Yanni Live! - The Concert Event

Yanni Live! - The Concert Event

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Yanni Live: The Concert Event was recorded before an audience of 10,000 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas during the artist's Live 2005 World Tour. Yanni's first concert recording since 1997's double platinum–selling Tribute, Live features both old favorites ("Nostalgia") and new compositions ("The…  See more details below

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Yanni Live: The Concert Event was recorded before an audience of 10,000 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas during the artist's Live 2005 World Tour. Yanni's first concert recording since 1997's double platinum–selling Tribute, Live features both old favorites ("Nostalgia") and new compositions ("The Storm"). The performance is also available on DVD.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Recorded and filmed for DVD live at the Mandalay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas during Yanni's 2005 world tour, this 65-minute set delivers what you'd expect from a live Yanni album: an eclectic, cinematic fusion of world, new age, and mainstream contemporary pop styles. The 13 songs are, with one exception, drawn from releases dating back to the 1980s ("Keys to the Imagination" having been the title track of his 1986 album) all the way up to the most recent studio effort predating this recording, 2003's Ethnicity (from which three songs are presented). Indeed, a few of these same songs have shown up on previous Yanni concert albums. (The one piece that hadn't shown up on prior Yanni releases, "The Storm," is actually based Antonio Vivaldi's 18th century violin concerto "Summer.") It's well recorded -- on "125 channels of digital audio," according to the back cover -- with a two-dozen-strong cast of supporting musicians in the band and orchestra, plus a couple of vocalists adding the occasional atmospheric singing. The slick drama of both the material and the execution, in fact -- perhaps because of many listeners' associations of Yanni music with the Olympics -- makes you feel as though many of the pieces are introductory fanfares to some spectacular event. For Yanni fans, however, this sort of concert is the spectacular event.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2006
Label:
Image Entertainment
UPC:
0014381356427
catalogNumber:
3564

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yanni   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Keyboards
David Hudson   Didjeridu
Charlie Adams   Drums
Pedro Eustache   Flute,Reeds,Saxophone,Duduk
Ming Freeman   Keyboards
Hussain Jiffry   Bass
Dana Teboe   Trombone,Performing Ensemble
Alfreda Gerald   Vocals
Sarah O'Brien   Cello,Performing Ensemble
Eugene Mechtovich   Viola,Performing Ensemble
Walter Rodriguez   Percussion
Michelle Amato   Vocals
Victor Espinola   Harp,Vocals
Jim Mattos   French Horn,Performing Ensemble
Kerry Hughes   Trumpet,Performing Ensemble
Charlie Adams   Drums
Kristen Autry   Violin,Performing Ensemble
Armen Movsessian   Violin
Ilona Geller   Viola,Performing Ensemble
April Cap   Oboe,Performing Ensemble
Zachary Carrenttin   Violin,Performing Ensemble
Erika Walczak   Violin,Performing Ensemble
Colin O'Malley   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Yanni   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration
Norman Moore   Art Direction
Richard Boukas   Orchestration
Jeffrey Mark Silverman   Orchestration
Pamela McNeil   Composer
Colin O'Malley   Orchestration,Sound Design

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Yanni Live! - The Concert Event 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now this is one artist who never fails to impress. I've been a Yanni fan for quite sometime now and with every studio or live album that he dishes out, it's pure delicacy. This one done at the mandalay bay has pieces from the newer albums like Ethnicity and If I could tell you and some older signature ones. But what stands out is Yanni's sheer genius of re-inventing, re-moulding music which gets better with every live concert that he does. This album will definitely attest to that. Some of the numbers like 'If I Could Tell You', 'Until The last moment' are just too good for words. The rest is all in his music !
SeederReeder More than 1 year ago
I haven't stopped playing this Concert Event CD from Yanni; it moves me emotionally to better places in my heart; it has replaced other CDs that I normally listen to! To bring together so many people to play Yanni's music and to get along even though everyone spoke a different language is so right-on. This is one of Yanni's best performances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis is the best CD/DVD that he came out with for those hardcore YANNI fans this is the one to get the remixes are flawless. For those who have never seen him perform get this DVD you will walk away impressed
Guest More than 1 year ago
what can I say ...you're great..all those people who said Yanni is nothing after his Tribute..the answer was here...thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago