~~August 15, 2014~~
Elevation of the human spirit to a higher level of awareness, feeling and empowerment.
I must confess that I am an ardent, die-hard Yanni fan. It all started when I, by chance, caught that Oprah show which featured Linda Evans where Yanni was introduced to the huge TV audience. I was one of them and, like Linda, was mesmerized by this dark-haired, beautiful, perfect man. And to top it off, he was a musician who played New Age music.
It was love at first sight, like Linda. Since then, I started buying his music CDs, his concert DVDs and have managed to see him live a few times.
I knew I had to buy the newly released CD. Like a fan, I always keep track of his music and find no fault to what he does. Some may but I don’t! In my eyes, he does no wrong.
Inspirato is Yanni’s seventeenth studio album, released in 2014.
To create the album, Yanni collaborated with opera tenor Plácido Domingo and producer Ric Wake to select distinguished vocalists to perform songs that Yanni had previously released over his career.
~Content and production~~
The album’s tracks are based on selected songs from throughout Yanni’s career, but have newly-created lyrics sung by distinguished vocalists having opera backgrounds. The dominant language of the album’s lyrics is Italian. The album, with its lyrical and classical elements, was characterized as reflecting a radical change in Yanni’s style. Despite the album’s use of opera singers, Yanni emphasized the album was “not opera.”
Yanni collaborated with tenor Plácido Domingo and producer Ric Wake to match Yanni’s songs to the respective vocalists. In part because of the distinguished vocalists’ schedules, the project is said to have required four years to complete.
~~Performers appearing on this CD~~
Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Rolando Villazon
Katherine Jenkins, Vittorio Grigolo, Chloe Lower
Russell Watson, Nathan Pacheco, Lauren Jelencovich, Pretty Yende
Inspirato peaked at #1 in Billboard’s Top New Age Album category for 2014.
The album’s extension of Yanni’s style into the lyrical and classical was characterized by Reviews New Age’s Alejandro Clavijo as being an overwhelming success.
Let me chose this song for you … several versions
~~Until The Last Moment~~
~Violin Duet – Samvel Yervinyan~
~~Mi Todo Eres Tu (Until The Last Moment)~~
~Ender Thomas and Chloe~
(Yanni Voices 2008)
~Hasta el último momento~
Renee Fleming and Placido Domingo
~~SAMPLE OF ALL SONGS~~
We ALL are ONE!!