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Album Review

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.

Customer Reviews

Good, but there's much better music out there

I'm not as big on Yanni as I once was back in the day. Maybe because a whole new generation of instrumental music is available that in my opinion is far superior. But there are still a few Yanni pieces that I love - One Man's Dream and In the Morning Light are two of them. His best album is Live at the Acropolis. With each instrument of the orchestra individually mic'd, it is a masterfully sweeping and stirring listening experience. If you're a fan of orchestral music, you will love that one. Also check out some composers like Jan A.P. Kacamarek, Ludovico Einaudi and a new favorite of mine that I recently stumbled across, "Beginnings" by Josh Kramer. These are full of passion, more so than the album I'm currently reviewing.

Love it!

In my classroom we listen to Someday when we clean up. This song gives me such a great feeling I love it!

The Very Best Of Yanni!



Born: November 14, 1954 in Kalamata, Greece

Genre: New Age

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Of the artists who rose to popularity as part of the new age music boom of the 1980s and '90s, few (if any) enjoyed greater or more lasting success than Yanni. Composing and performing instrumental music with a pronounced sense of drama, dynamics, and romanticism, Yanni broke through to a significantly larger audience than his peers, thanks to adult alternative radio airplay and a commanding performance style that attracted fans through frequent appearances on public television as well as world-wide...
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