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A Musical Affair

A Musical Affair

by Il Divo Il Divo


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You have to hand it to Il Divo, or rather, black-fitted T-shirt aficionado Simon Cowell. The internationally successful operatic pop quartet and their internationally successful manager/creator know how to keep things in their (luxuriously decorated) wheelhouse. A Musical Affair, the group's sixth studio album, finds tenor Urs Buhler (Switzerland), baritone Carlos Marin (Spain), pop artist Sebastien Izambard (France), and tenor David Miller (United States) applying their considerable vocal prowess' to some of Broadway's biggest set-pieces -- a limited run of performances at The Marquis Theater with special guest Heather Headley will accompany the release. That alone would have won them favor with their legions of fans, but they've gone and sweetened the pot by bringing in duet partners like Kristin Chenoweth ("All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera), Nicole Scherzinger ("Memory" from Cats), the aforementioned Headley ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from the Lion King), Michael Ball ("Love Changes Everything" from Aspects of Love), and Barbara Streisand ("Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera), the latter of which is the only track that wasn't recorded specifically for the project, having been issued previously on Streisand's 2006 Live in Concert album (with Il Divo). As has been the case with previous Il Divo outings, the arrangements, musicianship, and vocal performances on A Musical Affair are all strong, and the selections are on par with the group's penchant for sticking with the familiar, even as they branch out from their opera/holiday music/pop balladry comfort zone.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2013
Label: Sony
UPC: 0888837912723
catalogNumber: 379127
Rank: 10126


  1. Memory
  2. Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
  3. Bring Him Home
  4. Tonight
  5. All I Ask of You
  6. Some Enchanted Evening
  7. Who Can I Turn To?
  8. You'll Never Walk Alone
  9. If Ever I Would Leave You
  10. Love Changes Everything
  11. The Music of the Night

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Il Divo   Primary Artist
William Ross   Conductor
Adriana Antalová   Harp
Alberto Quintero   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus
David Hernando   Conductor
Javier Canales   Choir, Chorus
Pau Sastre   Choir, Chorus
Carlos Torregrosa   Choir, Chorus
Clara Sallago   Choir, Chorus
Sandra Ortega   Choir, Chorus
Pavol Mucha   Cello,Soloist
Gemma Abrié   Choir, Chorus
Clara Luna   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Barbra Streisand   Producer
Elton John   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Don Black   Composer,Lyricist
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Charles Hart   Composer,Lyricist
Jay Landers   Producer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer,Lyricist
Anthony Newley   Composer
Nick Patrick   Producer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
Richard Stilgoe   Composer,Lyricist
Tim Rice   Composer,Lyricist
Frederick Loewe   Composer
William Ross   Arranger
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Graham Stack   Vocal Producer
Trevor Nunn   Composer
Alberto Quintero   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements,Vocal Producer,Choir Arrangement
Seth Waldman   Engineer
Martin Roller   Engineer
Peter Rudge   Representation
Roberto Ferri   Composer
John Giddings   Representation
Albert Mas Griera   translation
Rob Light   Representation
Marlene Tsuchii   Representation
Karl-Johan Ankarblom   Orchestral Arrangements
Davide Venco   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Alain Albert Boublil   Composer
Gunther Manuel Salinger Ehrenfried   Composer,Lyricist
Simon Bloor   Engineer
Meredith Plant   Representation
Lluis Molas   Engineer
Eduardo Galan   translation

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