You’re The First, The Last, My Everything by Engelbert Humperdinck: Review
The iconic British singer Engelbert Humperdinck’s newest gift to his listeners packs a cover of a classic soul song with a signature Engelbert twist.
If the title in our headline sounded familiar to you, yes, it is the soul legend Barry White’s classic with a country twist. Following his pop ballads roots, this rendition may come as a surprise to many listeners and we were no exception. For a brief moment, I was wondering if I was playing the right track but Engelbert’s timeless vocals that aged like fine wine assured me it was indeed him that I was listening to.
In this rendition, he omits the opening spoken words part and goes straight into the verse. Taking from the original melody, he breaks it down in a classic country arrangement. In a signature Engelbert Humperdinck fashion, adding his charisma he turned the song into a country line dance number. It doesn’t stray far from the original melodies but he makes the song his own. The twangy telecaster tone, the upbeat bluesy piano, the brass, Engelbert Humperdinck’s suave vocals everything creates such an infectious groove that you cannot help but move with it. It would be an understatement to say it’s a tribute done right– he made the song his very own.
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Review by: Gabe Finch