Voices

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This is a time when the title truly does say it all. Yanni's Voices finds the contemporary instrumental composer collaborating with singers for the first time, and if that wasn't enough of a risk, Yanni and producer Rick Wake picked four unknowns to contribute lyrics and melodies to existing pieces and new songs alike. Upon first glance, singing gives Voices the appearance of pop, and there are some tracks that are structured like pop in a way that Yanni's music rarely is, but this isn't greatly removed from the increasingly rhythmic worldbeat that he's made in the decade preceding this 2009 album. This still has a deliberately exotic, multi-cultural feel with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This is a time when the title truly does say it all. Yanni's Voices finds the contemporary instrumental composer collaborating with singers for the first time, and if that wasn't enough of a risk, Yanni and producer Rick Wake picked four unknowns to contribute lyrics and melodies to existing pieces and new songs alike. Upon first glance, singing gives Voices the appearance of pop, and there are some tracks that are structured like pop in a way that Yanni's music rarely is, but this isn't greatly removed from the increasingly rhythmic worldbeat that he's made in the decade preceding this 2009 album. This still has a deliberately exotic, multi-cultural feel with the emphasis on texture, not melody, so the singers -- Leslie Mills, Nathan Pacheco, Ender Thomas, and Chloe -- tend to fade into the tapestry, often to he extent that it's not immediately clear what language is being sung. This vocal transparency is not by accident, but by design, because this is still a Yanni album: he may have singers but he is the frontman, the man responsible for the form and feel of the sound. And Voices is surely an album where the sound, not the song, is a paramount, and that's what makes this first-ever Yanni album with singing not all that different from his other albums after all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087139681
  • Catalog Number: 000365900
  • Sales rank: 2,751

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Omaggio - Nathan Pacheco (4:36)
  2. 2 The Keeper - Leslie Mills (3:28)
  3. 3 Our Days - Leslie Mills (4:28)
  4. 4 Never Leave the Sun - Leslie Mills (3:56)
  5. 5 Before the Night Ends - Leslie Mills (3:55)
  6. 6 1001 (3:52)
  7. 7 Mas Allá - Nathan Pacheco (3:30)
  8. 8 Unico Amore - Nathan Pacheco (4:06)
  9. 9 Vivi il Tuo Sogno - Nathan Pacheco (3:38)
  10. 10 Orchid (4:14)
  11. 11 Set Me Free - Chloe (3:23)
  12. 12 Kill Me with Your Love - Chloe (3:33)
  13. 13 Mi Todo Eres Tú - Ender Thomas (3:24)
  14. 14 Ritual de Amor (Desire) - Ender Thomas (4:13)
  15. 15 Moments Without Time (3:51)
  16. 16 Nei Tuoi Occhi - Chloe (3:58)
  17. 17 Amare di Nuovo - Nathan Pacheco (6:23)
  18. 18 [CD-Rom Track]
Disc 2
  1. 1 Unico Amore - Nathan Pacheco
  2. 2 Kill Me with Your Love - Chloe
  3. 3 Change
  4. 4 Ritual de Amor (Desire) - Ender Thomas
  5. 5 Before the Night Ends - Leslie Mills
  6. 6 Amare di Nuovo - Nathan Pacheco
  7. 7 Mi Todo Eres Tú - Ender Thomas
  8. 8 The Keeper - Leslie Mills
  9. 9 Nei Tuoi Occhi - Chloe
  10. 10 Bajo el Cielo de Noviembreovember Sky]
  11. 11 Omaggio - Nathan Pacheco
  12. 12 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yanni Primary Artist
Leslie Mills Vocals
Nathan Pacheco Vocals
Technical Credits
Yanni Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Orchestration
Mark Russell Producer
Chris Pelcer Composer, Producer
Anthony Stabile Producer
Rick Wake Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Norman Moore Art Direction
Chris Bellman Mastering
Dave Scheuer Composer, Producer
Cesar Lemos Arranger, Composer, Producer
Karla Aponte Composer
Beth Broday Director
Fernando Osorio Composer
Roberto Murray Producer
Miklos Malek Composer
Leslie Mills Composer, Liner Notes
Silvio Richetto Engineer
Eric Sanicola Composer
Amber Cordero Producer
Whitney Padgett Cinematography
Matthew Levin Producer
Nathan Pacheco Composer, Liner Notes
Ender Thomas Composer
Colin O'Malley Orchestration
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing talent

    Yanni's incredible talent has brought us the music and now these talented vocalists add a new dimension. I am a fan of all Yanni's music and feel this is just another way to enjoy it. I highly recommend this album.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is absolutely wonderful!

