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on 23 August 2006
Here is the 'King of Romance' live in concert at the L.A. Forum in 1995 singing the songs from his classic "Love Unchained" album plus many, many more.
This is a performance that is both beautiful and rivetting and nobody can do it this way other than Engelbert himself. There have been so many venues around the globe that have been touched by his sheer magic and showmanship through the years and these include The London Palladium, The Greek Theatre and The Riviera. However, it is on this DVD at The Forum that Enge completely makes it his romantic realm.
Accompanied by a fabulous orchestra conducted by the late Bebu Silvetti we are treated to some beautiful renditions of most of the tracks on his "Love Unchained" album including "Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing", "Too Young", "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay", and "Unchained Melody". And, of course, a couple of his classics from yesteryear are in there too, namely "Release Me", the haunting "Shadow Of Your Smile" and "After The Lovin'".
There is a special treat in store from the backing singer and 'front woman' the lovely Michaelina who also duets on a couple of numbers with Enge, and their finale is really something else! Another bonus includes Engelbert being filmed in the recording studios singing "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" which isn't featured in the actual concert.
So, a wonderful DVD that hits the right spots and there is also a bonus interview with the man from his home in Leicestershire...you're not going to be disappointed!