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Engelbert Huperdinck Interview with Jon Grayson on Overnight America

October 13, 2014

Overnight America's Jon Grayson talks with Engelbert Humperdinck about his new duets album 'Engelbert Calling' on September 30, 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=oraq1AhP__Q&app=desktop

RESCHEDULED BARNES AND NOBLE

October 07, 2014

BARNES AND NOBLE RESCHEDULED IN STORE DATE:

OCTOBER 29TH, 2014 - 7PM

"Sadly due to a family medical emergency, Engelbert had to postpone all the promotional events for his new album this week in New York. He very much regrets any inconveniences this may cause and will confirm new dates soon.  Engelbert will now be staying in Los Angeles to be close to his family and he appreciates your understanding."

NOTE: ALL TOUR DATES ARE GOING AHEAD AS PLANNED

BARNES AND NOBLE RESCHEDULED IN STORE APPEARANCE DATE

OCTOBER 29TH, 2014  - 7 PM

 

Engelbert Humperdinck Returns to Rhode Island Sunday

October 07, 2014

Engelbert Humperdinck returns to Rhode Island Sunday

 

Published: October 07, 2014 01:00 AM

 

BY SUSAN MCDONALD

Special to The Providence Journal

 

A few years ago, sitting in the audience at a live Elton John concert, venerable ladies’ man and pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck heard his name mentioned from the stage.

“Elton John is up there, giving a live performance, and he’s telling a story about a little-known song of his that he’s about to sing. He said he remembers being a poor songwriter, sitting in his flat in London with his partner, waiting for Engelbert to call and make it a hit!” Humperdinck laughs aloud at the memory. “So, years later, I called him.”

The resulting conversation was the impetus for Humperdinck’s most recent album, a rich compilation of duets released in the United States on Sept. 30 entitled “Engelbert Calling.” The 78-year-old British-born singer with four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for “Entertainer of the Year” in 1988, 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame says he was starstruck.

“How cool was that? Elton John talking about me in the middle of his live show!” he says in a phone interview from California.

The aptly named “Engelbert Calling” — look for a redux entitled “Engelbert Redialing” — gathers a wide range of musicians from across the globe to sing with the man whose debut album, “Release Me,” halted the Beatles quest for a 13th number one album in 1967. He calls it his “wish list” of singers.

The lineup includes “Never Never Never” with Olivia Newton-John, “Spinning Wheel” with Gene Simmons,” “Spanish Eyes” with Il Divo, “Since I Lost My Baby” with Cliff Richard, “She Believes in Me” with Kenny Rogers,” “Make You Feel My Love” with Willie Nelson, “A Certain Smile” with Johnny Mathis, and “It Matters to Me” with Dionne Warwick. In addition, because this is a “world appeal album,” Humperdinck mixed it up with Luis Fonsi, who he said is “like the Elvis Presley of South America right now” for “Quién Te Dijo Eso” and with Armando Manzanero, who won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award this year, on “It’s Impossible/Somos Novios.”

“This has been a labor of love. It was two years in the making because it was difficult to get the caliber of people we wanted to be on this record. Thank God for technology,” Humperdinck says, noting that he was able to record together with only some of the musicians. Others separately recorded their tracks, which were then mixed in the studio.

One fun day in the studio, he says, was with Gene Simmons, front man for the rock group Kiss.

“Being in the studio with Gene Simmons was unbelievable! He’s a rock god and such a charismatic person. It’s something I’d never experienced before,” Humperdinck says, again a little starstruck.

Working well into his seventh decade was not even a question for Humperdinck, who earned legions of fans, mostly females, across the globe in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s with such hits as “(Please) Release Me,” “After the Lovin’,” “The Last Waltz,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and “Quando, Quando, Quando.”

He has spent a lifetime reinventing himself, which he credits for his perennial popularity. Born Arnold George Dorsey, the singer had a manager who suggested a new name that was “just outrageous enough to be memorable.” Forty-seven years later, he is still “constantly updating” his image, his music and himself.

