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ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Ready to Release New EP SENTIMENTS November 20, 2020 on OK! Good Records

November 18, 2020

Latest EP collection of brand-new recordings includes covers of songs by Elton John, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Charlie Chaplin

Christmas Livestream Event for December 12th

As the world buckled down with COVID-19, iconic vocalist ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK had to adjust to the shifting restrictions provided by the pandemic. With his 2020 worldwide tour canceled, Engelbert insisted on getting new music to his myriad of fans who were upset about missing the “King of Romance” do his thing. In lieu of the tour, he opted to use his time off the road to record SENTIMENTS, a new EP to be released November 20, 2020 via OK!Good Records.

Recorded this summer by producer Jurgen Korduletsch despite the tough restrictions placed on artists due to the coronavirus outbreak, Humperdinck recorded his vocals remotely, a very different experience for him.  The result is a six-track EP which includes covers of Elton John(“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”), Bob Dylan (“Forever Young”), Charlie Chaplin (“Smile”) and a duet with UK singer/songwriter Janet Devlin on Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.

Launching with the first single “One World,” which was originally recorded in 1988 for a Germany-only album, Engelbert chose to re-record this version with a brand new arrangement to help bring solace and calm to a divided and volatile world with its message about the importance of unity and togetherness.

Inspired to record a cover of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” from hearing  an interview that Elton John had done years ago stating that the song was originally written for Engelbert but it never made it to him, Engelbert infuses a bit of his own wizened life experience into the track which might not have been infused if he had recorded it in 1973 when it was originally intended.

What Am I Living For” gets a fourth makeover by Engelbert who follows Chuck Wllis’ version which was a #1 R&B hit, Conway Twitty who then turned it into a Country hit in the 50s, and Percy Sledge who a decade later transformed it into a Pop hit.  A love song straight from the heart that speaks to Engelbert with its simplicity, he dedicates his version not only to his true love and darling wife Patricia but also to his fans.

Featuring a duet with internationally-acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Janet Devlin, the Elvis Presley standard “Can’t Help Falling in Love” gets a modern remake, directed not at each other but as a dedication to his wife Patricia and her daily struggles with Alzheimer’s Disease. A fan favorite from UK’s X-Factor from 2011, Devlin had performed the song on the show as a tribute to her grandfather who passed away that same week.

Closing out the heartfelt EP are his versions of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” and Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile.” Engelbert performed the latter track recently on his very first livestreamed concert this past July (which is approaching 500,000 views).

SENTIMENTS 

track listing 

1. One World

2. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

3. What Am I Living For

4. Can't Help Falling In Love (feat. Janet Devlin)

5. Forever Young

6. Smile

In addition to the release of his EP, Engelbert will be presenting his very first Christmas special which will be livestreamed on Looped on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET. To be filmed from his home in California, this exclusive and uniquely intimate livestream event will include performances of a selection of favorite holiday classics and new Christmas songs. This exclusive online private concert can be watched and enjoyed worldwide from your computer’s web browser, or by using the Looped mobile app on your tablet and cellphone, or screencast to your smart TV. To purchase tickets for either the Livestream Concert event or a Virtual VIP 1-on-1 Video Call visit:  http://www.events.loopedlive.com/engelbert

The “King of Romance”, as Engelbert is lovingly nicknamed by his legion of fans, recently celebrated 50 years in showbiz. With his most recent albums The Man I Want to Be (2017) and Warmest Christmas Wishes (2018) and last year’s Reflections EP Engelbert has shown another side of his talent by picking more introspective songs that connect with his life’s experience proving his continuing relevance with today’s audiences.

Sentiments will be released on November 20, 2020 via OK!Good Records.

 

 

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Discography

ReflectionsReflections
Warmest Christmas WishesWarmest Christmas Wishes
The Complete Decca Studio AlbumsThe Complete Decca Studio Albums
Engelbert Humperdinck - 50Engelbert Humperdinck - 50
Christmas CDChristmas CD
Runaway CountryRunaway Country
Engelbert CallingEngelbert Calling
ReleasedReleased
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