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IN THE WORLD WITH IL VOLO 2010-2017, by Daniela

The holidays have also begun for IL VOLO.

In this period there will be little new news, and so we often use the time to review old videos. 

It’s just what I did, and I tried to find videos, which maybe, not everyone has seen, or at least I hope so.

The first video is from 2010. I had seen only small fragments here and there but never everything, and my research had led to nothing, but in these days, thanks to Connie Bruns who tracked and shared, here it is.

“O Sole Mio”, filmed in Taormina, when, going to play a concert there, it was still a dream for our guys. What are you saying? This video has brought good luck !!

But how small they were … and that final hug … very sweet !!

The second video is from 2011, is a medley made in Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, includes:

IL MONDO

THIS TIME

PAINFULLY BEAUTIFUL

IL MONDO and UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE  a cappella songs

SMILE

2012 Spain, RELOJ

2013 concert in Panama.

Someone uninvited, a transvestite, enters the stage during the concert and walks, people laugh, thinking that is part of the show, the guys are amazed at the presence, but continue to sing, as real professionals, as long as someone sends out this person.

2014 During the concert in Mexico they perform with the Mariachi.

HISTORIA DE UN AMOR

2015 From the studios of Radio Rai, CANZONE PER TE.

2016 Washington BEAUTIFUL THAT WAY

2017 Germany LIBIAM DE LIETI CALICI

And after this feast of old videos, I hope to have found some that you had never seen, but anyway, even if already seen, I bet you have re-seen them willingly, is not it?

Daniela

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Credit to all owners of videos and photo.

 

A Magnificent Concert:Marostica, by Daniela

And finally the big day of MY concert of my guys arrived … yes because that’s how I feel this event, a concert, all for me, performed by my dear guys Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

