We Are Loveby Il Volo
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
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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- Geffen Records
Performance CreditsVolo 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 CreditsU2 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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What a pleasure it is to lay back in the sofá,relaxed after working the whole day, and hear these 3 marvelous kids with incredible voices singing like angels,songs which are familiar to me and some which are new,but not less beautiful.God bless these kids,for all the hapiness they bring with their marvelous voices!!!!!!
The boys are now men, not as cute as two years ago but just as talented. Their voices are so wonderful and they have so much life and ability. I love to listen to them.
Is there not a Blue ray DVD out yet????
Well, let me think..........oh what is that word? Now I remember....PERFECTION!!!!
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.
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.