Producers: Dick Rowe, Peter Sullivan.
Compilation producers: Bill Levenson.
Recorded between 1967 & 1970.
Photographer: Michael Ochs.
Despite this 2004 compilation's relatively general title, GREATEST LOVE SONGS is surprisingly sharply focused, zooming in simultaneously on both Engelbert Humperdinck's most romance-obsessed tunes and his 1967-'70 heyday. While the set features a number of the British-raised pop singer's hits, including the pleading "Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)," it also presents other lush, swooning, and lesser-known tunes by the beloved crooner ("The Shadow of Your Smile" is a particular stand-out). Although it doesn't top the more comprehensive ULTIMATE COLLECTION, GREATEST LOVE SONGS remains one of the finer Humperdinck anthologies available.