Beginning

Beginning

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by The Black Eyed Peas
     
 

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Although the lead single here prominently samples an '80s touchstone, The Beginning isn't a nostalgia trip. Barring a Slick Rick or Chic sample here and a Mr. Roboto reference there (plus buckets of hi-res synth driving the productions), nothing else directly evokes the '80s. As on the Peas' last two LPs, it's heavily reliant onSee more details below

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Although the lead single here prominently samples an '80s touchstone, The Beginning isn't a nostalgia trip. Barring a Slick Rick or Chic sample here and a Mr. Roboto reference there (plus buckets of hi-res synth driving the productions), nothing else directly evokes the '80s. As on the Peas' last two LPs, it's heavily reliant on nightclub anthems and will.i.am's throwback rapping, alongside Auto-Tune harmonies and waves of synth. "I Gotta Feeling" from 2009 casts a long shadow on this record of don't-stop-the-party jams and club-life tracks. It leads off with a pumping first single, "The Time (Dirty Bit)," built off Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." Other highlights include "The Best One Yet (The Boy)" and "Don't Stop the Party."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2010
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527548999
catalogNumber:
001503902
Rank:
43304

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Black Eyed Peas   Primary Artist
Larry Gold   Conductor
Erica Miller   Violin
Alain Whyte   Guitar
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
will.i.am   Synthesizer,Bass,fender rhodes,Moog Bass
Ruth Frazier   Viola
David Guetta   Synthesizer
Josh Lopez   Guitar
Jennie Lorenzo   Cello
Ghislaine Fleischmann   Violin
Giorgio Tuinfort   Synthesizer
Caleb Speir   Bass
Tamae Lee   Violin
Michelle Bishop   Violin
Thomas Kraines   Cello
Davis Barnett   Viola
Charles Parker   Violin
DJ Ammo   Synthesizer,Moog Bass
Keith Harris   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes,Piano (Grand)

Technical Credits

Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
John DeNicola   Composer
William Derella   Management
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Franke Previte   Composer
David Sonenberg   Management
Stacy Ferguson   Composer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer
Chris Bellman   Mastering
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Donald Markowitz   Composer
will.i.am   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Art Direction,Logo Design
Hillary Siskind   Publicity
Jean Baptiste   Composer
Andrew Van Meter   Producer
David Guetta   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Sylvia Gordon   Composer
Ianthe Zevos   Creation
Padraic Kerin   Engineer
Dennis Dennehy   Publicity
Tomoko Itoki   Marketing
Ricky Waters   Composer
Giorgio Tuinfort   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Free School   Producer
Ernst Weber   Art Direction
Ricky Waters   Composer
Jaime Gomez   Composer
Michael McHenry   Composer
Brenda Reynoso   Publicity
DJ Ammo   Producer,drum programming
Keith Harris   Composer
Damien Leroy   Composer
Jennifer Bowling   Marketing Coordinator
Allan Pineda   Composer
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins   Producer
Huan Nghiem   Art Direction
Eddie Axley   Logo Design
Stephen Shadowen   Composer
Scott Thomas   Booking
Polo Molina   Management
Pasha Shapiro   Art Direction
Joshua Alvarez   Composer
Jonathan Levine   Booking

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