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'Something To Hold On To' featuring Ron Sexsmith has been added to the BBC Radio 2 Playlist!

December 10, 2014

From the brand new CD "Engelbert Calling" Order your copy today and have it delivered by Dec 12

Click here to order http://www.amazon.co.uk/ENGELBERT-CALLING-Engelbert-Humperdinck/dp/B00GJZBQA8/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1418249324&sr=1-1&keywords=engelbert

More details here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/playlist

 

The Calendars Are Shipping!

December 10, 2014

(as promised and previously explained all orders received PRIOR to Dec 12 will ship BY Dec 15 2014)

ORDER YOUR COPY BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.ehcalendar.co/

The PERFECT Christmas Gift For All Engelbert fans!

 

Why All Together Now should be Christmas No.1, by The Peace Collective: “We are the underdogs”

December 09, 2014

 

By Rob Copsey

The Farm singer Peter Hooton tells us why he has re-recorded the band’s hit single with an all-star cast and why it should be this year’s Official Christmas Number 1.

Next week (December 15) will see all manner of songs battle it out for the Official Christmas Number 1; and if the bookies are anything to go by, it’s a race between this year’s X Factor winner, Band Aid 30, an Iron Maiden Facebook campaign and The Peace Collective.

The latter have re-recorded The Farm’s 1990 hit All Together Now with a mammoth all-star cast ranging from dance duo Gorgon City to Engelbert Humperdinck.

Of course, it’s all in the name of charity, but history dictates that the British public love to get behind a festive charity single. OfficialCharts.com caught up with The Farm’s frontman Peter Hooton to find out how he rates his chances at bagging the Christmas Number 1

How did the Peace Collective campaign come about? There’s a huge mix of artists involved, which must have been tricky to pull off?!

“The Premier league approached us several months ago to see if we would consider re-recording our song All Together Now. They hold a Christmas Truce tournament in Belgium every Dec, which was inspired by the original version and they thought it would be good to get some of their Academy Under 12 players from the Premier League and the Bundesliga singing on it for the 100th anniversary of the truce to commemorate peace and reconciliation between Britain and Germany.

“We thought it was a great idea but wanted to open it up to other artists. There’s an eclectic mix on the Peace Collective version from contemporary groups like Clean Bandit/Gorgon City to legends like Suggs, Mick Jones, David Gray, Julian Lennon, The Proclaimers, Gabrielle, Jah Wobble, Leo Sayer, John Power, Holly Johnson, Englebert Humperdinck… the list goes on and on. Some of them were The Farm’s friends/contacts and some were the producers Simon Britton’s. It took a couple of months to pull it all together with the help of the Sensible Studio team.”

Obviously it’s first and foremost a charity single, but is there a part of you that would still like it to claim the title of 2014’s Official Christmas Number 1?

“First and foremost we wanted to make a record that would stand the test of time but obviously to challenge for the Official Christmas Number 1 would be a fantastic. We are definitely the underdogs as we have no marketing budget as such and are relying upon goodwill and favours from some brilliant people in the music industry and football. I think it would be a symbolic Number 1 promoting peace and commemorating the extraordinary events of 1914 when there was a brief period of humanity during the horrors of warfare."

The bookies have you down as one of the favourites to claim the Number 1; how do you rate your chances?

“Obviously X Factor are the favourites they have guaranteed publicity every weekend but over 13 million people have already watched the Sainsbury’s advert about the Christmas Truce. All Together Now is about the truce so you never know the song might capture the public’s imagination as it’s a wonderful story of peace and goodwill. We have drifted in the betting but let’s wait until people hear the track and see the video!”

As mentioned this is all for a good cause; tell us about the charities involved and why you chose those ones in particular.

“We chose the Red Cross/Red Crescent because of their brilliant humanitarian work not only in this country but around the world. However, they are often taken for granted as they have been around for so long and they’re a completely neutral/non-political organisation which was important given the sentiment of the song. For instance they are one the main organisations fighting Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, but are also carrying out fantastic work in Gaza, Syria, Ukraine and other war torn areas.

"The Shorncliffe Trust is an educational/heritage centre, which had close links to World War One so we thought it was essential to raise awareness/funds for their work as well and keep that link to history.”

Why is the Christmas Number 1 so important? And what’s your personal favourite Christmas single of all-time?