“It’s like cell phones — they’re always coming out with a new one! I don’t rest on my laurels. I want it to be fresh,” Humperdinck says. “I’m getting a younger demographic now, but I’ve always had appeal across the board. … That’s what keeps me relevant, a place where every artist should be.”

 

Engelbert Humperdinck will appear in concert on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Park Theatre, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. Tickets range from $55 to $75. Go to parktheatreri.com for ticket reservations.

http://www.providencejournal.com/features/entertainment/music/20141007-engelbert-humperdinck-returns-to-rhode-island-sunday.ece

 

UK: Engelbert Humperdinck Duets with KISS Rocker Gene Simmons

October 07, 2014

After Engelbert Humperdinck came in second to last place in Baku in 2012, we wondered what he would do next. Then last year ago he revealed that he was working on an album of duets, including one with Gene Simmons of notorious rock legends Kiss.

 

We weren’t sure what to think, but finally the Humperdinck-Simmons collaboration has been released and it is about as glorious as you could expect. The pair have covered “Spinning Wheel”, the funky track from 1969, originally recorded by Blood, Sweat and Tears.

The smooth vocals of the Hump contrast with the growly rock voice of the Demon, and they manage some tight harmonies. But most importantly – the song is full of attitude. If the Hump had brought this sort of performance to Baku, it’s likely he would have left with more than a measly 12 points. (And here’s a thought – maybe Gene Simmons could represent his birth country, Israel, in 2015.)

 

The Hump’s album of duets is called Engelbert Calling and includes collaborations with such music legends as Elton John, Kenny Rogers and Dionne Warwick, as well as fellow UK Eurovision representatives Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John and Lulu. If those duets are as mighty as “Spinning Wheel”, it’s sure to be a great album.

by Robyn Gallagher

http://wiwibloggs.com/2014/10/04/uk-engelbert-humperdinck-duets-rocker-gene-simmons/62131/

 

 

Engelbert Humperdinck returning to Park Theatre in Support of Duets Album

October 07, 2014

 On the heels of the Sept. 30 release of his first-ever duets album, “Engelbert Calling,” a 23-track, two-disc masterpiece featuring some of the world’s most recognized names in music, including Elton John, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John and more, legendary music artist Engelbert Humperdinck will make his triumphant return to the Park Theatre in Cranston on Sunday, Oct. 12.

Engelbert’s Rhode Island performance is part of an extensive North American tour in support of his highly anticipated new album.

“He is one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with,” Elton John said of his experience collaborating with Humperdinck. “We had a great time singing together and he is so quick, what I call a ‘one-take singer,’ 76 years old and still sounding as good as ever!”

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 across the globe, including 24 certified with platinum status and 63 with gold, Engelbert has solidified his name as an international pop legend, and as one of the world’s most influential artists. For the past two years, he has worked on “Engelbert Calling.”

“Engelbert Calling” has been met with rave reviews since its U.K. debut earlier this year, reaching near the top of the U.K.’s Top 40 Albums Chart. Once available for pre-order in the U.S., “Engelbert Calling” quickly topped the Barnes and Noble Vocal Pop Music Sales Chart and the Adult Contemporary Music Chart.

After the show, the Park will host the After the Lovin’ VIP Lounge, a rare chance for fans to meet Engelbert Humperdinck. During the 30-minute meet and greet, fans will receive an autographed tour laminate, an autographed greatest hits CD, an additional VIP item and more. Call the Park for more information.

Engelbert Humperdinck will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $55, $65 and $75 and are available through the Park’s Box Office at 467-7275 or online at www.ParkTheatreRI.com. The Park Theatre is located at 848 Park Ave. in Cranston. Free parking is available for all shows.

http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Engelbert-Humperdinck-returning-to-Park-Theatre-in-support-of-duets-album,96608

Engelbert Humperdinck Releases Double Album of Duets (w/ Willie Nelson, Elton John, Gene Simmons, Many More)

October 07, 2014

"Engelbert Calling" is the new album and the first ever duets album from the legendary and incomparable Engelbert Humperdinck. Known as the world's greatest balladeer, this collection is his 80th album release, arriving more than 45 years after his massive hit "Release Me" reached #1 on the pop charts and created a worldwide frenzy. This new album comes as a celebration of his remarkable career which has spanned nearly five decades and includes sales of more than 150 million albums world-wide, including 24 certified with platinum status and 63 with gold.

