Voices

Voices

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by Yanni
     
 
Revered for his sweeping symphonic pieces, intimate keyboard airs, and unforgettable musical themes, Yanni long resisted having vocalists reinterpret his music with lyrics. That is, until now with his premiere Disney Pearl album, Yanni Voices. More than two years in the making, Voices is without question Yanni's most ambitious project yet.

Teaming up

Overview

Revered for his sweeping symphonic pieces, intimate keyboard airs, and unforgettable musical themes, Yanni long resisted having vocalists reinterpret his music with lyrics. That is, until now with his premiere Disney Pearl album, Yanni Voices. More than two years in the making, Voices is without question Yanni's most ambitious project yet.

Teaming up with Grammy and Academy Award-winning producer Ric Wake, Yanni and Ric took on a mentoring role for this project, discovering and producing four young singers -- Nathan Paceco, Ender Thomas, Leslie Mills, and Chloe. "Ric and I knew," says Yanni, "if we could match the melodies with the right lyrics and voices, we would be adding powerful layers beyond the just the instrumental music, giving a re-birth to these compositions."

Pairing their vocal talents with his compositions, old and new, Yanni and Ric encouraged the four singers to write lyrics for the melodies that moved them the most. It proved a winning gamble.

The album also includes a DVD with tour highlights and a "making-of" video.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/2009
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050087139681
catalogNumber:
000365900
Rank:
11083

