Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Vinyl Find: Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck (Decca, LK 4868, 1967)

Engelbert Humperdinck was the best selling artist of 1967 and the man who stopped The Beatles getting to Number One with Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane when his single Release Me dominated the top spot.

I couldnt resist picking up this copy of Engelbert Humperdinck's Release me for a mere 20p in a charity shop last weekend.

Thirteen tracks adorn this 1967 album from Decca Records including Hump's 1967 No.1 smash Release Me.

The album also features him tackling several other big hits of the era including There's A Kind Of Hush (Herman's Hermits), This is My Song (Petula Clark) and Yours Until Tomorrow (Gene Pitney).

My familiarity with his material goes back to my mum's 45RPM collection as a child, and several hits to boot including The Last Waltz and Winter Wonderland.

So here we are, a 20p charity shop find and a great LP cover with Engelbert Humperdinck proudly displaying the best in side burn's from 1967!

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