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|Yanni - Live at the Acropolis|
Actors: Yanni, Charlie Adams, Bradley Joseph, Karen Briggs, Michael "Kalani" Bruno
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: DVD Artist: YANNI Title: LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS Street Release Date: 02/22/2000
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Jennifer S. from FORT RUCKER, AL
Reviewed on 1/3/2010...
I had this title as VHS in high school and enjoyed it then. I am now introducing my children to the sights and sounds of Yanni. They are enjoying the music as much as I am, and they are learning all of the various instruments in the orchestra, too. If you love New age music, you will love this DVD.
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You can feel the magic
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 12/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This concert from evening of September 23, 1993, must have been a wonderful event to have experienced...the VHS of it is a polished gem that will never go out of style. The professionalism and musicianship is outstanding, and the setting is magical...with 2000 year old arches surrounding the open air stage, and the amazing structures of ancient Greece lit up against the night sky.Shardad Rohani conducts the London Royal Pholharmonic Concert Orchestra, as well as doing a terrific violin duet with Karen Briggs, the super violinist member of Yanni's fabulous group. Her solos are a knock-out, as well as those of the rest of the band, among them Charlie Adams on drums, Ric Fierabracci on bass, and Michael "Kalani" Bruno on percussion.Yanni looks stunning and plays beautifully on a grand piano, as well as an assortment of keyboards...you can tell he is also leading the entire show...and it's quite a show.
There's a touching song he sings for his mother Felitsa, who sits in the audience, next to the gorgeous Linda Evans, both of them glowing with pride.Directed by George Veras with 14 cameras, the editing is a marvel, a constant flow images that keeps one's interest and works to perfection with the music...the concert is an hour and 35 minutes long, with an added 5 minutes of backstage interviews.This is one to take out of your tape library once in a while, and wish you'd been there, on this very special night under the Grecian stars."
You'd like this movie even if you don't like Yanni
Mike Griswold | Milwaukee, WI USA | 05/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a fan of "new age" music. However, I am a fan of Yanni Live at the Acropolis. The location of this concert is under the ancient Greek parthenon. The production of the show is great, the lighting makes the ancient theatre seem like it's in the same shape as it were in its prime. I saw this on PBS a long time ago and I haven't lost interest in the music since; the DVD reaffirms to a greater extent. Something special took place at the Acropolis that night and the video recreates most of the show.The DVD is in 5.1 digital audio and the sound is superb. Yanni's music is awe-inspiring moving, and emotional. The concert was Yanni's return to Greece from his long departure to America. The emotions are flowing, he dedicates a song to his mother; the band and especially the violinist in the red dress play amazingly. Finally, the concert ends with Yanni addressing "a thought" to the audience concerning the human condition and ends the show to a standing ovation. One can only wonder what the ancient Greeks would think of this show after viewing Yanni: Live at the Acropolis. I think that they'd like it. I recommend this to anyone."
Indeed, a great experience!
Art Critique | Cary, NC USA | 09/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think Yanni has envisaged this album for all kinds of people. The scores chosen are really excellent and appropriate. All the artists are given equal chance to exhibit their skills. Especially the violinist - Wow!Santorini is a real grandeur. The music just flows. I just recalled the moment I heard Yanni for the first time - it was Santorini. I was so thrilled to see Yanni playing it and I was not disappointed. It is a double-feast for I could feel not only the music but also the beauiful scenes of the structures from Acropolis appropriately picturized for the song. But unfortunately, this feast ends here itself. Keys to imagination, Within Attractions and One man's dream are fantastic. Aria is another masterpiece. Felista is a nice song for his mother. The End of August is to end the nice evening with a style. I think Yanni has given his best for this album - as he says. But I found two things missing in the DVD version: the sound effects are not all that good when compared to the CD version. The visual effects, especially lighting in most of the times, jazzy. Indeed a great experience. I felt, sometimes, as if I were in Greece."