Engelbert Humperdinck Featured on At The Shore Online
International music legend Engelbert Humperdinck has been featured on At The Shore Online, for his upcoming performance at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8th! The King of Romance’s performance is part of his 50th Anniversary Tour, which is in celebration of his incredible 50 years in show biz. Read some of At The Shore Online’s feature on Engelbert Humperdinck below, but be sure to visit At The Shore Online to read it in full.
Fifty years ago, after years of trying to break into the music scene, a 30-year-old Engelbert Humperdinck did just that with “Release Me,” a remake of a dusty, old, countrified saloon song. Humperdinck’s much croonier ballad version, however, became so wildly popular that it spent a record 56 weeks on the charts, preventing The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” from reaching No. 1 in Great Britain and securing him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
“In many ways, it (‘Release Me’) has given me a safety sort of thing. I was able to give my kids a great education, have a good roof over my head. I’ve been able to survive in a very comfortable way,” says Humperdinck from his California home in an entrancing yet indistinguishable accent that’s neither British nor American, but clearly influenced by both nations, as well as from his formative years in India.
In addition to a celebratory tour, Humperdinck’s record company is releasing a box set of 10 albums filled with his hits and, for the first time in years, he is in the process of recording new songs. Humperdinck still prefers ballads and love songs, but wants to record “a mixture of sorts — the kind of music Adele puts out with extraordinary tales to tell.”
“In today’s world, you hear of a person releasing a song and within days it’s gone — it disappears,” he says. “My song ‘Release Me’ has people requesting it to this day. That’s the kind of song I like to be involved with.” For his new material, he’s keen on trying it out first with his live audiences. “It’s a good testing ground for new music,” he says. “I say (to audiences), ‘what do you think?’ There’s been an amazing response.”
Engelbert Humperdinck’s duets album Engelbert Calling is available for purchase at music retailers nationwide and online from our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Spotify. Humperdinck’s limited edition vinyl, Duets EP, is available for purchase our web-store.
To find a tour date near you, visit: engelbert.com/tour