Friday, May 22, 2015

Italy - Grande Amore - Il Volo

7-track CD
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Il Volo have won the 2015 edition of the Sanremo contest with the song Grande Amore. The trio have accepted the invitation to be be the Italian representatives in Vienna, and it Grande Amore will is their Eurovision song.
Grande Amore is written by Francesco Boccia and Ciro Esposito

A 7 track CD Sanremo Grande Amore was released on februari 17. It includes the winning Sanremo song and also coverversions of two ancient Italian Eurovision songs. See full tracklist below. (Sony 0888750731821).
The 7 track CD was released in Germany on May 15 (Sony/Columbia)
Grande Amore has also been released through most digital sources.
A cd/DVD re-issue of the 7-tracker was released on May 12. The CD has the same tracks and the DVD titled Italia Grande Amore features interviews and Sanremo footage (Columbia 088875 5092362)

A U.S.A. limited edition features 10 tracks: The same 7 as the above edition plus live solo tracks of each Il Voloist. (see tracklists below) This was sold through PBS television and is titled Il Volo Sanremo Special Edition (Sony Music Latin 088875 1303928).

The promo cdsingle used in Vienna has the Eurovision version and the original version of Grande Amore.
CD/DVD issue
Digital release image Spanish version
Spanish version
On July 10 the Spanish version of Grande Amore is released through Sony Music latin.
It is the full (long) version. Spanish lyrics are by Juan Luis Pagán.
The Spanish version is also included on the new release Grande Amore (see below).









Grande Amore The Albums
September 25 is the release date for a new full album L'Amore Si Muove / Grande Amore.
Three versions are released. The Italian release is titled L'Amore Si Muove (also the title of the new single).
The 13 tracks include Grande Amore, coverversions of Sanremo classics Quando L'Amore Diventa Poesia (1969) and Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) (1965, a.k.a. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me) and Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue (Volare, 1958).
(Sony Music latin 08887-514225-20)
Update: Although originally listed, Grande Amore is not on the Italian L'Amore Si Muove album

The second one is aimed at the Spanish speaking markets. It's titled Grande Amore and it includes 10 tracks in Spanish including Grande Amore and El Amor Verdadero (Spanish version of new single L'Amore Si Muove).
There's also one track in English and coverversions of Volare and Piove (in Italian), Domenico Modugno's Eurovision classics from 1958 and 1959.
Massimo Ranieri's L'Amore Diventa Poesia is present here  as Cuando El Amor Se Convierte En Poesía.
This edition CD is released in Spain, South America and the U.S..
(Sony Music latin 08887-512291-2)

The third release is Grande Amore International Version, released in Europe, Australia and the U.S..
This version has 16 tracks including Grande Amore (Italian), You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (English), Volare & Piove (Italian) and well known standards like Caruso and Delilah. Most tracks are in Italian, some in English and one in Spanish.
This edition CD is released in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
(Sony Music Latin 08887-514454-20)

A vinyl 2LP version was released in the U.S. in August 2016 (Sony Music Latin 088875 1445413)


2016 Update
The CD Grande Amore (The international version) has been issued in the U.K. in April 2016 as The UK Deluxe Edition with four bonus tracks: Vacanze Romane (The 1983 matia Bazar hit), Romantica (ESC 1960), Ancora and Canzone Per Te (Universal/Right Track 08887-5069745)
2017 Update
A Japanese edition of the Grande Amore album was released on November 22, 2017.
It features two bonus tracks: Tornera L'Amore and Canzone Per Te (Sony Records International SICP 5643)
There's also a deluxe edition which also includes the Live At Pompei DVD (see below) (Sony Records International SICP 5641)


Il Volo Live A Pompei
November 27 sees the worldwide release of a new edition of the L'Amore Si Muove album: L'Amore Si Muove The Platinum EditionIt includes a live CD and DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei.
The Live CD and DVD are also availaible individually, so you don't have to buy the original album again.
The live CD and DVD opens and closes with Grande Amore. The first is perfomed in Italian and the last (track 20) in Spanish.
Other live tracks include Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Tei) plus it's English version You Don't have To Say You Love Me , Volare, Piove and recent single L'Amore Si Muove.
Read the full tracklist here at Il Volo's news page.
(Sony Music latin 08887-518029-20)

Il Volo
Young operatic trio Il Volo are Piero Barone (Tenor), Ignazio Boschetto (Tenor) and Gianluca Ginoble (Baritone).

