Yanni has had an amazing career so far and now he teams up with Grammy-winning producer, Ric Wake, to showcase four new vocalists who contributed to writing the songs on this cd. They were encouraged to write for the songs that moved them most. And, for me, that would be all of them as I enjoyed this cd from start to finish.
The four talented vocalists are Nathan Pacheco, Ender Thomas, Leslie Mills and Chloe and they blend seamlessly with Yanni's compositions.
I especially love "Omaggio", "Amare di Nuovo", "Orchid" and the Indian accented "Our Days". I love the mix of Spanish, Italian and English.
This cd with its bonus dvd is calm and peaceful yet alive with feeling. It is reflective and meditative. It connects me to a deeper place within.
There is enough variation to enjoy here but overall there is a mood created.
It is reminiscent of Andrea Bocelli with hints of Enya.
When I listen, I feel I am on the back porch gazing out at a limitless blue sky. There is a Japanese garden where koi are swimming and the I'm sipping some Earl Grey tea. The moment is now and everything feels right with the world. Bravo artists!
The Yanni voices world tour began April 10, so if you like this music, head out and experience it live!