It's All in the Game

It's All in the Game

by Engelbert Humperdinck
     
 

Ricky Martin can see a vision of his own future by listening to "Dance the Night Away," the opening track by the '60s crooner who had nine Top 20 hits over a span of nine years, from 1967-1976. There are no revelations here; it is classic Engelbert, 12 new songs, including covers of Tommy Edwards' 1958 hit "It's All in the Game," a discoSee more details below

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Ricky Martin can see a vision of his own future by listening to "Dance the Night Away," the opening track by the '60s crooner who had nine Top 20 hits over a span of nine years, from 1967-1976. There are no revelations here; it is classic Engelbert, 12 new songs, including covers of Tommy Edwards' 1958 hit "It's All in the Game," a disco rendition of Sinatra's 1966 hit "Strangers in the Night," and a unique reading of Dan Hill's 1978 Top Five hit "Sometimes When We Touch." His version of Tommy Edwards is solid, while his interpretation of Dan Hill could garner him an adult contemporary hit in this new millennium -- it's more expressive than the original. Frank Sinatra emerges unscathed here, Engelbert utilizing the familiar melody to please his fans; his use of disco music would be an anachronism for any other artist, but Humperdinck knows his audience, and it works. Burt Bacharach's "Nothing in This World" is beautiful music that housewives and parents will find fulfilling. There is something here for all of Humperdinck's audience, including live versions of some of his best known titles, "Release Me," "Quando Quando Quando," "A Man Without Love," "After the Lovin'," "Spanish Eyes," and "The Last Waltz." The six live tracks were taped at the London Palladium on March 9, 2000. English '80s artist Rick Astley produces a new version of his own Top 30 hit "Hopelessly," as well as his "Dancing in the Rain," which heads back to the disco floor. It's kind of touching to hear Astley's "Hopelessly" in the hands of the elder British artist, and kind of validates the aforementioned prophecy, that maybe Ricky Martin will be producing an Astley /Humperdinck duet ten years from now. The passing of the torch. John Reid co-writes "How to Win Your Love" and "A Little More Time," while the writers of "The Last Waltz," Barry Mason and Les Reed, get their "Maybe the Feeling Will Go" added to this set. A very pleasant and listenable addition to the Humperdinck collection which shows the artist still cares about his audience and his art.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2001
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0044001330728
catalogNumber:
013307

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Tracks

  1. Dance the Night Away  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  2. It's All in the Game  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  3. Strangers in the Night  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  4. Sometimes When We Touch  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  5. Nothing in This World  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  6. Dancing in the Rain  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  7. Blame It on the Night  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  8. Hopelessly  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  9. How to Win Your Love  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  10. Maybe the Feeling Will Go  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  11. A Little More Time  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  12. You're What Love Should Be  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  13. Release Me  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  14. Quando, Quando, Quando  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  15. A Man Without Love  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  16. Spanish Eyes  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  17. After the Lovin'  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  18. The Last Waltz  - Engelbert Humperdinck

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Engelbert Humperdinck   Primary Artist
Greg Mathieson   Piano (Grand)
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Gustavo Borner   Keyboards
Ed Calle   Saxophone
Tony Concepcion   Trumpet
Luis Conte   Percussion
Dan Higgins   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
John Pena   Bass
Dana Teboe   Trombone
Michael Hart Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jota Morelli   Drums

Technical Credits

Rick Astley   Producer
Engelbert Humperdinck   Producer
Alan Bernstein   Composer
Gustavo Borner   Producer,Engineer,Mastering
Ed Calle   Horn Arrangements
Burt Collins   Composer
Raul Malo   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Duranice Pace   Composer
Oris Henry   Engineer
Tony Renis   Composer
Leslie Reed   Composer
Richie Adams   Composer
Alberto Testa   Composer
Alberto Testa   Composer
Kent Agee   Composer
Charles Dawes   Composer
Louise Dorsey   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Richard Ziegler   Composer
Anthony Cartwright   Producer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Scott Dorsey   Producer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Roberto Livraghi   Composer
Mario Panzeri   Composer
Barry Mason   Composer

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