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#1 Love Songs of All Time
Genres: Country, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"#1 Love Songs of All Time really doesn't give us all the #1 love songs of all time sung by Engelbert Humperdinck; but it's still quite a solid album and what we do get is five star quality throughout! The sound quality is excellent and the artwork is very well done.
"Too Young" starts the track set with Engelbert performing his very best; and the melody is really very pretty. Engelbert shows off the operatic qualities of his voice and this impresses me a lot, too. "Secret Love" comes off smooth as silk when Engelbert sings it so very well; he delivers this fine love song to perfection--and beyond! The music that accompanies him complements his vocals perfectly; and "Secret Love" is easily a major highlight of this album.
Similarly, "Unchained Melody" gets a fine treatment that would make The Everly Brothers proud indeed; I love the sound of this ballad and Engelbert Humperdinck never misses a beat!
"Stranger In Paradise" is a love song that was always one of my very favorites; and when Engelbert sings this he takes it to new heights! The melody again is very pretty and the musical arrangement lacks nothing--it's all THAT good. "Smoke Gets In Her Eyes" gets the royal treatment as well from Engelbert; he sings this with great sensitivity and it improves the sound of this classic love ballad immeasurably.
"Love Me Tender" would have made Elvis proud; Engelbert Humperdinck performs this with all his heart and soul. I really like "Love Me Tender" and Engelbert puts his own stamp on this melody with his incredible sense of timing and his excellent diction. "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" is a stunning love song that always tugs at my heartstrings when I hear it; and I think that Engelbert's interpretation is one of the best renditions of "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" I've ever heard!
The CD ends strong with Engelbert Humperdinck performing "There's no song like a slow song." I predict you'll enjoy this very much; it's an excellent love song and clearly another highlight of this fine album.
Engelbert Humperdinck fans should not hesitate to get this album; and people who enjoy the classic love songs will like this very much. Unfortunately, the title is rather misleading because there are just so many more love songs that truly belong in the category of "#1 love songs of all time." Therefore I will take off one and ½ stars to make this a three and ½ star review. Sorry folks! Engelbert's wonderful--but the album's way too short!
Love Unchained Part Deux
Edward J. Gibbons | Little Silver, New Jersey USA | 05/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Humperdinck is my favorite singer,therefore I may be biased toward his work. This CD however is cut straight from "Love Unchained" with the exception of the last track, so I feel this review is really about a compilation of classic vocal magic. Englebert sings in three octaves and never seems to run out of voice. I have read where he has been called the voice of the century. Pound for pound you will agree with this assessment after listening to this disc."
A Great voice for All-Time
Bob DePalma | New York, New York | 08/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are an Englebert fan, this one is a must. Out of the many albums of standards put forth by Enge, this is unquestionably his best effort to date. The selection of songs is Great! the Musical backgrounds are plush, and he is in top vocal form. Listen to the way he soars on "Unchained Melody" & "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing". Relax as he croons into "I Apologize". And Doris Day step aside, as he sinks his tonsils into "Secret Love". All in All it's a great CD and a great buy!"