Paul van Dyk ‎– The Politics Of Dancing

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108 402-2 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound 108 402-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LP-125/2-01 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing (Disc Two)(CD, Comp, Mixed) Танцевальный Рай LP-125/2-01 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
7243 811997 2 5 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing - Vol.2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound, Virgin 7243 811997 2 5 India 2001 Sell This Version
7004712 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing(2xCD, Comp) ID&T 7004712 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
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MOSCD24 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound MOSCD24 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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tonumaa

tonumaa

March 16, 2014
referencing The Politics Of Dancing, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, 108 402-2
I hope they will release an unmixed version of this classic mix-album,
I give this a 4/5, however some tracks are pure gold
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

June 17, 2012
referencing The Politics Of Dancing, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, 108 402-2

I have never really seen the value in this mix. It doesn't achieve much and the track selection is subpar.
EpicForever

EpicForever

January 16, 2011
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Politics Of Dancing, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, 108 402-2

This is a very interesting compilation. One of the very first, or maybe even just first, where most of the tracks were little bit reworked or even totally remixed, before they were used in the mix. Same thing was done later, by Alexander Coe, better known as Sasha, on his "Involver" and "In2volver" and more currently by Alex MORPH on his "Hands On Armada". Different Discogs database entries has some small differences in mix names for some tracks and credits - look at Polish and German editions for example. Maybe it's a good place to explain some of these differences and add more details about the tracks that require this. If in text below states that "credit appears in booklet" it refers to edition that I own - an Italian edition, released by Wild! Entertainment. Please keep in mind that I am unable to determine if all editions have the same inlay notes.
CD1:
1. Ashtrax - Digital Reason - basically this is the Filterheadz Remix of this track, which is not even noted in booklet. It is also seriously edited by PvD.
2. Joker Jam - Innocence (Paul Van Dyk TPoD Remix) - version on this CD is little bit different than the one available on single (differences occurs in hi-hats, vocal effects). Remix credit doesn't appear in booklet nor on tracklist on backcover.
3. Private Taste - First - it's not exactly Original Mix - this was also edited by PvD.
4. Jimpy - Feeling Good (Original Version). Well, until now I thought this must be edited by PvD. I knew this track from a very old mp3 file, that was available at mp3.com when site was in its initial phase - full of totally free music. But some time ago I bought this CD: http://www.discogs.com/release/178735 and I had to change my words. Version used on "Soundworx" is exactly the same as used here, on TPOD. Then it's Original Version. We can say "final version" as probably the file from mp3.com was an unfinished, unmastered track.
5. PvD - Vega (Starecase Remix) - for example on edition that I own remix credit is noted only in booklet. Vocal from Filmpalast's "I Want" is strongly distorted by some studio effects. "Vega (Starecase Remix)" sounds also like later edited by PvD (bassline).
6. Southern Comforter - Another Late Thursday (Original Mix) - it is also seriously edited by PvD. He mostly edited bassline to let all the tracks has the same hypnotic feeling. Basically the bassline in this edit comes just from "Vega (Starecase Remix)".
7. iiO - Rapture - there's no note even in booklet that in fact it's just PvD edit of John Creamer & Stephane K's remix (as consciously revealed here by moonmaniac - see his original comment below). This edit was later released twice, as just "PvD Remix" on some unofficial vinyl releases and only in 2008 on official CD release ( http://www.discogs.com/iiO-Rapture-Reconstruction-Platinum-Edition/release/1241622 ).
8. Sipping Soma - Superconscious (So Alive) (Coast 2 Coast House Remix). Remix credit doesn't appear even in booklet of my (Italian) edition. It was also edited by PvD - he removed lot's of vocal parts and shortened track to keep only that most club-exciting parts. You can call it "Paul van Dyk Dub Edit" as vocals were mainly removed.
9. Timo Maas - Killin' Me - it's untouched Jan Driver Remix, taken from vinyl released in 2001. It wasn't edited by PvD. Remix credit doesn't appear in booklet or on tracklist on backcover.
10.Maji Na Damu - B.W.Y (DJ 19 & H Garden Slap Remix) - Remix credit appears only in booklet. It's just untouched track from B side of this release: http://www.discogs.com/Maji-Na-Damu-L3D-BWY/release/242113 . You can check there stream from Youtube with both A and B side. Remix title ("Slap Remix") isn't noted in booklet.
11. U2 - Elevation - it's of course just Vandit Club Mix of this track. Remix title isn't noted anywhere on the release. Don't confuse it with "Paul van Dyk Remix", which is separate track, available , together with Vandit Club Mix on some 12'' and 3x different Maxi CDs released by Island Records in Germany, USA and UK.
12. Paul van Dyk - Autumn - unreleased track by PvD. Available also on Blank & Jones "In The Mix (Volume 1). Discogs user moonmaniac suggests, that this is PvD rework of Chicane's "Autumn Tactics" and this is very likely that in fact this is PvD rework of "Autumn Tactics (The Thrillsekkers Remix)".
13. Viframa - Cristalle - it's just unedited Original Mix.
14. Solicitous - Furthermost - the version used here is Pure Pleasure Mix. It's little bit edited - Paul has shortened the part after breakdown, to keep main melody playing continuously. Note that bassline before breakdown comes entirely from Viframa's "Cristalle". Only after breakdown bassline is original.
15. Subsky - Four Days (Original Mix). It's incorrectly credited in booklet as "remix & additional production by Gilbert van Haasen". In fact it is Original Mix. It wasn't edited by PvD. Originally released on Sadie Records – Sadie 011 vinyl in 2002. Available digitally on "Dreamsounds 4", double CD compilation.
16. Second Sun - Empire (Paul van Dyk TPOD Remix) - this version differs from the one on single. Difference is for example in breakdown that occurs at 0:56 on TPOD compilation and on 1:56 on single version. Paul van Dyk isn't credited for remix in booklet nor on tracklist on backcover.
17. Paul van Dyk - Out There - it's just the same track as on "Columbia EP", but the volume is faded at the end.

