Flashback: Armin van Buuren - Shivers
Released in 2005, it was Armin's second artist album (his debut artist album 76 was released in 2003 and was nominated for a Dancestar Award for 'Best Debut Album' in the US). 'Shivers' features a variety of guest vocalists and producers including Dutch celebrity pianist and composer Jan Vayne, former Genesis (post-Phil Collins) singer Ray Wilson and Justine Suissa, who collaborated with Armin on his smash hit single from 2004, 'Burned With Desire.' Shivers was recorded primarily in Amsterdam, San Francisco (with Gabriel & Dresden), Miami (with Markus Schulz and Mic Burns) and New York (with Nadia Ali of iio). 'This album was a major step for me into full songwriting,' said Armin. 'I was a co-writer on most of the lyrics and was able to work in a variation of styles. Trance will always be the main thing but it brings in different elements when you collaborate with artists. It requires more attention to song structure than instrumental tracks. This is a work I'm extremely proud of.'
As flashback album of the week it's now available on iTunes for just €7.99!