Parade of the Athletes

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Parade of the Athletes
Compilation album by
Released7 September 2004 (2004-09-07)
LabelBlack Hole
Tiësto chronology
Just Be
Parade of the Athletes
In Search of Sunrise 4: Latin America
Parade of the Athletes: Unmixed
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly(C)[3]

Parade of the Athletes is a retrospective mix by Dutch DJ Tiësto of his live set performed during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece on 13 August 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 Adagio in G minor, a piece often attributed to Tomaso Albinoni, but actually composed by Remo Giazotto.

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
2."Breda 8pm (DJ Montana Edit)"6:43
3."Ancient History"6:06
7."Olympic Flame"5:34
8."Lethal Industry"4:36
9."Coming Home"6:28
10."Adagio for Strings"5:57
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 Reijers
    • "Breda 8pm" DJ Montana's edit of "Dallas 4PM" from Tiësto's debut album In My Memory.
    • "Ancient History" Tiësto's interpretation of "Zilevo Tou Stavraetou" by Rizitiko.
    • "Traffic" samples "Psykofuk" by Sean Deason.
    • "Athena" Tiësto's interpretation of "Adagio in G Minor" by Giazotto.
    • "Olympic Flame" Composer(s): Geert Huinink and Daniël Stewart
    • "Adagio for Strings"' Composer(s): Samuel Barber
    • "Victorious" Composer(s): Geert Huinink and Daniël Stewart
    • "Forever Today" Composer(s): Geert Huinink and Daniël Stewart

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Netherlands 2004 Magik Muzik Magik Muzik CD 04
14 October 2004 Magik Muzik LP 04
Spain 21 October 2004 Vale
  • CD
  • mixed
VLCD 322-1
  • 4 x vinyl
  • LP
  • Limited Edition
VLMX 1697-3
United States 2 November 2004 Nettwerk America
  • CD
  • album
  • mixed
0 6700 30393 2 1
Australia 8 October 2004 Bang On! CD BANGCD037
Mexico and Latin America 2004 Corporacion Discografica Iberoamericana
  • CD
  • mixed
Asia 2004 Avex Asia Ltd.
  • CD
  • mixed
Germany and Europe 15 October 2004 Edel
  • CD
  • mixed
0158472 KON
  • 4 x vinyl
  • LP
  • Limited Edition
Russia 2004 Dance Planet Ltd. CD DPCD029-04
United Kingdom October 2004 Nebula
NEBT 9011
NEBTX 9011


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