Engelbert Humperdinck: Totally Amazing [Blu-ray]
(Engelbert Humperdinck / Blu-ray + Audio CD / NR / 2021 / Cleopatra Entertainment)
Overview: On this live concert release - now available on Blu Ray Disc for the very first time - pop crooner Engelbert Humperdinck offers up an entertaining collection that mixes old chestnuts with new recordings.
While the deep-voiced, U.K.-bred singer presents lounge-ready standards (see the swooning classics Spanish Eyes and Release Me), fans of the Hump may be most interested in the previously unissued title track, a smooth, string-laden number that perfectly suits the performer’s romantic, Don Juan persona.
Blu-ray Verdict: Elvis was the greatest entertainer to ever live and now I am discovering a hidden treasure (to me) within the enormous talent known as Engelbert.
He has such a powerful and smooth voice and I now know why he was so loved. This magnificent Blu-ray and Audio CD combo (so I can now take him in the car with me) catches him back in 2005, pulling into his newest chapter of life at that time, but his voice is still strong and his love of performing is still obvious throughout.
Since I discovered the great man, the best Engelbert DVD I have collected prior to this one was simply entitled Engelbert Live and was conducted by Babe Salvetti, but now this new Blu-ray of his 2005 show might just rank high up there too!
Everything this man sings is amazing, chock full of expressive love within each and every lyric he pours forth, and sings songs that nobody, at any time, has ever sung better (in my humble opinion).
He is simply amazing here live, and whether he is providing old classics or new songs, they were all just so enjoyable. Some highlight stand outs amongst them being A Chance To Be A Hero, There’s No Good In Goodbye and the genuinely wonderous Totally Amazing.
Personally, my favorite tracks on this new Blu-ray are towards the end with the highly emotive Cry and the double whammy of Spanish Eyes / Love Me With All Your Heart, but whatever you do, do not miss the moving Columns Of Gray (which is now included as the solo bonus track).
S’Wonderful - Am I That Easy to Forget - Last of the Romantics - Man Without Love - After The Lovin’ - Too Young - You Make My Pants Want To Get Up and Dance - A Chance To Be A Hero - There’s No Good In Goodbye - Honky Tonk World - Last Waltz - Somebody Like You - Cry - Totally Amazing - Cuando Cuando - I Wish You Love - Spanish Eyes / Love Me With All of Your Heart - Release Me - My Way - Columns of Gray [Bonus Track].