Kaleidoscope (Tiësto album)

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Kaleidoscope
Studio album by Tiësto
Released 6 October 2009
Recorded 2008–2009 in London, England; Las Vegas, USA; Breda, Netherlands
Genre Progressive trance, electro house
Length 73:54
Label Musical Freedom
Producer Tijs Verwest, D.J. Waakop Reijers-Fraaij, Stefan Engblom, Olle Cornéer, Danja, Frank E
Tiësto chronology
Elements of Life: Remixed
(2008)
Kaleidoscope
(2009)
Magikal Journey
(2010)
Singles from Kaleidoscope
  1. "I Will Be Here"
    Released: 28 July 2009
  2. "Escape Me"
    Released: 23 November 2009
  3. "Feel It In My Bones"
    Released: February 2010
  4. "Who Wants to Be Alone"
    Released: 5 March 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
AltSounds (80%) [2]
BBC (Negative) [3]
Pitchfork Media (3.8/10) [4]

Kaleidoscope is the fourth studio album by Dutch trance artist Tiësto, released on 6 October 2009 on Musical Freedom, Tiësto's new label in association with PIAS Recordings.[5] The album contains collaborations with Nelly Furtado, Emily Haines of Metric, Tegan and Sara, Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, and Calvin Harris among others.[6]

The album also features the song "I Will Be Here" with Australian dance act Sneaky Sound System, which was released as the lead single on 28 July 2009. The album entered the Dutch album charts at number 2. It also debuted at number 20 on the UK album charts and at number 5 on the Irish and Mexican album charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Kaleidoscope" (feat. Jónsi) Tijs Verwest, D.J. Waakop Reijers-Fraaij, Jón Þór Birgisson Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 7:36
2. "Escape Me" (feat. C.C. Sheffield) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, C.C. Sheffield, Nico Chiotellis Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 4:17
3. "You Are My Diamond" (feat. Kianna Alarid) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Kianna Alarid Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 4:10
4. "I Will Be Here" (feat. Sneaky Sound System) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Angus McDonald, Connie Mitchell Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Danja* 3:26
5. "I Am Strong" (feat. Priscilla Ahn) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Priscilla Ahn Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 5:39
6. "Here on Earth" (feat. Cary Brothers) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Cary Brothers Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 4:55
7. "Always Near"   Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 1:33
8. "It's Not The Things You Say" (feat. Kele Okereke) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Kele Okereke Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 3:14
9. "Fresh Fruit"   Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 5:23
10. "Century" (feat. Calvin Harris) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Calvin Harris Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Harris, Stefan Engblom*, Olle Cornéer* 4:42
11. "Feel It in My Bones" (feat. Tegan & Sara) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Tegan Quin, Sara Quin Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Danja* 4:52
12. "Who Wants to Be Alone" (feat. Nelly Furtado) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Nelly Furtado, Rick Nowels Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Frank E* 4:36
13. "LA Ride"   Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 4:13
14. "Bend It Like You Don't Care"   Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Engblom, Cornéer Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Engblom, Cornéer 3:23
15. "Knock You Out" (feat. Emily Haines) Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Engblom, Cornéer, Emily Haines Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Engblom, Cornéer 5:06
16. "Louder Than Boom"   Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Engblom, Cornéer Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij, Engblom, Cornéer 4:10
17. "Surrounded By Light"   Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij Verwest, Reijers-Fraaij 2:39
iTunes Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
18. "Organised Chaos"   5:12
19. "Bad Behavior" (feat. Dizzee Rascal) 4:29

(*) Additional production

In popular culture[edit]

  • Tiësto's songs "Louder Than Boom" and "Knock You Out", are featured in Tap Tap Revenge 3 for the iPhone/iPod Touch.
  • "Escape Me" and "Feel It in My Bones" were used in an episode of The Vampire Diaries.

Current US Sales stand at 84,000 as of May 2014

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[citation needed] 31
Belgian Flanders Albums Chart[7] 13
Belgian Wallonia Albums Chart[8] 9
Canadian Albums Chart [9] 6
Danish Albums Chart[10] 27
Dutch Albums Chart[11] 2
German Albums Chart[12] 61
Greek Albums Chart[citation needed] 11
Irish Albums Chart[13] 5
Mexican Albums Chart[14] 5
Polish Albums Charts[15] 17
Spanish Album Chart [16] 87
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 73
UK Albums Chart[18] 20
U.S. Billboard 200 [19] 59

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Tiësto - Kaleidoscope [Album] | Altsounds.com Reviews". Hangout.altsounds.com. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Music - Review of Tiësto - Kaleidoscope". BBC. 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Album Reviews: Tiësto: Kaleidoscope". Pitchfork. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  5. ^ www.linkingmedia.com. "Check out the full track listing for Tiësto's new artist album, "Kaleidoscope", set for release on October 6th!". Tiesto.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Sigur Rós's Jónsi, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke on New Tiësto Album". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Tiësto - Kaleidoscope". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Tiësto - Kaleidoscope". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  9. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tiësto - Kaleidoscope". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tiësto - Kaleidoscope". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  12. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Chartverfolgung - Tiesto - Kaleidoscope". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  13. ^ ">> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >>". Irma.ie. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Mexican charts portal". mexicancharts.com. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  15. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart" (in Polish). OLiS. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  16. ^ [1][dead link]
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tiësto - Kaleidoscope". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  18. ^ "UK Music Charts | The Official UK Top 75 Albums: Week of Mon 26 Jul - Yahoo! Music UK". Uk.launch.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  19. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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