He is one of music’s most captivating performers of his generation – or any other generation, for that matter. A vocalist who shines in the spotlight delivering passionate performances each and every time he steps on stage. He is Engelbert Humperdinck and now an outstanding concert album from 2005 is being reissued with a simultaneous release on Blu-ray, DVD and – for the first time ever – on glorious vinyl! This will mark the first new vinyl released by Humperdinck since the 1990s!
“Totally Amazing” is an extraordinary musical document that showcases a performer well into the fifth decade of his career, with countless shows under his belt, and still treating every song, every note as if it was the most important he had ever sung! The setlist includes several of the songs that would become synonymous with Enge including “Quando, Quando, Quando,” “The Last Waltz,” “Spanish Eyes,” “Release Me” and many more. For a small preview of the delights in store, the opening track from “Totally Amazing”, a breezy, cool-as-an-ice-cube-in-a-whisky-glass version of “‘S Wonderful,” has been released on all digital platforms.
“Totally Amazing” will be available on digital, in Blu-ray/CD and DVD/CD combo packages, and on a deluxe 2LP metallic gold vinyl housed in a gorgeous gatefold jacket!
Speaking about the project, Engelbert says ‘What goes around comes around…like a fine vinyl album! It has been a number of years since I had a vinyl LP album out, but gratitude & thanks to Brian Perera & Cleopatra Records for re-releasing Totally Amazing as a fan favourite collectors’ vinyl plus the companion DVD & CD. I also really look forward to the upcoming months when I am back on tour, domestically & internationally, & be able to see all of my fans again!’
In a career spanning over 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times, several presidents and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe.
However, it’s not just the voice, but the man himself, with his endearing sense of humour and self-deprecating jokes. Engelbert has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation, appearing on MTV several times. Engelbert exploded onto the music scene with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The shy handsome man catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became great friends with Elvis and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single in the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No. 1 in 11 countries.
The following decades saw Engelbert constantly touring the world to sell-out crowds. Engelbert takes great pleasure in every moment on stage. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions…ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success. Engelbert was just awarded the Honor of Member Of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty The Queen in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List 2021.