Tracks

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
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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Voices 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NE1956 More than 1 year ago
It's hard to wait for a new Yanni tour / CD but the waiting is always worth it. I just came from his site where I got a nice earful of what is on this new CD. His best, forever, are Tribute, If I Could Tell You and Ethnicity, all in 1st place. I've been a fan since the first song, back in the 80's. I will be 'until the last moment', and then eternally.
K_Vetrano More than 1 year ago
I can not find the right words to express just how beautiful the music is! The music is calming, romantic, inspirational and all around beautiful. There are some songs that are more opera-like (such as "Enchantment", one of my favorites on the CD). There are also wonderfully romantic love songs like "Change" and even songs with a bit of a Latin flair like the song "Desire (Deseo)". Some of my favorites from the CD (actually I do enjoy them all) are "Enchantment", "Adagio in C Minor", and "In the Mirror". "Enchantment" is my number one favorite. I must have listened to that song a dozen times already. It's one of my favorite CD's.
MurderousIntention More than 1 year ago
If you are the type of music listener who appreciates sumptuous sounds, Latin lyrics, soulful voices and an eclectic mix you will enjoy this latest Yanni CD. I am not familiar with all of Yanni's work, so this CD to me is new (I have read that it is a reworking instrumentally of some of his other works) but the voices are absolutely wonderful. This is definitely a CD that mature music listeners will appreciate.
lesleypeck More than 1 year ago
Yanni's newest CD is wonderful. Joining with 4 other artists he has created a work of art. Such relaxing music to listen to. I believe my fave is track 4: Never Leave The Sun.
mommysreview More than 1 year ago
I've never thought of myself as a Yanni fan, but this CD pleasantly surprised me. It was relaxing and enjoyable. I love to listen to music while in the kitchen cooking. This was perfect for that. I would recommend this to friends.
retromama More than 1 year ago
It takes the voices of the four featured vocalists to really bring Yanni to the forefront of my library. The music is moving and soulful, yet not too soothing to put you to sleep. "Ritual de Amor/Desire" is positively sexy yet not obscene. "Set Me Free" as sung by Chloe, has the longing ethereal qualities my teenage daughters finds so attractive in Evanescence's music, only without the dark overtones. I'll be looking for more by her. I like the bonus DVD: the visuals really engaged my kids in the music. This is good stuff.
okyots More than 1 year ago
I recently watched the PBS special of this CD during a pledge week. I was captivated! This is not your mother's Yanni! Yanni has turned over his classic instrumental music to 4 young talented songwriters and performers. The results are absolutely beautiful. I am not a musician, I am not a singer, I do not know the Italian or Spanish language. I do not need to know these things to understand the beauty of voice, depth of emotion and the talent of all the musicians. There are 17 selections with a bonus DVD introducing the artists, Nathan Pacheco, Leslie Mills, Chloe (Lowery) and Ender Thomas, with a preview of the current tour. This collection is perfection and well worth the money.
mattamama More than 1 year ago
If you like opera music, Italian music or classical music then this CD is a must buy. I am not a big fan of music that is not in English, but not all songs are in Italian and there is even one song that has both Italian and English. Overall the CD is pleasant but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy a CD like this one.
charpenette More than 1 year ago
I am not a Yanni fan, so I have to admit that when I first heard about this project, I wasn't sure if I'd like it. However, after hearing several people rave about it, I had to check it out. I am definitely impressed! This CD beautifully showcases Yanni's musical style with the addition of four very talented singers. I really love the song "The Keeper" the best, although there is not a song on this CD that I don't enjoy. We especially like playing this CD at dinner because it is nice and peaceful to listen to while we're having a family meal. Even if you're not typically a lover of this style of music, I would still recommend giving it a try!
TChamberlin More than 1 year ago
This album is excellent. I love Yanni and with the addition of vocals from Nathan Pacheco, Leslie Mills, Chloe and Ender Thomas, the listener is treated to an album full of beautiful music. I highly recommend this CD if you love easy listening music! You don't have to be a fan of Yanni to like this CD. As an additional bonus, included is a DVD featuring the Making of the album as well as highlights from the tour.
Theresaonetoone More than 1 year ago
This is Yanni's absolute best CD! I love that there were added vocals to his music and the vocals of Nathan Pacheco, Leslie Mills, Chloe and Ender Thomas make this a most blissful listening experience. "Kill me with your love" with the vocals of Chloe is absolutely astonishing! This CD is a great way to unwind to a long stressful day. Just come home, set up a bubble bath, light some candles and pop Yanni's Voices into your CD player and watch your worries melt away!
MSanders-SC-USA More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful cd. The Bonus DVD is nice, too...gives you a little insight to the new artists. The voices on the cd are amazing.
SaphireEyes More than 1 year ago
I am not a big Yanni fan but I gave this album the benefit of the doubt and listened to it. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a very relaxing album with great, vibrant, lively music. It has brought the inner Yanni fan out in me!
GwynneL More than 1 year ago
I don't get CDs often, but I'm so glad I got this one. I've already loaded it to my Zune, and listen to it daily. I love the music, as I've always loved Yanni's instrumentals, and he couldn't have picked more talented artists. The vocalists on this CD are AMAZING. I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys classical or neo-classical music!