First of all I tell you that it was a FANTASTIC concert !!!!!
The things I want to tell you are many, but let’s go in order.
We arrived in Marostica in the afternoon of a very hot day. The soundcheck was scheduled for 6 pm.
I had never seen Marostica before and I must tell you that it is a beautiful little fortified city, that is, crossed by the boundary walls that had to protect the city.
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Now, these walls enclose the city center and the beautiful Piazza degli Scacchi where there will be the concert.
Piazza degli Scacchi is so called because it has the shape of a large chessboard, where every year there is a game, made with human chess.
At 18: all ready in front of the entrance, check the pass to us, there is an incredible heat, unfortunately we will wait outside for an hour, because the security was not yet present, the guys are already on stage, we see nothing but we hear them.
What incredible voices.
Someone had the nice idea to record at least the voices.
And while we waited for them to open their doors, look who I met? Wendy and Joanie who have just finished Naro’s tour with RoseMarie.
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When they finally opened the gates, they told us that it was absolutely forbidden to make videos or photos. Only the people of the fan club could do it.
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In this video fragment without audio made by the fan club, there’s also my husband and I. Who can find me?
You could not get close to the boys who finished the rehearsals with the orchestra, and they greeted us. 
And finally I take possession of my place.
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And here we are at the time of the concert.
Piero advises that they are ready to enter the stage.
HERE THEY ARE
From this point, start my videos, I took almost everything, even the dialogues between one song and another, until I filled the memory of the video camera.
NESSUN DORMA
followed by GRANADA, which I did not record. 
In the next video, before presenting the next song, Ignazio and Piero present, joking, the orchestra teacher Parmeggiani, saying that he is tall with blond hair and blue eyes, just like them.
They present the entire Filarmonica Veneta orchestra, and then present the next song, ARANJUEZ, solo by Gianluca.
E LUCEAN LE STELLE: Piero solo
In the next video, Ignazio, begins a speech, which will resume several times during the evening, making everyone laugh.
The square is bordered by houses of at least 3 floors, the house that is on the right of the stage, has a large balcony on the first floor, and that balcony is full of people watching the concert.
Ignazio starts by telling Piero that he is studying to become a surveyor, and so he will raise the walls, so there will be no more evaders …… because these people are watching the concert without paying the ticket. Everyone laughs.
Piero then says that these people have bought houses, so they are in their homes and can watch the concert.
Ignazio says to Piero: “what’s the reasoning?” So I buy a house inside the football stadium, so I can watch all the games for free “.
Everyone laughs.
Piero says: “You know I tell you, let’s go on singing”
and Ignazio replies: “but the fact remains that they have not paid the ticket” !!
TORNA A SURRIENTO.
CORE N’GRATO
AVE MARIA MATER MISERICORDIAE 
O PAESE DO SOLE 
Now, Ignazio tells Piero, “Do you know the rest of the warrior?”
Piero = What does the warrior’s rest have to do with it now?
Ignazio = It has to do with it, because you are like a warrior
Piero = To be with you, yes, I am.
Ignazio = That is, you are a great warrior, even if you are smaller than me
Gianluca = Where do you want to get there?
Piero = Ignazio, we’ve known each other for 10 years, where do you want to arrive, say it in your own words.
Ignazio = Rest a little.
Gianluca = He’s sending him away
Piero = I go, I’m sorry for you (to the public), but I’m going to rest (then asks Ignazio) but then I can come back, after this song?
Ignazio = If you want, you see.
(while Piero leaves the stage, he plays the tubular bells)
Ignazio = What is it?
Gianluca = Piero goes away, with the sound effects. He leaves with style.
Ignazio = (to the public) This new song, for me, is one of the most beautiful songs, sung in a musical, because precisely, it is part of one of the most beautiful musicals in American history.
Gentlemen and gentlemen (then he correct) ladies and gentlemen, we are gentlemen……. from West Side Story:
MARIA
MY WAY
In the next video, Piero asks Wendy Campbell and Joanie Greenspan, to get up, then says that Wendy, today is at her 62nd concert of IL VOLO and Joanie at 65th, people applaud.
Ignazio asks Wendy and Joanie to get up and then adds “in practice, they, their retirement, instead of going to the casino, come to our concerts”.
Ignazio adds a sentence in Sicilian dialect and Gianluca says: “Ignazio was born in Bologna”
Piero starts talking but Ignazio stops him and addresses Gianluca “Why is it a disease, born in Bologna?”
Gianluca = No, but from the accent, one would not say, why …
Ignazio = (to the people), I will tell you my story, if you have two seconds.
Piero = Now the brioches for breakfast arrive …..
Ignazio = I was born 8 years after my sister, in Bologna, and after 9 years we moved to Sicily and as soon as I set foot there, I became Sicilian.
Gianluca = And you have completely forgotten the Bolognese accent
Ignazio = yes, I forgot it in Calabria (on the way arriving in Sicily), the Sicilian accent has become part of me …… we want to present the next song?
Gianluca = I would say that it is the case to go on.
Piero = (to the crowd) Now you will be alone with Ignazio, who will sing for you, especially for the Americans so be careful with the pronunciation:
TONIGHT
O SURDATO NNAMMURATO, I’m sorry, half the video is out of focus, then I changed the batteries!
CELITO LINDO
NO PUEDE SER : Piero
LIBIAM DE LIETE CALICI
At this point the classical part of the concert ends, the boys get rid of the jackets, the pop part begins …….you will also hear my voice, Ignazio asked the crowd to sing!
IL MONDO
IO CHE NON VIVO
In the next video I resumed a comic situation, that now I translate for you.
I = We were, eating at the Castle, and it was very good.
P = Where there is food there is Ignazio.
I = Anyway I like it all, in this city …… apart from those who do not pay on the balcony, I have to say two little words to the mayor.
G = Look, the mayor is here in the front row.
I = you and me (to the mayor) we have to talk for a moment.
P = Mayor, give Ignazio the keys to the city, so he will be happy.
I = Let me finish (he tells Piero)
P = What worries you?
I = It ‘s the second time that while we are here to do one of our concerts, because I remember, that is displayed a billboard written PIERO WANT TO MARRY ME? ……… (Ignazio goes to the girl) not it’s convenient for you.
P = But he is still young
I = Where is your dad?
P = Is it here in the square or not?
I = she will be 18 (the girl answers 14 years) …… what ?? Go home!! Come back in 4 years.
G = Better between 10.
I = You’re beautiful now, I imagine in 4 years.
P = (responding to the girl), Honey, I’ll think about it but ……. (he looks at the sign) but are there already answers? SI SI SI.
G = You have no choice.
P = ok, I will answer you SE
G = Let’s applause this sweet girl.
P = She wants a kiss
I = Go and give her a kiss
(sweet hug and kiss, and Piero detaches his hands to show, to the father of the little girl, that he does not touch her!)
L’AMORE SI MUOVE  
and at this point the memory of the camera is filled, end of the games …… I tried again to film but it continued to turn off. Sin.
Then they sang O SOLE MIO that I have not resumed and then Ignazio says that we can approach the barriers, and asks everyone to sing with them, start VOLARE .
I can not even record the ending with GRANDE AMORE with all the front people singing and moving their phones with the light on.
But I propose you this little video filmed by the fan club.
And now, look how wonderful the square full of people is.
It seems impossible to me, but I was in the second row.
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What do you want me to tell you …… it was a FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL, UNIQUE concert.
They are exceptional professionals, good, nice, beautiful, we say “beautiful outside and inside”.
I tried not to lose any detail, only to be able to tell it to you.
Too bad not to have been able to approach them.
But it does not matter, there will be a next time and maybe I will be more fortunate ….. but what I say, I was already lucky, I saw a beautiful concert performed by our treasures, IGNAZIO, PIERO and GIANLUCA, our beloved IL VOLO .
 
