Paul van Dyk ‎– The Politics Of Dancing

Ministry Of Sound ‎– MOSCD24
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1.01 Ashtrax Digital Reason
Vocals – Ben Woods
1.02 Joker Jam Innocence 4:18
1.03 Private Taste First 1:41
1.04 Jimpy Feeling Good (Original Version) 2:53
1.05A Paul van Dyk Vega (Starecase Remix)
Remix – Starecase
1.05B Filmpalast I Want (Acapella)
Vocals – Broxette
1.06 Southern Comforter Another Late Thursday 1:41
1.07 iiO Rapture 6:15
1.08 Sipping Soma Superconcious (So Alive) 3:51
1.09 Timo Maas Killin' Me 4:06
1.10 Maji Na Damu B.W.Y (DJ 19 & H. Garden Remix)
Remix – DJ 19, H. Garden*
1.11 U2 Elevation (Paul Van Dyk Remix)
Producer – Brian Eno, Daniel LanoisRemix – Paul van Dyk
1.12 Paul van Dyk Autumn 5:54
1.13 Viframa Cristalle 5:30
1.14 Solicitous Furthermost 4:15
1.15 Subsky Four Days (Gil Remix)
Remix – Gil
1.16 Second Sun Empire 6:11
1.17 Paul van Dyk Out There 3:26
2.01 Sagitaire Shout, C'Mon (Coast To Coast Remix)
Remix – Coast 2 Coast
2.02 Mirco de Govia Epic Monolith 7:37
2.03 Ralphie B Massive 5:07
2.04 David Forbes Questions Must Be Asked 2:47
2.05 Way Out West Activity 3:36
2.06 Connector Interference 6:40
2.07 Blank & Jones Secrets & Lies (Solid Sessions Remix)
Remix – Solid Sessions
2.08 Lexicon 4 Reach Me 4:36
2.09 Jamnesia Reset 0:55
2.10 4 Strings Into The Night 5:33
2.11 Active X Let's Go 4:55
2.12 Signum In Progress 2:58
2.13 Walter & Gelder Section O 4:35
2.14 Solid Sleep Club Attack (Paul Van Dyk Remix)
Remix – Paul van Dyk
2.15 Guardians Of The Earth Starchildren
Vocals – Jes Brieden
2.16 Nu NRG Dreamland 5:42

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5026535503323
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): [Sonopress Logo] A-62500/ MOSCS24-1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): [Sonopress Logo] A-62501/ MOSCD24-2 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L0 30
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 07103
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 07100

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
108 402-2 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound 108 402-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
016627-4 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing(2xCass, Comp, Mixed) Magic Records, Universal, Ministry Of Sound 016627-4 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
7243 811997 2 5 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing - Vol.2(CD, Mixed, Comp) Ministry Of Sound, Virgin 7243 811997 2 5 India 2001 Sell This Version
2334-2 Paul van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing(2xCD, Mixed, Comp) Sum Records (2) 2334-2 Chile 2004 Sell This Version
33440113 Paul Van Dyk The Politics Of Dancing(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Bonnier Music, Ministry Of Sound 33440113 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version


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June 19, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
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.


June 24, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

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.


August 23, 2003

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.


May 5, 2002
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.