Engelbert Humperdinck-How Can You Mend a Broken Heart | How the soul yearns
The man with the voice of gold. The legend himself. Engelbert Humperdinck. From forging a friendship with Elvis Presley, to the number of gold and platinum albums he has sold, words aren’t enough to signify the monolith of a footprint this singer has left on music. As the times change, so does he-retaining the essence of his music, in love and life. This is his latest single, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.
After I recovered from the awe of reviewing this great man’s single, memories came flooding back to me. My grandmother is a massive fan of his. Vinyl records of his single A Man Without Love would play hours on end, as they remained mesmerized by his baritone and effervescent charm. Four decades after his 1968 album, I listen to his new single. A cover of the Al Green original, the fluidic charm brought to the song is almost out of reach. His voice remains stronger than ever, embodying the lyrics he so sings. Like a country song, the lyrics are a shell for the essence, and Engelbert Humperdinck does justice to it with bravado. I imagine, when I make my grandmother listen to this, she’ll be whisked away to the past, where his youthful voice still resides.
Like I mentioned before, no amount of text can summarize the kind of career this singer has had. If you want to get started, listen to his single Release Me, which was on the charts for 56 weeks. Yes, that is a record amount of time. Don’t go by numbers or fancy faux praises that you might assume are written here. You’d be a fool not to cling to him. Listen to the troubador who can turn back time here: