Friday, April 8, 2011

{CLOSED} Yanni Truth of Touch CD Review and Giveaway! Ends 04/15!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor One2One Network! We look forward to working with you again! The winner is Erin Cook, Congrats Erin!
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Ascending Butterfly's 'It's MY Birthday, but You Get the Gifts' Giveaways, brought to you by:

We are in the middle of the 'it's MY birthday, But You get the gifts' annual promotion! We started with Novica where I shared some great prezzies (including cute and meaningful bling), we then hosted a Lindt chocolate giveaway and we moved to music with the Rebecca St. James I Will Praise You CD Review and Giveaway!

I for one hold certainly nightly rituals sacred no matter how busy I am, and for me, while a shower is great in the morning so I can rush out the door quickly, there is something about my night time long hot bath that sets the tone of my night. I like to light candles and listen to soft music while in the bath, and I found a new CD that's going into my 'relaxation rotation', Truth of Touch by Yanni!

It's incredibly melodic and very soothing after a long day. You can just let the tracks wash over you like a soft spring rain. I enjoy watching Yanni's televised concerts on PBS. In fact the tour for this album is coming soon to a city near you, see Yanni tour dates on his website for a full schedule!

Track Listing:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Truth of Touch
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Echo of a Dream
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Seasons
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Voyage
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Flash of Color
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vertigo
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Nine
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Can't Wait
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Guilty Pleasure
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - O Luce Che Brilla Nell'Oscurita
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I'm So
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Long Way Home
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Yanni & Arturo
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Mist of a Kiss
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Secret

My Take:

Yanni's first studio album, Optimystique, was released January 1, 1984. I feel his music has stood the test of time due to strong composition, fluidity, and a genuine passion for music in it's purest form.

Certain tracks that stood out for me were #13 Yanni and Arturo because I am a long time fan of Arturo Sandoval! I was super happy to hear their collaboration! My second favorite is definitely track #10 called O Luce Che Brilla Nell'Oscurita. Before reading the jacket, I thought this was a collaboration with Andrea Bocelli, but the vocals were actually performed by Nathan Pacheco, lyrics were by him as well! Great track! For some reason I like to listen to operatic vocals while cooking Italian! :)

and last but not least, a third standout track is the last track #15 with vocals by Chloe, it stays with you, I wouldn't be surprised to hear it in a movie for some reason, strong almost haunting vocals! Notable Mention is Track #8, Can't Wait with vocals by Leslie Mills.

This CD is going to remain in my 'relaxation rotation' playlist, evening bath, night time driving, and I'd also add romantic dinners in, you can totally get lost in the music. This is a great CD and I defnitely recommend it!

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at one2onenetwork have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will receive Yanni Truth of Touch CD!

Don't you just ♥ Yanni? I know I do!

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  1. follower
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com
    I haven't owned a cd of his before - I have heard a couple of the instrumental tracks and enjoyed them

  2. I love Chris Rice's song 'Come to Jesus'

  3. entered the Rebecca St. James giveaway

  4. i like all his music i like the nightowl album the best i follow as mverno via gfc

  5. I like the song One man's dream but I love all his music. I'm a follower as Ngelica.

    Ngelicamtz at gmail dot com

  6. I like Echo of a Dream

  7. follow yanni on twitter @cooks1978

  8. follow you on twitter @cooks1978

  9. like yanni on facebook and told them you sent me ERin Cook

  10. like you on facebook Erin Cook

  11. follow your network blog ERin Cook

  12. email subscriber

  13. my favorite Yanni album is Reflections of Passion
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  14. Heart Of Midnight is my favorite Yanni album.

  15. I follow your blog. My favorite Yanni song is "Once Upon a Time".

  16. GFC: Atreau.

    Favorite Yanni album is Live at the Acropolis.

    atreau at gmail dotcom.