Engelbert Humperdinck to Release ‘Warmest Christmas Wishes’, His First Christmas Album in Almost Forty Years

Iconic singer Engelbert Humperdinck will release ‘Warmest Christmas Wishes’, his first Christmas album in almost Forty Years, on Friday, October 12th 2018 on OK!Good Records. Engelbert Humperdinck’s new album features 14 heartfelt holiday songs – including 2 brand new originals especially written for this album.

Iconic pop singer Engelbert has decided to launch the next chapter of his illustrious career by surprising his fans with a brand new Christmas album – his first in almost forty years.  Not satisfied with the yearlong celebration of his 50th showbiz anniversary in 2017, Engelbert Humperdinck is eager to begin his next decade in music on a celebratory note.  Following the success of his first album in over a decade, the acclaimed The Man I Want to Be, Engelbert is excited to bring yuletide gladness to families everywhereEngelbert Humperdinck’s new Christmas album, titled Warmest Christmas Wishes, will be available via OK!Good Records on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Much like its predecessor, A Merry Christmas With Engelbert Humperdinck, Warmest Christmas Wishes is a combination of classic, new and unexpected songs. Traditional holiday songs like “Silent Night” and “O Tannenbaum” sit next to American Yule standards like “Please Come Home for Christmas” and “White Christmas”. Fans can expect to hear the latter reinvented in a Django Reinhardt-inspired swing arrangement.  Engelbert delivers Christmas cheer with contemporary tunes such as Chris Rea’s “Driving Home for Christmas” and Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Christmas Song”. Two new original songs – “Christmas for the Family” and “Around the Christmas Tree” are bound to become instant holiday favorites. In all, there are 14 new holiday tunes to celebrate Christmas joy, delivered in Engelbert Humperdinck’s inimitable style.

The new album, like last years “The Man I Want to Be”, was produced by Jurgen Korduletsch, arranged by Geoff Stradling and longtime Engelbert collaborators Johnny Harris and the late Jeff Sturges. Recorded at some of Los Angeles’s most iconic studios, most prominently Capitol Studios Hollywood with some of the finest musicians LA has to offer, Warmest Christmas Wishes is a Christmas gift to enjoy for everyone this holiday season.

Engelbert is thrilled to bring holiday cheer to his fans once more, as he shared his excitement in a recent interview with Billboard:

“It’s been such a long time since I recorded a Christmas album, and fans have been asking me, ‘When are you going to do another one?’ … Finally, we decided to do it. I love (Christmas). From me growing up with a large family and everybody singing around the Christmas tree, it was a wonderful, wonderful upbringing. So (Christmas) is very special with me to share.”

Digital and physical pre-orders for Warmest Christmas Wishes to be announced by OK!Good Records in the coming weeks.

Tracklisting:

  1. “Please Come Home for Christmas”
  2. “Driving Home for Christmas”
  3. “Christmas Song (I’m Not Dreaming of a White Christmas)”
  4. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
  5. “Snowy Christmas” – Medley (including ”Let It Snow”, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “Winter Wonderland”)
  6. “A Christmas for the Family”
  7. “Silently Falls the Snow”
  8. “O Tannenbaum”
  9. “Still Still Still”
  10. “Silent Night”
  11. “Around the Christmas Tree”
  12. “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
  13. “Leise rieselt der Schnee”

 

About Engelbert Humperdinck:

Iconic careers don’t come any bigger than Engelbert Humperdinck’s. One would be hard pressed to find anyone who isn’t familiar with his multi-platinum selling hits such as “Release Me”, “The Last Waltz” or “After the Lovin’”. These and many other of his hits have contributed greatly to 150 million worldwide album sales by the “King of Romance”, as Engelbert is lovingly nicknamed by his legion of fans. Just having entered a new decade of his life, the very youthful Engelbert is also celebrating his 50th year in showbiz with the release of a brand new album ‘The Man I Want to Be’. Not content with being a legacy artist, Engelbert demonstrates effortlessly with this album (his first album of original material in over a decade), that he is very much a relevant artist for today’s audiences as he has been over the last five decades of his career.

About OK!Good Records:

OK! Good Records is a genre independent record label established in 2010 to distribute, market, and promote artists and music that defy boundaries, reject limitations, and transcend the ordinary. They champion and celebrate independent music, thought, art, expression, and enterprise. http://www.okgoodrecords.com

 

 

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