Global

At the dawning of 2002, German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk received word that all rights of his own productions, which for years had been associated with German imprint MFS, had reverted back to him.

At the dawning of 2002, German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk received word that all rights of his own productions, which for years had been associated with German imprint MFS, had reverted back to him. With this good fortune, the in-demand international DJ decided to revisit (and re-work) impressive moments from his decade-long career. The result is the sterling, continuously mixed Global, which includes anthemic tracks like "We Are Alive," "Another Way," and "Tell Me Why," as well as new material ("Animacion" and "My World"). A companion DVD offers a bird's eye view of the artist at work, working the turntables at events around the world. In addition to such bonus material as interviews with the artist and fans, the DVD footage is synchronized with a Dolby 5.1 surround sound live mix of the CD. An essential experience for hardcore fans and those still not convinced of van Dyk's power.—MP

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