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Tiësto - Parade Of The Athletes

Release Date
10 x50 Kontor Records 15 October 2004
19 x50 Magik Muzik 7 September 2004
95 x50 Nettwerk America 2 November 2004
99 x50 Electropolis 21 October 2004
107 x50 Playground Music Scandinavia 1 November 2004
117 x50 Nebula 1 October 2004
120 x50 Vale Music 21 October 2004
Unknown Bang On! 8 October 2004
Unknown Media Records 1 November 2004
138 x50 Avex Taiwan Inc. 1 November 2004
Unknown Dance Planet Ltd. 1 November 2004
153 x50 Edel Records 15 October 2004
Unknown Corporacion Discografica Iberoamericana 1 November 2004
Unknown Avex Asia Ltd. 1 November 2004
Parade Of The Athletes is a mix album by trance DJ/producer Tiësto made with the tracks he played at his live set performed at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece on August 13, 2004. This was the first time ever 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, 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 already released tracks ("Traffic", "Lethal Industry", "Adagio for Strings" and "Forever Today").

"Breda 8pm" is DJ Montana's edit of "Dallas 4PM" from Tiësto's debut album "In My Memory".
"Ancient History" is Tiësto's interpretation of "Zanaradikos" by Thrace.
"Athena" is Tiësto's interpretation of "Adagio in G Minor" by Albinoni.

The highest position it reach was the no.4 position in the Dutch album charts.

An unmixed version was also released.