Wicked Game


Released: 2011

The world’s foremost classical crossover group release their stunning new album, ‘Wicked Game,’ November 28th on Syco. This phenomenal quartet – Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler – return with their most impressive album since their 2004 debut defined a new musical genre. Il Divo will perform ‘Wicked Game’, their dramatic reworking of the Chris Isaak classic, on TV in the UK September 5th on ‘Red or Black’ and in the US September 7th on the semi-final of ‘America’s Got Talent’. In May, the UK Classical Brits presented Il Divo with the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award. Earlier this month they played two landmark concerts at the London Coliseum backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where they previewed new material. These concerts will be released as a standalone DVD and as a two disc CD/DVD set this November. The new album is produced by Per Magnusson and David Krueger with additional production from Richard ‘Biff’ Stannard. In addition to the title track, other highlights include an emotionally beautiful rendering of Roy Orbison’s ‘Crying’ and a heavenly version of Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio For Strings’. Carlos Marin describes the recording of the new album as “unbelievable – you can really hear the evolution. And that connection between us, the way that the combination produces magic, it’s stronger than ever.” Urs Buhler believes this new album will delight their fans as much as it has them. “We think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done,” he states. David Miller says what sets Il Divo apart is “the range of colours that the four of our voices has”. Sebastien Izambard pinpoints their unique relationship with their audience as a key strength. “That’s the biggest achievement, bigger than any award, seeing all the fans out there. And they are still there, six years on.” Their groundbreaking success has brought an entirely new vocal sound to modern day music and they are solely responsible for creating a brand new, widely copied genre. With more than 25 million album sales, 150 gold and platinum discs, over 2 million concert tickets sold and the only classical crossover album – ‘Ancora’ – ever to enter the Billboard Top 200 at number 1 – Il Divo could rest on their laurels. But that has never been their style. Their story continues to evolve and ‘Wicked Game’ is a very exciting new chapter. The complete track listing is as follows: 1. Wicked Game (Melanchonia) 2. Dove’ L’amore 3. Crying (Llorando) 4. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 5. Falling Slowly (Te Prometo) 6. Come What May (Te Amore) 7. Sempre Sempre 8. Time to Say Goodbye 9. Senza Parole 10. Stay (Ven A Mi)