“My favourite Christmas single of all time would have to be the Fairy-tale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty McColl. The Christmas Number 1 is so iconic/symbolic - that’s why it matters so much. People tend to remember the Christmas Number 1 more than any other song in the year.”

The Peace Collective's All Together Now is released on December 14. Click here to pre-order the single on iTunes

The Official Christmas Singles Chart Top 40 will be counted down on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show with Jameela Jamil between 4 and 7pm on Sunday, December 21, with the full Top 100 posted on OfficialCharts.com at 7pm.

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/why-all-together-now-should-be-christmas-number-1-by-the-peace-collective-we-are-the-underdogs-3340/ 

 

The Peace Collective interview with the BBC Breakfast team about #AllTogetherNow

December 08, 2014

The Peace Collective interview with the BBC Breakfast team about #AllTogetherNow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OdLanCRVYB8&app=desktop

All Together Now Video

December 07, 2014

Check Out this amazing video with the single #AllTogetherNow

The official "International Video Edit" of all the performers will be posted this week.

I'm sure you will recognise who is singing the first line in the song (and many times throughout)

Watch Video Here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s6xtxrMzRk

All Proceeds to The Red Cross & The Shorncliffe Trust.

 #AllTogetherNow

Pre Order The Record Now

☛ Mobile: Text GET PEACE to 84222 for £1 (UK Only)

☛ iTunes: http://bit.ly/peaceitunes

☛ Amazon (CD): http://bit.ly/peaceamazoncd

☛ Amazon (MP3): http://goo.gl/4qPbbr

☛ 7 Digital: http://goo.gl/EVZ7uX

All Proceeds to The Red Cross & The Shorncliffe Trust.

Produced By Simon Britton

 

Legend Engelbert Humperdinck to Play Hershey Theatre in March 2015

December 06, 2014

Legendary music artist Engelbert Humperdinck will make his Hershey Theatre debut on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for this show are $35.00, $45.00, $55.00, $79.00 and $99.00 (tax and applicable fees apply) and are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3405 and online at www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com.

More than 45 years after his massive hit "Release Me" reached #1 on the pop charts and created a worldwide frenzy, spending six full weeks at #1 and an incredible 56 weeks in the Top 50 in a single chart run, Engelbert's newest album comes as a celebration of his remarkable career which has spanned nearly five decades. After selling more than 150 million albums world-wide, including 24 certified with platinum status and 63 with gold, Engelbert has solidified his name as an international pop legend and has established himself as one of the world's most influential artists.

For more information, please visit http://www.engelbert.com.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Legend-Engelbert-Humperdinck-to-Play-Hershey-Theatre-in-March-2015-20141204?fb_action_ids=872643302769721&fb_action_types=og.comments

 

 

Engelbert Humperdinck, Clean Bandit Collaborate on New Christmas Song All Together Now

November 30, 2014

by PAUL CASHMERE on NOVEMBER 30, 2014

The legendary Engelbert Humperdinck is part of an all-star cast with English electronic outlet Clean Bandit for a Christmas cover of The Farm’s All Together Now.

‘All Together Now’ will be released under the artist name ‘The Peace Collective’.

‘All Together Now’ features 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 (The Sugababes), the winner of The Voice 2014 Jermain Jackman, and The Farm.

Peter Hooton of The Farm wrote the song. The original song was first released in 1990. The new version will mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce of World War I. “I wrote All Together Now about the extraordinary events on Christmas Day 1914 when British and German troops took part in an unofficial truce, singing Christmas carols, exchanging gifts and even playing football,” Hooton said. “It was a spontaneous act of humanity that transcended the horrors and barbarity of World War One and is a story which still resonates 100 years on. It is a story of hope and peace which should be told over and over again. 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’ will be released on December 15. All proceeds will go to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.

http://www.noise11.com/news/engelbert-humperdinck-clean-bandit-collaborate-on-new-christmas-song-all-together-now-20141130

 

 

 

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

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RegardsRegards
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Warmest Christmas WishesWarmest Christmas Wishes
The Man I Want to Be The Man I Want to Be
The Complete Decca Studio AlbumsThe Complete Decca Studio Albums
Engelbert Humperdinck - 50Engelbert Humperdinck - 50
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Christmas CDChristmas CD
Runaway CountryRunaway Country
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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
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Release MeRelease Me
Always Hear the Harmony: The Gospel Sessions Always Hear the Harmony: The Gospel Sessions
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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]
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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
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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
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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