|Studio album by Yanni|
Soft adult contemporary
Chameleon Days is Yanni's fourth album, released on the Private Music label in 1988 (see 1988 in music). It peaked at #2 on Billboard's "Top New Age Albums" chart in the same year. Its corresponding concert tour was the "1988 Concert Series".
On his new album, Chameleon Days (August 1988), Yanni reveals a more upbeat, playful and high-spirited side to his nature than many of his fans may be familiar with. "I tried on this album to incorporate instrumental sounds familiar to anybody. I used a lot of acoustic piano, synth harmonica, whistle and other sounds to get away from the coldness of pure synthesizer", says Yanni. Acoustic percussionist, Charlie Adams, joins Yanni on several pieces, adding a more natural dimension. Yanni's trademark symphonic scope is very apparent on Chameleon Days, as is the intensity of feeling that marked his previous two albums on Private Music.
- "Swept Away" – 4:41
- "Marching Season" – 5:34
- "Chasing Shadows" – 5:42
- "The Rain Must Fall" – 5:36
- "Days of Summer" – 4:22
- "Reflections of Passion" – 4:31 (later the title selection for Yanni's sixth album)
- "Walkabout" – 4:32
- "Everglade Run" – 5:03
- "A Word in Private" – 3:43
- "Chameleon Days" was recorded in its entirety on keyboards at Yanni's home studio on the 3324 Sony 24-track Digital Recorder
- Engineered by: Yanni
- Assistant Engineer: Charlie Adams
- Mastered by: Chris Bellman
- Technical support: John Tesh
- Technical advisor: Jerry Steckling
- Photography: Phillip Dixon
- Art Direction & Design: Norman Moore
Yanni 1988 Concert Series
- October 28 - Dallas - McFarlin Auditorium
- October 20 - San Francisco - Davies Auditorium
- November 06 - Seattle - Moore Auditorium
- November 10 - Phoenix - Gammage Center
- November 19 - Minneapolis - Orchestra Hall
- December 02 - Los Angeles - Wiltern Theatre
ASASU/ASU Events and SRO Productions
In popular culture
- NBC Sports used "Everglade Run" for the closing credits of their Super Bowl XXIII coverage.
- CBS Sports used "Marching Season" for their "Dream Season" promos in 1990.
- CBS Sports used "Chasing Shadows" for their Daytona 500 starting grids in 1989, 1992, and 1994.