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Yanni’s Truth of Touch Review

April 7, 2011

Yanni live at the pianoI was recently asked to review Yanni’s new album, Truth of Touch, in exchange for a digital copy of the new musical collection released in February entitled Truth of Touch.  Yanni, like an old friend, was welcomed into my home – I have known him for literally years and was a grateful hostess!

This album, Yanni’s first instrumental release of original compositions in over 8 years, impressed me immediately with its astounding Yanni-like ability to capture my attention.  The artist works his talent through the speakers with back and forth action making you feel like you are a part of his creation. The pieces are full of texture and depth. The songs were aptly and wisely named.  “Seasons”, one of my favorites and “Voyage” can easily be visualized by the listener.

But impressive instrumental tunes are not all Truth of Touch includes. The album also incorporates other talents, as is expected.  There is a musical collaboration with trumpet player Arturo Sandoval in “Yanni & Arturo” and romantic vocals with Nathan Pacheco in “O Luce Che Brilla Nell’ Oscurita” – truly lovely!

Additionally, Leslie Mills, Kentucky girl turned Nashville, has a couple of voice pieces amongst the instrumental variety of Yanni’s songs.  Although I like Leslie’s sound, I would have preferred just the instruments. For me, the lyrics seemed to distract from the composer’s talents. Although clearly Yanni in the background with a light, whispy voice in the foreground, Leslie is easy on the ears but I would have preferred to have an English language free album.

If you love Yanni, don’t hesitate to indulge yourself in his latest album – you won’t regret it!  If you’ve never taken the Yanni plunge, Truth of Touch is a great jumping in point.  The amazing rhythms will capture your attention while the melodies keep you humming all day.  Truly a masterpiece!

Yanni Truth of Touch AlbumThe 15 track CD includes the following titles:

  1. Truth of Touch
  2. Echo of a Dream
  3. Seasons
  4. Voyage
  5. Flash of Color
  6. Vertigo
  7. Nine
  8. Can’t Wait
  9. Guilty Pleasure
  10. O Luce Che Brilla Nell’ Oscurita
  11. I’m So
  12. Long Way Home
  13. Yanni & Arturo
  14. Mist of a Kiss
  15. Secret

On March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US. The tour will take him through theaters in major cities across the US including Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.  What a treat to catch this talented performer live!

Will you be buying Yanni’s new CD for yourself or a loved one?  Will you try to attend one of his fabulous concerts and where?

Disclosure:  I am a member of the One2One Network.
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