Wicked Game

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Il Divo's fifth album, Wicked Game, sounds no markedly different than their previous four, it all comes down to this: there's only so much that can be done with the quartet's operatic pop. The innovation was the minting of the formula; once it's in place, new casts can be struck from the same mold, and so it is with Wicked Game. Il Divo divide their time between soft pop standards like Roy Orbison's "Crying," Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," and Chris Isaak's title track and poppified classical, both reaching the same slickly bombastic yet never overwhelming middle ground. No new converts will be made but no fans will be alienated either --...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Il Divo's fifth album, Wicked Game, sounds no markedly different than their previous four, it all comes down to this: there's only so much that can be done with the quartet's operatic pop. The innovation was the minting of the formula; once it's in place, new casts can be struck from the same mold, and so it is with Wicked Game. Il Divo divide their time between soft pop standards like Roy Orbison's "Crying," Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," and Chris Isaak's title track and poppified classical, both reaching the same slickly bombastic yet never overwhelming middle ground. No new converts will be made but no fans will be alienated either -- both are a byproduct of delivering the expected.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886979644823
  • Catalog Number: 796448
  • Sales rank: 23,214

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Il Divo Primary Artist
Peter Ljung Piano
Esbjörn Öhrwall Guitar
Per Magnusson Keyboards
Seton Daunt Guitar
Rebekah del Rio Vocals
Karl-Johan Ankarblom Conductor
Mats Hålling Conductor
Capitol Voices Choir Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Samuel Barber Composer
A. L. Webber Composer
David Baerwald Composer
Chris Isaak Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Craig Armstrong Producer
Kevin Gilbert Composer
Marco Marinangeli Composer, Adaptation
Rudy Pérez Composer, Spanish Translation
Tim Rice Composer
Frank Peterson Composer
David Frazer Engineer
Ash Howes Programming, Producer
Joe Melson Composer
Per Magnusson Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Sound Design
Jean Guiot Composer
Neil Tucker Engineer
Mark Bates Programming
Jörgen Elofsson Composer
Francesco Sartori Composer
Glen Hansard Composer
Cliff Masterson String Arrangements
Il Divo Vocal Arrangements
Lucio Quarantotto Composer
Markéta Irglová Composer
Savan Kotecha Composer, Adaptation
Marcus Bergqvist Engineer
David Kreuger Arranger, Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Richard "Biff" Stannard Programming, Producer
Karl-Johan Ankarblom Arranger, Programming, Orchestral Arrangements, Choir Arrangement
Marcella Levy Composer
Patrick Jordan-Patrikios Composer
Siobham Fahey Composer
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