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Optimystique
Yanni
Optimystique
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Originally recorded in 1980, this assortment of dated electronic music was rereleased in 1989 when Yanni's career was just starting to catch fire. Recognize it for what it is: an historical document, an audio time capsule ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Yanni
Title: Optimystique
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Private Music
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Meditation, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 010058205227, 010058205241

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Originally recorded in 1980, this assortment of dated electronic music was rereleased in 1989 when Yanni's career was just starting to catch fire. Recognize it for what it is: an historical document, an audio time capsule intended only for the most zealous of fans. It appears Yanni was in something of a Styx phase when he composed much of this music. It has its occasional charms, but they are sporadic. --Terry Wood

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From a more dynamic time
12/02/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Those who feel that Yanni is all new age fluff will be surprised by this album. Many of the cuts are very dynamic and moving. Almost Rick Wakeman inspired tracks. Sounding somewhat like sports show themes, the pieces are synthetic and dramatic."
Dated but for a reason
Michael D. Walker | Las Vegas. | 10/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was originally recorded in 1980 and reflects that time and technology. Also not mentioned anywhere in the liner notes is the fact that
several of these pieces were originally parts of rock songs from the band Yanni was in called CHAMELEON.

If you come to this album after having heard Yanni's more recent material, this will seem odd and definitely not up to snuff sound-wise.
But as a "document" of his early days and for any 1978-1984 Minnesota rock band or CHAMELEON fans out there, this will evoke some fond memories.

I do wish some of CHAMELEON's recordings were available on CD, particularly TECHNOCOLOR or the single of STRANDED.


Michael D Walker
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This album has one of my favorite songs of all time
J. Nixon | 03/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The whole album is really good. Some of his best work in my opinion. But Twilight stands above even the other tracks as an excellent song!

If you like his other albums, but think he is a bit on the light side, give this album a try. It's the most intense of his music."