Engelbert Humperdinck and Ron Sexsmith Christmas single
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.
The Peace Collective "All Together Now" to Be Played at Webley Stadium This Sunday!
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
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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.”
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Engelbert Humperdinck Backs Campaign to Save Tin Pan Alley
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.”
Engelbert Humperdinck Campaigns to Give Part of Soho Protected Status
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:
Jeff Daniels, Engelbert Humperdinck, and the Big Bay Shuffle on Jimmy Fallon -
Just press play. The video is set to start playing at the 1:52 mark which is the beginning of the Humperdinck story.
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Interview's "BEHIND THE SCENES SPECIAL" on AGT Finalist The MAURICIO Show
Check out the behind the scenes video from this fabulous interview on The Mauricio Show!
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All Together Now: Engelbert Humperdinck Prepares to Record Vocals for The Peace Collective's Christmas Number 1 Hopeful
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