Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Engelbert Humperdinck - Live at the London Palladium|
Actor: Engelbert Humperdinck
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
No Description Available. Genre: Music Video-Middle of the Road Rating: NR Release Date: 18-SEP-2001 Media Type: DVD
Great entertainment, wonderful music
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 12/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the first couple of songs, Engelbert really lets loose in this concert, even doing a terrific rap, which includes a moonwalk, as well as some nifty rock 'n' roll songs; the medley of "Great Balls of Fire"/"Proud Mary" is fabulous, and one of my favorite numbers in the show, and others include the gentle performance of "The Shadow of Your Smile" with solo piano accompaniment, the beautiful "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", and Eng's exquisite rendition of Lionel Richie's "Still".
The sound and visual clarity are exceptional, and a rarity to have it this good for a live performance (the single released in 2000 however, "How to Win Your Love", is lip-synched). Daughter Louise Dorsay sings "Heaven Help My Heart", and though she doesn't have daddy's vocal chords (and who does), she is elegant and beautiful, with a lovely personality...and is certainly better than some of our current crop of pop singers.
The band led by Eddie Tobin is terrific and play their heart out, and include seasoned musicians Brian Fox ~ keyboards, Mitch Reilly ~ sax, Dan Kent Sherrill ~ percussion, Dwight Smith ~ drums, Roy Vogt ~ bass, and Kenneth Cramer ~ guitar. Melissa Coleman and Regina Leigh King do a great job with the back-up vocals.
Filmed at the London Palladium in 2000, this is a DVD that gets better with each viewing, with Engelbert wearing his years (he was 63 at the time) with amazing vitality and a musical gift that is wide-ranging and full of artistry; one also gets the sense of a man who has accepted the ups and downs of life with grace, and is immensely likeable. Total running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Engelbert Live where it all started for him - The BEST!
L. Hampton | USA | 02/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now if you want Enge at his very very best, this is it. I watch this one over and over and over again, especially on DVD and stereo. He has the audience up and dancing and singing with him and still as handsome and the voice is at it's best yet at the age of 66. What talent, can't be matched anywhere. I am a fan since he started in 1967 so I would know if he has gotten better and beleive me he has. With songs like Quando and Strangers in the Night you want to get up and dance with him and the audience. This DVD is the One. Thanks Enge!
Engelbert at his very best !
Mrs. P. | Midwest USA | 03/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the "Live at the London Palladium" in VHS, to see with my VCR. Haven't gotten a DVD player yet.Engelbert is GREAT ! Every song he sang, his band, and his daughter Louise, made for a really super show !I have watched that tape daily for 2 weeks. Just cannot get enough of his wonderful voice, personality, and energy!When he was younger he was fantastic, but as a more mature
entertainer, HE IS THE BEST !
The song selection was great, and each and every person on that stage, as part of his band, did a fantastic job.
I hope to hear him for many years to come.
Enge..... you still are the best!"
Engelbert Magic 2001
Christopher Swantek | Dupont, PA USA | 10/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Recorded in March of 2000, Engelbert Live at the London Palladium is a true work of musical showmanship.
One may ask why it would take so long for something like this to be released since it became available commercially a short while ago. For one thing, it was worth the wait and Engelbert knew exactly what he was doing.
Reworking Vangelis' "Chariots of Fire" and blending it with "Release Me" for an introduction certainly gives a progressive outlook on the crooner's decade-spanning career. The concert was preceeded by a brand new CD release titled, "It's All In The Game". In the show itself, Engelbert mentions this and performs a few of the songs featured on the album as well as 20 or so timeless pieces. They range from his own hits to covers of pop songs. He truly handles covers with gentleness, being careful not to take full credit for the song's beauty. Delivering Lionel Richie's 1980 hit, "Still" as his first ballad, we're told that he loves singing love songs. And he does rather well at it. Later, he surprises the audience with an hilarious punch at rap music and then launches into some rock 'n roll tunes to delight the crowd.
Old fans and new are in for a treat all the way around with this colorful and sharp sounding millennial concert. Some may be familiar with Engelbert's excursion into dance music, based on a previous album done in 1998. He does it again with a bold and new arrangement of the classic Sinatra ballad, "Strangers In The Night". Originality is at work on this surprising dance mix. While many dance mixes take the ballad and add a repetitive backbeat, that is not the case here by far. What follows is another borderline R&B ballad, "How To Win Your Love". Engelbert grabs every song, whether its one he is known for or not, and sees to the listener's heightened appreciation of it.
As an added bonus to the album which is designed to be a companion to the DVD, a small batch of songs from the show are selected as "live" tracks. We might call this, "Engelbert's Millennial Magic". It's a fine example of true pop music entertainment."