Vancouver Sun Calls Engelbert’s Takes on Contemporary Hits “Truly Powerful” in Album Review
Stuart Derdeyn, host of the Vancouver Sun’s ‘Scene & Heard’ has reviewed Engelbert Humperdinck’s new album, The Man I Want to Be in his latest feature.
“You don’t have a career that spans over 50 years without having something, and Engelbert Humperdinck is a singer who totally understands how to interpret a tune and make it his own. What will catch any who listen to this latest release is how freaking good this collection of songs is.”
The “freaking good” collection of songs that make up the track-listing of Humperdinck’s new album is what sets it apart from the singer’s long discography of roughly 81 albums. By mixing new original songs crafted by a stellar array of songwriters alongside unexpected covers and reinterpretations of radio hits, Humperdinck has created a cohesive album focused on his life and his love for his wife of 53 years, Patricia.
“Humperdinck’s versions of such contemporary hits as Bruno Mars’ Just the Way You Are and Ed Sheeran’s Photograph are truly powerful. When he sings the line “loving can hurt sometimes/but it’s the only thing I know,” there is so much emotion and none of Sheeran’s frequent schmaltz. Of course, when you are dedicating an album to your wife of 53 years who is suffering from advance stage Alzheimer’s, lyrics about never being alone or being forgotten resonate fiercely.”
Derdeyn went on to highlight the opener, “Absolute Beginner,” which he says, “does indeed sound like a song from an artist 60 years younger” and claims there “won’t be a dry eye” by the album’s closer, “Our England.”
The Man I Want To Be is available now on OK!Good Records. You can order the CD along with a limited edition Signed Copies and Bundles in the OK!Good Records Shop. The album is also available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and at music retailers worldwide.
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