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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Yanni's gargantuan popularity unfortunately makes him an easy target for those who see his orchestrally inspired works as glorified musical wallpaper. But if they'd listen for the whole picture before judging, it would be clear that he brings classically influenced symphonic qualities to modern instrumental music; it's highly charged film scoring, only without the movie. The musical images comprising Tribute and the photos in the packaging come from the famous places that not only inspired it but at which it was performed: India's Taj Mahal and China's Forbidden City. While conventional string and brass instruments lead the way, Pedro Eustache's bamboo sax and Doodook ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Yanni's gargantuan popularity unfortunately makes him an easy target for those who see his orchestrally inspired works as glorified musical wallpaper. But if they'd listen for the whole picture before judging, it would be clear that he brings classically influenced symphonic qualities to modern instrumental music; it's highly charged film scoring, only without the movie. The musical images comprising Tribute and the photos in the packaging come from the famous places that not only inspired it but at which it was performed: India's Taj Mahal and China's Forbidden City. While conventional string and brass instruments lead the way, Pedro Eustache's bamboo sax and Doodook and the gypsy-flavored lead violin of Karen Briggs supply appropriate dashes of Eastern culture. "Waltz 7/8" combines the traditional western rhythm scheme with Eustache's exotic flute improvisation. As always, Yanni plays keyboards, but he's more a ringmaster/conductor of an inspiring, symphonic brew that includes gospel and flamenco with rousing vocals and an accompanying guitar textured over a mid size string section, powerful violin/funky sax duets the core of the seven-minute "Renegade", improvisational trumpet "Dance With a Stranger", and an intoxicating weave of an orchestra with upward climbing operatic voices. Yanni and friends tap on another culture on the closing track, the previously recorded African tribal piece "Niki Nana," which features Eustache's percussive flute and a hooky wordless vocal chant from a gospel-flavored, female choir. As we see from the other artists this month, there are many ways to build musical bridges between East and West; Yanni's approach is spiritual grandeur in a beautiful, theatrical setting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/1997
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384498122
  • Catalog Number: 44981
  • Sales rank: 11,899

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Deliverance (8:33)
  2. 2 Adagio in C Minor (3:50)
  3. 3 Renegade (7:14)
  4. 4 Dance with a Stranger (6:45)
  5. 5 Tribute (6:40)
  6. 6 Prelude (2:27)
  7. 7 Love Is All (5:25)
  8. 8 Southern Exposure (6:48)
  9. 9 Waltz in 7/8 (5:32)
  10. 10 Nightingale (5:44)
  11. 11 Niki Nana (We're One) (8:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yanni Primary Artist
Pamela Moore Violin, Choir, Chorus
David Hudson Didjeridu
Karen Briggs Violin, Choir, Chorus
Catte Adams Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Rich Berkeley Trombone
Jennette Clinger Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Pedro Eustache Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Choir, Chorus, Multi Instruments, Bamboo Saxophone, Doodook
Ric Fierabracci Bass, Choir, Chorus
Cheryl Foster Oboe
Clifton Foster Concert Master
Ming Freeman Keyboards
Dana Hughes Bass Trombone
Vann Johnson Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Sayuri Kawada Violin
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar, Choir, Chorus, Charango
Joel Taylor Drums, Choir, Chorus
Luis Aquino Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Alfreda Gerald Vocals
Sarah O'Brien Cello, Celli
April Aoki Harp
John Krovoza Cello, Celli
Eugene Mechtovich Viola
Daniel Reyes Percussion, Choir, Chorus
Delia Park Violin, Choir, Chorus
Armen Anassian Violin, Conductor
Ann Lasley Violin, Choir, Chorus
Aleksandr Zhirov Cello, Celli
Neal Laite Violin
Wil Logan Violin
German Markosian Viola
Jim Mattos French Horn
Julie Metz Violin
Cheryl Ongaro Violin
Gary Lasley Choir, Chorus, Contrabass (Vocal)
Doug Lyons French Horn
Kerry Hughes Trumpet
Paul Klintworth French Horn
Cathy Paynter Viola, Choir, Chorus
Lisa Pribanic Cello, Celli
Matt Reynolds French Horn, Choir, Chorus
Julian Hallmark Violin
Jeffrey Mark Silverman fender rhodes
Corinne Chapelle Violin
Beth Folsom Violin
Irina Voloshina Violin
Technical Credits
Yanni Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration
Norman Moore Art Direction
Ria Lewerke Art Direction
Chris Bellman Mastering
Richard Boukas Arranger, Orchestra Transcription
Jeffrey Mark Silverman Orchestration
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful and inspiring

    I am such a fan of Yanni's. I attended the 97 Tribute Tour in Charleston, SC. where I live. He was fasinating as was the whole group. On this CD, all of the songs he performed at that concert were done beautifully, he is such an inspiration to me, I love hearing him and watching him, a music genius he is. I listen to this CD most every night with my headphones before going to bed, I know every beat of every song and now for some reason I want to learn to play the keyboards. Maybe I will accomplish this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beyond beautiful

    the first time i ever heard Yanni it was when he came to tampa for the PBS station for this very album. i was about 12 when that happened. I am now turning 20 and to tell you the truth,this the best cd that i own in my possesions and also he still is today is my favorite artist and the only one who has touch me through music and saved my life.for that,whenever he comes to tampa,fl, i go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YANNI IS AMAZING

    This is definetly one of Yanni's best c-ds yet. This c-d celebrates different cultures, similar to his latest work, Ethnicity, and has many unique instraments that have great musical sounds to them. This is DEFINETLY worth buying!!!

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