The Beginning

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527548999
  • Catalog Number: 001503902
  • Sales rank: 87,045

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Time (Dirty Bit) (5:07)
  2. 2 Light Up the Night (4:21)
  3. 3 Love You Long Time (3:45)
  4. 4 Xoxoxo (3:45)
  5. 5 Someday (4:33)
  6. 6 Whenever (3:15)
  7. 7 Fashion Beats (5:19)
  8. 8 Don't Stop the Party (6:07)
  9. 9 Do It Like This (5:29)
  10. 10 The Best One Yet (the Boy) (4:25)
  11. 11 Just Can't Get Enough (3:39)
  12. 12 Play It Loud (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Black Eyed Peas Primary Artist
Larry Gold Conductor
Tom Kraines Cello
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
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    If you like the Black Eyed Peas, you will love this!

    It has good music and is fun to listen to. It's a great CD and I would recomend it to any one.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    Uh... New beats and sounds

    They have different beats and sounds. Not too many of their songs have the fast catchy sound that you are used to hearing. I really miss the old BEP becuase these guys sound nothing like it. The only catchy songs were XOXOXO and The Time.

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    Posted December 29, 2010

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