Engelbert Humperdinck and Ron Sexsmith are to release a duet ‘Something to Hold On To’ featuring a children’s choir on 22 December 2014.
This is the perfect soundtrack for Christmas this year, a smooth evocation of all that makes this time of the year special for young and old. Taken from the ‘Engelbert Calling’ double album, ‘Something To Hold On To’ is a deceptively simple yet alluring track with a charming and catchy refrain. ‘Engelbert Calling’ is the legend’s 80th album and comes forty five years after his number one single and signature tune, ‘Please Release Me’.
The pairing of Engelbert and the highly regarded Canadian singer / songwriter Ron Sexsmith has produced a track of simplicity and depth. Whilst Engelbert has received every accolade available in the entertainment world, Sexsmith too has an ever-burgeoning reputation, growing impact and a host of awards and high profile appearances to his name. Together, the combination is undoubtedly a winning formula.
The spirit of cooperation and mutual respect that can be heard in the vocal performances is in keeping with the whole feel of this lush track. With the lyrics urging “peace and goodwill to all men” and reflecting the dreams of the world’s children “to wake up to a better day and a better day”, there’s a positivity and optimism about ‘Something To Hold On To’ that will surely resonate with us all.
Featuring brand new recordings of classic tracks with some of the biggest and best voices on the planet, all handpicked by the legendary singer himself, ‘Engelbert Calling’ is an album that celebrates both an incredible career and all that is best in music. With guest stars including Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Lulu, Olivia Newton John, Sir Cliff Richard and even Gene Simmons, the album is a collection that confounds expectations, and then surpasses them! Between them the performers on ‘Engelbert Calling’ have sold over 1,500,000,000 albums [yes, that’s one and a half billion]!
‘Something to Hold On To’ is not only the perfect example of the strength in depth of the ‘Engelbert Calling’ album but also a wonderful way to usher in start of the Christmas season, and the end of the year, in considerable style.