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Engelbert Humperdinck and Ron Sexsmith Christmas single

November 24, 2014

23 Nov 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

Engelbert Humperdinck and Ron Sexsmith are to release a duet 'Something to Hold On To featuring a children's choir on 22 December 2014.

This is the perfect soundtrack for Christmas this year, a smooth evocation of all that makes this time of the year special for young and old. Taken from the 'Engelbert Calling' double album, 'Something To Hold On To is a deceptively simple yet alluring track with a charming and catchy refrain. 'Engelbert Calling' is the legend's 80th album and comes forty five years after his number one single and signature tune, 'Please Release Me'. 

The pairing of Engelbert and the highly regarded Canadian singer / songwriter Ron Sexsmith has produced a track of simplicity and depth. Whilst Engelbert has received every accolade available in the entertainment world, Sexsmith too has an ever-burgeoning reputation, growing impact and a host of awards and high profile appearances to his name. Together, the combination is undoubtedly a winning formula.

The spirit of cooperation and mutual respect that can be heard in the vocal performances is in keeping with the whole feel of this lush track. With the lyrics urging 'peace and goodwill to all men' and reflecting the dreams of the world's children 'to wake up to a better day and a better day', there's a positivity and optimism about 'Something To Hold On To that will surely resonate with us all.

Featuring brand new recordings of classic tracks with some of the biggest and best voices on the planet, all handpicked by the legendary singer himself, 'Engelbert Calling' is an album that celebrates both an incredible career and all that is best in music. With guest stars including Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Lulu, Olivia Newton John, Sir Cliff Richard and even Gene Simmons, the album is a collection that confounds expectations, and then surpasses them! Between them the performers on 'Engelbert Calling' have sold over 1,500,000,000 albums [yes, that's one and a half billion]!

'Something to Hold On To is not only the perfect example of the strength in depth of the 'Engelbert Calling' album but also a wonderful way to usher in start of the Christmas season, and the end of the year, in considerable style.

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Engelbert-Humperdinck-and-Ron-Sexsmith-Christmas-single&nItemID=85151

 

 

The Peace Collective "All Together Now" to Be Played at Webley Stadium This Sunday!

November 21, 2014

 AND BROADCAST ON BBC TV!

ALL STAR RE-RECORDING OF THE FARMʼS 1990 CLASSIC HIT SINGLE RELEASED 15TH DECEMBER IN AID OF THE BRITISH RED CROSS AND THE SHORNCLIFFE TRUST

@peaceforxmas / #alltogethernow

Text GET PEACE to 84222. Track sent on 15/12/2014 (Texts cost £1 + 1 standard rate msg. Help: 0333 003 0580) 

All Together Now by The Peace Collective will be played this Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Twice a Top 5 hit for The Farm (in 1990 and in 2004), All Together Now has been re-recorded by a host of music stars to mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce during World War One, the events of which inspired the song. All profits from the release, out December 15th, will go to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.

Artists added to The Peace Collective since the original announcement earlier this month include Julian Lennon, David Gray, Clean Bandit, Leo Sayer, Paul Potts, Dionne Bromfield, Jona Lewie, Suzi Quatro, Garry Christian, Matthew Murphy (The Wombats), Tommy Scott (Space), and Dave McCabe (The Zutons), who join Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, Gabrielle, The Proclaimers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Holly Johnson, John Power (Cast), Jah Wobble (PiL), Jane McDonald, I Am Kloot, Shara Nelson (Massive Attack), Amelle Berrabah (Sugababes), the winner of The Voice 2014 Jermain Jackman, and The Farm themselves on the new recording. The track features a backing choir of sixty schoolboy footballers from the Premier League and German Bundesliga, with strings and brass provided by the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). The new recording was produced by Simon Britton and Jon Moon, and executively produced by Suggs (Madness) and Mick Jones (The Clash).

“Iʼm really proud to be part of such an important record,” says Engelbert Humperdinck, who flew to London from California to record his vocals. “All Together Now is a such a powerful song, its message of peace and reconciliation is as relevant today as ever. I hope everyone who enjoys the new version will buy it and help these two wonderful causes, the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.”

Adds Julian Lennon, "It is my great pleasure in continuing to support the Red Cross and to be part of a wonderful charitable cause at Christmas. All Together Now celebrates a moment of peace, amid the atrocity of war.”

Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm, says: “'I'm so pleased that such an eclectic mix of artistes from all over the world wanted to get involved in the new recording of All Together Now. For me it's really important that the real message of the Christmas Truce, of peace, hope and humanity is highlighted, and I think this great new version of the song captures this atmosphere and the feeling of unity and togetherness which was so evident during the recording sessions.”

