Il Divo was master-minded by Simon Cowell
of American Idol
fame and assembled carefully and precisely, featuring four good-looking guys from four different countries, American tenor David Miller
, popular French singer Sébastien Izambard
, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler
, and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin.
Blending pop songs with lush arrangements and classical overtones, the quartet worked because these guys could really sing, and they proved it through six studio albums. This 18-track set makes a great introduction to the whole Il Divo
phenomenon, featuring the group's biggest hits, key cuts from the albums, and four new recordings. [A Deluxe Edition with bonus tracks was also released.]