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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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NEWS AND FUN by Daniela

Ok, I admit that it is nice to start a post with good news and this is it, even if by now everyone will be aware of it: Gianluca has done the control swab and is no longer positive !!
Here is the selfie and message with which Gianluca gave the news.
“FINALLY NEGATIVE and optimistic.”
We are all happy with this and suppose it is the same for Ernie.
But next time Gianluca, send us a big smile, so we are happier.
A beautiful smile like this one below that you sent to your friend Marino Bartoletti, who published it with his comment:
“There are many friends who, out of gratitude or affection, wanted to send me the photo with LA CENA DEGLI DEI  (The Dinner of the Gods). I publish one that made me particularly happy: both because I love Gianluca very much, and because I can take advantage of it to hug him and wish him well. See you soon grandson.”
Always very nice our Marino Bartoletti, for him the boys are just like his grandchildren!

But Piero and Ignazio, where are they?
Rest reassured, the two of them are fine. Gianluca’s contagion occurred after the Christmas event, where everyone was in their own home.
Piero on January 21 posted this beautiful photo to wish Placido Domingo a happy birthday.

Furthermore, Dario Mirabile, a friend of Piero, publishes these hands,  undoubtedly of Piero, who performs the beautiful music of Morricone of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, very sweet.
So the work on Morricone’s special continues!
As we all know, Ignazio is involved in the BOIN COLLECTION project, together with his friend, new father, Fabio Ingrassia.
Best wishes for this new project!

Another particularly  juicy bit of news, was this of a sharing in a song of the new Mario Biondi CD, it is the same Biondi who writes it:
In my new album “Dare” to be released on Friday 29 January, there will also be “Crederò” a song featuring Il Volo. 🤩 Are you curious?
Yes Mario, I am.
Who knows what you four have done together !!

But how beautiful is this photo below sent by Arena Live Official, which reminds us that  21 January was the day of hugs (I did not know), and comments on the photo:
“On World Hug Day, a hug from Il Volo at the Verona Arena
See you soon!
A presto!”
We are all with our fingers crossed in this wish!

How much we miss the warm hugs of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca !!! ❤
A funny photo is this published by Sony, we could call it “A dive on the fly.”  At least the boys saved socks and shoes !!

Let’s go back a little bit in time …. 2017, I found this nice interview made by Prestige MJM, which is the agency that also deals with Il Volo concerts in Poland. Maybe not all of you have seen this interview and it is in English!
At the beginning the splendid images of Taormina, who has been to Taormina, surely recognize it. During the interview Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca will tell their ideal of female beauty.

And now we finish with a big smile, seeing this nice video of funny moments.
Buon Divertimento: Daniela 

 

!! NEWS NEWS !!

Today, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are reunited and at work with the necessary precautions !! Good job guys. 😀

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IL VOLO and PINO E’ by Daniela

Our boys give us many participations in important events. Tonight is the turn of the tribute concert to Pino Daniele.

We are in Naples, at the San Paolo stadium and the event is called PINO E’.

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The boys have just arrived, Gianluca says, “We just arrived here at the historic Stadio San Paolo, we are ready for rehearsals, good morning everyone, bye.”

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In the afternoon, the boys are interviewed by RAI RADIO2.

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Piero says it is a great responsibility to remember a great artist. “The emotions are different, from one of our concerts, but we are really honored, as Ignazio said, we will work hard and we will definitely be excited.”

(The boys are asked how they chose the song they will sing, Piero answers.)

“Ignazio chose the song, because he knows all the discography of Pino Daniele, we still can not say what it is, because it will be a surprise.”

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Then they are interviewed by Radio Italia. 

Here is a summary of their interview:

“We are very happy to be here. Pino has made the history of Italian music and blues. We apologize in advance for the Neapolitan pronunciation.”

Ignazio Boschetto is a big fan of Pino and he has paid tribute several times during the concerts of Il Volo: “He is my idol, he accompanies my days. Another Pino Daniele will not be born anymore.”

What are the songs of Pino that Il Volo likes best? “‘CAMMINA CAMMINA’ that tells a heartbreaking love story. But also the energy of ‘A me me piace’ or ‘blues’ or ‘Resta cu’ mmè.”

“Pino E’ will be a special concert also because the proceeds will go to Pino Daniele Trust Onlus, OPEN ONLUS and Save The Children. Specifically, the projects are these:

The “Passport” European project of OPEN ONLUS – an electronic passport, in multiple languages, that will allow every teenager with cancer to be assisted in Europe and to share his clinical history for research on pediatric cancer.

– The “Lights Points” project of SAVE THE CHILDREN, to combat educational poverty in minors. A physical space open to children, adolescents and their parents, coordinated by educational figures and animated by volunteers, which arises in the difficult neighborhoods of some Italian cities without services and opportunities.

In this short video, Ignazio says that Pino has represented the story, both of Neapolitan music, but of a genre that belonged only to him, he represented the beautiful part of the Italian-Neapolitan blues.

“Personally, he has been my idol, I have been listening to him for years and he accompanies me in all my days, in my daily life.”

And here they are at the trials, it is impossible to know what they will sing.

The sound is muted to not allow you to understand the song that they will sing.

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Interviewed by Radio Montecarlo.

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And here we are finally at the exhibition.

UPDATE: Here is a newly published video from the concert.

“Pino is in the past and in the present and will remain in the future, because he is the greatest of all.”

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And here they are for the duet song with Mario Biondi.

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The show is over, the guys were good. The genre of Neapolitan music is not easy to interpret.

See you next guys !!

Daniela

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