Engelbert Humperdinck

16 Greatest Love Songs

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Arguably, all of Engelbert Humperdinck's songs are love songs, but Pickwick International had already licensed a hits collection from Decca, his record company from 1967 to 1974, and so labeled this follow-up 16 Greatest Love Songs rather than, say, Greatest Hits, Volume 2. By whatever title, it was another British compilation of Decca (Parrot in the U.S.) material, including the chart entries "A Man Without Love," "There Goes My Everything," "Am I That Easy to Forget," "The Way It Used to Be," and "Love Is All," all but the last of these being a number two or three hit in the U.K. and most American Top 40 hits as well. The disc is filled out by Humperdinck's performances of familiar '60s songs like "There's a Kind of Hush," "Gentle on My Mind," "The Shadow of Your Smile," and "Can't Take My Eyes off You." He handled such songs ably, though he was more impressive on his own European-flavored hits.

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