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Vocal Legend ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Delivers “Warmest Christmas Wishes” on Oct. 12th!

Energized by the yearlong celebration of his 50th Showbiz Anniversary, iconic pop singer, Engelbert Humperdinck feels the urge to start his next decade on a celebratory note as well. Coming hot on the heels of his first album of original material in over a decade, the acclaimed The Man I Want to Be, Engelbert decided to launch the next chapter of his illustrious career on October 12, 2018 by surprising the fans with Warmest Christmas Wishes, a brand-new Christmas album – his first in almost forty years.

Much like its predecessor, 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,” the latter being reinvented in a Django Reinhardt inspired swing arrangement.

Premiering “Please Come Home For Christmas” with Billboard, Engelbert told the magazine, “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.”

Among the other tracks on the album, Engelbert delivers Christmas cheer with 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 chestnuts to celebrate the Christmas joy delivered in Engelbert Humperdinck’s inimitable style.

WARMEST CHRISTMAS WISHES

Track Listing

  1. Please Come Home For Christmas

  2. Driving Home For Christmas

  3. I’m Not Dreaming of A White Christmas

  4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

  5. Christmas Medley

  6. Christmas For The Family

  7. Silently Falls The Snow

  8. O Tannenbaum

  9. Still, Still, Still

  10. Silent Night

  11. Christmas Tree

  12. White Christmas

  13. What Are You Doing NYE

  14. Leise rieselt der Schnee

In addition to the celebration of not only holidays and Engelbert’s 50th showbiz anniversary, a concert has been filmed this past weekend in Honolulu, HI, in the midst of the threat of the impending hurricane Lane.  Thankfully skipping over the historic Hawaii Theater where the concert was filmed, the special will be airing in December.  More information, channels and air dates for the broadcast of the special will be released at a later time.

Like last year’s The Man I Want to Be, this album 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 and engineers including Steve Genewick and Niko BolasWarmest Christmas Wishes has something for everyone this holiday season.

Aside from the release of The Man I Want to Be, his original label Decca Records released a comprehensive Greatest Hits package in May of 2017 to celebrate his 50th anniversary in show business, which promptly became a Top 5 Chart record in his home country of England.  Decca honored his celebrated career with an additional 11 CD box set which includes Engelbert’s first 11 albums recorded for the label.  OK!Good Records also previously released a double-CD of duets, Engelbert Calling, in September of 2014, which featured collaborations by Engelbert with fellow artists such as Elton John, Willie Nelson, Gene Simmons, Johnny Mathis, Charles Asznavour and many others, with Engelbert, making a number of promotional appearances on radio and television.

Engelbert Humperdinck will be on tour all this Fall and a press day in NYC will be planned for mid October.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Sep 14

Brooks, CA

Cache Creek Casino  Club 88

Sep 15

Brooks, CA

Cache Creek Casino  Club 88

Sep 16

Cerritos, CA

PAC

Sep 20

Thousand Oaks, CA

Kavli Theatre @ Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sep 22

Las Vegas, NV

The Orleans Hotel & Casino

Sep 23

Las Vegas, NV

The Orleans Hotel & Casino

Sep 24

Prescott, AZ

Yavapi College Performing Arts Center

Sep 27

Minot, ND

Norsk Hostfest  2018

Sep 28

Winnipeg, MB

Club Regent Casino

Sep 30

Burnsville, MN

Ames Ctr

Oct 12

Englewood, NJ

Bergan PAC

Oct 13

Westbury, NY

Theatre at Westbury

Oct 14

Lynn, MA

Lynn Auditorium

Oct 16

Waterloo, NY

Del Largo Resort and Casino

Oct 18

Keene, NH

Colonial Theatre

Oct 19

Bethlehem, PA

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Oct 20

Atlantic City, NJ

Resorts Casino Hotel

Oct 26

Carmel, IN

Palladium The Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 27

Shipshewana, IN

Blue Gate Theater

Oct 28

Greensburg, PA

The Palace Theater

Oct 30

Quebec City, QUE

Capitole de Quebec

Oct 31

Quebec City, QUE

Capitole de Quebec

Nov 2

Rochester, NH

Rochester Opera House

Nov 9

Harris, MI

Island Resort & Casino

Nov 10

Harris, MI

Island Resort & Casino

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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