Parade of the Athletes

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Parade of the Athletes
Compilation album by Tiësto
Released September 7, 2004 (2004-09-07)
(see Release history)
Genre Trance
Length 72:25
Label Black Hole Recordings
Producer Tiësto
Tiësto chronology
Parade of the Athletes
Magikal Journey
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[3]

Parade of the Athletes is a retrospective mix by trance DJ/producer Tiësto of his live set performed during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece on August 13, 2004 (see 2004 in music). This was the first time that a DJ was asked to perform for a ceremony at the Olympics. Recognizing one of their own, the Dutch team came up to the booth while Tiësto was performing this set. All of the songs on this track are original songs composed by Tiësto except for "Adagio for Strings", which is his own remix of Samuel Barber's piece by the same name (the remix was also influenced by William Orbit's original electronic remix of the song in 1999), and "Athena", which is also a remix of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor.

The album contains 8 new tracks composed exclusively for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony, and 4 other well-known tracks ("Traffic", "Lethal Industry", "Adagio for Strings" and "Forever Today"). An unmixed version was also released.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Parade of the Athletes
No. Title Length
1. "Heroes"   8:36
2. "Breda 8pm (DJ Montana Edit)"   6:43
3. "Ancient History"   6:06
4. "Traffic"   4:13
5. "Euphoria"   6:05
6. "Athena"   6:17
7. "Olympic Flame"   5:34
8. "Lethal Industry"   4:36
9. "Coming Home"   6:28
10. "Adagio for Strings"   5:57
11. "Victorious"   4:38
12. "Forever Today"   7:06


  • Mastered By: Barney Broomer for Sonic One[5]
  • Written By, Composed By, Producer, Mixed By: Tiësto
  • Additional Producer: D.J. Waakop Reyers
    • "Breda 8pm" DJ Montana's edit of "Dallas 4PM" from Tiësto's debut album "In My Memory".
    • "Ancient History" Tiësto's interpretation of "Zonaradikos" by Thrace.
    • "Traffic" samples "Psykofuk" by Sean Deason.
    • "Athena" Tiësto's interpretation of "Adagio in G Minor" by Albinoni.
    • "Olympic Flame" Composer(s): Geert Huinink & Daniël Stewart
    • "Adagio for Strings"' Composer(s): Samuel Barber
    • "Victorious" Composer(s): Geert Huinink & Daniël Stewart
    • "Forever Today" Composer(s): Geert Huinink & Daniël Stewart

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Netherlands 2004 Magik Muzik CD, Mixed Magik Muzik CD 04
October 14, 2004 4 x vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Album Magik Muzik LP 04
Spain October 21, 2004 Vale Music CD, Mixed VLCD 322-1
Electropolis 4 x Vinyl,LP, Limited Edition VLMX 1697-3
United States November 2, 2004 Nettwerk America CD, Album, Mixed 0 6700 30393 2 1
Australia October 8, 2004 Bang On! CD BANGCD037
Mexico and Latin America 2004 Corporacion Discografica Iberoamericana CD, Mixed 2552-2
Asia 2004 Avex Asia Ltd. CD, Mixed AVTCD-95786
Germany and Europe October 15, 2004 Edel Records (Germany) CD, Mixed 0158472 KON
Kontor Records 4 x Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition Kontor409
Russia 2004 Dance Planet Ltd. CD DPCD029-04
United Kingdom October, 2004 Nebula Records 2 x Vinyl, 12" NEBT 9011
NEBTX 9011
CD, Mixed, Promo MX335917688d17


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