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December 11, 2018


Engelbert Humperdinck Warmest Christmas Wishes

At 82 years old, Humperdinck is still creating memorable music. He’s celebrating the season with Warmest Christmas Wishes, a 14-track set. Produced by The Man I Want To Be‘s Jurgen Korduletsch, with arrangements by Geoff Stradling, Johnny Harris and Jeff Sturges, Warmest Christmas Wishes mixes classic and contemporary material, from “White Christmas” (in a jazz-styled arrangement), “Silent Night” and “O Tannenbaum” to Chris Rea‘s “Driving Home For Christmas” and Gilbert O’Sullvan‘s “Christmas Song” and much more. The set, which Humperdinck recorded in Los Angeles, also includes two brand-new songs— “Christmas For the Family” and “Around the Christmas Tree.”



BBC Radio Kent Saturday Breakfast with Engelbert Humperdinck

December 09, 2018

Interview starts at 1:26



BBC's Gerry Kelly Talks to Engelbert

December 07, 2018

The interview starts around 1:07



Holiday Music for the Joyful, the Lonely and the Skeptical

December 06, 2018

By Jon Caramanica, New York Times

  • Dec. 6, 2018

There are holiday embracers and holiday dissenters. Those for whom the season is about celebration and those who seek solace as soon as the evergreens come out. For both groups, however, there is new music this year — a soundtrack for all the seasonal moods. There are traditional holiday tunes polished to a sheen; songs that approach festive joy through completely new musical lenses; and numbers that use familiar frameworks to deliver subversive messages. So whether your Christmas is a merry one or a grumpy one, press play.

Engelbert Humperdinck, ‘Warmest Christmas Wishes’

Let warm oil pour over you this holiday season — the perfect croon of Engelbert Humperdinck is back. “Warmest Christmas Wishes” is his second album of new recordings in two years, following a several-year drought, and it is peak holiday schlock, a hearty and unerringly smooth nog. He still has a meaty voice, his phrasing polished to a gleam by thousands of nights on Vegas stages. There are a couple of originals here, but skip right to the chestnuts — “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” — platonic-ideal versions delivered without an ounce of camp.





Engelbert on BBC's Wynne Evans

December 05, 2018

Interview starts at 1:08



Engelbert Humperdinck on beating the Beatles, touring with Hendrix and his name

December 05, 2018

The singer answered questions on his hometown, Leicester, working with Cat Stevens and the Walker Brothers, riding Harley-Davidsons, and his wife’s Alzheimer’s





Engelbert on BBC's Darryl Morris

December 04, 2018

BBC's Carla Greene Interviews Engelbert Humperdinck

December 04, 2018

Engelbert Humperdinck webchat

December 04, 2018

Over the course of a career spanning more than 50 years, Arnold George Dorsey AKA Engelbert Humperdinck, 82, has become known for more than just his arresting stage name. Beginning his career on the nightclub circuit of late 1950s London, he was spotted by Tom Jones’s manager Gordon Mills, who encouraged the name change – a homage to the 19th-century German operatic composer of Hansel and Gretel. Mills then had Humperdinck work with Frank Sinatra songwriter Bert Kaempfert and together they produced his first number one, Release Me, in 1967.


Since then, Humperdinck has become an icon of the crooning ballad, selling more than 150m records and building a discography with more than 70 albums. He fronted his own TV show in 1969, featuring guests such as Tony Bennett, Shirley Bassey and Ray Charles, as well as collaborating with Paul Anka and the Bee Gees. Recent years have seen Humperdinck represent the UK at the 2012 Eurovision song contest, the second oldest performer to take part in the competition, and almost collaborate with Gorillaz on their album Plastic Beach – his manager erroneously rejected Damon Albarn’s offer in a move Humperdinck has called “the most grievous sin ever committed”.


Following the release of his sixth Christmas album, Warmest Christmas Wishes, Humperdinck is joining us to answer your questions about his life and music, in a live webchat from 1pm GMT on Wednesday 5 December – post them in the link below and he’ll take on as many as possible.





Op-Ed:Engelbert Humperdinck Releases Best Holiday CD By Male Artist

December 03, 2018

It has a great blend of holiday classics (such as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "White Christmas" and "Silent Night") with a few new original recordings. The songs are nostalgic and heart-warming, and he stands out as one of the best balladeers of our time.

Humperdinck proves that he only gets better with age and experience. His vocals on Warmest Christmas Wishes are as compelling and resonant as ever. Aside from singing in English, he also sings the tune "Leise rieselt der Schnee" in German, and he does it flawlessly.

His holiday album, Warmest Christmas Wishes, is available on iTunes and on Amazon. It is a true gift for all during this holiday season.

To learn more about veteran singing sensation Engelbert Humperdinck and his new music, check out his official website, and his Facebook page.







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