12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

These stars of the classical crossover circuit demonstrate their eclecticism on this album, organized around themes of ardor. Thus, Gloria Estefan’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You” (recast as “Si Voy a Perderte”) shares a setlist with a take on Beethoven’s “Himno de la Alegría” (a.k.a. “Ode to Joy”). This time around, smooth strings and stirring percussion support the baritone and tenors in the group, with the occasional accordion riff (“Volver”) or piano lick (“Eres Tu”) helping to distinguish individual arrangements. Overall, the group is in top form on this diverse survey of popular song.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

These stars of the classical crossover circuit demonstrate their eclecticism on this album, organized around themes of ardor. Thus, Gloria Estefan’s “Don’t Wanna Lose You” (recast as “Si Voy a Perderte”) shares a setlist with a take on Beethoven’s “Himno de la Alegría” (a.k.a. “Ode to Joy”). This time around, smooth strings and stirring percussion support the baritone and tenors in the group, with the occasional accordion riff (“Volver”) or piano lick (“Eres Tu”) helping to distinguish individual arrangements. Overall, the group is in top form on this diverse survey of popular song.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

19 Ratings

19 Ratings

The Greatest Group In History IL FIVO

MsWWEDIVA

I Love IL DIVO All Their Albums Are Amazing And This Album Here Is The Greatest One Yet.

ummm

KRJ31

Are all these songs in spanish? is there another version of this album because I’m not trying to listen to all spanish songs. sigh.

Il Divo is the best!!

onlyvickyyy

I absolutely love Por una Cabeza! Can't wait until the concert in 2016!

About Il Divo

Il Divo put a fresh face on popular songs, utilizing their exceptional voices, good looks, and cultural diversity to bring their romantic blend of classical and pop music to audiences around the world. Formed after a two-year search, the quartet is comprised of American tenor David Miller, popular French singer Sébastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin. Their eponymous debut album was released in April of 2005 and featured a diverse playlist that included a cover of the Toni Braxton hit "Unbreak My Heart" and the Frank Sinatra standard "My Way," as well as "Nella Fantasia," a newly arranged -- with vocals -- version of "Gabriel's Oboe" from Ennio Morricone's score for The Mission. It became a massive worldwide hit, and the quartet returned in 2005 with Ancora, a ten-track collection of new music featuring the hit "I Believe in You" with Celine Dion. The similarly themed Siempre arrived in 2006, followed by Promise in 2008. The group's sixth studio album, 2011's Wicked Game, featured ten new tracks, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Come What May (Te Amore)," and a reworking of the Chris Isaak-penned title cut. They released their first Greatest Hits compilation in 2012 and embarked on a European and North America tour. In 2013, they issued the show tunes-centric A Musical Affair. After touring the new material, and taking a little time to rest, they returned to the studio in 2015 to record their seventh album, Amor & Pasión, focusing on a Spanish theme this time around. They subsequently set out on a world tour in support. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • GENRE
    Pop
  • FORMED
    December, 2003

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