Just Be

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Just Be
Studio album by Tiësto
Released 6 April 2004 (2004-04-06)
Recorded 2002-2004
Genre Trance
Length 78:47
Label Magik Muzik
  • Tiësto
  • DJ Waakop Reijers
Tiësto chronology
In My Memory
Just Be
Elements of Life

Just Be is the second studio album by Dutch DJ Tiësto. It was released on 6 April 2004 in the Netherlands and 15 May 2004 in the United States (see 2004 in music). The album features BT, Kirsty Hawkshaw, and Aqualung on vocals. There is also a remake of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings". The album's singles were "Love Comes Again", "Traffic", "Just Be" (the title track), and "Adagio for Strings". The track "Sweet Misery" was originally written for Evanescence but it did not meet the deadline for the release of their album.[1]


The album begins with "Forever Today" which is composed of soft sounds of strings which includes a strong bassline later in the song. Its second track, featuring BT, is the second single from the album "Love Comes Again". The song uses Latin percussion sounds which are followed by BT's vocals. The third track is the uplifting "Traffic". Then he introduces his first work with Joanne Lloyd, titled "Sweet Misery", it is a chill out track with dark vocals and flowing synth lines, it is an unexpected break from the usually expected sounds of Tiësto. He continues by performing the title track of his previous album compilation Nyana.

Tiësto's first down tempo track in the album, "UR" features vocals of Matt Hales from Aqualung and was remixed by Junkie XL and released as a single with "A Tear In The Open" as its B-side. Another down tempo track in which Tiësto collaborated along half of Gabriel & Dresden, Josh Gabriel in "Walking on Clouds" and Kirsty Hawkshaw's vocals, the song was also released as an instrumental version. "A Tear In The Open" is played in track eight and was composed by Tiësto, Geert Huinink and Daniël Stewart. The title track "Just Be" features Hawkshaw again and became a successful song as it was included in Gabriel & Dresden's Nip / Tuck: Original TV Soundtrack. Then the final track of the album, "Adagio for Strings" begins with a hard bassline which builds up until the melodic breakdown rises. The sounds of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" have been featured in movies such as Platoon and on William Orbit's Pieces in a Modern Style album and was covered by Tiesto.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Tiësto, with additional production by DJ Waakop Reijers.[3]

Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Forever Today"
2. "Love Comes Again" (featuring BT)
  • Tiësto
  • BT
3. "Traffic" Tiësto 5:30
4. "Sweet Misery"
5. "Nyana" Tiësto 6:44
6. "UR" (featuring Aqualung)
  • Matt Hales
  • Tiësto
  • Naomi Striemer
  • Michael Scherchen
7. "Walking on Clouds" (featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw)
8. "A Tear in the Open"
  • Tiësto
  • Huinink
  • Stewart
9. "Just Be" (featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw)
  • Tiësto
  • Judie Tzuke
  • James Wiltshire
  • Hawkshaw
10. "Adagio for Strings" Samuel Barber 7:23
Sample credits[3]
  • "Traffic" contains a sample from the track "Psykofuk" by Sean Deason.
  • "A Tear in the Open" contains a vocal sample from the track "Vocal Planet" by Spectrasonics.



Chart (2004) Peak
Netherlands Album Chart 1
Belgium Album Chart 2
Germany Album Chart 51
Hungary Album Chart 21
UK Album Chart 54
Billboard Top Heatseekers[5] 11
Billboard Top Heatseekers (Middle Atlantic)[6] 4
Billboard Top Heatseekers (Pacific)[7] 7
Billboard Top Heatseekers (Mountain)[8] 10
Billboard Top Heatseekers (South Atlantic)[9] 9
Billboard Top Heatseekers (Northeast)[10] 9
Billboard Top Electronic Albums[11] 3

Release history[edit]

Region[12] Date[13] Label[14] Format[15] Catalog[16]
Netherlands 14 May 2004 Magik Muzik
  • CD
  • album
Magik Muzik CD 03
19 June 2007 Magik Muzik LP 07
June 2004
Magik Muzik LP 03
United Kingdom 17 May 2004 Nebula
  • CD
  • album
14 May 2004
  • 2 x vinyl
  • 12"
NEBT 9010
  • 2 x vinyl
  • 12"
NEBTX 9010
United States 1 June 2004 Nettwerk America
  • CD
  • album
0 6700 30364 2 9
  • 4 x vinylLP
  • limited edition
0 6700 30378 1 5
Taiwan 20 April 2004 Avex Asia Ltd.
  • 2 x CD
  • album
  • 2 x CD
  • album
Spain 20 May 2004 Vale Music
  • CD
  • album
VLCD 297-1
Japan 16 April 2004 Superb Tracks
  • 2 x CD
  • album
  • copy protected
Switzerland June 2004 Sirup
  • CD
  • album
Romania 14 May 2004 NRG!A
  • CD
  • album
Australia 7 June 2004 Bang On!
  • CD
  • album
Germany and Europe 2004 Kontor
  • CD
  • limited edition
  • CD
  • limited edition
  • DVD
Edel Records (Germany)
  • CD
  • album
0154992 KON
Poland Magic Records
  • CD
  • album
Russia Dance Planet Ltd.
  • CD
  • album
  • enhanced
  • dance planet edition
Germany (only)
  • none
  • Black Hole DVD 02/1

Just Be: Train Tour[edit]

The Just Be: Train Tour is a Tiësto tour in support of his album Just Be. The event began in Breda, on Thursday, May 20, Ascension Day; Tiësto was honored by the mayor of The Hague as an officer of the Royal-Nassau.[17] At 11:00 AM, everyone is on board and Tiësto's special train leaves from platform 1 to the first stop, Eindhoven. He is driven by a car with blacked out windows and escorted by two policemen on motorbikes, then he arrives at a stage built on a huge trailer of a truck housing with a huge sound system. Disc jockey Barry Paff from Radio 538 is says Tiësto will be there in five minutes. He finally appeared on stage and began spinning "Traffic", followed by his first single from Just Be, "Love Comes Again". He finishes his presentation and goes back to the train station toward his next stop in Utrecht. Utrecht is a small town for press purposes only, no one thought that he would play in there, but some people began to gather, as if the rumors were being spread, even though people started to realize about what was going on, Tiësto still played. Then he went back to the station to his final destination, Amsterdam. Some parts of the train were mini-discos complete with a bar and a sound system while others were relaxing zones to sit down and chat with other fans. It also makes for great pump up music. Amsterdam is also the location for the last promotional stop and the official release party which will take place later that same night at the Heineken Music Hall. It's a venue that was nominated for the highest prize in the concert industry for the third consecutive time that year. Tiësto hosts his official release party which featured a set along with a special live PA by Kirsty Hawkshaw, and support from Black Hole Recordings' deejay's Cor Fijneman, Ton T.B., Mark Norman, Montana and Le Blanc.[18]

See also[edit]