Engelbert Humperdinck

The Man I Want to Be

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Engelbert will be wrapping up his 50th Anniversary Tour this winter in London, UK
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“Continuing with the celebration of his 50th Showbiz Anniversary, Engelbert Humperdinck is getting ready to release his first album of brand-new material in years with, ‘The Man I Want to Be’ on OK!Good Records. There are new songs by Richard Marx, Jon Allen (including the title track), Richard Scott, Steve Mac, Les Reed and Engelbert’s daughter Louise Dorsey – some unexpected covers of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” and Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” – plus three classic songs recently introduced in his Live Show: Willie Nelson’s “Crazy”, Eddy Arnold’s “Welcome to my World” and the NY classic “On Broadway”, all of which have been turned inside out.

This album finds Engelbert in a reflective and introspective mood with lyrics that are very personal and important to him. Most of the new songs were written drawing on some of his life experiences in a meaningful way that is relevant to various chapters of his life, including the health situation of his wife Patricia who is suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s as the singer recently revealed. The song “I’m Glad I Danced With You” written by his daughter, Louise and performed as a duet with his granddaughter, Olivia is a loving tribute to his wife.

Engelbert’s most recent album release “Engelbert Humperdinck 50” on Decca Records Hit the Top 5 of Music Week’s UK Album charts and re-introduced fans young and old to his classic catalog of hits. ‘The Man I Want to Be’ confirms that even at 81 years old this iconic Pop Singer is still relevant and vibrant today, delivering an album filled with very personal and romantic performances.

The individual tracks were produced in London and Los Angeles mostly by Steve Anderson, Chris Walden and Johnny Harris, the latter marking a return to a collaboration that started fifty years ago on Engelbert’s debut album. There is also a bonus track that marks another reunion, in this case with Les Reed who wrote a special patriotic love song “Our England” for Engelbert for this very special album. “


1. I Followed My Heart
2. How Can You Live With Yourself
3. Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
4. The Man I Want to Be
5. Absolute Beginner
6. Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
7. Just Like the First Time
8. Another Teardrop
9. I’m Glad I Danced With You
10. Crazy (Willie Nelson)
11. Welcome to My World (Eddy Arnold)
12. On Broadway

Bonus Track: Our England

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Los Angeles, CA - England

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Engelbert Humperdinck

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The Man I Want to Be

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MRI Entertainment


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