UK: Engelbert calls!

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The legendary singer Engelbert Humperdink and 2012 United Kingdom representative at the Eurovision Song Contest releases his first ever duets album entitle Engelbert Calling.

Engelbert Humperdink has accrued many contacts and admirers during the tenure of his 50-year career and has elicited the services of everyone from Willie Nelson,  to Charles Aznavour and Neil Sedaka for his first-ever duets record, the 23-track, double-album Engelbert Calling.

Engelbert had this to say to Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald about Sir Elton John, who joined him for the record’s lead off track Something About the Way You Look Tonight. “Having a person like Elton as the first on a list, he’s like the honeycomb,” says Humperdinck, “He just attracted everybody else and it was easy pickings after that, after having the great Elton on the album.”

Humperdink has longevity and a profile; most musical artists would admire and love to have for themselves. Having shot to fame in 1967 with the worldwide No. 1 hit Release Me, which kept The Beatles from topping the charts with their Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane single and which also went on to sell almost 1.4 million copies. He’s continuously attempted to remain relevant via such diverse things as recording the song Lesbian Seagull for the film Beavis and Butt-head Do America to representing the U.K. in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 (he placed second last).

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