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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Dare to Dream is Yanni's first new material in three years and finds the new age composer fitting his unflinchingly romantic arrangements into tighter song structures. The surging synth backgrounds, insistent piano lines, and general grandiosity that mark Yanni's sound are still intact. But tracks like "Love for Life" or "Nice to Meet You" harness that famously epic energy in smaller stables. This tactic works especially well on the latter track, which is led by the wail of an electric fiddle. Elsewhere, Yanni plucks the heartstrings with "In the Mirror" and "So Long My Friend" -- two weepy ballads that cascade like sheets of rain on a lonely city street. The seven-minute...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Dare to Dream is Yanni's first new material in three years and finds the new age composer fitting his unflinchingly romantic arrangements into tighter song structures. The surging synth backgrounds, insistent piano lines, and general grandiosity that mark Yanni's sound are still intact. But tracks like "Love for Life" or "Nice to Meet You" harness that famously epic energy in smaller stables. This tactic works especially well on the latter track, which is led by the wail of an electric fiddle. Elsewhere, Yanni plucks the heartstrings with "In the Mirror" and "So Long My Friend" -- two weepy ballads that cascade like sheets of rain on a lonely city street. The seven-minute "You Only Live Once" becomes the only really epic piece on Dare to Dream, and it's pleasant enough. However, it illustrates the main drawback to Dream, which is Yanni's reliance on the shifting sands of synthesizers to do his bidding. As his rousing 1990 live collaboration with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra proved, live instruments only accentuate the humanity of Yanni's music instead of deadening it like his fleets of keyboards have a tendency to do. This is a minor issue, though. Since artificial instrumentation has always been part of Yanni's highly successful sound, fans of the composer likely won't be put off by their prominence here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972664620
  • Catalog Number: 726646
  • Sales rank: 2,742

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Once Upon a Time (3:53)
  2. 2 A Love for Life (5:10)
  3. 3 Nice to Meet You (5:38)
  4. 4 So Long My Friend (3:50)
  5. 5 You Only Live Once (7:22)
  6. 6 To the One Who Knows (5:39)
  7. 7 Face in the Photograph (3:49)
  8. 8 Felitsa (4:47)
  9. 9 Desire (5:02)
  10. 10 Aria (4:00)
  11. 11 A Night to Remember (5:48)
  12. 12 In the Mirror (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yanni Primary Artist
Charlie Adams Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Electric Drums
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Technical Credits
Yanni Composer, Producer, Engineer
Malcolm McLaren Concept
Chris Bellman Mastering, Concept
Jeff D. Klein Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent CD

    This was the first Yanni CD I purchased years ago. I had lost it and was very happy to find that it was still available. Anyone who enjoys New Age music will most definitely enjoy this CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Quality Music

    Yanni's music is always dreamy and relaxing. Some of his songs on this album have been used in other CD's-"Once Upon A Time", but are his best. I never get tired of listening to the changing rhythm's. His latest CD-Voices-is beautiful along with his new image.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    This CD is awesome. I walk walk with this CD all the time. It sooo Good. If you have never heard yanni, buy this CD. It is worth the money.

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