I hope you enjoyed it too: Daniela
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Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

MUSIC AND ITS SUPERPOWERS by Daniela

I saw this article, and the title immediately attracted me and I read it.

I found it very interesting, and in some respects, this article confirms what we knew.

I will summarize the content because the article is very long and I will post photos of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca to make it less boring. 🙂

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Music is always with us. Since mum hummed the lullaby, there is no sad or happy moment of life that passes in silence.

There is music for every moment of life, a party is not a party without background music and adolescence would not be the same without an accompanying soundtrack, to the point that just hearing a song of that time causes us to relive the emotions.

Two neuroscientists have discovered that for our brains MUSIC IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN LANGUAGE: words came later.

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Listening to a melody is not just pleasant. According to science, the notes enhance memory and make us more creative, but also healthier. It can lower blood pressure and heart rate, and reduce the rate of cholesterol in the blood.

Music is a kind of brain restorative.

Even in the office we collaborate more if there is music in the background.

A live concert could solve even the problems of social integration in complicated contexts, given that Arabs and Americans after listening to music together show greater understanding of each other.

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Sharing music improves relationships. If you strive to find hits that appeals to the whole family communication will improve.

And it can become a therapy: the notes enhance the effects of medicines to lower the pressure with a reduction in heart rate and cholesterol in the blood also adds to the benefits.

Listening to music before, during and after an operation removes the anxiety that precedes surgery and reduces postoperative pain.

Analgesic and anti-anxiety effects have also been observed in cancer patients, who are less tired thanks to music during chemo and radiotherapy; while in those who have suffered a stroke, music accelerates recovery and improves mood and quality of life.

It could even be used as an anti-rejection drug.

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Every musical genre has a different effect on the brain.

HEAVY METAL, this music is good for the angry, because it is a way to channel negative emotions.

JAZZ, is perfect for synchronizing brain and heart and relaxation.

RAP and HIP-HOP, is useful for those who are depressed.

POP, ideal for improving physical performance and feeling less tired.

CLASSIC, is the most effective in giving positive effects to the whole organism.

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Here is the original article of which I made a summary.

Best5 Article – click here

What to say, I think we are more than happy to read that if we listen to the beautiful songs of our boys several times a day, they make a balsamic and also a healing effect on our body and mind.

Therefore we must not feel guilty if during our days we want to take a little of this sweet restorative medicine.

I would also say that the combination of POP-CLASSIC is perfect for us.

So, what are you waiting for ….. just put a CD of IL VOLO and enjoy your life, and if you want to sharpen your sight, a nice video of Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero is good for your eyes and is good for your heart !!