#AllTogetherNow

Text GET PEACE to 84222. Track sent on 15/12/2014

(T&Cs: Texts cost £1. + 1 standard rate msg. Help: 0333 003 0580)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peaceforxmas Twitter: @PeaceForXmas (http://twitter.com/peaceforxmas)

 

 

Meet Engelbert with 2 VIP Tickets to an Upcoming Show of Your Choice

November 21, 2014

Auction benefits Chris Evert Charities.

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/552564?preview=1

Hanging with Humeperdinck Pt3

November 19, 2014

Engelbert talks about working with The Great Jimi Hendrix

#jimihendrix #legend

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5_a1MbKu5w0

 

Engelbert Takes Tea with the BBC's Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer

November 18, 2014

Engelbert joins Tony and Julie for a cup of tea

Listen in here by clicking the link below

 

https://m.soundcloud.com/tonywadsworth/engelbert-takes-tea

 

Engelbert Humperdinck Backs Campaign to Save Tin Pan Alley

November 15, 2014

Published: 14 November, 2014

by WILLIAM McLENNAN

LEGENDARY singer Engelbert Humperdinck returned to the West End this week as he lent his support to a campaign to save Tin Pan Alley.

The man behind 1960s’ number-one hits Release Me and The Last Waltz, and many more, toured Denmark Street’s music shops and stopped for lunch at the site of the famous Giaconda café – reopened and run by steak restaurant Flat Iron. 

Humperdinck, who represented the United Kingdom at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, made his visit after learning that businesses on the street, famous for music shops and once home to dozens of song writers, were under threat.

Building works surround the street and a campaign, Save Denmark Street, has been pushing for tax exemptions to guarantee the survival of music shops on the street. 

Tourists from around the world flock to the famous music street and campaigners believe the rates are too high – meaning independent stores can no longer compete with large chains.

Henry Scott-Irvine, who has been organising the campaign, said: “He saw our campaign and wanted to come down and lend his support.

“He used to spend time here in the 1960s and wants to preserve the legacy.” 

 

http://www.westendextra.com/news/2014/nov/engelbert-humperdinck-backs-campaign-save-tin-pan-alley

 

Engelbert Humperdinck Campaigns to Give Part of Soho Protected Status

November 14, 2014

He's better known for his smooth ballads than his political activism but Englebert Humperdinck flew into London to throw his weight behind a cause that means a lot to him.

He's backing a campaign to give Denmark Street in Soho protected status.

The street has a rich musical heritage. But traders there fear it could be under threat from the Crossrail development.

Toby Sadler spoke to the legendary crooner.

Watch Engelbert's TV interview Here:

http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2014-11-13/englebert-humperdinck-campaigns-to-give-part-of-soho-protected-status/

 

Jeff Daniels, Engelbert Humperdinck, and the Big Bay Shuffle on Jimmy Fallon -

November 13, 2014

Just press play. The video is set to start playing at the 1:52 mark which is the beginning of the Humperdinck story.

http://www.okgoodrecords.com/blog/2014/11/12/jeff-daniels-engelbert-humperdinck-and-the-big-bay-shuffle-on-jimmy-fallon/

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Interview's "BEHIND THE SCENES SPECIAL" on AGT Finalist The MAURICIO Show

November 10, 2014

Check out the behind the scenes video from this fabulous interview on The Mauricio Show!

Watch Here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ouLvsRjVJCI

All Together Now: Engelbert Humperdinck Prepares to Record Vocals for The Peace Collective's Christmas Number 1 Hopeful

November 09, 2014

Leicestershire superstar Engelbert Humperdinck is preparing to get behind the microphone to record his part in a single which will join the race for the coveted Christmas Number 1 spot.

Engelbert will sing on a charity version of The Farm's Top 5 hit All Together Now alongside Gabrielle, The Proclaimers, Holly Johnson, Cast’s John Power, PiL’s Jah Wobble, Jane McDonald, I Am Kloot, Massive Attack’s Shara Nelson, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, The Sugababes’ Amelle Berrabah and The Voice 2014 winner Jermain Jackman, as well as The Farm themselves.

In a tweet to the Mercury this morning, Engelbert said: "I'm excited to be recording my vocals on #AllTogetherNow on Tuesday."

The song will be released under the name The Peace Collective on December 15 - marking the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce during World War One, the original inspiration for the The Farm track – with all proceeds going to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.

Some 60 U12 footballers from both British and German clubs have united to provide the backing choir for The Peace Collective, assembled by the same team behind 2012 Official Singles Chart Christmas Number 1 The Justice Collective’s He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, the Official Charts Company reported.

The track is produced by Simon Britton (Michael Jackson, Eminem, Leona Lewis), counting Madness’ Suggs and The Clash’s Mick Jones as Executive Producers. 

Lead singer of The Farm Peter Hooton told The Official Charts Company: “I'm so very proud that so many artistes from all styles of music and the football authorities have come together to promote peace and reconciliation this Christmas and raise funds for the brilliant work carried out by the British Red Cross and Shorncliffe Trust.”

