Personnel includes: Suzanne Ciani (piano); Jane Rutter (flute); Joel Peskin (electric wind instrument).
All songs written by Suzanne Ciani, except "Go Gently" and "Sailing To Byzantium" (Suzanne Ciani/Jeremy Lubbock).
Contains songs from HISTORY OF MY HEART, HOTEL LUNA, PIANISSIMO, SEVEN WAVES, THE VELOCITY OF LOVE, NEVERLAND and 2 previously unreleased tracks.
Personnel: Suzanne Ciani (vocals, piano); Jane Rutter (flute); Joel Peskin (EWI).
Arrangers: Lubbock; Jeremy Lubbock; Suzanne Ciani.
Suzanne Ciani released her first six albums on Peter Baumann's Private Music label. The Private Music of Suzanne Ciani is a collection of some of her favorite compositions from those albums with a bonus of two brand new pieces. This is vintage Ciani. She combines her classical training and her romantic attitudes with new age sensitivities, modern electronics, and sound design expertise to create sensuous atmospheres and seductive soundscapes. This is a CD for candlelit dinners and romantic strolls in the park, on the beach, or -- better yet -- up the stairs. Paul McCartney has a flair for writing "silly love songs," as John Lennon called them. Ciani has a similar knack for creating romantic ambient music. This classic collection will appeal to fans of Lisa Lynne, Nancy Rumbel, and Patricia Spero. ~ Jim Brenholts