I have been following these extremely talented singers since they began their public careers at age 16. For those who are familiar with the voices of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, you know they are extraordinary, which prompted Barbra Streisand to ask them to tour with her when they were only 17. The musical arrangements are perfection, extremely emoting in their accompaniment to the passionate voices of Il Volo. I have never heard arrangements of these songs that come close to the superlative mastery of these. "Ciao, Ciao Bambina" (Piove) is THE most captivating version. "Grande Amore" crescendos like the trumpets of heaven, taking your rising spirits with it.
Don't take my word for it. Check them out on Youtube. If you like Italian classics, type in "Il Volo - O Sole Mio" "Volare" or "Granada". You will get chills and be astounded at their voices. If you like modern classics, type in "Smile", or "Surrender", the latter which illuminates Gianluca's passion, and Ignazio's comedic antics. Exceptional talents, and GREAT showmen. I promise you have never heard anything like their versions of these songs, and at such young ages. The first time I heard "Caruso", I had tears in my eyes and I didn't even know what it was about. I determined to learn Italian because of it. Now it gives me more meaning. I found myself engrossed in Italian classics that never interested me before. It has been said that they are 3 young men, but one soul, and you will sense that for yourself. Piero's thunderous tenor is balanced by Ignazio's sometimes tender mellowness that can escalate to a powerhouse heard above the orchestra. Gianluca's baritone brings it all together with unique soothing tones only he can produce. They are the musical sensation of the decade. After seeing them in concert, the music means that much more, Not my words only that never have singers so young produced such mature, passionate sounds They have toured the astonished world where they have sold out every time, the Roman Colosseum being no exception.. Unfortunately, I cannot amply impress upon you a true rating by giving them a deserved 10 stars. Check them out on youtube...you will be listening to them all night. I can hardly wait until next year's concert tour!
- Audio CD (25 September 2015)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: SONY MUSIC SBT
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- ASIN: B013L5Z1KE
- Other Editions: Audio CD
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,341 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)