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|Engelbert Humperdinck Greatest Performances 1967 - 1977|
Actor: Engelbert Humperdinck
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
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Classic Humpy, but why only 12 songs?
Arto S. | Helsinki, Finland | 05/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very enjoyable DVD collection featuring some of Engelbert Humperdinck's biggest hits as he originally performed them in his TV show around 1969-1970. He was at the peak of his vocal power and he delivers the hits with fantastic intensity. The remastered sound with DTS is very good and it actually adds something extra, but the film at times shows the limitations of the era in which it was made. The songs are placed around a recent interview with Engelbert, in which he reflects the old times with a wink in his eye.
Too bad, though, that we don't get to see the TV shows in their entirety and out of Engelbert's extensive catalog only 12 songs are featured here. They are
01: Release Me
02: Last Waltz
03: Man Without Love
04: Am I That Easy To Forget
05: There Goes My Everything
06: Les Bicyclettes De Belsize
07: Quando Quando Quando
08: Winter World Of Love
09: Spanish Eyes
10: Love Me With All Of Your Heart
11: I'm A Better Man
12: After The Lovin'
There may be legal reasons relating to copywrights or record company contracts, who knows, but as much as I enjoy these familiar songs, I would really like to have seen a far more extensive collection of his early performances. This is all five-star material but I have to drop one star from my rating of the DVD because of its short content of only about 60 minutes. There must be dozens of clips out there of some of the less obvious but still stellar songs which he has recorded and covered over the years. I'm thinking great tunes from his first albums like Take My Heart, Long Gone, Love Can Fly, A Good Thing Going, Call On Me, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Sweetheart, We Made It Happen, Nashville Lady, Revivin'Old Emotions etc., just to mention a few.
In addition to his most familiar hits, Engelbert Humperdinck has recorded (and I'm sure at least some them have also been filmed) many truly great songs that would deserve to be re-realeased in DVD format, if possible. A box-set, including all the great songs and filmed performances which were not necessarily his biggest hits but are of lasting quality still the same, would be a thrill to a life-long fan like myself.
This product, Engelbert Humperdinck: The Greatest Performances 1967-1977, is a great trip down memory lane, but it is just a tease, I want more!
A True Engelbert Fan must
M. Sacker | Fowlerville,, Michigan United States | 05/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the classic Engelbert "then and now", his very beginning, with him "now" talking about "then". What a treasure.
May not play on some dvd players
R. Budnack | 07/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After receiving the dvd i loaded it into my dvd player and a message came up on my dvd player "unable to play".So i removed the dvd and loaded it into a back up dvd player in my system and the same thing happened.It would not play the dvd.Then it dawned on me.Since there was a label on the case that said it was manufactured in england it might have a differant region code than the one in the united states.So i took the dvd and put it in a third dvd player,a late model J.V.C.equipped to handle all region coded dvds and it played perfectly.Don't know if all the dvds shipped from england are like this or not.All region players will have no trouble playing the dvd.
I loved the dvd.It was nice to see the very young Engelbert back in the old days as i remember seeing him in person pouring his heart out on the songs he made so famous.
Englebert Humperdinck: Greatest Performances 1967-1977 Reg.
Joan M. Christiansen | 02/24/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The disc does not work on any of my CD or DVD players. I do not have the address of the person who sent it and I need to send it back and get credit for it. It was in great shape, no damage to packaging, but it does not work and I only get an "error" message when I try to play it."