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Il Volo

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Following in the footsteps of Il Divo and the Three Tenors, Il Volo offers soaring opera pop on the group's self-titled debut. Unlike those acts, however, the three members of Il Volo were in their teens when they recorded these songs, which include bona fide opera selections like "'O Sole Mio" -- which the trio was discovered singing on the Italian talent show Ti Lascio Une Canzone -- as well as standards such as "Smile" and new pop material, including a pair of songs penned by Diane Warren, "Painfully Beautiful" and "La Luna Hizo Esto." It's no surprise Il Volo appeared on American Idol and worked with Josh Groban producer Humberto Gatica on this album; it's polished, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Following in the footsteps of Il Divo and the Three Tenors, Il Volo offers soaring opera pop on the group's self-titled debut. Unlike those acts, however, the three members of Il Volo were in their teens when they recorded these songs, which include bona fide opera selections like "'O Sole Mio" -- which the trio was discovered singing on the Italian talent show Ti Lascio Une Canzone -- as well as standards such as "Smile" and new pop material, including a pair of songs penned by Diane Warren, "Painfully Beautiful" and "La Luna Hizo Esto." It's no surprise Il Volo appeared on American Idol and worked with Josh Groban producer Humberto Gatica on this album; it's polished, romantic music from talented young vocalists and perfectly targeted to classical crossover fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602527674834
  • Catalog Number: 001551702
  • Sales rank: 25,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Il Mondo (4:21)
  2. 2 E Più Ti Penso (4:47)
  3. 3 'O Sole Mio (3:36)
  4. 4 Un Amore Così Grande (4:22)
  5. 5 El Reloj (4:10)
  6. 6 Smile (4:48)
  7. 7 Per Te (5:03)
  8. 8 La Luna Hizo Esto (3:29)
  9. 9 È La Mia Vita (4:09)
  10. 10 Notte Stellata (3:52)
  11. 11 Painfully Beautiful (3:45)
  12. 12 This Time (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Il Volo Primary Artist
Michael Thompson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alfredo Rodriguez Piano
Tal Bergman Percussion, Drums
Paul Buckmaster Conductor
David Campbell Conductor
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Nathan East Bass
Stephen Erdody Cello
Randy Kerber Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Michael Landau Guitar, Electric Guitar
Kenny O'Brien Background Vocals
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Richard Page Background Vocals
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tim Pierce Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro Acoustic Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Randy Waldman Piano, Keyboards
William Ross Conductor
Fred Kron Keyboards
Max Calo Keyboards
Claudio Zitti Synthesizer Bass
Jurij Gianluca Ricotti Keyboards, Keyboard Synthesizer, Synthesizer Percussion
Technical Credits
Camille Saint-Saëns Composer
Greg Mathieson rhythm arrangement
Roberto Cantoral Composer, Lyricist
Tal Bergman drum programming, Percussion Programming
Paul Buckmaster Orchestral Arrangements
David Campbell String Arrangements
Charlie Chaplin Composer
Ron Fair Executive Producer
Humberto Gatica Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Italo Greco Composer
Randy Kerber rhythm arrangement
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Marco Marinangeli Composer
Ennio Morricone Composer
Kenny O'Brien Digital Editing
Alejandro Rodriguez Engineer
Diane Warren Composer, Lyricist
Walter Afanasieff Composer
Geoff Parsons Composer, Lyricist
John Turner Composer, Lyricist
William Ross Producer, Orchestral Arrangements
Jimmy Fontana Composer
Tony Renis Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Adaptation, rhythm arrangement
Edgar Cortazar Composer, Spanish Lyrics
Lewis Jones Pro-Tools
Josh Groban Composer
Emanuele Donnini Digital Editing
Cristián Robles Engineer
Giovanni Capurro Composer, Lyricist
Gianni Meccia Composer, Lyricist
Carlo Pes Composer
Davide Palmiotto Engineer
Pino Marino Composer, Lyricist
Eduardo di Capua Composer
Antonella Maggio Composer
Maurizio Fabrizio Composer
Guido Maria Ferilli Composer
Alfredo Mazzucchi Composer
Mark Portman Composer, Spanish Lyrics
Max Calo rhythm arrangement
Jurij Gianluca Ricotti drum programming
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2011

    Will fall in love!

    I think I'll never go back to the type of music I listened to before Il Volo. They are REAL singers!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2011

    I was amazed and thrilled at the unbelievable talent of these 3 young men

    I saw these boys on Regis and Kelly ande I wondered what type of music these kids would be singing. When they started singing I was absolutely thrilled. The voice quality of these young men is fabulous. I was on the Barnes and Noble website while the audiance was still applauding. I hope they do more. They are as good as the Irish Tenors and they're better than the Three Tenors. You can hear each voice; one doesn't drown out the others.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    GREAT album!

    The voices of these young men simply fill me with joy every time I listen to this CD.
    They are truly gifted!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    I first heard and saw the DVD. After that I bought the cd. I a

    I first heard and saw the DVD. After that I bought the cd. I am a total fan. Next week I am flying to Miami to see them in person. They have the most spectacular voices in a long time. They are funny, charming and of course ITALIAN. Love Ignazio the most.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    I can't begin to describe how much I love these young men and th

    I can't begin to describe how much I love these young men and their music. I tell everyone who will listen what a treasure I have found. I hope that they will continue to make more CD's and DVD's. I will buy them all. If they come to my area, I would love to see them in person. Bravo!

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Love Them!

    Wow after my friend introduced me to these singers haven't listened to anything else ever since.!:)

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Nice, but recordings can't compare to live performances

    A link to these boys' performance on an American TV show was sent to me and at first I thought they were lip synching Il Divo as some sort of spoof. I couldn't believe that three teenaged boys could sound so mature. When it became clear they were the real deal, I had to run out and buy the CD and, of course, review all their performances online. I do think that some of the charm of the boys doesn't come across on the recordings. Seeing them perform live is so much more interesting becuase of their youthful charm, innocense, and obvious love for this type of music. While I enjoy the CD, some of the music selections are questionable. I don't understand why albums like this have to be ruined by the inclusion of some mediocre English-language songs like "Painfully Beautiful" and "This Time," both of which are instantly forgettable pieces. Since the boys' cover of "Smile" is very nice, why record some crappy written-just-for-them songs instead of including other covers of well-known English-language works? All in all, a nice album, but doesn't really stand out unless you're watching a video of their live performances.

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