Il Divo

Il Divo

by Il DivoIl Divo
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Overview

Building on the success of such popular acts as Amici Forever and the Three Tenors, the all-male quartet Il Divo join forces for this stirring self-titled debut. The result of a talent search launched by American Idol judge Simon Cowell, the photogenic foursome -- Spaniard Carlos Marin, American David Miller, Frenchman Sebastian Izambard, and Swiss Urs Buhler -- put forth their collective vocal talents in a program of operatically flavored pop, including such favorites as "Nella Fantasia" (a Sarah Brightman signature) and an Italian version of "My Way," as well as songs in Spanish (the opening "Regresa a mi" -- based on Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart") and English ("Every Time I Look at You"). Save for Izambard, who is branded "vox populi," each boasts classical training, and when singing together, their rich, primed-for-Verdi voices form a potent blend that many will find exhilarating. It's as if Russell Watson, Mario Frangoulis, Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli united to form a classical-crossover dream team. Of course, one listener's delight is another's schmaltz, and the largely sentimental, Vegas-ready numbers here will change no one's point of view on the joys (or otherwise) of "popera." But those whose CD collections have grown apace with the rapid rise of crossover in recent years will deem the gifted hunks of Il Divo wholly irresistible.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969396322
catalogNumber: 93963
Rank: 5000

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Il Divo   Primary Artist
Andy Hill   Keyboards
Henrik Janson   Conductor
Fridrik Karlsson   Guitar
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Gavyn Wright   Strings,Leader
Dave Arch   Piano,Piano (Grand)
Carlos Marin   Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Acoustic Guitar
Anders Von Hofsten   Background Vocals
Steve Mac   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Tomas Lindberg   Bass
Per Magnusson   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Peter Nordahl   Conductor
Jan Bengtsson   Flute
Chris Laws   Drums
Sébastien Izambard   Vocals
Emil Heiling   Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices
Urs Buhler   Vocals
Maria Diephuis   Background Vocals
Daniel Galessiere   Vocals,Voices
Jannika Gustafsson   Violin
Jörgen Ingeström   Piano,Keyboards
Hans Larsson   French Horn
Kristoffer Nergårdh   Piano,Piano (Grand)
Linda Norrgård   Background Vocals
Rolf Nyqvist   French Horn
Karl Thorsson   Percussion
Mathias Venge   Guitar
Maj Widding   Bassoon
Stockholm Session Strings   Strings,Ensemble
Bengt Rosengren   Oboe
Uli Janson   Conductor
David Miller   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Don Black   Composer
Andy Hill   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Nick Ingman   Orchestral Arrangements
Henrik Janson   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Frank Musker   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Rudy Pérez   Lyric Adaptations
Ren Swan   Engineer
Mark Tucker   Engineer
Tony Vincent   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Gavyn Wright   String Conductor
Hy Zaret   Composer
Dave Arch   Orchestral Arrangements
James Collins   Engineer
David Krueger   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Aleandro Baldi   Composer
Marco Flores   Composer,Lyric Adaptations
Matteo Saggese   Composer
Mino Vergnaghi   Composer
Philip Rose   Engineer
Marco Falagiani   Composer
Steve Mac   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Giancarlo Bigazzi   Composer
Per Magnusson   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Gilles Thibault   Lyric Adaptations
Peter Nordahl   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Jörgen Elofsson   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Lasse Nilsson   Arranger,Engineer
Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Chris Laws   Engineer
Daniel Pursey   Engineer
John Reid   Composer
Simon Changer   Engineer
Josef Larossi   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Chiara Ferrau   Composer
Troy Verges   Composer
Il Divo   Vocal Arrangements
Jörgen Ingeström   String Arrangements
Kristoffer Nergårdh   Arranger
Mathias Venge   Programming,Producer
Jonathan Allen   Engineer
Stockholm Session Strings   Contributor
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Fredrik Andersson   Engineer
Uli Janson   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Quiz & Larossi   Audio Production

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