Dare to Dream (Yanni album)

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Dare to Dream
Studio album by Yanni
Released March 10, 1992
Genre Contemporary instrumental
Soft adult contemporary
Easy listening
New-age
Length 59:05
Label Private Music
Producer Yanni
Yanni chronology
In Celebration of Life
(1991)
Dare to Dream
(1992)
In My Time
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Dare to Dream is Yanni's eighth album, released on the Private Music label in 1992 (see 1992 in music). The album peaked at #2 on Billboard's "Top New Age Albums" chart and at #32 on the "Billboard 200" chart in the same year.[2] It went gold within two months of its release and was nominated for a Grammy.

The album was followed by the sell-out, 65-city Dare to Dream concert tour which challenged audiences "not to be afraid to dream."[3]

"Dare to Dream," says Yanni, "comes from a realization that not only don't people go after their dreams, they are often afraid to dream at all. If we don't dare to dream, we can't shape our future".[4]

Album[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Once Upon a Time" – 3:51
  2. "A Love for Life" – 5:07
  3. "Nice to Meet You" – 5:35
  4. "So Long My Friend" – 3:47
  5. "You Only Live Once" – 7:19
  6. "To the One Who Knows" – 5:37
  7. "Face in the Photograph" – 3:47
  8. "Felitsa" – 4:45
  9. "Desire" – 5:00
  10. "Aria" – 3:58
  11. "A Night to Remember" – 5:47
  12. "In the Mirror" – 4:07

Personnel[edit]

  • All music composed and produced by Yanni

RIAA certification[edit]

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold and Platinum database entries:[5]

  • (G=Gold, P=Platinum, M=Multi-Platinum)
  • YANNI DARE TO DREAM 08/06/92 PRIVATE MUSIC G ALBUM SOLO Std
  • YANNI DARE TO DREAM 05/05/94 PRIVATE MUSIC P ALBUM SOLO Std

The Dare to Dream concert tour[edit]

[4]

Dates[edit]

Early 1992

Cities[edit]

65 cities

Set list[edit]

The band[edit]

This 2 hour and 15 minute concert is performed completely live and showcases the broad range of Yanni's music through a unique marriage of acoustic and electronic sound. Yanni and two additional keyboardists (Bradley Joseph and Julie Homi), are backed by a rhythm section headed by Charlie Adams on drums, with Michael Bruno on percussion and Osama Afifi on bass, and a string section featuring Charlie Bisharat and Karen Briggs on violin, and Sachi McHenry on cello.[4]

Tour production[edit]

  • Yanni's Manager: Jeff D. Klein
  • Booking Agent: Fred Bohlander, Monterey Peninsula Artists
  • Tour Manager: Vincent Corry
  • Prod. Mgr/Designer: David "Gurn" Kaniski
  • House Sound Mixer: Tommy Sterling
  • Stage Monitor Mixer: Paul Serault
  • Stage Manager: Peter Feldman
  • Drum/Bass Tech: Jeff Buswell
  • Keyboard Tech: Peter Maher
  • Vari-lite Operator: Bryan Faris
  • Sound Tech: Tracy Kuntsmann
  • Lighting Crew Chief: Gus Thomson
  • Lighting Tech: Tod Metz
  • Tour Accountant: Diane Kramer, Numbers, Inc.
  • Set Construction: George & Goldberg
  • Wardrobe: Lynn Bugai
  • Yanni's Assistant: Susan Smela
  • Tour Publicity: Dione Dirito
  • Special Thanks
  • Yanni thanks E-mu Systems for providing the state-of-the-art sound generating equipment, including 4 Emulator IIIs, Proteus 1 and 2s, and 2 Procussion units used in the performance.[4]

Miscellaneous[edit]

The music Once Upon A Time was adopted by TVB as the background music of world weather from July 28, 1991 to December 31, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r123565
  2. ^ "Chart history for Dare to Dream". AMG. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  3. ^ Yanni Live, The Symphony Concerts 1993, official concert program.
  4. ^ a b c d Dare to Dream - Official concert program. Yanni. 1992. 
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold and Platinum searchable database". Retrieved 2007-01-01. 

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