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Niki Nana
Yanni
Niki Nana
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Unlike anything else in his discography, Niki Nana could be fairly described as Yanni's idea of a party album. Buoyant, tropical, and well-intentioned, Yanni apparently yearns for this music to inspire humankind to latch o...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Yanni
Title: Niki Nana
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Private Music
Release Date: 8/24/1989
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Meditation, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 010058205623, 010058205616, 010058205647, 4007192602087

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Unlike anything else in his discography, Niki Nana could be fairly described as Yanni's idea of a party album. Buoyant, tropical, and well-intentioned, Yanni apparently yearns for this music to inspire humankind to latch on to its hips and form an intercontinental conga line that snakes its way around the globe. "Niki Nana," the liner notes inform us, means "We're one," and who could fault such a notion or question Yanni's sincerity? It's just that the music is so... different. Not necessarily bad, but certainly different. Bright, bouncy, and liberally adorned with horn and vocal accents, each piece except "First Touch" and "Quiet Man" is a clear departure from the regal romanticism customarily associated with the keyboardist. --Terry Wood

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Yanni is Unbelieveable!!!
joymukherj@aol.com | Columbus, Ohio USA | 02/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although Niki Nana is not much seintillating as other Yanni albums,"Someday" is really Unbelieveable!!!! This track is really worth a million. I think,it shows some of the finest sounds Yanni has ever created. Go and buy this album,"Someday" will really touch your heart."
Someday...
Kevin | Indianapolis, IN | 01/23/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Yanni, in his first album Optimystique, 'created' a sound known the world over. Unfortunately, that sound was a blatant ripoff of the artist Styx. Yanni changes style from his prior albums in Niki Nana. The sound here is much more synth-orchestral - something Yanni and many other people thought had never been done before.

Some of the reviewers here have been lauding the track "Someday" from this album. With a quick listen to Jean-Michel Jarre's Revolutions album, released a year before Niki Nana, one will find a song that is almost exactly the same as "Someday" entitled "Computer Weekend". Both tracks start off with a water crashing sound, then to an upbeat synth ballad with very similar rhythms. The sounds and rhythm work well for both artists, but I would be very surprised if Yanni didn't based the song off Jean-Michel Jarre's work."
Varied sounds, New experiment
Kevin | 11/18/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Niki Nana" starts the variation in Yanni's sounds with an incorporation of new instruments other than the piano and synthesizer, most notable of which are saxophone and strong drum beats. The song "Niki Nana", I believe, is the first vocal music recorded by Yanni. This album is great, but slightly less scintillating than other Yanni albums."