Out There and Back

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Out There and Back
Out There and Back Cover Art.jpg
Studio album by Paul van Dyk
Released June 5, 2000 (2000-06-05)
Genre Trance
Label Vandit
Producer Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk chronology
Seven Ways
(1996)Seven Ways1996
Out There and Back
(2000)
The Politics of Dancing
(2001)The Politics of Dancing2001
Singles from Out There and Back
  1. "Another Way"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)"
    Released: 2000
  3. "We Are Alive"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME 8/10[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[5]
Mixmag 5/5 stars[6]

Out There and Back is the third studio album by Paul van Dyk. It was released in 2000 and is the first album released on his own Vandit record label. It can be seen as Paul van Dyk's breakthrough album. Several editions include a bonus CD.

The album is partially inspired by the science fiction film Contact (1997).

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Vega" (vocals: Natascha van Dyk) 6:03
2. "Pikes" 6:59
3. "Another Way" 5:24
4. "Travelling" 7:10
5. "Avenue" 7:29
6. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (vocals: Saint Etienne) 7:53
7. "Together We Will Conquer" (vocals: Natascha van Dyk) 7:23
8. "Face to Face" 5:43
9. "The Love from Above" 5:47
10. "Columbia" 5:03
11. "Out There and Back" 6:55
12. "We Are Alive" (vocals: Jennifer Brown) 6:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason (2000-06-06). "Out There and Back - Paul van Dyk". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ NME (Magazine) (6/17/00, p.42) - 8 out of 10 - "...If you've ever been within rump-shaking distance of a dancefloor, you'll know why this demands your respect..."
  3. ^ Rolling Stone (8/3/00, pp.52,54) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A soulful, perfectly sculpted work of epic trance..."
  4. ^ Q (8/00, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A crisp, precision-tooled work, which draws a line under ATB, Alice Deejay and similar evils done in the name of trance and starts afresh..."
  5. ^ Alternative Press (10/00, p.78) - 4 out of 5 - "...In its orchestration of (dancefloor) highs and lows, OUT THERE... is as functional as wheels."
  6. ^ Mixmag (6/00, p.168) - 5 out of 5 - "...A sleek, gleaming behemoth of an album, precision-tooled to deliver the most delirious highs imaginable but intent on finding new ways to do it..."

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