Optimystique

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Optimystique
Yanni - optymistique 1984 cover.jpg
1984 release front cover
Studio album by Yanni
Released 1980
Recorded
Genre
Length 37:50
Label Independent (1980)
Varèse Sarabande (1984)
Private Music (1989)
Producer
Yanni chronology
Optimistique
(1980)
Keys to Imagination
(1986)Keys to Imagination1986
Alternative cover
1989 release front cover
1989 release front cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Optimystique is the debut studio album by Greek keyboardist, composer, and producer Yanni, released in 1980 independently. It was re-released in 1984 by Varèse Sarabande and in 1989 by Private Music.

Liner notes[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Sphynx" 4:10
2. "Butterfly Dance" 6:24
3. "Strings" 3:47
4. "Twilight" 7:32
5. "The Chase" 5:08
6. "Farewell" 2:44
7. "Turn of the Tide" 3:54
8. "The Magus" 4:45

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Jerry Steckling and Yanni
  • Executive Producers: Mark MacPherson and Tom Paske
  • Engineered by Jerry Steckling
  • Assistant Engineer: Chopper Black
  • Recorded at Cookhouse Studios and Sound 80, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic
  2. ^ Optimystique (CD liner). Yanni. Private Music. 1989. 
  3. ^ Burnett, Richard, "From the Acropolis to America, Yanni still sits on top of the world" (WebCite archive), The Gazette (Montreal), June 14, 2012.

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