Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
$5.97 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Amazon.com Add to Cart
$13.72  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Includes (What's this?)
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

The Beginning (Deluxe Edition) [Deluxe Edition]

The Black Eyed PeasAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Price: $13.17 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 5 left in stock.
Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 24? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 15 Songs, 1 Digital Booklet, 2010 $11.49  
Audio CD, Deluxe Edition, 2010 $13.17  
Vinyl, 2010 $20.36  

Amazon's The Black Eyed Peas Store

Music

Image of album by The Black Eyed Peas

Photos

Image of The Black Eyed Peas

Biography

In an era of an ever-changing music industry that's defined by diminishing expectation, where a "successful" career means having one, maybe two hit records; The Black Eyed Peas are a glorious exception. They have become one of the best selling, most popular and most innovative groups for over a decade. They have transformed themselves from a beloved backpack rap troop from the ... Read more in Amazon's The Black Eyed Peas Store

Visit Amazon's The Black Eyed Peas Store
for 71 albums, 14 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

The Beginning (Deluxe Edition) + THE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) + Monkey Business
Price for all three: $26.95

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 30, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B0042X90LG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,486 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Time (Dirty Bit)
2. Light Up The Night
3. Love You Long Time
4. Xoxoxo
5. Someday
6. Whenever
7. Fashion Beats
8. Don't Stop The Party
9. Do It Like This
10. The Situation
11. The Coming
12. Own It
13. The Best One Yet (The Boy)
14. Just Can't Get Enough
15. Play It Loud

Editorial Reviews

Deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks. 2010 release, the sixth album from the Grammy-winning R&B outfit. The Beginning is the follow-up to the group's blockbuster album The E.N.D. While the title of The E.N.D. was a play on words (standing for "The Energy Never Dies"), the new album's title, The Beginning, "refers to what is actually happening in the world right now," says will.i.am. "The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It's also about being experimental and taking songs we've liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats." In keeping with that manifesto, the first single from The Beginning is "The Time (Dirty Bit)," which is built around a sample from the classic 1987 theme from Dirty Dancing, ("I've Had) The Time of My Life," recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
(102)
3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the END but a Great Album December 10, 2010
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
If you're expecting the Peas to crank out more of the same stuff from the END then you will be disappointed. But, if you're like me and you appreciate when a talented band decides to create something new then you'll love the Beginning. Why do the Peas need another Boom Boom Pow? They've already done that. This is one of those albums that when you list to it the first time you say, "that was good." But, then you keep listening and the start to like it even more. I predict that these early reviewers will change their ratings once the singles from the Beginning start to top the charts.

