Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Englebert Humperdinck Celebrates Global Patriotism

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Americans had a lot of patriotic celebrations yesterday (Sept. 11) in honor of the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Now, Englebert Humperdinck hopes to inspire a wave of “global patriotism” with his newest song.

Today (Sept. 12), the ’60s-era crooner jump-starts his 40th anniversary as a hit recording artists with a new concert DVD and CD called Englebert Humperdinck: Totally Amazing.

One of the tracks is a new song called “Columns Of Gray,” which he describes as a “tribute to slain soldiers in all countries” and was inspired by the war casualty markers found around the globe that are etched in gold.

The British-born singer figures the tune will resonate especially with Americans lately, but also the world as well – which is why he is donating all the proceeds to soldiers and their families everywhere.

The new recordings are just the start of what figures to be a very busy year for Humperdinck: In 2007, he marks the 40th anniversary of his first hit, “Release Me,” with plans for a new disc featuring renditions of his songs by Sting, Elton John and James Blunt.

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