CD2:
1. Sagitaire - Shout, C'mon (Coast 2 Coast Remix) - remix credit for C2C appears in booklet - also, it was seriously edited (especially bassline) by PvD (which - of course - isn't noted anywhere).
2. Mirco de Govia - Epic Monolith - my favorite track on this compilation, maybe just my favorite track of all time. It's Club Mix / Album Version but bassline is equalized in the beginning, and intro is little bit shortened. It's not Original Mix - this one appears only on Euphonic Records compilation "Positive Ways 2" and sounds completely different. Club Mix was released by Euphonic on vinyl and digitally, and by Xtravaganza on vinyl and CDM. Album Mix has longer intro. Album Mix is available on Mirco's first album ("Chronoscale") in two different versions - on CD, where intro is shorter and in digital form (WAV/mp3) where intro is longer. Digital version is available at Juno.
3. Ralphie B. - Massive (Paul van Dyk TPOD Remix). Another brilliant track. It's sad that this version is unreleased and available only here. I think it's the best version of "Massive". There's no credit for PvD for that remix - neither in booklet nor on tracklist on backcover. Paul played this version several times in his DJ sets - for example on Mayday in 2002.
4. David Forbes - Questions Must Be Asked - version used here is untouched Magica Remix, which isn't noted anywhere on the release.
5. Way Out West - Activity - another unmentioned slight Paul van Dyk edit (again the bassline).
6. Connector - Interference (Original Mix). Again bassline was edited by PvD.
7. Blank & Jones - Secrets & Lies (Solid Sessions Remix) - remix credit appears in booklet as "remix and additional production by Solid Session" (note the missing "s" in "Sessions"). Bassline was also edited here by PvD.
8. Lexicon 4 - Reach Me (Original Mix) edited by PvD - he removed vocals (and thus whole breakdown) completely, as there were licensing issues with them, later he edited bassline and added/changed some synths. It's another "Paul van Dyk Dub Edit" that was produced especially for TPOD compilation. This track is really rare because of mentioned licensing issues with vocal samples used in original version from vinyl. It got released only as test pressing / white label in some extremely limited amount, like 50 VLs.
9. Jamnesia - Reset - Paul van Dyk edit. PvD took the very beginning of the track and pasted breakdown right after it. Both excerpts are originally beatless - but on TPOD they are just layered on beats from tracks mixed behind - number 8 and number 10.
10. 4 Strings - Into The Night - just original instrumental mix.
11. ActiveX - Let's Go - used version is seriously edited Vank Remix. Bassline was totally changed by Paul van Dyk.
12. Signum - In Progress - edited by PvD side B from Signum's "First Strike" vinyl. Edit is less chunky and more smooth.
13. Walter & Gelder - Seven Of Nine. This is just error on original tracklist, similarly to CD1-15, where booklet lists incorrect remix credit for "Four Days". "Seven Of Nine" is side B of Walter & Gelder's single "Section O/Seven Of Nine", so someone has just switched vinyl sides when making tracklist. It seems it wasn't edited by Paul though. This was revealed by Discogs user indecentnoise (see his comment below). Thank you again!
14. Solid Sleep - Club Attack (Paul van Dyk TPOD Mix) - remix credit appears in booklet
15. Guardians Of The Earth - Starchildren - this is edited "Quasi-Dub", you can check here both vinyl versions, as someone has later added Quasi Dub on Youtube: http://www.discogs.com/Guardians-Of-The-Earth-Starchildren/release/120750 ). You will clearly notice, that Paul has completely removed main melody, which was little bit to cheesy to fit with rest of tracks on CD. PvD editing is most noticeable around 3:40 and 4:00 on TPOD version. So we have finally another "PvD Dub Edit".
16. Nu NRG - Dreamland - just original untouched version, but with removed last 30 sec. (outro).

