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Engelbert Humperdinck
"36 All-Time Favorites"

© GSC/Polygram Records
Year of Release: 1993

track listing
Disc One:
  • Release Me
  • Can't Take My Eyes
    Off You
  • There Goes My
  • Spanish Eyes
  • The Last Waltz
  • Dommage Dommage
    (Too Bad Too Bad)
  • Am I That Easy To Forget
  • Quando Quando Quando
    (Tell Me When)
  • A Man Without Love
  • This Is My Song
  • Les Bicyclettes De Belsize
  • Up Up And Away
  • Winter World Of Love
  • Stardust
  • I'm A Better Man
    (For Having
    Loved You)
  • The Way It Used To Be
  • A Time For Us
  • Yours Until Tomorrow
    Disc Two:
  • Hello Out There
  • We Dance
    The Night Away
  • The Right Thing To Do
  • Only Love
  • (Everything I Do)
    I Do It For You
  • Take It To Heart
  • After The Lovin'
  • Fiesta Europa
  • Spread A Little Sunshine
  • Till The Right On
    Comes Along
  • Reach Out
  • Hearts In The Dark
  • Falling In Love Again
  • We Fell In Love
  • Gentle On My Mind
  • I Wish You Love
  • There's A Kind Of Hush
  • Quiet Nights

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    Engelbert Humperdinck
    "36 All-Time Favorites"

    His real name was Arnold George Dorsey, but we all remember him as his stage name was borrowed from a German opera composer: Engelbert Humperdinck. He would popular singer in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and, like Tom Jones, they would become sex-appeal sensations to the older ladies, with their incredible good looks, and their voices singing songs of love and devotion. Engelbert Humperdinck would achieve hits such as "Release Me" and "After The Lovin' during a time of popular music where psyschedelic rock was the dominant force. After the breakup of The Beatles though, the early 1970s was focused on not only Rock music, but other sources, such as Country, and even the Pop crooners of the likes of Tom Jones, Humperdinck, and even Frank Sinatra. Yet it was a rivalry between Jones and Humperdinck -- both were young, good looking, and driving all the older women crazy, even enough to throw their underwear on stage while performing (in Tom Jones case).

    GSC/Polygram released a fantasic assortment of Humperdincks's music, 36 All-Time Favorites. There are many songs that many will remember during Humperdinck's prime. The standouts are obvious: "Release Me," "Quando Quando Quando (Tell Me When)," "A Man Without Love," "Winter World Of Love," "After The Lovin'" to name a few.

    His voice fits well on virtually every track. There are songs that were more popular by original artists, such as Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," Al Martino's "Spanish Eyes," The Fifth Dimension's "Up Up And Away," Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You", and the Herman's Hermits' "There's A Kind Of Hush."

    Now, for anyone who may know the answer to this particular knowledge: There was a song, called "My Wife The Dancer," which Humperdinck recorded on a live album, yet it was best remembered by the duo Eddie & Dutch. The research shows only of the live recording by Humperdinck, yet there is really no history of Eddie & Dutch. Is there anyone who knows more about this duo, who they were, and any other recorded history by them.

    No doubt, 36 All-Time Favorites by Engelbert Humperdinck is a great collection of love filled songs that will easily fit the mood for the romatnic setting, capturing the romance in all of us. Engelbert still performs, at least 200 shows a year. His most recent album was released in 2007, The Winding Road, a tribute to British composers.

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