The Promise [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Opera-pop group Il Divo don't stray from their blueprint on their fourth proper album, The Promise, which isn't greatly different in feel or form from its predecessors -- it still consists of stately, dramatic Euro-pop covers of soft rock classics balanced by a couple of made-to-order tunes. Previously, they sang songs that were hits the world over -- "Nights in White Satin," "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman," "All by Myself" -- and here they rely on "The Power of Love," ABBA's "The Winner Takes All," and Charles Aznavour's "She," which wind up skewing this toward the group's Euro roots. Ultimately, fans can choose to listen to this or to the other Il Divo ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Opera-pop group Il Divo don't stray from their blueprint on their fourth proper album, The Promise, which isn't greatly different in feel or form from its predecessors -- it still consists of stately, dramatic Euro-pop covers of soft rock classics balanced by a couple of made-to-order tunes. Previously, they sang songs that were hits the world over -- "Nights in White Satin," "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman," "All by Myself" -- and here they rely on "The Power of Love," ABBA's "The Winner Takes All," and Charles Aznavour's "She," which wind up skewing this toward the group's Euro roots. Ultimately, fans can choose to listen to this or to the other Il Divo albums, because The Promise offers more of the same. [A CD/DVD version was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886974146926
  • Catalog Number: 741469
  • Sales rank: 56,650

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Power of Love (5:01)
  2. 2 La Promessa (4:28)
  3. 3 Adagio (4:37)
  4. 4 Hallelujah (3:21)
  5. 5 L' Alba del Mondo (4:47)
  6. 6 Enamorado (3:15)
  7. 7 Angelina (4:32)
  8. 8 The Winner Takes It All (3:48)
  9. 9 La Luna (3:51)
  10. 10 She (2:51)
  11. 11 Amazing Grace (4:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Power of Love
  2. 2 Hallelujah (Aleluya)
  3. 3 Interview
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Il Divo Primary Artist, Vocal Ensemble
John Buckley Strings
Steve Pearce Bass
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Dave Arch Piano
Bob White Bagpipes
John Parricelli Guitar
Steve Mac Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Per Magnusson Synthesizer, Piano
Chris Laws Drums
Charlotte Trinder Strings
Tomás Brauner Conductor
Technical Credits
Tomaso Albinoni Composer
Leonard Cohen Composer
Jeremy Lubbock Arranger
Holly Johnson Composer
Charles Aznavour Composer
Armando Manzanero Lyricist
Benny Andersson Composer
Haydn Bendall Engineering
Alan Bergman Lyricist
Marilyn Bergman Lyricist
Peter Gill Arranger
Marco Marinangeli Lyricist
Ennio Morricone Composer
Brian Nash Arranger
Mark O'Toole Arranger
Rudy Pérez Arranger, Adaptation
Ren Swan Engineering
Geoff Foster Engineering
Dave Arch Arranger, Orchestration
David Krueger Producer
Niall Acott Engineering
Carlos Marin Arranger
Herbert Kretzmer Composer
Steve Mac Arranger, Producer
Per Magnusson Arranger, Producer
Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane Composer
Traditional Composer
Chris Laws Engineer, Digital Editing
Daniel Pursey Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
John Reid Lyricist
Josef Larossi Lyricist
Markus Bergkvist Engineer
Urs Buhler Arranger
David Miller & the Castle Arms Arranger
Kinnda Hamid Lyricist
L. Angelosanti Lyricist
Francesco Galtieri Lyricist
Remo Giazotti Arranger
Alcaraz Gomez Lyricist
Peter Rudge Representation
Fredrik Andersson Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful and Soothing

    The members of Il Divo are hunks, and they sing even more beautifully than they look! I'm amazed at the control and emotion their voices contain. Even though I couldn't understand many of the lyrics, the emotions in their voices helped me understand the meaning of the songs. I love to listen to this song when I'm stressed or want to relax. It would also be perfect background music during a party or other get together. This cd is soothing and beautiful to the max, and I'm so glad I got it! My favorite song is track #4, Hallelujah (Aleluya). It's gorgeous! And the rendition of Amazing Grace is one of the best I've heard. This would make a great present!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    11 Divo "Winner Takes All" absolutely stunning!

    Not only are these men gorgeus hunks, their voices are eloquently smooth and beautiful. I was mesmerized and can't wait to hear more from them!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    Purchased the CD after the DVD - used teh CD specifically for Amazing Grace, as we used for my moms memorial service, the bag pies and the voices were just so comforting at this difficult time. I will always think of this version as the "standard"

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love this!!

    This artist just inspires me to do wonderful things such as help others or cry out to others to touch someones heart and to be there right along with them! I really fell in love with there voice when they performed on regid and kelly, ever since they bring tears of joy and relief to my heart!
    My mother just passed and there has been so much stress on my heart, there was just a deep dark hole in my heart that has been released.. Not only her leaving me alone at 16 but also not having her hear next to me! This track is not cleanliness but it most certainly IS close to Godliness!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    the package was the same as other albums,, ready for a new photo of the guys

    the music is lovely , beautiful harmonies,, classy music and orchestration ..better than ever I think in their blending of voices,,.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Promise by Il Divo

    I absolutely loved this CD. The songs are beautiful. They are great singers with great voices! I have their first CD and their Christmas CD and look forward to their next CD. I purchased a total of 7 of (The Promise) CDs. I mailed 3 to Italy and the others here in the states.

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