In the Mirror

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For the 1980 song, see The Monkey Puzzle (The Saints album).
In the Mirror
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Compilation album by Yanni
Released April 15, 1997
Recorded 1986 - 1993
Genre Instrumental
Length 66:25
Label Private Music
Producer Yanni
Yanni chronology
Live at Royal Albert Hall
(1995)
In the Mirror
(1997)
Port of Mystery
(1997)

In the Mirror is a compilation album by Keyboardist Yanni, released on the Private Music label in 1997. The album peaked at #1 on Billboard's "Top New Age Albums" chart and at #17 on the "Billboard 200" chart in the same year.[1]

Background[edit]

This is often billed as a Compilation of Yanni favorites, including "In the Mirror" which is a solo piano piece and faster pace tracks such as "Forbidden Dreams" and "Chasing Shadows".[2] "Aria" are specially presented in this album as performed in concert on the album Live at the Acropolis.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]

In a review by Jonathan Widran of AllMusic, "Perhaps Private Music thought it could fool the casual Yanni fan by its continuous releasing of various collections by the New-age superstar, but the buyer should beware that a good handful of songs from this collection are also available on the recording Devotion: The Best of Yanni. Should you not already have that one, In the Mirror makes for a good introduction to the man and his music, both for its quieter romantic aspects (the title track, the acoustic piano gem "In the Morning Light") and more rambunctious synth adventures ("Within Attraction"). While many simply think Yanni composes overly sweet, featherweight themes and floats them over synth strings, there's sometimes a slightly richer artistry at work here. "Enchantment", for instance, is classically influenced, while "So Long My Friend" and "The End of August" are truly thoughtful elegies that run deeper than most of his compositions. His most familiar tunes, like "A Love for Life" and "Face in the Photograph", are on hand as well, as is the live version of the exotic, slightly bombastic chant tune, "Aria". This disc being quintessential Yanni, his fans will love it while detractors...well, maybe they should be looking in a slightly different mirror."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "In the Mirror" 4:07
2. "In the Morning Light" 3:49
3. "A Love for Life" 5:07
4. "One Man's Dream" 2:43
5. "Within Attraction" 4:09
6. "Forbidden Dreams" 3:57
7. "Once Upon a Time" 3:51
8. "Chasing Shadows" 5:42
9. "Aria" 3:58
10. "Quiet Man" 4:32
11. "Enchantment" 3:51
12. "So Long My Friend" 3:47
13. "Before I Go" 4:30
14. "The End of August" 4:51
15. "Face in the Photograph" 3:47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart history for In the Mirror". AMG. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  2. ^ Amazon. Amazon
  3. ^ AllMusic
  4. ^ Jonathan Widran. "Review of In the Mirror". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 

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