Engelbert Humperdinck's New Album: Duets With Sir Elton John, Willie Nelson

(FOX 11) - English pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck, best known for his hits "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz," has a new album dedicated to duets.

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"Englebert Calling" features some big names in music, including Sir Elton John, Gene Simmons, Olivia Newton John and Willie Nelson.

According to Humperdinck, the album name comes from a live recording where Elton John talked about their days working together.

"In the old days as a struggling songwriter I would sit around the flat with Bernie (Taupin) and wait for the phone to ring…wait for Engelbert Humperdinck to call and say he was looking for a song," John recalled in the recording.

"When I thought about doing this album I called up my good friends and fellow artists to collaborate, so it felt natural to title the album 'Engelbert Calling'," Humperdinck recalled.

He's also currently on tour, performing at more than 30 cities across North America. Fans can see him live Feb. 20 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Connect:
Twitter | @ehumperdinck
Facebook | Engelbert Humperdinck
Site | engelbert.com

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