So the full tracklist goes like this:
Disc 1:
01. Ashtrax – Digital Reason (Filterheadz Remix – Paul van Dyk Edit)
02. Joker Jam – Innocence (Paul van Dyk TPOD Remix)
03. Private Taste – First (Original Mix – Paul van Dyk Edit)
04. Jimpy – Feeling Good (Original Version) - not the PvD edit!
05. Paul van Dyk – Vega (Starecase Remix) / Filmpalast – I Want (Acapella)
06. Southern Comforter – Another Late Thursday (Original Mix – Paul van Dyk Edit)
07 iiO – Rapture (John Creamer & Stephane K Remix - Paul van Dyk TPOD Edit)
08. Sipping Soma – Superconcious (So Alive) (Coast 2 Coast House Remix – Paul van Dyk Dub Edit)
09. Timo Maas – Killin' Me (Jan Driver Remix)
10. Maji Na Damu – B.W.Y. (DJ 19 & H. Garden Slap Remix)
11. U2 – Elevation (Vandit Club Mix)
12. Paul van Dyk – Autumn (unreleased) OR maybe we should say: Chicane - Autumn Tactics (The Thrillseekers Remix - Paul van Dyk TPOD Rework)
13. Viframa – Cristalle (Original Mix)
14. Solicitous – Furthermost (Pure Pleasure Mix - Paul van Dyk Edit)
15. Subsky – Four Days (Original Mix)
16. Second Sun – Empire (Paul van Dyk TPOD Remix)
17. Paul van Dyk – Out There

Disc 2:
01. Sagitare – Shout, C'Mon (Coast To Coast Remix – Paul van Dyk Edit)
02. Mirco de Govia – Epic Monolith (Club Mix)
03. Ralphie B. – Massive (Paul van Dyk TPOD Remix)
04. David Forbes – Questions Must Be Asked (Magica Remix)
05. Way Out West – Activity (Paul van Dyk Edit)
06. Connector – Interference (Original Mix – Paul van Dyk Edit)
07. Blank & Jones – Secrets & Lies (Solid Sessions Remix – Paul van Dyk Edit)
08. Lexicon 4 – Reach Me (Original Mix – Paul van Dyk Dub Edit)
09. Jamnesia – Reset (Paul van Dyk Edit)
10 4 Strings – Into The Night (Original Instrumental Mix)
11. ActiveX – Let's Go (Vank Remix – Paul van Dyk Edit)
12. Signum – In Progress (Paul van Dyk Edit)
13. Walter & Gelder – Seven Of Nine
14. Solid Sleep – Club Attack (Paul van Dyk TPOD Remix)
15. Guardians Of The Earth – Starchildren (Quasi Dub – Paul van Dyk Edit)
16. Nu NRG – Dreamland

I hope you find it useful and helpful.

Edited & improved on 15-11-2015 and 30-01-2016. Revealed CD2-13 as "Seven Of Nine", thanks to Discogs user indecentnoise (see his comment below). Corrected typos, some minor text changes and background details added.
Later edited & improved on 01-09-2016, thanks to Discogs user moonmaniac (see below). Revealed iiO's "Rapture" as PvD rework of John Creamer & Stephane K remix plus suggestion for PvD's "Autumn" to be a rework of Chicane's "Autumn Tactics", most probably The Thrillseekers remix. Also some slight text changes and last typos corrected.
Iodine_Galaxy

Iodine_Galaxy

June 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing The Politics Of Dancing, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, MOSCD24
Simply brilliant compilation. A lot of work's been done and many tracks on the album are actually PvD's re-works. Such tunes as Blank & Jones - Secrets & Lies, Lexicon 4 - Reach Me, David Forbes - Questions Must Be Asked sound much better in PvD's versions.
superstardjtone

superstardjtone

June 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing The Politics Of Dancing, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, MOSCD24

There are some great tunes on this album, the best one being Nu NRG 'Dreamland', but it there is a lot of really boring progressive-ish stuff on here as well. Personally, I like my music to be euphoric, energetic or groovy and a lot of the tracks on here don't fit into any of those categories. I respect PvD and this album hasn't made me think of him as any lesser DJ but I think you've got to be really into his sound to properly enjoy this album otherwise you'll just skip through to the best bits.
paranoik0

paranoik0

August 23, 2003
referencing The Politics Of Dancing, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, MOSCD24

Paul van Dyk's first mix cd in years.. humm.. good enough?

Overall, there are loads of great tunes there, especially in the end of the first cd (Autumn, Empire, Dreamland) and the start of the second (Massive, Epic Monolith). But before buying this watch out for the fact not every tune was put here as originally they were made. Paul van Dyk 'reworked' a lot of the tracks. And while this concept may look nice, reworking the tunes to make them fit together, it ended up a disaster. You must really like the typical PvD bassline and beat, because you'll hear it from the start 'till the end (especially in the second cd). Also, some reworks take off some energy from some tunes, like in Second Sun - Empire.

It's a good cd for the sense that there are pretty nice tracks there, but the reworking thing just put me off. The middle part of the first cd is not so good, with some very commercial housy tunes. The only really special thing in this release is the end of that cd.
Vicks

Vicks

May 5, 2002
referencing The Politics Of Dancing, 2xCD, Comp, Mixed, MOSCD24
Politics of dancing is a great release, even though it is considered trance and progressive trance, there are some tracks that ar influenced by house and breaks. However I recommend it for those who think PVD is awesome.