and one of the best honest-to-goodness "songs" Tiësto has ever come up with. The album is heavy with lyrics, but they're usually minimal -- more three- or four-word impressions of things than actual narrative. Collaborator BT gives Tiësto an electro kick in the pants on "Love Comes Again," one of the few dancefloor possibilities on the album. The title track is the other but for the first time the lyrics are weak and a nauseating "you can do it!" attempt at being empowering. Ending the album with a pumped-up, garish, and gimmicky version of Barber's "Adagio for Strings" -- a slightly clever idea William Orbit had years ago -- is strike number two. The two bummers of the album are placed conveniently at the end, so get out early and you've got a better and deeper DJ Tiësto album than usual.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0067003036429
catalogNumber:
30364

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tiësto   Primary Artist,Indexed Contributor
Kirsty Hawkshaw   Vocals
BT   Vocals
Aqualung   Vocals
Joanne Lloyd   Vocals

Technical Credits

Samuel Barber   Composer
Mike Clark   Sound Design
Jon Ingoldsby   Composer
Judie Tzuke   Composer
Kirsty Hawkshaw   Composer
James Wiltshire   Composer
Dan Muckala   Composer
Tiësto   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Josh Gabriel   Composer
Jo Lloyd   Composer
Geert Huinink   Composer
Michael Scherchen   Composer
D.J. Waakop Reyers   Producer
Naomi Striemer   Composer
Matt Hales   Composer
Tijs Verwest   Producer

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Just Be 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new Tiesto's CD is awesome, as all of his CDs'! I can listen to "Traffic" song over and over again! It will never be enough. He is such a wonderful young artist. I saw him live in Miami couple years ago and that was unforgettable experience. BTW, he is hottie, too:) I would recommend this CD to anyone! It is inspiring and fun to dance with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry, but I was really annoyed to have read the review above. The album is awesome, and "Adagio for Strings", whihc they say is best left relegated to last place, is one of the top clubbing tunes ever. I heard it in Ibiza almost every night in 2004, so is the person that is reviewing these CDs into classical or something other than what teh CD actually is?!