Kaleidoscope

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Having apparently contracted the neo-electro, indie-dance fever that was so contagious in 2009, the usually trance producer and stadium DJ Tiësto pulls out some surprises with his fourth effort, Kaleidoscope, a diverse album guided by its rangy guest list. The most surprising (and the most successful) collaboration is placed right up front, when Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi and a nostalgic Tiësto conjure the spirit of Tangerine Dream for an electronic, meditative title track that captivates for seven-and-a-half minutes. It's the album's creative high point and Tiësto's most risky cut to date, but the alternative dance and indie ideas don't stop here, as Australia's Sneaky ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Having apparently contracted the neo-electro, indie-dance fever that was so contagious in 2009, the usually trance producer and stadium DJ Tiësto pulls out some surprises with his fourth effort, Kaleidoscope, a diverse album guided by its rangy guest list. The most surprising (and the most successful) collaboration is placed right up front, when Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi and a nostalgic Tiësto conjure the spirit of Tangerine Dream for an electronic, meditative title track that captivates for seven-and-a-half minutes. It's the album's creative high point and Tiësto's most risky cut to date, but the alternative dance and indie ideas don't stop here, as Australia's Sneaky Sound System bounce between soul and Kate Bush-like drama for the great club track "I Will Be Here." Calvin Harris brings more retro ('80s-flavored this time) and some humor ("Now put your hands in the air/For a century") to the party, while Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke offers some convincing art-pop heartbreak on the memorable "It's Not the Things You Say." Longtime fans get a handful of widescreen instrumentals plus familiar-sounding, straight dance tracks with Nelly Furtado plus Tilly and the Wall member Kianna Alarid. An overstuffed track list makes this otherwise accessible album a bit too cumbersome, but with a little editing, Kaleidoscope is an unexpected and satisfying step forward from a producer who could have racked up the big numbers by sticking with his proven formula.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Ultra Records
  • UPC: 617465208225
  • Catalog Number: 2082
  • Sales rank: 36,573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kaleidoscope - Jónsi (7:36)
  2. 2 Escape Me (4:17)
  3. 3 You Are My Diamond - Kiana (4:10)
  4. 4 I Will Be Here - Sneaky Sound System (3:26)
  5. 5 I Am Strong - Priscilla Ahn (5:39)
  6. 6 Here on Earth - Cary Brothers (4:55)
  7. 7 Always Near (1:33)
  8. 8 It's Not The Things You Say - Kele Okereke (3:14)
  9. 9 Fresh Fruit (5:23)
  10. 10 Century - Calvin Harris (4:42)
  11. 11 Feel It In My Bones - Tegan and Sara (4:52)
  12. 12 Who Wants To Be Alone - Nelly Furtado (4:36)
  13. 13 La Ride (4:13)
  14. 14 Bend It Like You Don't Care (3:23)
  15. 15 Knock You Out - Emily Haines (5:06)
  16. 16 Louder Than Boom (4:10)
  17. 17 Surrounded By Light (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tiësto Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Tiësto Producer
Emily Lazar Mastering
Nelly Furtado Composer
Joe LaPorta Mastering
Kele Okereke Composer
C. Harris Composer
C. Mitchell Composer
D.J. Waakop Reijers-Fraaij Composer, Producer
Tijs Verwest Composer, Producer
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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    Great album!

    Definitely a must-have for Tiesto's fans. I prefer this album more than the remixed edition of "Kaleidoscope". Tracks on this CD are various, ranging from soft-trance (i.e.: "Here on Earth) to sometimes, hard beat trance (i.e: "LA Ride", "Bend It Like You Don't Care"). The songs do not transition in between comparing to "In Search of Sunrise" series.

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