AMOR SONGS TO FALL IN LOVE TO
VOV DYLAN & THE PALACE ORCHESTRA with ENZO TOPPANO
NATIONWIDE IN STORE RELEASE ON FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2020
AMOR Songs to fall in love to is Vov Dylan’s 11th studio album release and is a joyous tribute to the late Accordionist Enzo Toppano.
The album is filled with some of the greatest love songs of the 20th century from titles like Everybody Loves Somebody, La Vie En Rose, Blue Moon, The Way You Look Tonight, Someone To Watch Over Me, The Look Of Love and more!
A joyous celebration of music, this album is the ‘happiest’ of the albums as released by Vov Dylan to date, with music designed to make you swoon and sway and either fall in love to, or fall in love with again.
This album started being recorded in 2012 in the last months that Enzo Toppano was living in Australia before his move to Mexico. Starting with just Violin, Guitar (Brian Dean) and Double Bass (Mark Howard) Enzo came into the studio and recorded multiple melodies and countermelodies for every track, demonstrating all the way his never diminishing mastery of his instrument.
Sadly, these recording sessions were to be the last that Enzo would make where he passed away a short time after his move to Mexico in 2013.
Vov Dylan has spent the rest of this decade, building this album and its orchestrations with the view to not only produce an album that is a delight to listen to, but one that is a fitting tribute to Enzo Toppano.
A letter from Peta Toppano
"Vov Dylan & my beloved father Enzo Toppano loved & respected each other very much. They also loved playing beautiful & timeless melodies.I hope that this gorgeous work touches your heart as deeply as it has touched mine! "
Dedicated to the memory of Enzo Toppano 14 February 1928 - 29 March 2013
Album Liner notes:
During his lifetime, Enzo Toppano was one of the most celebrated piano accordionists and entertainers that Australia produced. An extremely humble man – to talk to him you would never guess of his extraordinary success both across the country and the globe, on TV, radio, the recording studio and on stage.
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Enzo throughout the last 10 years of his life, where together we recorded three albums and did countless live shows. During this time I was able to marvel at his supreme mastery of his instrument and craft as an entertainer. We developed a bond of friendship that I hold dear to this day.
This album was started in 2012, where Enzo laid down many of these tracks during his last week in Australia before moving to Mexico. Since that time the album has slowly grown in production, and orchestration to what you hear now.
Enzo’s first piece of advice to me after our first show together was “Make sure you give the audience something to sing-a-long with”……… I hope we have done that and more with this album.
- EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY
- LA VIE EN ROSE
- BLUE MOON
- I’M OLD FASHIONED
- THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
- CHEEK TO CHEEK
- SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
- IT HAD TO BE YOU
- THE LOOK OF LOVE
- THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
- LA VIE EN ROSE (REPRISE)
- AVALON (LIVE)
Solo Violin: Vov Dylan
Piano Accordion: Enzo Toppano
Piano: John Watson & Glenn Amer
Double Bass: Mark Howard & Nicole Murray-Prior
Guitar: Brian Dean
Drums: Logan McCrory
Violin Sectional: Wodzislaw Elsley
Vocal: Vov Dylan
Musical Arrangements: Wodzislaw Elsley
Mixed and Mastered: Craig Field - Underwood Studios Sydney