Daniela

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All photos are taken from Mollysianna. Thank you!

IL VOLO: PENUMBRAS by Daniela

Perhaps not everyone knows that in February of this year IL VOLO recorded a tribute record to SANDRO.

SANDRO is an Argentine singer who won a Latin Grammy honoring his career and is also known as SANDRO DE AMERICA. Unfortunately, it’s been 10 years since Sandro is gone.

One of his successes, PENUMBRAS was sung in duet with Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.

I would say it’s a beautiful and very sweet song

Beautiful voices, begins Gianluca, then Sandro then Piero and Ignazio.

It is a very poignant song.

Here is a photo of Sandro De America.

Sandro De America

Here are the words of the song.

PENUMBRAS

The night was lost in your hair
The moon attaches to your skin
And the sea felt jealous
And he wanted to be in your eyes too

Your dangerous, sensual mouth
Your hands are sweetness
Your fatal breath, slow fire
That burn my anxieties and my heart

Tenderness that rushed hurry
He caresses that love offers
The whims were saying very slowly
Between the darkness of a soft interior

I love you and nothing matters anymore
Life dictated it this way
If you want, I’ll give you the world
But do not ask me not to love you like that

If you want, I’ll give you the world
But do not ask me not to love you like that
This does not love you like that
This does not love you like that

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And that’s why I told you about this song, because last week it was ranked in Radio Vox Top 20, in place #11, while Noche Sin Dia is at #19.

Vox Top 20

So, do you like this song?

Have you already heard it?

I await your opinions.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

IGNAZIO, THE CONQUEROR by Daniela

A couple of days ago Ignazio sent us some photos, taken at Isola dei Conigli, in Lampedusa.

Beautiful sea, beautiful landscape, beautiful Ignazio.

In the silence and solitude of the place, Ignazio hugged his guitar and began to sing.

I immediately shared this video in the comments with you, but maybe not everyone has seen this beautiful video, which now I want to propose to your attention.

Did you recognize?

Of course, it’s NOCHE SIN DIA, this acoustic version is beautiful. I really like it. Ignazio plays it and sings it in a delightful way.

Moreover, the fact that Ignazio plays this song, in moments of relaxation, proves that he really likes this song, so much so that he made his version of it.

And now we admire the panorama of Lampedusa ……. and Ignazio’s close up!!

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But how much fun is Ignazio?

It’s really a pleasure to see him so happy and relaxed and to hear him play his guitar.

By the way, did you like the version of NOCHE SIN DIA?

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

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

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

WIND MUSIC AWARDS by Daniela

On June 5 and 6, the WIND MUSIC AWARDS took place in Italy. This event awards Italian artists who have had the best sales during the year and also the largest number of people attending the concerts, the so-called “live” prize.

IL VOLO was expected in the second evening. The event was recorded and will be broadcast by RAI 1 on June 12 .

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca received the “live platinum” award for a presence in the Italian concerts of over 100 thousand people.

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The guys arrived in Verona in the afternoon to take part in the rehearsals, here is the video of their arrival.

 

 

We did not know what song they would sing, usually there is only one song, and I sincerely hoped it would be “Noche sin dia,” because the Arena was full of very young people, also what better stage to present the new single?

Evidently, the refusal to listen to the single in Italy, was observed and so, the choice went to a mix between “L’Amore si muove and Grande Amore”.

They are two beautiful songs and, even if it’s just a video recorded from the top of the Arena, it’s great to see the total ensemble and to let you listen to how the audience sings with the guys “Grande Amore.”

In addition to the compliments, the guys were asked what programs they have for the future and Gianluca has confirmed that there will be BIG SURPRISES.

Of course, hearing all the people singing along with the boys makes me shiver …..

Here are two other videos taken by the public.

 

 

And here’s a special photo. The boys are in the company of Federica Andreoli, and Francesca Loy respectively they are the producer and actress of the film Un Amore Così Grande.

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More photos of the evening.

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Good as always, the guys deserve all these prizes.

Expect other awards.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.