DorianSD More than 1 year ago
The gorgeous voices of Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Leslie Mills and Ender Thomas add to the score in a very nice way. This is a brilliant piece of work and I found myself turning the volume up on more than one occasion. this CD is an excellent combination of lyrics (often in a foreign language, my daughter is curious as to why I want to listen to music that I can't understand!) with Yanni's synthesizer sounds. The tracks are nicely balanced also. Operatic, easy listening and alternative songs are all featured. While very diverse they all fit well together. This CD is interesting, fun and different from your average mainstream tunes.
donna444444 More than 1 year ago
I am new to Yanni. I liked several of the songs alot. I would recommend it.
1SmartShoppR More than 1 year ago
Yanni Voices in two words is "Beyond Expectations" Being new to Yanni, I can say His music is a treasure I am glad to share. The music selections are enhanced beautifully by the very talented Nathan Pacheco, Leslie Mills, Chloe and Ender Thomas. These vocalists are on their way to a promising future. These stimulating and original selections are a great addition to any day.
trista17pluto70 More than 1 year ago
Yanni Voices is a stunning, sweeping and majestic CD. It features 4 very talented singers and Yanni's signature musical style. There are duets and instrumental pieces on this CD. There are different styles of music that will appeal to different listeners. "Ritual De Amor" drips sensuality. The mellow "Vivi Il Tuo Sogno" The Balladlike "Before the Night Ends", the Asian flavored "Orchid" which was an unexpected and pleasent surprise. My two personal favorites are "Set Me Free" and the instrumental "1001" which proves that music can tell a story and evoke emotion without words.
cpetty More than 1 year ago
Good music transcends language barriers...such is the case with Yanni's Voices CD. A cross between a new age opera and adult contemporary tracks, this CD will appeal to a wide audience. There are songs in English, in Spanish, and some with no spoken words at all...yet the listener will feel and understand the melody. Fans of Il Divo will enjoy this CD. Overall, Yanni's Voices CD is an enjoyable offering from a great artist.
SteelersFan79 More than 1 year ago
I didn't really know what to expect from this CD when I first got it. I was used to Yanni's instrumentals so I was worried this might be a little over the top. Boy was I wrong! The music was very calming & relaxing; plus it had plenty of upbeat moments, too. I enjoyed the various vocals on the CD. Overall, I was extremely pleased with this CD and would highly recommend it to any Yanni fan! If you aren't familiar with Yanni, I'd still give it a try. The music is just beautiful! :) The DVD extras are great, too!
cookietoo More than 1 year ago
I will admit that I knew very little about Yanni.But have watched the PBS special I was mesmerized.The instrumental music, the vocals, everything flowed together perfectly!I love this CD and DVD!Yenni has 4 singers in his group- Nathan Pacheco, Leslie Mills, Ender Thomas and Chloe.Nathan Pacheco his voice a very big potential.Leslie's voice is very warm and unique.Ender has a exotic voice.Chloe's voice is amazing. Ender & Chloe sing this together, and it is so beautiful!My favorite song is " Kill Me with Your Love" permormed by Chloe.Love the song!I also love the Italian music and opera music and i loved the performances of Nathan.Love the fact ,that the Yenni use a different language in the songs-italian and spanish.I enjoyed every moment of the CD and the DVD, and am very pleased overall.Trust me you don't have to be a fan of Yanni to like this CD!Check it out today!
SassyIrishLassie More than 1 year ago
Yanni and producer Ric Wake have outdone themselves once again. After two years of hard work, and four of the most new and talented young voices in music today, Yanni is debuting another fantastic album, "Voices". Yanni's new CD features the extraordinary voices of four up and coming young singers; Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills. They sing some of Yanni's classics as well as debuting some of their own new music! I grew up listening to Yanni and was very excited when he had a new CD coming out. While it is definitely not like his past work, it does have a lot of more upbeat and powerful songs. My favorite vocalist on the album is Leslie Mills, especially her song 'The Keeper'. I fell in love with it the very first time I listened to it. In fact, I hit replay just so I could hear it again! her other song, 'Before the Night Ends' is also truly amazing. If you are looking for traditional Yanni I suggest listening to 'Our Days', 'Orchid' or 'Moments Without Time'. All are beautifully orchestrated and reminiscent of the Yanni of years gone by.
animalgal More than 1 year ago
WOW! I love this cd! When I first saw the Yanni Voices special on PBS, I was blown away! Besides his music, he has 4 singers in his group now-hence the name Voices in the title. It adds so much to his music. These singers are some of the best I have ever heard, especially Chloe. If any of them competed in American Idol, they would blow away the competition and win hands down! Ender is one of two men singing on the cd. He has a passionate & beautifully exotic voice, and extremely good looking! Chloe is one of two women singing on the cd. She sounds just like the singer who sings on the little mermaid song, & has a very powerful voice. Leslie has a mellower & lighter sound, while Nathan is a classically trained tenor, and his voice really adds to the music! Four different voices that go well with each other! My favorite song is Mi Todo EresTu-Until the last Moment. Ender & Chloe sing this together, and it is so beautiful! Along with the cd is a dvd. It is the only part I was disappointed with. It has some singing on it along with a lot of talking. I was hoping for the PBS special on the DVD!
MicheZ More than 1 year ago
Yanni creates beautiful music, and this latest CD showcases his talents with the singing talents of some young new artists. The songs are original, the talents are breathtaking, and overall a wonderful soundtrack for a candle light dinner with a loved one. I listen to this in the car on the way home from work and all my stress melts away.