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Il Divo


Release Date: 04/19/2005 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 93963   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Diane WarrenAndreas RomdhaneEnnio MorriconeMarco Falagiani,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Il Divo: Carlos Marin, David Miller , Sebastien Izambard, Urs Buhler (vocals).
Additional personnel: Mathis Venge (guitar, programming); Fridrick "Frizzy" Karlsson, Esbjorn Ohwall (guitar); Jannika Gustafsson (violin); Gavyn Wright (strings); Jan Bengtson (flute); Bengt Rosengren (oboe); Maj Widding (bassoon); Hans Larsson, Rolf Nyquist (French horn); Per Magnusson (piano, keyboards); Dave Arch, Kristofer Nergardh (piano); Steve Mac (keyboards, synthesizer); Andy Hill (keyboards); Tomas Lindberg (bass instrument); Chris Laws (drums); Frank Ricotti, Karl Thorsson (percussion); David Kreuger, Andreas Romdhane , Josef Larossi (programming); Emil Heiling, Anders Von Hofsten, Maria Diephuis, Linda Norrgard (background vocals).
Recording
Read more information: Stockholm, Sweden; London, England (2004).
Ensemble: Stockholm Session Strings.
IL DIVO gives the classical/pop crossover a twist, via a quartet of singers whose vocal chops and model-like looks make them four times the heartthrob threat of predecessor Andrea Bocelli. Masterminded by AMERICAN IDOL's Simon Cowell, Il Divo resonates with an international appeal, thanks to the disparate backgrounds of Sebastien Izambard (France), Urs Buhler (Switzerland), Carlos Marin (Spain), and David Miller (United States). Further solidifying the pop quotient is the involvement of Britney Spears/Backstreet Boys producers Per Magnusson and David Krueger.
Lush orchestral arrangements are applied to Spanish-language readings of Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart (Regresa a Mi)" and Frank Sinatra's signature "My Way (A Mi Manera)," enhancing the romantic sweep of the originals. Although much of Il Divo's repertoire is performed in Spanish or Italian, the group also offers up the English-language tunes "Mama," "The Man You Love," and "Every Time I Look at You," which features swelling strings and light piano. As a bonus, the album includes a hidden track--an Italian version of "Unchained Melody," which is tailor-made for Il Divo's bold, dramatic phrasing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Unbreak My Heart by Diane Warren
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
2.
Mama by Andreas Romdhane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
3.
The Mission: Nella fantasia (In my dreams) by Ennio Morricone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Passera by Marco Falagiani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
5.
Unchained Melody by Alex North
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
6.
Everytime I Look at You by John Reid
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
7.
Ti amero by David Krueger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
8.
Dentro un altro si by Andrew Gerard Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
9.
The Man You Love by Steven McCutcheon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
10.
Feelings by Jörgen Elofsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
11.
Hoy que ya no estas aqui by Jörgen Elofsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
12.
Sei parte ormai di me by Shane Filan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
13.
My Way by Paul Anka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Divo
Period: Contemporary 

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