We Are Love [Deluxe Edition]

We Are Love [Deluxe Edition]

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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


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. [A deluxe edition of We Are Love includes their 2011 five-song Christmas Favorites EP, which included both the English and German versions of "Silent Night."]

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Geffen Records


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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Volo   Primary Artist
Tal Bergman   Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Alan Estes   Percussion
Humberto Gatica   Synthesizer Drums
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Lele Melotti   Drums
Kenny O'Brien   Keyboards
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Portmann   Keyboards
Ramon Stagnaro   Acoustic Guitar
William Ross   Piano
Paolo Costa   Bass
Steven Mercurio   Conductor
Luca Scarpa   Piano
Luca Chiaravalli   Piano,Keyboards
Cristián Robles   Synthesizer Drums
Ben Foster   Conductor
Graham Dechter   Acoustic Guitar
Karl-Ludwig Hecht   Conductor
Knabenchor Berlin   Choir, Chorus
Tomer Adaddi   Synthesizer,Piano
Michael Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Biagio Sturiale   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Daniele Belardinelli   Conductor
Josh Page   Background Vocals
Massimo Zanotti   Conductor
Adriano Caroletti   Conductor
Czech Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Pueri Cantores Della Cappella Musicale Pontificia Detta "Sistina"   Choir, Chorus
Miriam Nemkova   Conductor

Technical Credits

César Franck   Composer
U2   Composer
Chris Boardman   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Eros Ramazzotti   Composer,Producer
Luis Bacalov   Composer
Tal Bergman   drum programming,Rhythm Programming
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Ron Fair   Executive Producer
David Franco   Producer
Humberto Gatica   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Andreas Hommelsheim   Musical Director
Randy Kerber   Arranger
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Marco Marinangeli   Composer
Kenny O'Brien   Digital Editing,Vocal Arrangements
Mark Portmann   Arranger,Composer,drum programming
Jule Styne   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Dick Beetham   Mastering
William Ross   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
Luca Barbarossa   Composer
Steve Leber   Management
Pablo Aguirre   Arranger,Orchestration
St. Thomas Aquinas   Composer
Liz Rosenberg   Publicity
Michele Torpedine   Executive Producer,Management
Chris Walden   Arranger
Tony Renis   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Gretchen Anderson   Producer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Carlos Eleta Almarán   Composer
Joe Beal   Composer
Jim Boothe   Composer
Monique Mizrahi   Vocal Coach
Edgar Cortazar   Composer
Romano Musumarra   Composer
Jörgen Elofsson   Composer
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Luca Chiaravalli   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Gabriele Gigli   Engineer,Digital Editing
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
Eddie Pola   Composer
Paul David Hewson   Composer
Yossi Shakked   Engineer
Max Calo   Arranger,Composer
Christine Wolff   Publicity
Karen Moss   Publicity
Emiliano Cecere   Composer
Justine Massa   Creative Coordinator
Lisa DiAngelo   Publicity
Franz Xaver Gruber   Composer
Raffaello Di Pietro   Composer
David Howell Evans   Composer
Massimo Zanotti   String Arrangements
Jordan Leber   Management
Howard Krant   Accounting
Heiko Gigner   Engineer
George Wylie   Composer
Roberta Natali   Accounting

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