Keys to Imagination

Keys to Imagination

Keys to Imagination
Studio album by Yanni
Released February 27, 1986
Genre Instrumental
Length 38:13
Label Private Music
Producer Yanni
Yanni chronology
Keys to Imagination
Out of Silence
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AllMusic [1]

Keys to Imagination is the second studio album by Keyboardist Yanni, released on the Private Music label in 1986 (see 1986 in music).


  • Track listing 1
  • AllMusic Review 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Production 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "The North Shore of Matsushima"   5:08
2. "Looking Glass"   6:35
3. "Nostalgia"   4:27
4. "Santorini"   4:34
5. "Port of Mystery"   4:49
6. "Keys to Imagination"   5:13
7. "Forgotten Yesterdays"   3:30
8. "Forbidden Dreams"   3:57

AllMusic Review

In a review by Backroads Music/Heartbeats, "Yanni's first Private Music release is a true masterpiece of dramatic synthesizer music. His music is lusty and brilliant, richly melodious and memorable, full of passion & life as befits his Greek heritage. One of the ultimate car-stereo albums, Yanni's flamboyant, superb style of compositions makes Keys to Imagination some of the most extravagant, hyperspace music we know."[2]


  • All music composed and produced by Yanni


Yanni recorded Keys to Imagination at his home studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Executive Producer: Peter Baumann
  • Mixed by Peter Baumann, Jerry Steckling, and Yanni
  • Engineer: Jerry Steckling
  • Assistant Engineer: Chris Bubacz
  • Mastered at Masterdisk (New York City by Bob Ludwig)
  • Cover concept: Peter Baumann
  • Photo-Illustration: Stafford/Wehlacz for Prima Vista Studios
  • Art Direction: Dale Wehlacz
  • Photography: Stafford
  • Photocomposite: M. Bonner


  1. ^ AllMusic
  2. ^ Backroads Music. "Keys to Imagination"Review of .  

External links

  • Official Website
  • Keys to Imagination at AllMusic