Parade of the Athletes
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||Heroes||Tiësto||8:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Breda 8pm (DJ Montana Edit)||Tiësto||6:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ancient History||Tiësto||6:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Traffic||Tiësto||4:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Euphoria||Tiësto||6:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Athena||Tiësto||6:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Olympic Flame||Tiësto||5:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lethal Industry||Tiësto||4:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Coming Home||Tiësto||6:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Adagio for Strings||Tiësto||5:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Victorious||Tiësto||4:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Forever Today||Tiësto||7:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
A dance DJ at the opening ceremony of the Olympics is something new and risky, but DJ Tiësto pulled it off at the 2004 summer games in Greece. Parade of the Athletes is the soundtrack, not the whole soundtrack, but a collection so well put together you'd think the music was always supposed to flow like this. Tiësto calls on the sounds of the old, electronic greats more than ever before. The influences of Jean Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder, and Tangerine Dream at their most dramatic are obvious. Tiësto adds his own unique style of tension building and grandeur, but he doesn't play it safe. There's a surprising amount of dissonance in the slick trance here, always used to pump up the drama. Almost entirely instrumental and single-free, Parade of the Athletes displays that DJ Tiësto is at his best when he's soundtracking. His previous albums suffered when they tried to hard, but here he tempers the ambition with respect and ends up with a fantastic record. It's a unique excursion for the DJ and not representative of his normal work, but it's also a giant step forward for the man and a great album to boot.
This is absolutely hands down the best album I have ever come across as cardio workout music. Trust me, I have looked and looked for something similar but nothing comes close. Parade of the Athletes gets me going every time. As a runner and cyclist, I have seen my best performance while listening to this--NO JOKE. If anyone can find something similar...well...I'd love to know about it.
One of my favorite Tiesto albums. I remember watching him play that set at the Olympics but I didn't even like techno then. Go figure.
One of the best in electronic music!
Born: January 17, 1969 in Breda, The Netherlands
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s