You Belong to My Heart
YOU BELONG TO MY HEART is a 2002 collection of vintage pre-rock standards by one of the more underrated pop crooners, Engelbert Humperdinck. A British veteran of the easy listening circuit better known in many circles for his daft stage name (the original Engelbert Humperdinck was a German composer of light opera) and the imposing moustache he sported in his lover-man days on the hit parade, Humperdinck in fact has an impressive baritone. A certain brassiness is endemic to singers from the same stylistic time and place as Humperdinck (Shirley Bassey comes immediately to mind), but instead of Robert Goulet's bombast, Humperdinck has a light, almost jazzy quality to his vocal style that often recalls Dean Martin. Highlights include a stirring "Red Sails in the Sunset."
- Unchained Melody
- The Very Thought of You
- They Say It’s Wonderful
- You Belong to My Heart
- If I Could Love You More
- I Don’t Want to Walk Without You
- You’ll Never Know
- Red Sails in the Sunset
- The More I See You
- There’s No Song Like a Slow Song
- A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
- Too Young
- Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
- Moonlight Becomes You
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
- I Apologize
- Love Me Like We’ll Never Love Again
When it's all said and done, Engelbert can sing any type of song there is. These songs were popular when my parents were young. But you know what, Engelbert puts his own touch of class to these songs to and makes them come alive once again for a new generation. Yes, you belong in my collection!!!
This CD is priceless. I have many CDs by Engelbert, all good, but this is by far the best one. Egnelbert's voice is as clear and solid as crystal. The music is perfect as well.
There's nobody like Engelbert. What a wonderful collection by "The Voice of the Century"!
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