We Are Love

We Are Love

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by Il Volo
     
 

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Il Volo is a trio of Italian operatic pop teenage tenors: Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble.

Their first self-titled album was recorded in 2010 in the Abbey Road Studios in London and produced by Tony Renis and Humberto Gatica. It was released in Italy on November 30, 2010, and peaked at number 6 on the Italian Albums Chart, receiving…  See more details below

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Il Volo is a trio of Italian operatic pop teenage tenors: Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble.

Their first self-titled album was recorded in 2010 in the Abbey Road Studios in London and produced by Tony Renis and Humberto Gatica. It was released in Italy on November 30, 2010, and peaked at number 6 on the Italian Albums Chart, receiving the Gold certification by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

The international edition of the album was released on April 12, 2011, and was promoted in the United States with a performance during the final three results show of American Idol's tenth season. The group sang "'O Sole Mio", which was released as a single in the United States in early 2011. The album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Classical Albums, selling 23,000 copies in its first week. The album is also entered in the Top 10 in other countries, such as Belgium, France, and the Netherlands and topped in Austria.

A Spanish version of the album was released and peaked at number 6 in Mexico, at number 3 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart, at number 4 on the Top Latin Albums chart, and at number 1 on the Latin Pop Albums chart. This version was certified Gold in Mexico by AMPROFON for the sale of 30,000 copies and won an RIAA Latin Gold Award for the sale of 50,000 copies in US.

The trio performed for the first time on American television on the show The Talk in February 2011 and on October 13, 2011.

On May 19, 2011, the trio dazzled the American Idol audience and viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "'O Sole Mio".

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Recorded in Los Angeles and Rome under the watch of Grammy-winning co-producer Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis, the second studio album from dreamy teenage tenors Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, better known as Il Volo, begins appropriately with a sweeping rendition of the Dianne Warren/Aerosmith power ballad "Questo Amore [I Don't Want to Miss a Thing]," dutifully extending the already lengthy 21st century bridge between commercial pop and classical. The trio, which first turned heads on the popular Italian talent show Ti Lascio una Canzone, brings an excitable, youthful bravado to the 12-track We Are Love's more pop-oriented offerings like Warren's newly written "I Bring You to My Senses," U2's "Beautiful Day," and the Mark Portmann-penned title cut, the latter two of which are the only songs sung in English. The more traditional, operatic/classically minded pieces, while seamless, soaring, and impossibly pretty in all the right places, lack the gravitas to truly make the listener swoon, a notion that's lent further weight when the great Placido Domingo steps in halfway through "Il Canto" and effectively steals the show.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2012
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602537217649
catalogNumber:
001779602

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Volo   Primary Artist
Tal Bergman   Drums
Humberto Gatica   Synthesizer Drums
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer,Piano
Lele Melotti   Drums
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Portmann   Keyboards
Ramon Stagnaro   Acoustic Guitar
William Ross   Piano
Paolo Costa   Bass
Luca Scarpa   Piano
Luca Chiaravalli   Piano,Keyboards
Cristián Robles   Synthesizer Drums
Ben Foster   Conductor
Tomer Adaddi   Synthesizer,Piano
Michael Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Biagio Sturiale   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Josh Page   Background Vocals
Massimo Zanotti   Conductor
Czech Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Miriam Nemkova   Conductor

