Album: Il Divo, An Evening with Il Divo: Live in Barcelona (Syco)
Friday 27 November 2009
The invention of "Operatic Pop" may be Simon Cowell's musical legacy. Togged up in Armani, the quartet Il Divo here run through their repertoire – pop ballads like "Nights In White Satin", "Without You" and "My Way" given Italian translations and belted out with orchestral accompaniment – in front of 20,000 fans in Barcelona.
Their voices blend pleasingly on "Without You" and "Hallelujah", but surely one would expect a half-decent tenor to cope with Bobby Hatfield's highest part on "Unchained Melody". And what's this: "Albinoni's Adagio", an actual classical piece? What on earth's that doing here?
Download this Without You; Hallelujah; Nights In White Satin
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