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Englebert Humperdinck: Ultimate Collection

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2000 audio CD release

  Track Listings 1. Release Me 2. After the Lovin' 3. Man Without Love 4. Winter World of Love 5. When There's No You 6. This Moment in Time 7. Bicyclettes de Belsize 8. Way It Used to Be 9. There Goes My Everything 10. Am I That Easy to Forget? … see full wiki

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Wonderful collection of terrific pop tunes.

  • Jan 4, 2009
The name on his records said Englebert Humperdinck.  Archie Bunker once referred to him as "Englebert What's His Dink".  His real name was Arnold George Dorsey.  He was a struggling British crooner until he met Tom Jones' manager Gordon Mills in 1965.  And the rest is history.  More than 40 years later Englebert Humperdinck continues to thrill audiences around the world.  A check of his website reveals an incredibly busy touring schedule and there are still hundreds of Englebert fan clubs around the world!!!

"Englebert Humperdinck: The Ultimate Collection" from Hip-O records chronicles all of the best of Englebert Humperdinck's remarkable career.  Hear all of his fabulous Parrot singles from the 1960's and early 70's like you never have before.  The fidelity on his original 45's was not that great.  But the remastering job on this disk was done with a great deal of care.  Even his Epic recordings sound much better here.  Looking back, it is amazing to me that Englebert had such a limited amount of success on Billboards Hot 100 Singles chart.  There were only two Top Ten hits, his debut single "Release Me" and 1976's "After The Lovin'".  But Englebert sold a lot of albums.  His debut album "Release Me" peaked at number 7 and was on the charts for 118 weeks!!!   In any event, this collection contains just about all of the hits you would remember.  Among my favorites are "A Man Without Love", "Les Bicyclettes De Belsize" and of course "This Moment In Time".  The 12 page booklet is particularly well done and is packed with interesting tidbits and photos. You'll likely never find a better collection of his work.   Highly recommended.

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