 

The album was produced by Grammy award winner Martin Terefe, who is best-known for his work with Jason Mraz, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, and Mary J Blige. "Working with Engelbert is such a truly remarkable experience," Terefe stated when asked about his work with Engelbert. "He is without a doubt one of the best singers around today and brings so much other musical knowledge to the table."

"He is one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with," Elton John said about his experience collaborating with Engelbert. "We had a great time singing together and he is so quick, what I call a 'one-take singer,' 76 years old and still sounding as good as ever!"

"I am grateful to have had the opportunity to partner up with some of the best artists in the history of music." Engelbert said about the album. "To continue putting out successful albums after 45 years in the business is a real testament to the loyalty of my great fans and this album is a 'thank you' to all of them."

Engelbert Calling is available today at music retailers nationwide and online.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/10/engelbert_humpe.html

Posted in music on October 3, 2014

 

Engelbert Humperdinck Will Make a Call to American Music Theatre

October 07, 2014

Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 6:00 am

BY STEPHEN KOPFINGER Correspondent

You could say Engelbert Humperdinck is riding a curve. A duets-inspired curve, in which legendary singers such as Humperdinck, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett are topping the charts with a series of albums that team them with musical artists of all styles.

Humperdinck isn’t bringing the likes of Elton John, Gene Simmons, Olivia Newton-John and Johnny Mathis — some of the co-stars on his new duet album, “Engelbert Calling” — to American Music Theatre on Friday. But the English singer is bringing enough star power of his own.

Humperdinck — born Arnold George Dorsey and raised in Leicester, England — burst upon the charts in 1967 with his plaintive ballad “Release Me.” That song is famous for its memorable opening: “Please release me/Let me go/’cause I don’t love you anymore,” and it’s the song “everyone sings in (my) face at the airports,” says Humperdinck in a jovial phone interview from Los Angeles.

Fans — and they are legion — have followed Humperdinck’s career for 47 years, enjoying such signature songs as the swoon-worthy “Spanish Eyes,” the wistful “Les Bicyclettes del Belsize” and the monster 1976 smash “After the Lovin,’ ” which is still a standard at wedding receptions everywhere.

“Release Me,” however, remains Humperdinck’s favorite. There’s also a bit of history behind it: The song “stopped the Beatles from having a 13th No. 1 song” in 1967, Humperdinck says with pride.  On his “Engelbert Calling” album, he teams with country queen Wynonna Judd to pay homage to “Release Me.”

“She has a powerful country voice,” Humperdinck says with praise. And he jokes that Judd was so pleased with the results she told Humperdinck, “ ‘I might put that out as a single.’ ”

Humperdinck was flattered, but flattery was the reason his duets album came together, right down to the title.

Elton John, now Sir Elton John, is a music legend, but even legends have to get started somewhere. Humperdinck happened to hear of an interview Sir Elton gave in which he recalled his lean years, writing songs and hoping that someone like Humperdinck would make one of them a hit.

Honored, Humperdinck contacted John after that recollection. Thus came the title “Engelbert Calling,” and the album’s salute to Sir Elton is their duet of “Something About the Way You Look Tonight.”

But there’s a more personal side to the album. Humperdinck’s daughter, Louise Dorsey, is featured in a number titled “Better,” and son Bradley Dorsey teams with his dad in a duet called “Father and Son.” Humperdinck’s other son, Scott, serves as the singer’s manager and was instrumental in putting together the “Engelbert Calling” project.

“Actually, it’s taken two years. It’s been a labor of love,” says Humperdinck, who worked with Scott on contacting such artists as Mathis, Newton-John and, yes, Gene Simmons of rock band Kiss fame. The two team up on a funky rendition of the old Blood, Sweat & Tears hit “Spinning Wheel,” which is a worthy tribute to the great 1969 original.

