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The very best of Yanni
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Publication Information:
New York : Private Music, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
New Age music.

Compact disc.
Aria (3:58) -- Looking glass (6:35) -- In the morning light (3:49) -- Marching season (5:34) -- Swept away (4:41) -- One man's dream (2:43) -- The mermaid (3:46) -- To the one who knows (5:39) -- Santorini (4:34) -- Acroyali (5:05) -- In the mirror (4:07) -- Someday (4:34) -- Flight of fantasy (5:41) -- The end of August (4:51) -- The rain must fall (4:36) -- Face in the photograph (3:47).
Subject Term:
Format :
Music CD


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NEWAGE .Y24 Compact Disc Central Library
NEWAGE .Y24 V XX(1115342.2) Compact Disc Branch Audiobook CD

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A handful of his millions of fans worldwide are bound to not have every big Yanni hit in their collection, and so this collection -- perhaps the final Private Music greatest-hits collection, because there have been various others -- certainly serves a functional purpose. Because of the seemingly simple compositional nature of his tunes and his intense showmanship, the Greek-born keyboardist has inspired his share of detractors, too. But these songs, from the classically inspired "Aria" (first heard on a series of British Airways commercials) to the exotic, Middle Eastern-flavored "Looking Glass" and lush, percussive "Swept Away" proves that if he's not the world's greatest technician, he can definitely write a strong melody. And that's what pop music is all about, so lighten up. The solo piano number "One Man's Dream" is now a precious new age classic, as is "In the Mirror." These tracks make the most emotional impact, even though most of the songs here that made him most popular are a bit more of the synth-created variety. If you are a big Yanni fan, check the track listing; chances are, you have all these songs somewhere else. Still, The Very Best of Yanni is a good primer on the man and his music. ~ Jonathan Widran