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Beautiful Things Single


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Andain's story is one of divine electronica, spine-tingling lyrics and considerable patience. Clubbers worldwide began to know their music as the euphoric backdrop to the best nights out after trance heavyweight Tiësto snapped up their very first track to license to his Search For Sunrise compilation. But Andain, the band, isn't a traditional dance act.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 13, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Robbins Ent. Llc
  • ASIN: B00011V00W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,504 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Photon Project Radio Mix
2. Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Mix
3. Photon Project Remix
4. Josh Gabriel Mix
5. Cor Fijneman Remix
6. Photon Project Dub

Customer Reviews

I like all 6 mixes but my favorite by far is the "Photon Project Mix".
angel1801
One of the best trance singles I have ever heard (Tijs and other top DJs concur).
Cenk Sumen
A quintessential track with outstanding female vocals and a smooth beat.
Soljk

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD
All I can say is Wow!! These guys are blowing up in the European underground scene, its about time they release an album here in the states (since all the members are from SF) This single is quintessential Andain.. Josh Gabriel's masterful production weaving in Penner's use of instruments and tempering his raw musical genius.. And then Mavie's voice!! It's bewitching. I can't get the song out of my head, and that's a good thing. I only hope we get to buy more soon (Everything I found online seems to be taped from shows with shoddy equipment)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I think the lyrics are about a girl commiting suicide, and realizing after that she made a mistake -- that there were still "beautiful things" for her to see in life, had she not given up -- the lyrics "now what do I do -- can I change my mind" seem to reinforce this. It's just a thought, either way, it fits. Dreamy, angelic vocals, and if you like 4 strings, and melodic trance with female vocals that are a little haunting, you'll like this quite a bit. Beautiful, and it's a shame that this is the exact polar opposite of what "american" radio and MTV is about now...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Trance VINE VOICE on July 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Andain's smash hit Beautiful Things has firmly established itself as one of THE trance anthems of the past 6 years. Tiesto and many other DJ's picked this track up very quickly, especially after her previous song, Summer Calling, was so good. There was a recent new track on Gabriel & Dresden's Bloom CD called Here is the House, but it couldn't possibly come close to this one. Her only other track I know of is the pop/chill tune called You Once Told Me, found on Chillout '05, which is actually very good as well. Aside from her awful lip-syncing performance on Tiesto's In Concert DVD, Andain's voice has been perfect for trance.

Unfortunately, one of the best versions of this song is not on here: Markus Schulz's Shadows of Coldharbour remix. It's on his Coldharbour Sessions CD. On this CD single, the best version is clearly the Photon Project Remix, with it's long, driving, and ever changing pace and beats. The 1st track, radio edit, is the slower, original version of the song, which is divine in it's own right. Some of the other remixes on here are not up to snuff, but with the normal version, and the Photon Project Remix, you can't ever go wrong.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By B. Son on July 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Beautiful song written and sung beautifully by Mavie Marcos, with lyrics that makes sense and stirs wonder. Then pulled off nicely by Josh Gabriel and David Penner. A trio that makes amazing tracks, that make up the wonderful group simply known as Andain. "Beautiful Things" is one of the VERY few electronic songs that have meaningful lyrics. And, a song that talks about something other than LOVE.

"Can I change my mind / did I think things through / It was once my life - / it was my life at one time"... "I forgot that I might see / So many beautiful things / I forgot that I might need / to find out what life could bring".

Gabriel & Dresden's remix of "Beautiful Things" is awesome. A great progressive track (G&D style), focusing on the vocals, and then building up with beautiful guitar melody, into strong string synth. A beautiful track that envisions the true meaning of the song.

The Photon Project Radio Mix is the shorter version of G&D's version (no clue why they call it the Photon Radio Mix, when it's obviously supposed to be G&D Radio Edit), just without the synth melody. It's probably just a mis-editing.

Photon Project's mixes on this single comprise of their remix and the dub, the dub which only uses one line of the acapella ("beautiful things..."). A great trance melody and song, but do not go well at all with the vocals.

Cor Fijneman is another trance remix with a somewhat interesting feel to it, but again, vocals do not go well at all. Fast beats with a lot of sounds do not go well with the chilled sounds of the vocals.

Josh Gabriel's remix is pulsating with beats and bass, progressive dance/funk... a great Gabriel track. But vocals for this track were just horrible...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Vega on November 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
...combination of wonderful uplifting beats (check the Photon Project Remix, it is simply perfect) and dark, hauntingly beautiful lyrics. One of my favorite trance tunes of the year. I think I never will get tired of this song. It's definitely a must-have if you're into melodic, vocal trance, or just trance, anyway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Baker on October 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is absolutely gorgeous and utterly enthralling from word one. It's one of those things you just come across by accident and are grateful that you did. Not only does "Beautiful Things" have an actual melody rather than a barrage of synthetic beats, it also boasts lyrics that are thought-provoking and artful. Refreshingly, the song seems to actually be about individuality and alienation instead of the usual bathetic warblings about love and empty joy that this type of music usually trades in. Perhaps best of all, we're blessed with a vocalist who's so compelling and sincere that you'll feel like she's singing you your own personal lullaby
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Static on February 2, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Andain's Beautiful Things is one of those obscure tracks that you just happen to stumble upon if you're lucky one day.

For all who love this single, check out DJ Tiesto's version of it on Nyarna. That was the first version of the song I ever heard, and to this day it is still the most beautiful.
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