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IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE by Daniela

The news was confirmed by several parties, in less than a month, the new Il Volo CD: 
IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE, will be released.
The date is on November 5th, but it is already possible to pre-order it.

New IL VOLO Sings Morricone CD cover art

The album will be available in the following formats: standard CD, Deluxe Version CD, double colored vinyl and double black vinyl.
“Your Love”, taken from Once Upon a Time in the West, a song that Il Volo presented for the first time at the Sanremo 2021 Festival, is available on streaming platforms.
The album Il Volo sings Morricone comes after the concert-event, Il Volo – Tribute to Ennio Morricone, which aired live on Rai 1 last June and which was held at the Verona Arena.
I can’t wait to have this CD.
But I will not order it, because I hope that Il Volo, like every time, will make an instore in Milan, where it will be possible to buy it and also meet our three treasures, and take a picture with them.
Of course, then I’ll tell you everything !!

Black and white photo of the guys of IL VOLO at the piano

But now, we observe well the new CD.
First, let’s take a look at the cover.
I have to congratulate those who have thought of presenting the new CD taking a cue from the movie posters.
I really like this idea, in fact the photo of Il Volo is very reminiscent of the poster of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, as you can see.
Italian poster of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
And now, let’s take a look at the song list:
Tracklist of Il Volo Sings Morricone
1. The Ecstasy of Gold (from “Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo”)
2. Your Love (from “C’era una volta il West”)
3. Nella fantasia feat. Andrea Griminelli (from “Mission”)
4. Metti una sera a cena (from “Metti una sera a cena”)
5. Se feat. HAUSER (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
6. La Califfa feat. David Garrett (from “La Califfa”)
7. Conradiana (from “Nostromo”)
8. E più ti penso (from “C’era una volta in America/ Malèna”)
9. Se telefonando
10. Come Sail Away feat. Chris Botti
11. Would He Even No Me Know? (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
12. Amalia por amor
13. Here’s To You (from “Sacco & Vanzetti”)
14. I colori dell’amore
They are all beautiful songs, but let’s take a step by step look.
First of all I see that there are several very good musicians who will perform some music that our kids will sing.
Here in fact:

ANDREA GRIMINELLI , the good Italian flutist, whom we already met during the concert, he will perform the piece n.3

ANDREA GRIMINELLI with flute

STJEPAN HAUSER, the good Croatian cellist, (he is part of the 2 cellos), who will perform the piece n.5.

STJEPAN HAUSER with cello

DAVID GARRET, the good German violinist, will perform the piece n.6.

DAVID GARRET with violin

CHRIS BOTTI, the good American trumpeter, will perform the piece n.10.

CHRIS BOTTI with trumpet

…… I would say 4 stars of musicians, who come from different places and countries.
I like this.😉
And now let’s read all the titles of the songs, and immediately we discover that:
LA CALIFFA (6)
COME SAIL AWAY (10)
WOULD HE EVEN NO ME KNOW? (11)
AMALIA POR AMOR (12)
were not heard in the concert, so they’re new songs for us.

IL VOLO dressed in black sitting together on the floor

What can I say, the other songs I heard in concert and they were magnificent.
Who knows what will be the pieces that Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca will perform as soloists, as they usually do.
Furthermore, rumors say that soon, before the release of the CD, the new video will be online !!
I cannot wait to see the new video, and to hear the new CD.☺❤

Closeup of IL VOLO on stage singing

And now a little news of the last moment, today Saturday 9 October, at 14:00 (Italian time), Il Volo was interviewed by a journalist.
Here’s the news:
“Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, members of Il Volo, will tell Andrea Spinelli, music critic of QN Quotidiano Nazionale, the emotion of having been the protagonists of the first great post-pandemic live event, the concert dedicated to Maestro Ennio Morricone audience champion also on Rai1.”
Don’t worry, I’m ready for the translation!
Daniela 🤗

 

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UPDATE: IL VOLO & PBS PRESENT: ENNIO MORRICONE! THU, AUG 26, 2021

Hi there!

Not sure how many of you were able to watch this last week, but I wanted to give my two cents worth!  🙂

I have to say, that I think they actually did a pretty good job of it.  Of course, there wasn’t enough of our guys singing, in the whole 1.5 hour show, I think we maybe got about 45 min of them singing – maybe!

But overall, I think it was good.  They did a simulated interview session, back and forth and of course lots of pledge time.  Not sure how they do it, but it is in English.  Even though we translated it all and some of us have downloaded the entire concert, it is nice to hear it in English.  🙂

I think, perhaps, all of our bugging them helped them finally pronounce their names right.  They came really, really close to saying Ignazio’s name almost right!  🙂  It only took them 12 years!

I really thought it would air twice this month, but it was the only time it is scheduled for Aug or Sep.  I imagine it will be on again for the Nov/Dec season.

