Il Volo (album)

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Il Volo
Studio album by Il Volo
Released November 30, 2010 (2010-11-30)
Genre Pop-opera
Length 49:24
Language Italian, English, Spanish
Label Geffen
Producer Humberto Gatica, Tony Renis
Il Volo chronology
Il Volo
(2010)
We Are Love
(2012)
Singles from Il Volo
  1. "'O Sole Mio"
    Released: 28 February 2011[1]
Singles from Il Volo (Spanish Version)
  1. "Hasta el final"
    Released: 7 June 2011[2]

Il Volo is the self-titled debut album from the pop-opera trio Il Volo, formed on the Italian singing competition Ti lascio una canzone. The album, produced by Humberto Gatica and Italian singer-producer Tony Renis,[3] was released in Italy on November 30, 2010[4] and in the United States on May 17, 2011.[3] It reached the top spot in the Austrian Albums Chart and it was certified Platinum in Italy by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 33 on the Italian Albums Chart during the week ending on December 5, 2010[6] and it peaked at number 6 in January 2011.[7] Il Volo was later certified Platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry for sales of 60,000 copies in Italy.[8]

In May 2011, the International Version of the album debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week.[9] During the same week, the album also debuted at number 1 on the US Top Classical Albums chart. In Canada, the album debuted at number 55 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

It also entered the charts in several European countries, reaching the Top 10 in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium. In July 2011, the album also entered the Austrian Albums Chart at number 2, and it reached the top spot during its second week.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Italian version[edit]

Italian Version - CD & digital download[11]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Il mondo"   Gianni Meccia, Jimmy Fontana, Carlo Pes, Italo Greco 4:21
2. "E più ti penso"   Ennio Morricone, Tony Renis, Mogol 4:47
3. "È la mia vita"   Pino Marino, Maurizio Fabrizio 4:09
4. "'O sole mio"   Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo Di Capua, Alfredo Mazzucchi 3:36
5. "El reloj"   Roberto Cantoral 4:09
6. "Smile"   Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, John Turner 4:47
7. "Notte stellata (The Swan)"   Tony Renis, Camille Saint-Saëns 3:50
8. "La luna hizo esto"   Mark Portman, Diane Warren, Edgar Cortázar 3:28
9. "Per te"   Marco Marinangeli, Josh Groban, Walter Afanasieff 5:03
10. "Un amore così grande"   Antonella Maggio, Guido Ferilli 4:22
Total length:
42:32
Special Christmas Edition additional tracks[12]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Painfully Beautiful"   Diane Warren 3:45
12. "This Time"   Kevin Griffin, Mike Busbee, Michelle Robin Lewis 3:06
Special Christmas Edition additional EP[12]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Silent Night"   Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr  
2. "Panis Angelicus"   Thomas Aquinas, César Franck  
3. "Christmas Medley" (Jingle Bell Rock, Let It Snow, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year) Joe Beal, Jim Boothe, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Eddie Pola, George Wyle  
4. "The Christmas Song" (feat. Pia Toscano[13]) Mel Tormé, Bob Wells  
5. "Stille nacht"   Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr  

International version[edit]

International Version - CD & digital download[14]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Il mondo"   Gianni Meccia, Jimmy Fontana, Carlo Pes, Italo Greco 4:21
2. "E più ti penso"   Ennio Morricone, Tony Renis, Mogol 4:47
3. "'O sole Mio"   Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo Di Capua, Alfredo Mazzucchi 3:36
4. "Un amore così grande"   Antonella Maggio, Guido Ferilli 4:22
5. "El reloj"   Roberto Cantoral 4:10
6. "Smile"   Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons 4:48
7. "Per Te"   Marco Marinangeli, Josh Groban, Walter Afanasieff 5:03
8. "La luna hizo esto"   Mark Portman, Diane Warren, Edgar Cortázar 3:29
9. "È la mia vita"   Pino Marino, Maurizio Fabrizio 4:09
10. "Notte stellata (The Swan)"   Tony Renis, Camille Saint-Saëns 3:52
11. "Painfully Beautiful"   Diane Warren 3:45
12. "This Time"   Kevin Griffin, Mike Busbee, Michelle Robin Lewis 3:06
Total length:
49:24

Spanish version[edit]

Spanish Version - CD & digital download[15]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hasta el final"   Adam Anders, Claudia Brant, Marco Marinangeli 4:35
2. "Gira, el mundo gira"   Jimmy Fontana, Italo Greco, Gianni Meccia, Carlo Pes, Alejandro Lerner 4:21
3. "El reloj"   Roberto Cantoral 4:09
4. "Nuestro amor es más que grande"   Antonella Maggio, Guido Ferilli, Claudia Brant 4:22
5. "'O sole mio"   Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo Di Capua, Alfredo Mazzucchi 3:35
6. "La luna hizo esto"   Mark Portman, Diane Warren, Edgar Cortázar 3:28
7. "Así será"   Marco Marinangeli, Josh Groban, Walter Afanasieff, Claudia Brant 5:03
8. "Mi vida"   Maurizio Fabrizio, Pino Marino, Alejandro Lerner 4:09
9. "Notte stellata (Noche de estrellas)"   Tony Renis, Camille Saint-Saëns 3:50
10. "Smile (Sonríe)"   John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons, Charlie Chaplin 4:46
11. "E più ti penso (Pienso en ti)"   Ennio Morricone, Tony Renis 4:47
Total length:
47:05

Charts and certifications[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2010 Italian Albums Chart[41] 86
2011 German Albums Chart[42] 97

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Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Edition
Italy[4] November 30, 2010 Geffen CD, digital download Italian Version
United States May 17, 2011[3] International Version
June 7, 2011[43] Spanish Version
United Kingdom[44] October 31, 2011 Polydor International Version
Germany[45] November 11, 2011 Geffen Christmas Edition
United States[13] November 21, 2011
Italy[46] November 22, 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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