Il Volo Album is by Il Volo, the Italian operatic pop trio.
Their self-titled debut album was released on the 30th of November 2010 in Italy and on the 17th of May 2011 in the United States under the record label Geffen Records, part of the Universal Music Group.
The Il Volo album, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios in London, was produced by Chilean-born American Humberto Gatica and Italian Tony Renis.
The album features ten tracks on the Italian version with twelve for the international release. Multi-award-winning American songwriter Diane Warren wrote one track, ” Painfully Beautiful ” and has co-writing credit for ” La Luna Hizo Esto “, along with Mark Portman and Edgar Cortázar.
The album received good reviews by music critics. Writing for AllMusic, Heather Phares commented that Il Volo’s debut was ” polished “, adding that it was ” romantic music from talented young vocalists and perfectly targeted to classical crossover fans. ” In his review for British newspaper Express.co.uk, Simon Gage praised the production and performance by the trio saying they ” certainly put a spring in the step of a variety of old favourites in both Italian and English. ” Concluding ” Add The London Symphony Orchestra and you have something quite special. “
The Il Volo album was certified Platinum in Italy for sales of 60,000 by FIMI, the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana ( Federation of the Italian Music Industry ). It was also certified Platinum in Mexico.
It received a Gold Disc in Austria, France, New Zealand and the United States, where the award was for the Spanish edition.
The most popular track on the album, ” ’O Sole Mio “, is better known worldwide as the Neapolitan song.
The song, written in 1898, is credited as composed by Eduardo di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi with lyrics by Giovanni Capurro.
Although the song is from the late 1800s, the melody remains under copyright until 2042 in most countries.
The Il Volo album became a commercial success for the three operatic pop singers. In their native Italy, the album entered the Italian albums chart on the 9th of December 2010 at number thirty-three. It peaked at number six and spent thirty-eight weeks on the chart there.
In Austria, the album topped the albums chart for one week after debuting at number two.
In the United States, the Il Volo album peaked at number ten on the 4th of June 2011 and remained on the Billboard 200 for twenty-five weeks.
Other Billboard Chart positions were one on the Classical and Latin Pop albums, with four on the Top Latin Albums and eight on the Digital Albums charts.
In the United Kingdom, the album entered the UK Albums Chart on the 28th of January 2012 and peaked at number forty-three. It spent one week in the Top 100.
Elsewhere it reached the Top Ten in Belgium ( Wallonia ), Holland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and New Zealand.
About Il Volo
Il Volo ( Italian for ‘ The Flight ‘) consist of baritone Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, both tenors.
Although their music falls inside the Classical music genre, the Italian trio use the term “popera” to describe their music.
They were put together after competing in Ti Lascio Una Canzone, the favourite Italian televised variety TV show.
The group went through name changes after first being called I Tre Tenorini, that was changed to The Tryo with the final name change of Il Volo during the latter part of 2010.
Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto continue to perform live and tour, their last being Notte magica Tour in 2017.
Their latest album, Musica, was released on the 22nd of February 2019 under the Sony music record label. It reached number two in Italy.
To date, Il Volo’s Album releases are four studio, four live albums and one Compilation. They have also released two Extended Plays, seven singles and four music videos.
As a multi-award-winning recording artist, Il Volo has won many awards including two Billboard Latin Music and five Wind Music Awards, which are non-competitive musical awards honouring Italian music artists.
Il Volo Album Track Listing:
1. Il mondo
2. E più ti penso
3. ‘O sole Mio
4. Un amore così grande
5. El reloj
7. Per Te
8. La luna hizo esto
9. È la mia vita
10. Notte stellata ( The Swan )
11. Painfully Beautiful
12. This Time