Il Volo: The Jonas Brothers Meets the Three Tenors!
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:14:32
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Il Volo, three teenage tenors from Italy, are about to take the US by storm with the release of their self-titled debut on Geffen Records May 17th. Already platinum in their native Italy, Il Volo showcases the astonishing vocal talent of Piero Barone (17- years-old), Ignazio Boschetto (16-years-old), and Gianluca Ginoble (16-years-old) as they perform both new and traditional classically influenced pop songs. Prepare to be blown away by the undeniable vocal talent from these Italian teen idols! They are like The Jonas Brothers meet The Three Tenors. Viva Italia.
Produced by the legendary Humberto Gatica (Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli) and the world renowned Italian singer/producer Tony Renis, Il Volo was recorded in Los Angeles and Rome, as well as at London's famous Abbey Road Studios. Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair executive produced the album, which boasts a truly global flair.
The album's 12 tracks include both classic and new compositions: their version of "O Sole Mio," "Il Mondo," "E Più Ti Penso" (a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from the soundtracks to Once Upon a Time in America and Malena), "El Reloj" (a brand-new song sung in Spanish), "Smile" (written by Charlie Chaplin for his film Modern Times and later popularized by Nat King Cole), "Notte Stellata/The Swan" (from the well-known musical theme composed by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns), "La Luna Hizo Esto" and "Painfully Beautiful" (both written specially for IL VOLO by multi-platinum songwriter Diane Warren), "Per Te" (written by multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff), "This Time" (a new song written by Michelle Lewis) and "Un Amore Così Grande" (a classic from the late '70s Italian music tradition).
Are you ready for Il Volo? I am; just look at my last name.