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Voices
     

Voices

4.4 76
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:
10387

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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Yanni Voces 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
AMaly More than 1 year ago
As a classically trained professional musician, I can be a bit picky about what music I listen to. I have never really followed Yanni's music. I have enjoyed some of music, but would never have gone out and bought one of his CDs...until Yanni Voices! Every song in the album kept me interested and wanting more. The four vocalists (Nathan Pacheco, Leslie Mills, Chloe, and Ender Thomas) are all fantastic musicians with a beautiful tone quality and amazing vocal control. My only complaint is that I wish all the artists were featured equally in the album (i.e. Nathan Pacheco performs 6 songs while Ender Thomas only performs 2). One of my favorite aspects of the album was its diversity. It was a wonderful combination of classical with a sprinkle of pop music. The songs ranged from calming to upbeat. Most of the songs are in English, though a few were in Italian and Spanish (including my favorite in both Italian and English, "Nei Tuoi Occhi--In the Mirror"). Along with languages, songs in the album had a very international flavor and Yanni uses different musical influences from several countries including India, Asia, and Latin countries.
Proudestmommy More than 1 year ago
So, I was overjoyed to learn of the release of this album, excited and thrilled to receive it. But I must say, it's not what I expected, but still great. Just different than what I am used to from Yanni, more modernish with different melodies that really make you listen and like what your hearing. This album is a must for any collection, young and old, classic and modern. All in all, another great album, just different than the rest.
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!
musicallyyours More than 1 year ago
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.
Meega7 More than 1 year ago
This CD/DVD was a big surprise. I was expecting it to be like the old Yanni that we have all followed. But it was the newer, "evolving" Yanni. The voices of Nathan Pacheco and Ender Thomas are pure joy to listen to. Both very different and powerful new voices that blend with Yanni and his orchestras style and charisma. The strong voice of Chloe and the unusual gentle, yet commanding voice of Leslie, add to the mix. At times I found the female voices a bit distracting and they overpowered Yanni's pure command of the piano that we longed to hear more of . It wasn't that they do not have talent, they do, a lot of it. And from all I have read and listened to of Yanni's testimonies regarding the tour, this IS what HE was looking for... just not what we were expecting. To quote Yanni himself, "expect the unexpected!" But I was listening and looking forward to more of Yanni and his instrumental music as before.
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.
Furball33 More than 1 year ago
After seeing the performance, I had to buy the CD and it is worth its weight in gold! I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Heather_MoonB More than 1 year ago
I must say, I was a little surprised with this CD. If you are a classic Yanni fan, you may be disappointed as it stars other singers. All four the the singers are great, but the two girls are outstanding. I would recommend the CD just for three songs alone, but you will fine more then that to your liking. My fav. song was "The Keeper"! Also if you buy the CD wanting to hear new artist with a Yanni twist you will be happy, don't buy it if you are wanting a CD of nothing but Yanni.
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.
StacieinAtlanta More than 1 year ago
Yanni is amazing. The man doesn't just play his music, he is his music. You can feel his soul coming out of every pore of his body. I think that I may have forgotten to breathe for a moment. Yanni is truly a phenomenal performer. I was mesmerized. If you are the type of person where music can move you, this is what will happen when you listen to Yanni Voices. The first song and I was hooked. One song literally moved me to tears because it was so beautiful. Definitely a MUST BUY!
JOANNAFL More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT merging Yanni's arrangements with the SOUL voices of these 4 new stars is BEYOND words!!!A TREASURE for us all!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
djhoney More than 1 year ago
After seeing Yanni Voices on PBS I couldn't wait to get my hands on this CD. Whenever I hear Nathan Pacheco sing - or see him sing - I cry. He is radiant and sings like an angel. This music collection is very moving for me. I like all four of the young artists and they are supremely talented. I admire Yanni for allowing these young singers to write lyrics to his already beautiful music and make it magical. This music is passionate and very moving. I can't wait to see Yanni Voices in concert. We have tickets to see the Yanni Voices Live Concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. I highly recommend this CD/DVD collection to anyone who appreciates excellent vocals and orchestral arrangements that only Yanni could produce. Even though the songs are sung in Italian, Spanish and English you can feel the passion and love in every number.
UNLgrad More than 1 year ago
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.
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.
ExtraordinaryMommy More than 1 year ago
Admittedly, I have not been one to whip out a Yanni CD. I was given this CD as a gift, and wasn't expecting to be bowled over - but the voices are extraordinary. There is something about listening to this CD that gives me a peaceful, centered feeling. Clearly, Yanni is a talented musician - but combined with the talent of the 4 young people chosen to represent his music - I have to say, I was truly impressed!
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.