IN MY TIME is also available in the box set YANNI: THE PRIVATE YEARS with the CDs REFLECTIONS OF PASSION, IN CELEBRATION OF LIFE, DARE TO DREAM and CD and DVD versions of LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS.
Personnel: Yanni (keyboards); Charlie Bisharat, Karen Briggs, Endre Granat (violin); Sachi McHenry (cello); Julie Homi, Bradley Joseph (keyboards); Osama Afifi (bass); Michael Bruno (percussion).
Recording information: Yanni's Private Studios.
Photographer: Lynn Goldsmith.
After his wildly successful DARE TO DREAM album, the iconic New Age performer Yanni decided to rein in the dense, propulsive, synthesizer-heavy element of his music, opting for a more intimate, piano-led sound on 1993's IN MY TIME. The stylistic change certainly didn't hurt the Greek superstar's popularity; if anything, it increased his already-high profile, leading to the multi-platinum concert performance LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS.
IN MY TIME opens with the spare, delicate "In the Morning Light," establishing a beautifully hushed tone, with gentle piano lines gliding over light, subtle keyboard backing. "The End of August" takes on a fittingly warm, late-summer mood that's enhanced by the emotive violin playing of Endre Granat, while "Only a Memory" uses sensitive piano/keyboard interplay to conjure up nostalgia for bygone eras. Yanni's most thoughtful and stately album, IN MY TIME is perfect for listeners seeking the quiet side of this adult-contemporary hero.