Translated by Bradamante from Il Volo demolisce le critiche a suon di vendite by Paolo Di Vincenzo – published on Il Resto del Carlino – La Città di Teramo (Feb 22, 2015)
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Seven songs, three outstanding vocalists, a great director and arranger, a farsighted manager, a disc that is breaking all the sales records (traditional or not) and also the specious and stupid unfounded critics of the last days.
The title of Il Volo new album is “Sanremo – grande Amore”, they are the trio of artists worshipped in the United States, in all the Latin America, in the far and near Orient and in Australia that, for a sort of provincialism in reverse, didn’t receive the welcome they deserve from a part of the press (the one supposedly and presumtuously that calls itself the most respected) just here in Italy.
The disc by Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble – that marks the debut of the trio cared by manager Michele Torpedine with the new label Sony – proposes as opening the song winner (with people’s plebiscite) of the Sanremo’s 65 Festival delta Canzone Italiana. ” Grande amore”, by Francesco Boccia and Ciro Esposito. Right after “Ancora”, by Eduardo De Crescenzo, song presented in the Ligurian festival during the third evening dedicated to the covers.
“Vacanze Romane”, brought to success by Matia Bazar, “Canzone per te” by Sergio Endrigo, “Piove” by Domenico Modugno, “Romantica” by Renato Rascel and “L’immensità by Don Backy complete the exquisite work.
“Grande amore” is a classical Sanremo’s song, that combines the melodic research typically Italian with a magniloquent arrangement and that exalts the vocal qualities of the three artists.
If Piero Barone is inclined towards interpretations approaching the classic, Ignazio Boschetto shows his sound’s power with performances like a modern tenor, while Gianluca Ginoble aims for crooner approach, supported also by his physique du rôle. As the three singer often explained: they are three sides of the same musicality, of the same melodic soul.
The arrangements, by Celso Valli (a master of the Italian music, with collaborations from Mina to Baglioni, from Vasco Rossi to Jovanotti, from Eros Ramazzotti to Giorgia and Fiorella Mannoia), tailor a new and internationally flavoured outfit for unforgettable successes on the national scene.
The reinterpretations of masterpieces like Piove, by Modugno, engaging with the accent on the swing, or Romantica’ by Rascel, interpreted with almost Latin American style, are brilliant. The electric guitar played by Mattia Tedesco in L’immensità, the sax by Stefano Di Battista in Ancora, are some of the little gems that enriches this recorded music product.
The recourse to contemporary musical textures for timeless songs allows to update songs that were considered obsolete only by an idiotic criticism that isn’t able to judge the music for the simple fact of not knowing the elementary basis (the majority of those who write about light music, in Italy, doesn’t know the difference between an oboe and a stadium’s small trumpet.
What is missed by those who look at the world from a partial and, unfortunately, secondary like the Italian point of view, is that a tricolour artist, to be able to have a chance of success abroad, cannot propose a (often ugly) copy of the rock music to those who invented that genre. Therefore the only chance is to offer a melodic pop, with international appeal.
Outside the Alps nowadays the Italian supremacy (two centuries after Rossini and Verdi and five centuries after Monteverdi) in the melody is still recognised, how kind of them, and is the only proposal accepted in the other continents with successes barely conceivable by those who think that Rome is the music’s navel of the world. And it is not a coincidence that Il Volo had (and keeps having) exceptional triumphs abroad.
Piero barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble will be on Feb 25 at the Feltrinelli bookshop in Pescara, starting from 17:30 to sign the discs on sale since a few days. To customers/buyers is given a pass that allows to enter the shop and have a short meeting with the artists. So they come back to Abruzzo, at Montepagano of Roseto Gianluca Ginoble’s home, the artists who the last September aroused enthusiasm in more than 2,500 spectators at theatre D’Annunzio in Pescara, with the hope that also in the summer tour 2015 there will be again a date in our region.
Original article in Italian (feb 22, 2015): Il Resto del Carlino – La Città di Teramo
Il Volo demolisce le critiche a suon di vendite
Paolo Di Vincenzo
Sette brani, tre eccezionali vocalist, un grande direttore e arrangiatore, un manager lungimirante, un disco che sta demolendo tutti i record di vendita (tradizionali e non) e anche le pretestuose e stupide critiche infondate degli ultimi giorni.
Si intitola “Sanremo – Grande amore” il nuovo album del Volo, il trio di artisti osannati negli Stati Uniti, in tutto il Sud America, nel lontano e nel vicino Oriente e in Australia e che, per una sorta di provincialismo al contrario, non hanno trovato l’accoglienza che meritano da una parte della stampa (quella presuntamente e presuntuosamente autodefinitasi più autorevole) proprio in Italia. (per leggere di più) Continue reading