    After seeing the performance, I had to buy the CD and it is worth its weight in gold! I love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful CD

    I love listening to this CD in the car. The music and voices capture my soul. Played loud or played softly in the background, it is lovely to listen to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yanni Voices

    Speak to me anytime, Yanni! This CD and DVD is amazing. It is one of the most enjoyable CD purchases in quite some time. The music is pure quality. Guess I can't say enough about it. I plan on purchasing additional for Christmas gifts this year. I want to give a gift that I think others will enjoy as much as I have enjoyed Yanni's latest work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "almost" great!!!

    I liked the music and the performances.
    I thought there was too much "talk" and "little" music!
    Would have given five stars if the actual concert was shown.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Yanni Voices - Incredible!

    Until you have sat out under the moonlight with your loved one and listened to Yanni Voices, you haven't experienced such deep, thoughtful and provacative voices and music. It gives Ravel's Bolero a run for its money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not what I expected

    When I heard that this cd was coming out, I was excited. I thought it would be interesting to hear words set to Yanni's music. I love his music and live performance.
    While it is a pleasure to listen to; I find that I don't play it often. I seem to prefer my Yanni...without words !

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    After attending a live concert I purchased this CD. I could listen to it all day- I think Chloe and Nathan are just amazing, but all four singers are really entertaining.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!

    EXCELLENT merging Yanni's arrangements with the SOUL voices of these 4 new stars is BEYOND words!!!A TREASURE for us all!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Excellent!

    Beautiful music with beautiful voices, who can ask for more?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VOICES by Yanni

    A great CD of Yanni. It is music that you can listen to
    over and over. Great to put on after work and listen to
    and relax. The music is almost messmerizing. I would
    reccomond this CD to people of all ages. I hope that
    everyone will enjoy it as much as I have. It sure takes
    your worries away while you listen to the songs.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Love Love Love

    I first saw Yanni and his amazing group of singers on PBS. They were just amazing. I was not able to get their music that evening but when I saw that I would be able to purchase it through Barnes & Noble I was thrilled.
    This CD is just as wonderful as when I first heard it on TV if not more. I look forward to the next Yanni project as I know it will be just a wonderful as all his other endeavours.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    RELAXATION PLUS

    I have always loved Yanni's recordings, so I was somewhat hesitant to buy his new CD, because he has always been a solo pianist. However, the quality of Yanni remains. The singers are excellent, the music is excellent. The entire CD is very well down, relaxing and soothing. I love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    EXCELLENT MUSIC AND VOICES!!

    Yanni has chosen some beautiful voices for his new album and his music is so wonderful as usual. I went to the concert and listening to this brings back the beautiful memories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yanni Voices Is Fantastic

    I saw the Yanni Voices concert on PBS and I knew I had to own the CD. The tracks with Nathan Pacheco are amazing. His voice is pure and beautiful. I especially love Omaggio. I play that track over and over again. Not only is the singing amazing, but the accompanying orchestration is breath-taking. Another favorite is Ritual de Amore by Ender Thomas. The Latin pulse is strong and in my opinion, sexy.

    I am impressed with the work Yanni has created and the raw talent of these four new performers.

    I was not overly impressed with the Bonus CD. I watched it all the way through, but probably will not watch it again. It could have had more tour highlights shown.

    I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who likes Yanni or anyone who likes music. A slight word of "caution" -- about half of the songs are not in English. I have no idea what the songs are saying, but are beautiful all the same.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    New Side of Yanni

    I have been a fan of Yanni since his first dedut preformance when he was first introduced by Linda to the public. Although his albums are slow but steady in their introduction, they are well worth the wait. His style is vast and always exciting. This newest concert introduces words to the music that we have come to recognize Yanni with. Beautifully preformed. With a love and passion that will jump out of the TV or Speakers when you are listening. There is no doubt that this was a total joy to make.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best work to date!

    Yanni mentors 4 young singers and these are some of the songs that are performed at the concert to introduce these magnificent artists. You will be stunned by the talent these young people have and want to listen to this CD over and over and over again!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing Yanni

    I have all of Yanni's music and love every bit of it. This CD is a bit different as voices are added to some of Yanni's most popular compositions. For me having voices takes away some of the magic when lisening to his music. It took me a few times of listening to get used to this different style, but find I love it just as much as anything else Yanni composes.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Yanni Voices is so special

    Yanni gives voice to his music in such a special way. This is a CD that will be played over and over again. It is so refreshing to hear such special "music" and young people "singing" it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yanni - Voices

    I was so glad to have a new album from Yanni. There has never been a better one than this one. I cannot wait for the DVD of the total performance.

    The music and the soloists on this album are simply wonderful. They have taken Yanni's music to a higher plane. I have almost worn the CD out already.

    I would recomment it to anyone who is a Yanni Lover and even if not for the soloists he has chosen for this album. They are all great singers in their own ways.

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