Simmons is known for his outrageous image, but Humperdinck has nothing but good things to say.

“It was easy to put this together,” he says of “Spinning Wheel.”

“Gene was a natural. He’s a wonderful man.”

For all of his musical connections, Humperdinck — he takes that moniker, by the way, from a 19th-century German composer of the same name — didn’t really grow up in a musical family. His father served in the British military and Arnold George Dorsey was actually born in India, then part of the British Empire. The family — “I’m from a family of 10!” Humperdinck says — later relocated to England.

“When I was a boy, I wanted to be a band leader,” recalls Humperdinck. “By accident, I sang in a club.” He remembers with amusement that somebody asked him who his agent was, and he replied that he didn’t have one.

Humperdinck is 77 now. He’s played Lancaster before and is looking forward to doing so again. It’s just one of many stops and many projects he has in the works. He’s filming a biographical documentary titled “In Time,” which he hopes to have finished by the end of the year. And there’s a second duet album in the planning, to be titled “Engelbert Redialed.”

Asked about any unmet dreams, Humperdinck admits he’d like to sing with such musical powerhouses as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and beloved opera tenor Andrea Bocelli.

“(I like) singers with personality,” Humperdinck sums up.

Otherwise, “I’ve done everything I’ve really wanted to do,” Humperdinck says, though, after pausing, adds, “I don’t think I’d want to be an actor!”

He advises aspiring young singers of today to be persistent if you want to get anywhere.

“First and foremost, work hard at your craft. Knock on many doors. If you’re rejected, you get stronger. And get yourself a good manager!”

Engelbert Humperdinck will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at American Music Theatre. Tickets are $69.

http://lancasteronline.com/entertainment/music/engelbert-humperdinck-will-make-a-call-to-american-music-theatre/article_89dd9dcc-49d6-11e4-9973-001a4bcf6878.html

 

 

**RESCHEDULED ** RESCHEDULED **

October 07, 2014

BARNES AND NOBLE RESCHEDULED IN STORE APPEARANCE DATE:

OCTOBER 29 2014 - 7PM

"Sadly due to a family medical emergency, Engelbert had to postpone all the promotional events for his new album this week in New York. He very much regrets any inconvenience this might cause and will confirm new dates soon. Engelbert will now be staying in Los Angeles to be close to his family and he appreciates your understanding."

NOTE: ALL TOUR DATES ARE GOING AHEAD AS PLANNED

BARNES AND NOBLE RESCHEDULED IN STORE APPEARANCE DATE:

OCTOBER 29 2014 - 7PM

 

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October 06, 2014

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"Engelbert Calling" Canadian TV Commercial

October 06, 2014

"Engelbert Calling" The 15 Sec TV Commercial For Canada 

Watch Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzFQAVLBl2U

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RegardsRegards
SentimentsSentiments
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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
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The Winding Road The Winding Road
An Introduction to Engelbert HumperdinckAn Introduction to Engelbert Humperdinck
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Best of Engelbert Humperdinck: The Millenium CollectionBest of Engelbert Humperdinck: The Millenium Collection
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Love Songs and BalladsLove Songs and Ballads
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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
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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
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After DarkAfter Dark
You are So BeautifulYou are So Beautiful
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Love UnchainedLove Unchained
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Engelbert I Love YouEngelbert I Love You
Step into My LifeStep into My Life
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Getting SentimentalGetting Sentimental
You and Your LoverYou and Your Lover
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Don't You Love Me Anymore?Don't You Love Me Anymore?
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Love’s Only LoveLove’s Only Love
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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
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Christmas TymeChristmas Tyme
MiraclesMiracles
After the Lovin’After the Lovin’
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Another Time, Another PlaceAnother Time, Another Place
SweetheartSweetheart
We Made It HappenWe Made It Happen
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A Man Without LoveA Man Without Love
Last WaltzLast Waltz
Release MeRelease Me