Tiësto*Parade Of The Athletes

Label:Magik Muzik – Magik Muzik CD 04
CD, Album, Mixed
Style:Trance, Progressive Trance


Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
2Breda 8pm (DJ Montana Edit)
RemixDJ Montana
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
3Ancient History
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
7Olympic Flame
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*, Daniël Stewart, Geert Huinink
8Lethal Industry
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
9Coming Home
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*
10Adagio For Strings
Composed BySamuel Barber
Producer, Arranged ByTiësto*
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*, Daniël Stewart, Geert Huinink
12Forever Today
Written-By, Composed ByTiësto*, Daniël Stewart, Geert Huinink

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Comes with an outer slipcase.

The CD contains 8 completely new tracks specially made for Olympic Opening Ceremony Athens 2004 and 4 well known tracks.

"Ancient History" is a free interpretation of "Zanaradikos" by Thrace.
"Traffic" contains a sample from "Psykofuk" by Sean Deason.
"Athena" is an interpretation of Albonini's "Adagio in G Minor".

(c) 2004 Magik Muzik/Black Hole Recordings

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 8715197080361
  • Barcode (Text): 8 715197 080361
  • Rights Society: Biem/Stemra
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): MM CD 04
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): MM CD 04 #4 ODR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LV51
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI ZM01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): MM CD 04 #5 ODR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI LV51
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI ZM03
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): MM CD 04 #3 ODR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI LV51
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): MM CD 04 #8 ODR
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI LV51
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI ZM03

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Parade Of The Athletes (CD, Mixed, Mediamotion)Nebula, Nebula, EMINebcd9011, nebcd9011, 5050072602423UK2004
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Parade Of The Athletes (4×LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, White)Magik MuzikMagik Muzik LP 04Netherlands2004
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Parade Of The Athletes Vol 1 (2×12")Nebula, Magik Muzik, VirginNEBT 9011UK2004
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The Parade Of The Athletes (CD, Mixed, Promo)NebulanoneUK2004
Parade Of The Athletes (CD, Mixed)Vale MusicVLCD 322-1Spain2004



  • vinerower's avatar
    Edited 1 years ago
    The best "artist album" of Verwest's career, albeit doubling up as a greatest hits compilation. This isn't a problem, as some of the older tracks are re-worked to good effect, and one that isn't (Forever Today) is an appropriately epic set closer. The overall feel is impressively monumental and Olympian, and the trajectory of the mix evokes a 400m final under floodlights. You can almost feel the spirit of Vangelis in the torchlit Athens night, inspiring the epic "Heroes" (the best track on the album), while "Victorious" (the second best track) is the epitome of Tiësto's own style.

    The album - in its artwork and song titles - is also a tribute to Greece, 2004 was probably the best year in the country's recent history, featuring both a triumphant Olympiad and a famous victory at the European football championships. This record is a fitting soundtrack to Greece's modern annus mirabilis. The actual DJ set was considerably longer than this album, and didn't follow the same track sequence. It has periodically been available in its entirety on YouTube, but (as of mid-2022) this doesn't seem to have been the case for several years.

    Of course, how much of this Tiësto actually wrote or produced is open to question - one suspects that Mr Reijers-Fraij deserves the lion's share of the credit - but if you can put that discussion to one side, there is a lot to enjoy here and very little filler. This is a great album.
    • jpjm's avatar
      Edited 4 years ago
      Just realized Coming Home is a remix of the DJ Jan & Christophe Chantzis Mix of Theme From Norefjell. Mind. Blown.
      • xtraterrestrial's avatar
        Edited 10 years ago
        Arguably Tiesto's best work, Parade Of The Athletes is a good example of both progressive & old school uplifting trance and the album serves as a testament to Tiesto's skill as a trance producer. The production quality on some tracks leaves a little to be desired, but overall the album is quite enjoyable. Key tracks on this album are Traffic (modeled off of Sean Deason's "Psykofuk"), Athena, and of course, the unforgettable anthem Forever Today. It's a real shame he doesn't make stuff like this anymore.
        • youri22's avatar
          This is a Legendary masterpiece ! the best trance album of all time.
          classical music and trance music is an epic match !
          • alby88kk's avatar
            I think that this is one my favourite album of all music! Tiesto has been able to mix together classic music and electronic music in a work of high complexity and consistency( and sorry if it isn't enough): great instrumental parts and beautiful melodies used in the best way. 90 minutes of music without stop! I read some comments that said: there was many dj that could do better! I know that there are many dj that could be very good, but... better? Them what would they do? 90 minutes of progressive house? 90 minutes of uplifting trance type: beat, melody,beat, melody, beat.....? I think that this is a masterpiece. This work is so underrated, and not only according to me. Tiesto was the only dj who had the right quality to do something appropriate. The olympic jury that has chosen tiesto was astonished by some of his works like "lethal industry" or traffic, and chose tiesto for that reason! Tiesto sometimes is underrated, and i'm not really able to understand why, and why from someone he is so criticize him in that way! I've listened some different artists that, yes! They make a really high quality music, but they have not the courage to change and make always something different: skill that tiesto have always had, and this makes tiesto really different from all the other artists, and i think that many people don't understand this, i really couldn't replace him with any other artist, i think that he will remains on the top of my favourites.
            • LordGross's avatar
              Edited 19 years ago
              I'm a great Tiesto fan, I have lots of his releases, also in-group ones and I must say that this album doesn't astonished me with anything, to be honest it's boring. For example I could listen to Magiks ans ISOS all day, but POTA - no way, new tracks aren't much interesting I think, maybe "Heroes" a bit, of course the classic ones rock, and the last one from "Just Be" rescues the overall view from very bad to medium ;) Peace


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