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Devotion: Best of Yanni
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
For nine of this compilation's 15 tracks, Devotion dips into two of Yanni's quieter recordings, 1992's Dare to Dream and 1993's delicate In My Time. Those selections, intermingled with an assortment of the keyboardist's mo... more »
For nine of this compilation's 15 tracks, Devotion dips into two of Yanni's quieter recordings, 1992's Dare to Dream and 1993's delicate In My Time. Those selections, intermingled with an assortment of the keyboardist's more dynamic works ("Santorini," the ubiquitous "Within Attraction"), create a generally satisfying survey of Yanni's first seven albums. (Niki Nana and Optimystique are not represented here, which is a plus.) The claim, as stated on the CD's packaging, that this is the best of Yanni is a stretch, but the package does offer a decent overview of his work, with a tilt toward his gentler side. "The End of August" and "Marching Season" are presented as performed in concert at the Acropolis. --Terry Wood
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My best rating ever - 54 THUMBS UP!
YANNI'S #1 FAN | Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, Earth. | 01/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been an avid Yanni fan since I first became old enough to listen to music. I must say though, this CD is by far the most awe inspiring collection of musical brilliance I have ever encountered! I own at least three copies of each of his CD's, and eight copies of DEVOTION: THE BEST OF YANNI. Listening to Yanni's music has really put things into perspective for me, and has improved my life holistically! I recommend this CD for anyone who has ears!"
Nice Contrast to a Turbulent World
J. McAndrew | USA | 07/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This music sooths, when most of the world is loud. It heals when much of our environment is harmful. Creative music, very inventive! Another five star CD from our friend Yanni!!"
Yanni, best new age musician?
Music Lover | india | 03/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""An ordinary musician creates music,a master musician creates gaps"
The gaps make you blissful and ecstatic.What is this album called debotion? .It is a course in self love.As you begin to like this songs, you will pride yourself on giving to yourself such a wonderful gift.
1- Once upon a time - One of the best.Very joyous 10/10
2- Within attraction - A somewhat jungle kind of feel 7/10
3- Song for Antartica - Very very beautiful 9/10
4- Aria - A very beautiful song but lacking the joy of song for Antartica.NEvertheless,fantastic song 8/10
5- Love for Life - Best of the best.So so beautiful,so so poignant.Sorry, but i am too small a person to judge the genius of yanni. 10/10
6- Reflectins of Passion - Very very beautiful,very very melodious.A very beautiful flower in the bouquet of devotion. 9/10
7- To take.. to hold - Are you kidding,me comment on this song?.I have only one word to say- one of the best piano pieces in the history of music.The zenith of poignance,the climax of emotion 10/10
8- Flight of fantasy- Another great melody.The msot melodious song in the album 9/10
9- To the one who knows- You might as well float with this song cuz this song is just like a river.very harmonious 9/10
10- The end of august - beautiful,just like a lady.A charm of her own.A grace of her own 8/10
11- Marching season - Indescribable,immeasurable.I don't understand whether this song belongs in this album or not.
12- Santorini - Great for dancing,fast paced with a melody of it's own.Simply excellent
13- Nice to meet you- this music takes you to cloud nine.Great buildup,great twists & turns,yet the melody is intact 10/10
14- A night to remember - A music that brings you ecstasy.?Yanni msut have been in bliss composing this song.
Thank you yanni and thank you all of those who are reading my review