Kaleidoscope (Tiësto album)

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Kaleidoscope
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Studio album by Tiësto
Released 6 October 2009
Recorded 2008–09 in London, England; Las Vegas, USA; Breda, Netherlands
Genre
Length 73:54
Label Musical Freedom
Producer
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. This album marks the change in Tiesto's style from trance towards more commercial house, dance and pop. 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" (featuring Jónsi)
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
7:36
2. "Escape Me" (featuring C.C. Sheffield)
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
  • C.C. Sheffield
  • Nico Chiotellis
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
4:17
3. "You Are My Diamond" (featuring Kianna Alarid)
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
4:10
4. "I Will Be Here" (featuring Sneaky Sound System)
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
  • Angus McDonald
  • Connie Mitchell
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
  • Danja*
3:26
5. "I Am Strong" (featuring Priscilla Ahn)
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
5:39
6. "Here on Earth" (featuring 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" (featuring Kele Okereke)
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
3:14
9. "Fresh Fruit"  
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
5:23
10. "Century" (featuring Calvin Harris)
4:42
11. "Feel It in My Bones" (featuring Tegan & Sara)
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
  • Tegan Quin
  • Sara Quin
  • Verwest
  • Reijers-Fraaij
  • Danja*
4:52
12. "Who Wants to Be Alone" (featuring Nelly Furtado)
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" (featuring 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" (featuring 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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