I did want to let you know that you can order the DPTV Passport for $5 a month and should be able to stream the concerts and other programs.  And give you the links to purchase the CD, DVDS, etc.  LINKS ARE BELOW:

DPTV Passport – Detroit Public TV

Detroit Public Television (pledgecart.org)

And, yes, I will probably order the whole “kit and kaboodle!”  🙂 

Jana


Hello folks – 

Just a really quick post on this – not sure if this will be going national quite yet, but if you are in the Detroit viewing area, PBS will be presenting the Ennio Morricone concert this Thursday at 9p EST (DST).  If it’s not on in your area, call your local PBS station to find out when it might be aired.

Likely most have already seen it on this site and have seen and read the translations from Jo Ann and Daniela.  I am hoping they did a nice interview in Italy with them and this show will give us some insight to possible future concerts and CD/DVDs.  I know they said they were working on the CD, so we may be able to order it for Christmas.  I literally recall about 6 years ago now, ordering the CD/DVD from them and having to go in circles trying to get it delivered to my correct address, because I was moving!  What a nightmare that was!

The guys obviously did not come to the USA this time to promote it from Detroit PBS and they did not ask for any volunteers, or Chris and I would have been there!  🙂

Here is the quickie short video from the Detroit PBS Facebook page:  https://fb.watch/7B54LTjdB6/

Hope all are taking care with the recent Covid uptick!  Stay safe and wear your masks!  🙂 

 

Jana

 

IL VOLO AGAIN IN SANREMO!! by Daniela

What did I write to you a week ago, concluding the post of “On the road to Sanremo”? That Il Volo would return to Sanremo again, both as a guest and as a competitor ………….. and in fact, the news is yesterday.

Il Volo will be a guest on March 3 in Sanremo.

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero in the recording studio. Piero is holding a guitar.

This is the official news given by Il Volo.
We are pleased and honored to inform you that Wednesday 3 March we will be guests at the Sanremo Festival!
We will perform on the Ariston stage with a tribute to Ennio Morricone, a small preview of the great concert that will take place in June.
The Festival Orchestra will be conducted exceptionally by Andrea Morricone, the son of the great Maestro.
We want to thank Amadeus (host of Sanremo 2021) for inviting us, it will be a beautiful and emotional performance that we can’t wait to participate in!

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero in suits

And here is what the newspaper LA REPUBBLICA writes.

LA REPUBBLICA article – Click Here

Il Volo returns to Sanremo. After the victory in 2015 with Grande Amore and the podium in 2019 with Musica che resta, the trio will be guests of the second evening of the Festival, Wednesday 3 March. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble will take the stage of the Ariston with an exciting performance in homage to Ennio Morricone accompanied by the orchestra of the Sanremo Festival which for the occasion will be directed by the son of the master, Andrea Morricone. The three artists will retrace the melodies of the musician, composer and author of the most beautiful soundtracks of Italian and world cinema, awarded with an Oscar.
This performance, the second at Ariston as guests, will be a preview of the concert-event of the Flight to be held in June 2021, an overwhelming journey into the art of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century entitled Il Volo tribute to Ennio Morricone which will also be the title of the new album which will be released worldwide for Sony Music by the end of 2021.

Left to right: Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca in leather jackets

So, the various photos in the recording room concern the new CD which will be with Morricone’s music.
Furthermore, also in the schedule of RAI 1, the Il Volo Tribute event for Morricone is confirmed on June 5.

I think it will be a fantastic project.

Left to right: Ignazio and Piero seated in the recording studio seated in front of a control panel

Gianluca in the recording studio seated in front of a control panel

Piero in the recording studio seated in front of a control panel

Piero in the recording studio in front of a microphone

 

Gianluca at the recording studioseated in front of a microphone

And so here we are again in Sanremo, where I am sure, you will bewitch us once again.

We are so proud of the event you are preparing and the photos that come to us show that you are fully and personally involved in this project. You are now men capable of making your decisions for better or for worse.

And we will support you, waiting with trepidation for this new work which, I’m sure, will be beautiful.

See you very soon:  Daniela 

 

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CREDERÒ (I WILL BELIVE) by Daniela

It was announced about ten days ago by Mario Biondi himself, who is celebrating 50 years, the release of a new CD, DARE, in which there is a song performed featuring Il Volo.
Until about ten days ago, no one was aware of this collaboration.
Mario Biondi is a highly respected Italian singer, with a very particular voice, often compared to the excellent Barry White.

Gianluca, Mario Biondi, Piero and Ignazio share a moment

The CD was released on January 28th and the song sung with Il Volo is called “CREDERÒ”.
Listen to it, and then I’ll write you my impressions.

