Cirque du Soleil are revolutionaries in the performing arts world. They have stood up and presented something fresh and new to the world, the world loves them for it, as do I. Essentially, they basically mix together performing styles of all around the world and mix them with exciting new visions. The end product is a dazzling spectacle of circus, acrobatics, dancing, makeup, costumes, set, and lights. And of course, music. Though only the music is a poor substitute to actually seeing the shows, the composers have made a fantastic job of making sure the music can stand on its own. And not only stand on its own, but reflect the actual shows themselves through the music. While listening, you can almost see the complex makeup, and the flourishing colors. Indeed, one who knows nothing about Cirque du Soleil can certainly hear the colors of the music itself as expressed through instrumentation, harmony, pitch, melodys, and percussion. This is the best way to start listening to Cirque du Soleil. Simply buying one of their albums is great, but their shows are themed, thus there are a range of different sounds that you may not hear based on the fact you only have one album. This album combines their sounds into a rich mixture of tracks from their best shows. I reccommend this.