The most complete retrospective of Yanni's work since 1997's Devotion: The Best of Yanni and 2000's The Very Best of Yanni, Ultimate Yanni comes close to living up to its title. The double-disc, 24-track set features digitally remastered versions of definitive songs like "Marching Season," "To the One Who Knows," "Reflections of Passion," "Aria," "Santorini," and "Flight of Fantasy," and also includes tracks from his earliest albums as well as his compositions for the Olympics, the Tour de France, and Wide World of Sports. "Keys to Imagination," "Chasing Shadows," "In the Mirror," and "The Rain Must Fall" are some of the album's other highlights. While Devotion and The Very Best of Yanni are still worthy collections of Yanni's album material, Ultimate Yanni paints a more comprehensive portrait of how widespread and popular his work truly is. While most Yanni fans should already own the majority of these tracks, this album is still worthwhile for them as well as newcomers and casual listeners.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2