I’ll start immediately by telling you that I liked it right away, on first listen. New songs often have to be listened to over and over again, but this one immediately fascinated me.
Another thing that I immediately noticed, is that this is not a song by Mario Biondi ft. Il Volo, but rather a song from Il Volo, ft. Mario Biondi!
The initial chorus, almost like a religious song, intrigued me a lot. The mix between the four voices, so beautiful and so different, was excellent, they all kept their singularity, while blending well. I liked the alternation of stanzas in English and Italian.
Gianluca couldn’t use his crooner technique, but he used a higher tonality than usual, well done.
Piero made us hear a full-bodied and powerful voice, very strong.
Ignazio intervened with his ringing voice and with beautiful high notes.
Mario Biondi excellently used his deep “Barry White” voice.
Truly original and successful, the combination of lyric pop and soul, perhaps it has never been risky, but I like it.
The contrast between Biondi’s, so deep voice and the much higher ones of Il Volo, in particular, when opposed to Piero, is strong and very beautiful.
The words are also very beautiful, and I read that one of the authors is Gianni Bella, an excellent Italian singer/lyricist.
In the review on PANORAMA (Italian newspaper) here is what they write: “I BELIEVE with Il Volo, a rhythmic, solemn and full of pathos song …”, and that’s exactly how it is.
My vote therefore: GREAT WORK! 

Left to right: Ignazio, Gianluca, Mario Biondi, and Piero performing on House Party

Left to right: Ignazio, Gianluca, Mario Biondi, and Piero with Gianluca singing, on House Party

Left to right: Mario Biondi and Piero with Piero singing on House Party
We have already seen Mario Biondi singing with Il Volo, who does not remember “MY WAY” during the HOUSE PARTY broadcast.
Furthermore, we remember that Mario Biondi was a guest of IL Volo, during their concert in England.
Last thing, Mario Biondi is Sicilian, from Catania.
But now let’s listen to the House Party performance.

Also in 2018 during the tribute event to Pino Daniele, Mario Biondi sang with Il Volo, “NOTTE CHE SE VA”.

Here is the video with a brief presentation of the Italian actor Marco Giallini.
In short, come back let’s talk about the new song, my opinion is that CREDERÒ is absolutely positive.
Congratulations to all four, a really good job, I hope to hear this song also in concerts.
Now I’m waiting for your comments, even if they are negative, the comparison is always nice and tantalizing.
Daniela

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PROMOTION OF NEW CD by Daniela

The tour de force for the promotion of the new CD continues at an incessant pace. 

Here are the images and video of the Rome instore Saturday, November 9th.

The arrival of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca.

 

Promotion 01

Promotion 02

Promotion 03

Promotion 04

Promotion 05

Fantastic, and among all the fans, we recognize our delicious Xinjie.😘

Promotion 06

A nice event in Rome, but not everything ends here, Sunday Il Volo was expected in Milan for the Mini Live, and how can they arrive from Rome? (these guys so haughty, like some press has sometimes described them?)

But by train !!

But someone waited for them at the station to give them a small video to be broadcast live on the TV program DOMENICA VENTURA.

Here they are. And while they are being interviewed, near Piero, in the station, he passes the video of the advertising of the concert in Matera, what a beautiful coincidence. 

Nothing new is said in the interview. The man to whom Gianluca compliments, is a well-known Italian footballer Paolo Rossi.

And now radio promotions are starting.
The first is Radio 102.5.
Nothing important is said, but the boys are always kind and nice.

In this photo the boys are in the company of ZAC, one of the 102.5 radio speakers.

Promotion 07

Promotion 08

Nice mini video made with the 102.5 radio speakers.

But there is another radio waiting for the Radio Zeta interview.

Very nice interview, activate the subtitles because the translation seemed excellent to me.

Promotion 09

But now here they are at Radio Italia for another interview.

Another nice interview with Radio Italia, nothing new is said, the stages of 10 years are retraced and Manola asks what their favorite song is and they say that the most representative is “Grande Amore”.

They talk about bel canto, and that they are ambassadors of Italy in the world, then about the new CD and the next tour in Canada-US, and then of  the mini live event in Milan and the extraordinary presence of the people.

Manola asks how they manage to divide the parts of a song and they reply that there is no real division, only the verse is sung, which of the three can make it better, without any jealousy.

Piero says that they speak little of their beginnings, because as children, they were catapulted into an environment full of famous people in America and they didn’t realize this and when they tell it to others, they seem to say it to brag and the people does not believe that  are truth, but there are photos to testify.

Then, Ignazio imitates Gianluca who does something special with his ear and then says he is a nuisance.

Piero talks about the two Italian dates and the 2020 tour.

Manola asks what kind of music they listen to and they answer a little of everything, because music is always beautiful and tastes must be respected.

Final greetings.

Promotion 10

And here is another great news, on the EUROFANATICOS Facebook page, they did a long poll with a vote, to understand what was the most beautiful Eurovision song of the last 10 years and ……. Won IL VOLO, with “GRANDE AMORE”, all the finals where IL Volo was, were won hands down, and the grand final was won with 2600 votes, against 929 of the second classified.

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS !!! 😘😘😘

Promotion 11

Mamma mia, these guys never stop, this is only the first part of the promotion, we will still have to follow:

~ Instore Bologna

~ Interview in Roxy bar with Red Ronnie (he said he has already taken away the juke box for Ignazio)

~ Instore Caserta

~ Concert on live TV in Matera

~ Live concert of Radio Italia (of which I will attend the recording as a public)

See you very soon.

Daniela

 

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