They met in 2009 when they were individual participants at Ti Lascio Una Canzone, a singing competition on RAI TV. They performed one song together during the competition (O Sole Mio, later their first single) and the rest is history.


Vienna promo cds
Il Volo have released four official albums and several digital singles.
Their 2010 (2011 in most countries) debut album Il Volo (produced by Tony Renis) was a worldwide success. It was a #1 album in Austria and #2 in New Zealand. It reached the album top 10 in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and the USA. Plus a #18 in Australia and 43 in the U.K..

The trio also recorded the album in Spanish, which scored well the charts in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

The albums Il Volo, We Are Love and live album Il Volo... Takes Flight: Live from
the Detroit Opera House, are re-issued on februari 24 in a boxset named the Platinum collection.

Digital release image for single track
Versions:
Grande Amore - Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 2CD, promo
Grande Amore - Sanremo original version
- on CD Sanremo Grande Amore, promo
Grande Amore - Karaoke of Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 Karaoke album (digital release)
Grande Amore - Spanish version
- on CD Grande Amore (Spanish/South American edition)
Grande Amore - Live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei
Grande Amore - Spanish version live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei

Charts:
Grande Amore enters the Italian download chart at No. 1.
Italy top 20 downloads: 1, 1, 3, 4, 8, 14, 16, -, 16, -
Switzerland top 75: 21, 45, -, 19, 74, -
Germany top 100: 54, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 44, 42, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 50, -
Austria top 75: 5, 43, 54, -
France top 200: 145, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 12, 26, -
Spain top 50: 24, 31, -

The 7 track issue charts in the album charts:
Italy top 20: 1, 2, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 7, 11, 11, 11, 9, 5, 9, 15, -
Switzerland top 100: 39, 21, 38, 29, 45, 48, 77, 98, 63, 89, 85, 69, -, 15, 24, 37, 30, 54, 44, 53, 83, 100, -, 78, -, re: 100
Austria top 75: 29, 9, 37, 34, 63, 68, -
Belgium top 200 WA: 133, -, 85, 62, 88, 59, 67, 91, 83, 121, 89, 103, 118, 70, 114, 121, -, re 185, -
Belgium top 200 FL: 148, -, 146, 104, 193, 189, -
Netherlands top 100: 63, -, 90, -

Links and sources
Il Volo Website and FB
Special thanks to Jean François.

Italy's recent entries
2014 - Emma Marone
2013 - Marco Mengoni
2012 - Nina Zilli
2011 - Raphael Gualazzi

Tracklist Sanremo Grande Amore
Grande Amore
- Sanremo 2015 winner
Ancora digital release image
Ancora
- 1981 Sanremo song originally by Eduardo De Crescenzo. Il Volo performed this at the Sanremo coverversions show.
Vacanze romane (2015 Version)
- 1983 single by Matia Bazar from (in my humble opinion) their best album Tango.
Canzone Per Te (2015 Version)
- Sanremo winner from 1968, originally by Sergio Endrigo who went on to Eurovision the same year, but with another song Marianne
Piove (2015 Version)
- Domenico Modugno's second Sanremo winner and Eurovision entry from 1959
Romantica
- 1960 Sanremo winning song that was the Eurovision entry by Renato Rascel. 
L'immensità (2015 Version)
- 1967 Sanremo song originally by Don Backy and by Johnny Dorelli
USA bonus tracks
E Lucevan Le Stelle (Live) - Piero Barone
Unchained Melody (Live) - Ignatio Boschetto
Anima E Core (Live) - Gianluca Ginoble
USA PBS edition of the Grande Amore EP




Grande Amore can also be found on the 2CD Super Sanremo 2015 with many of this years Sanremo entries and several songs performed on the Sanremo coverversions night. 
The 2CD also includes Dio Come Ti Amo (Italy 1966) performed by Anna Tatangelo (Sony 888750 62012-5)





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