Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Un Regalo que Te Dio la Vida)
Vida Sin Amor, La
You Raise Me up (Por Ti Sere)
Tell That to My Heart (Amor Venme a Buscar)
Somewhere (Bonus Track)
Personnel: Mats Berntoft (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Paul Gendler (guitar); David Wickstr”m (acoustic guitar, percussion, programming); Henrik Janson (acoustic guitar); John Miles, Dave Arch (piano); Steve Mac (keyboards, synthesizer); David Krueger (keyboards, percussion, programming); Per Magnusson (keyboards, programming); Chris Laws (drums); Chippe Karlosson, Gustave Lund (percussion, programming).
Audio Mixers: Fredrik Andersson ; Ren Swan.
Recording information: A Side Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Air Studios, London, England; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Rokstone Studios, London, England; Sphere Studios, London, England; Sveriges Radio Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Whitfield Street Studios, London, England; Windmill Lane Recording Studio, Dublin, Ireland.
Photographer: Michel Comte.
Arrangers: David Krueger; John Miles; Per Magnusson; Steve Mac.
Continuing their string of overtly sentimental albums, the multinational Il Divo released their fourth (including The Christmas Collection) full-length, Siempre, which contains more of the same Latinized versions of pop songs, as well as some originals (written by their producers). All four Divos sound professional and emotional, especially Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, who seems on the verge of tears every time he opens his mouth. The arrangements for the songs (including West Side Story's "Somewhere" -- the only one that's in English -- and the Italian version of the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin," among others) are always very clean, with soft acoustic guitars and pianos backed by subtle yet swelling strings, adding to the romanticized idea and portrayal of the group. To be fair, all four are very talented vocalists, and they manage to make Bryan Adams' "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" sound even more profound and sensitive when they sing it in Spanish, and their phrasing on both "Without You" (originally made famous by Harry Nilsson) and Lucio Dalla's "Caruso" (with some of the lyrics cut out, despite the fact they're all listed in the album booklet) is excellent, drawn out to pull as much emotion as possible from each of the songs. Siempre is exactly what you would expect from Il Divo, so if you want more of what they've already given, it should be a satisfying record. [This edition of Siempre includes a bonus track.] ~ Marisa Brown
I've read other reviews of people complaining about the length of the CD compared to other artists. IL DIVO are not other artists. The work that goes into their music and their vocalizations and languages and being able to convert certain songs I'm sure takes a lot of time. I'd rather have a top quality album of 40-some minutes rather than a longer album of less than quality music. IL DIVO is candy for the ears and if you have their DVD, they're candy for the eyes(for us ladies). It's all about beautiful music, REAL music. Romance is alive and well, Thank you Sebastien, Carlos, David, Urs, and also Simon for founding IL DIVO. I've not yet had the honor of seeing them in concert, hopefully day I will.
wow, this band is pretty dam good! from the guy who brought us idol, this group is made up of many europeans and one american. they all sing in italian, though sometimes in english, and it is always a pleasure to listen to. this cd is enjoyable for anyone of any age, and is always a fave to play in the car, with amazing tracks like you raise me up.
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