Also, a word of caution about the Amazon 30 second samples -- They don't do any of the songs justice. True to Peas style, each song moves through a variety of beats, rhythms, melodies and sounds. The 30 seconds you get in the samples is only a small part of the song. For example, "The Time (Dirty Bit)" sample ends right before the song really takes off. If you judge the song by the sample you might be thinking that the Peas stayed up too late one night watching Dirty Dancing.
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Received February 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this as a gift for my daughter. She was very happy with it. I have had the opportunity to listen to it in the background from every room in the house for over a month now, and can say it really isn't bad. Most of the songs consists of pretty catchy beats, but that's mainly what I hear throughout the house; the bumping bass sounds. The music sounds very club-ish to me, but if that's the fad, who am I to judge? Overall, I can tell you I am not ready to sneak into my daughter's room to hide it away for a length of time to give myself a reprieve like some of the other music she listens too. I wouldn't consider it God's gift to music, but I wouldn't classify it as pure garbage either. I am sure that if you are a Black Eyed Peas fan you will like the album. If you are a casual listener, you will find yourself tapping your toe to a few of the songs. There is enough mixture to the CD to keep you from turning it off after the first 4 songs.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for your CD Jukebox !! December 1, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
These songs are just plain FUN !! With all the synthesizers synthing away, and the vocals simply dripping in electronic processing, if you're not dancing like a maniac to each & every beat, then you better CHECK YOUR PULSE ! I like this incarnation, because I've got a CD Jukebox, and I hadn't bought The E.N.D. yet, so this was a great way to get the hits from that album whilst finally ponying up for this one. By the way, I've made a nice cover for the Juke-and posted it here-it's got the graphics for both albums in one handy pic, so buy this CD and download the composite picture-load it into your CD jukebox-you're ready to party !
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is a CD release by the talented the Black Eyed Peas, titled "The Beginning". The CD is a relatively weaker release as compared with their releases in the past, with mega-hits including, "I Gotta Feeling", "Boom Boom Pow" & "Where Is The Love?" The album may please die-hard fans but others may better listen to this CD release first before buying (Electro-dance/pop album). The CD opens with an okay track, "The Time(Dirty Bit", an electro-pop song with samples from "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life". Other okay tracks include "Love You Long Time", "Xoxoxo", "Fashion Beats", "Don't Stop The Party" & "Best One Yet(The Boy)". "Do I Like This" is a rather weak electro-hip hop track. Notable tracks from this CD include "Light Up The Night", "Someday", "Whenever", "Just Can't Get Enough" & "Play It Loud". The rhyming is there, but the lyrics are not at all that inspirational. On listening this CD as a whole a few times, one gets the impression/feeling that it may well have been done in a hurry. The melodies as well as harmonies & choruses could/should have been better! The Black Eyed Peas are a talented bunch of a band, Will.I.Am a notable producer, have released a rather okay/good album "The Beginning", but they are not at their best. If you are a die-hard/fanatical fan, you will/may enjoy this CD. If you are an 'occasional' fan, rather listen to this CD before buying.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Disappointing! December 31, 2010
Format:Audio CD
On album number six, will.i.am and company fail to set the `bar high.' THE BEGINNING is arguably the quartet's worst effort. There is very little from `The Beginning' to make it truly stand out or shine like 2009's THE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies), which may be the biggest drawback of `The Beginning.' Even following up a well received effort, that is not the sole problem of `The Beginning.' For the most part, the Peas sound plain uninspired here and not even the enthusiastic european-pop dominate production work can save this effort. Fergie never sounds commanding, will.i.am is way too drenched in auto tune, and the rhymes are stupider than ever - but a `bad' stupid. Even first single "The Time (Dirty Bit" falls short, probably explaining the underwhelming opening of `The Beginning' (#6 on the Billboard Album Charts with only 119,000 sold). Sure, there is a chance that one of these rather uninspiring songs will launch into a `mega single' and the stupidity will captivate us all, but for now, this album just doesn't cut it.

"The Time (Dirty Bit)" liberally lifts off of "I've Had The Time of My Life," before breaking off into an electro-pop affair finding will.i.am changing "dirty bit." The track as a whole is `all over the place,' only coming together on the unifying hook ("I've had the time of my life, and I've never felt this way before, and I swear that it true, and I owe it all to you, you, you..."), which really makes no cohesive sense. At 5:00, the cut drags on too long and ultimately lacks true pizzazz.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good cd
Got this very quickly and price was competitive. Nothing to do with the seller but I guess I'm just bot the Black eyed peas fan
Published 6 days ago by R. Ferkingstad
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again....
The best! Every song is a hit. Now I am waiting on my DVD. Also Taboo's book Fallin' up is GREAT! This band is off the charts!
THank you Black Eyed Peas!!!!
Published 2 months ago by lilly barron
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SELLER
FAST DELIVERY, GREAT PRODUCT. I ONLY ORDERED IT FOR THE TRACK "SOMEDAY" FROM THE TOM CRUISE MOVIE WHICH WASNT ON THE SOUNDTRACK. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ed erwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome as usual.
Love these guys so glad for intelligent dance-able gotta be blastin' beats. Long live the PEPs. Long live the PEPs
Published 11 months ago by Magganini
5.0 out of 5 stars Dance Out Loud
One of my favorite modern rap/hip hop groups is the Black Eyed Peas. If you listen to top 40 at all from the past ten years you have heard many of their songs. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mark J. House
3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough variety
The BEP used to have a better mix of Fergie and will.i.am and the rest of the gang. Now it's just all will.i.am. What made the group successful was its unpredictability. Read more
Published 13 months ago by djer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was a gift and he plays it often. It was it good condition when I got it and still is.
Published 13 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars love it good cd
love it good cd it is a good dance cd and it came very fast and that is cool so.
Published 14 months ago by Ed
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Get Dat
This is my favorite album. It really speaks to me . I enjoy listening to it on walks. will.i.am is shakespeare renewed! applediapp is a hero to all with eye problems. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Evan
2.0 out of 5 stars Can the END be better than the BEGINNING?
Instead of making an entire album of songs with pretty much the same lyrics as the first track, they shouldve just released a single. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Emily E. Gaugert
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0x97929594)

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category

newbury_comics Privacy Statement newbury_comics Shipping Information newbury_comics Returns & Exchanges