Reflections

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Paul Van Dyk is one of the few trance DJs with a sure touch in the producer's chair as well as the DJ booth. Reflections, Van Dyk's first album of new productions in three years, illustrates that his long years of Smiths/New Order fandom left him with a good sense for a sublime hook. While not a pop album by any means, Van Dyk did write songs for Reflections, and collaborated with several artists, all of them obscure and strictly to type (Vega 4 equals Dirty Vegas, Jan Johnston equals Sarah Cracknell). "Like a Friend" is a standout: a sublime melody and an unencumbered backing track prove the perfect setup for Johnston's sincere platitudes about friendship ("Be aware of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Paul Van Dyk is one of the few trance DJs with a sure touch in the producer's chair as well as the DJ booth. Reflections, Van Dyk's first album of new productions in three years, illustrates that his long years of Smiths/New Order fandom left him with a good sense for a sublime hook. While not a pop album by any means, Van Dyk did write songs for Reflections, and collaborated with several artists, all of them obscure and strictly to type (Vega 4 equals Dirty Vegas, Jan Johnston equals Sarah Cracknell). "Like a Friend" is a standout: a sublime melody and an unencumbered backing track prove the perfect setup for Johnston's sincere platitudes about friendship ("Be aware of the world/And be true to your conscience"). Most of the songs here are detached in their attempts at euphoria, always with a strong melody linked to a percussion line that sits back and waits for several minutes to elapse before fading away. [In 2004 Mute released a special edition featuring a bonus disc of eight remixes.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2004
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • UPC: 724596922910
  • Catalog Number: 9229
  • Sales rank: 115,912

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crush - Second Sun (7:46)
  2. 2 Time of Our Lives (4:23)
  3. 3 Like a Friend (3:54)
  4. 4 Reflections (7:27)
  5. 5 Nothing But You (6:58)
  6. 6 Buenaventura (8:28)
  7. 7 Homage (3:44)
  8. 8 Never Forget (5:26)
  9. 9 Knowledge - Trooper da Don (4:03)
  10. 10 That's Life (4:05)
  11. 11 Connected (6:35)
  12. 12 Spellbound (4:42)
  13. 13 Kaleidoscope (4:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul van Dyk Primary Artist, Vocals
Simon Walker Bass Guitar
Jan Johnston Vocals
Chris Forman Vocals
Atomek Dogg scratching
Bruce Gainsford Guitar
Antoine Toupin Vocals
Second Sun Track Performer
Technical Credits
Les Hemstock Composer
Chris Jennings Composer
George Shilling Engineer
Simon Walker Composer
Jan Johnston Composer
Paul van Dyk Composer, Producer
Marc Schilkowski Artwork
Antoine Toupin Composer
Adam Cavaluzi Composer
Toyin Taylor Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not PVD's best

    Rather uninspiring . . . not one I'd listen to over and over again.

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