Live in Concert/All of Me
Engelbert Humperdinck shows why he is regarded as one of the world’s top performers in this spectacular and stylish concert filmed at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Recorded during his 1990 sell-out tour, this concert captures the excitement of a night with the ‘King of Romance’ as he takes a spellbound audience through a collection favorites as well as more recent hits. Don’t miss Engelbert experience –a night with one of the greatest performers of our time.
- Overture (Release Me)/Best Times of My Life [Live]
- Release Me [Live]
- Still [Live]
- Chance to Be a Hero [Live]
- Unforgettable [Live]
- Don’t Touch that Dial [Live]
- Any Kind of Love at All [Live]
- After the Lovin’ [Live]
- Medley: If We Only Have Love/If You Love Me (Really Love Me) [Live]
- The Way It Used to Be
- Les Bicyclettes de Belsize
- Quando, Quando, Quando
- Spanish Eyes
- Am I That Easy to Forget?
- There Goes My Everything
- A Man Without Love
- Winter World of Love
- The Last Waltz
For those of you that weren't around to marvel at the wonder of this performer in his early years; here is a glimpse of what he shared with the world. His bringing the audience into his performance and deliverance of his songs is magnificient. I cannot recommend this c d to highly. You will enjoy every second of it. Showes his personality, ease on stage, and love for his audiences. What a handsome, talented young man and shared it all with the world.
This 2-in-1 CD is marvelous for Engelbert fans, though it isn't particularly recommended for first time buyers, because the sound isn't that good; it's a little fuzzy in the "Live in Concert" half, and not strong enough in the "All of Me" half, as I find I have to turn up the volume more than usual for it.
Engites however will love the repartee with the audience in the "Live" part, and a rather rowdy U.S. audience it is, with Eng answering them in his very best Southern accent. Despite the less than perfect audio, there are some outstanding numbers in the concert; Lionel Richie's "Still", the rendition of Nat King Cole's hit "Unforgettable" is fantastic (which is followed by the amusing '20s style "Don't Touch That Dial"), but best of all is a song Edith Piaf made famous, "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)", sung with incredible depth and emotion.
"All of Me" (which is missing "Ladies Night" and "Girl of Mine" due to time limitations), is a wonderful collection of Engelbert's early hits, one just as gorgeous as the next, arranged and conducted by Jimmy Haskell, and sung by one of the best voices ever recorded. The beauty of these songs and their interpretation is moving to the core of one's being.
The foldout insert has minimal recording info, but we are treated to an Engelbert poem, titled "To You", which has some insightful things to say in how he views his audience...and deserves repeated reading (it took me a couple of times to fully "see" it).
Total playing time is 69'25.