All Together Now first entered the Official Singles Chart in 1990, peaking at Number 4. In 2004 a new version of the track, featuring SFX Boys Choir, hit Number 5.

 

By Merc_Reporter  |  Posted: November 09, 2014

 

Read more: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Engelbert-Humperdinck-prepares-record-vocals/story-24497518-detail/story.html#ixzz3IatglHj2

 

 

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Engelbert CallingEngelbert Calling
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We Made It Happen/SweetheartWe Made It Happen/Sweetheart
My Love/King of HeartsMy Love/King of Hearts
Legacy of Love Disc 2Legacy of Love Disc 2
Legacy of Love Disc 1Legacy of Love Disc 1
The Winding Road The Winding Road
An Introduction to Engelbert HumperdinckAn Introduction to Engelbert Humperdinck
Totally Amazing Totally Amazing
Best of Engelbert Humperdinck: The Millenium CollectionBest of Engelbert Humperdinck: The Millenium Collection
GoldGold
Let There Be Love Let There Be Love
Love Songs and BalladsLove Songs and Ballads
His Greatest Love Songs His Greatest Love Songs
Release MeRelease Me
Always Hear the Harmony: The Gospel Sessions Always Hear the Harmony: The Gospel Sessions
Engelbert Humperdinck Live Engelbert Humperdinck Live
Definition of Love Definition of Love
You Belong to My Heart You Belong to My Heart
Love is the Reason [DM]Love is the Reason [DM]
Red Sails in the Sunset Red Sails in the Sunset
I Want to Wake Up With You I Want to Wake Up With You
It’s All in the Game It’s All in the Game
Original Gold Vol. 2Original Gold Vol. 2
Original Gold Vol. 1Original Gold Vol. 1
Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck & the Royal Philharmonic OrchestraEvening with Engelbert Humperdinck & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
An Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck An Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck
#1 Love Songs of All Time#1 Love Songs of All Time
At His Very BestAt His Very Best
The Engelbert Humperdinck Collection The Engelbert Humperdinck Collection
Live at the Royal Albert HallLive at the Royal Albert Hall
In the Still of the Night: 20 Beautiful Love SongsIn the Still of the Night: 20 Beautiful Love Songs
Dance Album [Bonus Track]Dance Album [Bonus Track]
The Best of Engelbert Humperdinck Live The Best of Engelbert Humperdinck Live
Merry Christmas with Engelbert HumperdinckMerry Christmas with Engelbert Humperdinck
Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck 2 [Live] Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck 2 [Live]
Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck 1 [Live]Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck 1 [Live]
The Dance AlbumThe Dance Album
16 Most Requested Songs16 Most Requested Songs
From the HeartFrom the Heart
FeelingsFeelings
Live in JapanLive in Japan
After DarkAfter Dark
You are So BeautifulYou are So Beautiful
Sings BalladsSings Ballads
The Magic of ChristmasThe Magic of Christmas
Magic NightMagic Night
Engelbert Humperdinck Sings the ClassicsEngelbert Humperdinck Sings the Classics
Love UnchainedLove Unchained
Christmas EveChristmas Eve
Engelbert I Love YouEngelbert I Love You
Step into My LifeStep into My Life
An Evening with Engelbert HumperdinckAn Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck
Yours: Quiereme MuchoYours: Quiereme Mucho
YoursYours
Hello Out ThereHello Out There
Engelbert Heart of GoldEngelbert Heart of Gold
Step into My LifeStep into My Life
Love is the ReasonLove is the Reason
Live in Concert/All of MeLive in Concert/All of Me
Remember I Love YouRemember I Love You
Getting SentimentalGetting Sentimental
You and Your LoverYou and Your Lover
Misty BlueMisty Blue
Don't You Love Me Anymore?Don't You Love Me Anymore?
A Merry Christmas with Engelbert HumperdinckA Merry Christmas with Engelbert Humperdinck
Love’s Only LoveLove’s Only Love
Engelbert Sings the HitsEngelbert Sings the Hits
This Moment in TimeThis Moment in Time
Love LettersLove Letters
The Last of the RomanticsThe Last of the Romantics
A Time For UsA Time For Us
Engelbert Sings For YouEngelbert Sings For You
Christmas TymeChristmas Tyme
MiraclesMiracles
After the Lovin’After the Lovin’
The World of Engelbert HumperdinckThe World of Engelbert Humperdinck
Engelbert Humperdinck His Greatest HitsEngelbert Humperdinck His Greatest Hits
My LoveMy Love
Engelbert King of HeartsEngelbert King of Hearts
In TimeIn Time
Live at the Riviera Las VegasLive at the Riviera Las Vegas
Another Time, Another PlaceAnother Time, Another Place
SweetheartSweetheart
We Made It HappenWe Made It Happen
Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
EngelbertEngelbert
A Man Without LoveA Man Without Love
Last WaltzLast Waltz
Release MeRelease Me