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
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Studio album by Yanni
Released August 30, 1988
Genre Instrumental
New-age
Length 42:44
Label Private Music
Producer Yanni
Yanni chronology
Out of Silence
(1987)
Chameleon Days
(1988)
Niki Nana
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Chameleon Days is the fourth studio album by Keyboardist Yanni, 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.

Background[edit]

On his new album, Chameleon Days, 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]

Album[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Swept Away"   4:41
2. "Marching Season"   5:34
3. "Chasing Shadows"   5:42
4. "The Rain Must Fall"   4:36
5. "Days of Summer"   4:22
6. "Reflections of Passion" (later the title selection for Yanni's sixth album) 4:31
7. "Walkabout"   4:32
8. "Everglade Run"   5:03
9. "A Word in Private"   3:43

Personnel[edit]

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

Production[edit]

1988 Concert Series[edit]

Dates[edit]

October 20 - December 2, 1988

Cities[edit]

6 cities

Set list[edit]

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

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

ASASU/ASU Events and SRO Productions

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
October 20, 1988 San Francisco United States Davies Auditorium
October 28, 1988 Dallas McFarlin Auditorium
November 6, 1988 Seattle Moore Auditorium
November 10, 1988 Phoenix Gammage Theatre
November 19, 1988 Minneapolis Orchestra Hall
December 2, 1988 Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre

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. NBC Sports also used "Marching Season" for the pregame intro for Super Bowl XXIII.
  • CBS Sports used "Chasing Shadows" for their Daytona 500 starting grids in 1989, 1992, and 1994.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ "Chart history for Chameleon Days". AMG. Retrieved 2015-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b Yanni Live in Concert program (Gammage Center at ASU in Tempe, Arizona, USA). 1988-11-10. 

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