Technical Credits

U2   Composer
Eros Ramazzotti   Composer,Producer
Luis Bacalov   Composer
Tal Bergman   drum programming,Rhythm Programming
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger
Adam Clayton   Composer
Ron Fair   Executive Producer
David Franco   Producer
Humberto Gatica   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Randy Kerber   Arranger
Marco Marinangeli   Composer
Kenny O'Brien   Vocal Arrangements
Mark Portmann   Arranger,Composer,drum programming
Diane Warren   Composer
William Ross   Arranger,Composer
Luca Barbarossa   Composer
Steve Leber   Management
Liz Rosenberg   Publicity
Michele Torpedine   Executive Producer,Management
Chris Walden   Arranger
Tony Renis   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Gretchen Anderson   Producer
Carlos Eleta Almarán   Composer
Edgar Cortazar   Composer
Romano Musumarra   Composer
Jörgen Elofsson   Composer
Luca Chiaravalli   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Gabriele Gigli   Engineer
Cristián Robles   Engineer
Brianne Widaman   Marketing Coordinator
Davide Palmiotto   Engineer
Ginger Ramsey   Marketing
Saverio Grandi   Composer
Alterisio Paoletti   Arranger
Massimo Guantini   Composer
Jerome Leroy   Arranger
Tomer Adaddi   Rhythm Programming
Laurence Mullen   Composer
Paul David Hewson   Composer
Yossi Shakked   Engineer
Max Calo   Composer
Christine Wolff   Publicity
Karen Moss   Publicity
Emiliano Cecere   Composer
Justine Massa   Creative Coordinator
Lisa DiAngelo   Publicity
Raffaello Di Pietro   Composer
David Howell Evans   Composer
Massimo Zanotti   String Arrangements
Jordan Leber   Management
Howard Krant   Accounting
Roberta Natali   Accounting

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We Are Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there not a Blue ray DVD out yet????
Sunny1SP More than 1 year ago
I disagree with James Monger, Il Volo holds their own Placido Domingo. In fact, it is America's affliction with name recognition and the fact that most of the CD is in other languages that has limited its success. Il Volo appeals to the mature generation here in America. They will probably have to come up with bad singing and nonsensical lyrics in order to compete with Bieber, New Direction and others.
TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
We Are Love by Il Volo Run Time: 51:39 Release Date: 19 November 2012 Label: Interscope Records (Universal Music Group) Source: Complimentary digital copy provided by Passionate Digital Marketing via Blog PR Wire for reviewThese boys have serious talent! While I can't speak or understand Italian, I do have six years of high school Spanish experience—including two years of International Baccalaureate-level achievement—so I was still able to understand a few words common to romance languages. I enjoyed this album immensely because of the amazing vocals and loveswept songs, although I can't say it's something I'd listen to voluntarily in the car, on Youtube, or anywhere else on my own. Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca each do croon passionately and with full hearts straight to the microphone, though, which made my listening experience a tingly good one. There are three songs in English I can actually give more detailed reviews for in terms of content and style. "I Bring You To My Senses" is romantic, sweeping, and especially moving because of its powerful resonance. It touches every listener because it beautifully conveys the heartbreak of losing a lover, of wishful thinking, and of painful separation. "Beautiful Day" is spirited and full of hope and conviction—automatically one of those feel-good songs that easily get stuck in the head and close to the heart. I personally think it's weaker in message, relative to Il Volo's other songs on this album. "We Are Love", which laces English stanzas with an Italian chorus, is probably my favorite out of all twelve tracks because of its gorgeous lyrics (that I actually understood!) and addictive melody. The harmonies here are impressive as well. Even though I couldn't understand the Italian in this one, language barriers did NOT impede my enjoyment and musical appreciation for it. In fact, I think it's even more soulful with the Italian intertwined in it; there's something so lush and charming about the language! "Historia De Un Amor" is my other favorite. It's entirely in Italian, but I was able to pick up on the flow and mood of the song right away. The title translates to "Love Story", and I didn't have to understand every word to understand and follow the message. Really beautiful—I suggest you should at least give it and "We Are Love" a try! Pros: Amazing, smooth vocals, beautiful lyrics, romantic, original songs. Cons: Would have liked more songs in English, opera (even pop opera) isn't exactly my style. Verdict: I can only confidently recommend this one to those who can (at least somewhat) comprehend Italian, or those who have been following Il Volo's international success. Opera music may not be for everybody—I know it's not really for me, even though this particular group is incredible—so it's really a matter of musical preference. There's a reason these guys are so famous, though, so I'll give credit where it's due. 8 hearts: An engaging read; highly recommended.