Chameleon Days

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Not to be confused with "Chameleon Day", a song by Talk Talk from the album The Colour of Spring.
Chameleon Days
Studio album by Yanni
Released August, 1988
Genre Contemporary instrumental
Easy listening
Soft adult contemporary
New age
Length 42:44
Label Private Music
Producer Yanni
Yanni chronology
Out of Silence
Chameleon Days
Niki Nana
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[3]


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Swept Away" – 4:41
  2. "Marching Season" – 5:34
  3. "Chasing Shadows" – 5:42
  4. "The Rain Must Fall" – 5:36
  5. "Days of Summer" – 4:22
  6. "Reflections of Passion" – 4:31 (later the title selection for Yanni's sixth album)
  7. "Walkabout" – 4:32
  8. "Everglade Run" – 5:03
  9. "A Word in Private" – 3:43


  • All music composed and produced by Yanni
  • Charlie Adams - Acoustic, Electric Drums & Percussion


Yanni 1988 Concert Series[edit]


Set list[edit]

Selections from Keys to Imagination, Out of Silence, and Chameleon Days.



ASASU/ASU Events and SRO Productions

In popular culture[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ "Chart history for Chameleon Days". AMG. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  3. ^ a b Yanni Live in Concert program (Gammage Center at ASU in Tempe, Arizona, USA). 1988-11-10. 

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