Siempre [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Continuing their string of overtly sentimental albums, the multinational Il Divo released their fourth including The Christmas Collection full-length, Siempre, which contains more of the same Latinized versions of pop songs, as well as some originals written by their producers. All four Divos sound professional and emotional, especially Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, who seems on the verge of tears every time he opens his mouth. The arrangements for the songs including West Side Story's "Somewhere" -- the only one that's in English -- and the Italian version of the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin," among others are always very clean, with soft acoustic guitars and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Continuing their string of overtly sentimental albums, the multinational Il Divo released their fourth including The Christmas Collection full-length, Siempre, which contains more of the same Latinized versions of pop songs, as well as some originals written by their producers. All four Divos sound professional and emotional, especially Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, who seems on the verge of tears every time he opens his mouth. The arrangements for the songs including West Side Story's "Somewhere" -- the only one that's in English -- and the Italian version of the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin," among others are always very clean, with soft acoustic guitars and pianos backed by subtle yet swelling strings, adding to the romanticized idea and portrayal of the group. To be fair, all four are very talented vocalists, and they manage to make Bryan Adams' "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" sound even more profound and sensitive when they sing it in Spanish, and their phrasing on both "Without You" originally made famous by Harry Nilsson and Lucio Dalla's "Caruso" with some of the lyrics cut out, despite the fact they're all listed in the album booklet is excellent, drawn out to pull as much emotion as possible from each of the songs. Siempre is exactly what you would expect from Il Divo, so if you want more of what they've already given, it should be a satisfying record. [This edition of Siempre includes a bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2006
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • UPC: 886970155229
  • Catalog Number: 701552
  • Sales rank: 31,244

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Il Divo Primary Artist
John Miles Piano
Paul Gendler Guitar
Henrik Janson Acoustic Guitar, Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra Track Performer
Steve Pearce Bass
Dave Arch Piano
David Krueger Percussion, Keyboards
Steve Mac Synthesizer, Keyboards
Thomas Lindberg Bass
Per Magnusson Keyboards
Mats Berntoft Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chris Laws Drums
Gustave Lund Percussion
Chippe Karlosson Percussion
David Wickström Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Stockholm Session Strings Track Performer
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Justin Hayward Composer
Michael Kamen Composer
John Miles Arranger, Composer
Armando Manzanero Spanish Adaptation
Lucio Dalla Composer
Henrik Janson Composer, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements, String Conductor
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Composer
Rudy Pérez Composer
Ren Swan Engineer
Geoff Foster Engineer
Dave Arch Orchestral Arrangements
David Krueger Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Lee McCutcheon Engineer
Matteo Saggese Composer
Donato Poveda Spanish Adaptation, Spanish Lyrics
Steve Mac Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Per Magnusson Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Andrew Dudman Engineer
Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane Composer
Chris Laws Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Gustave Lund Programming
Daniel Pursey Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
John Reid Composer
Pititis Composer
Mario Frangoulis Composer
Josef Larossi Composer
Cheope Composer
Matt Brooke Artwork
Chippe Karlosson Programming
David Wickström Programming
Savan Kotecha Composer
Carlos Andres Alcaraz Gomez Composer
Fredrik Andersson Engineer
Uli Janson String Arrangements, String Conductor
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