When Engelbert sings a song it is unique. There is no copying, or trying to imitate another singers version. Whether the song is "Release Me" from one of his very first albums, or "Goodbye, My Lover" ~ from his 77th album, the song is sung his way. There is no need to follow the style done by the original artist. With the range Engelbert posesses, and the perfect diction, the way he caresses the lyrics in a love song, or the spark he can insert in a happy song, and the ability to sing a sad song with such feeling that the listener will actually need to wipe away a tear or two, the song becomes an Engelbert song. On this particular release, 'The Winding Road' Engelbert has chosen songs by a variety of artists. Yes, they are all British, and each song is very different from the next, but this collection as interpreted by Engelbert becomes a classic ~ a story told with a compassion that very few singers can match. While spending some time in the UK recently, I had the pleasure of attending Engelberts performance in London. At the Palladium no less, where it all started for him, 40 years ago. It was a powerful performance, and he sang a few songs from this latest release, each song very different, but whether it was 'Every Breath You Take' ..or 'Where Is The Love' ~ ...... or my favorite, 'Goodbye My Lover'..... the song was sung with such emotion that one could almost visualize a scene in a play or movie. It is one thing to listen to a song on a CD, and another to see it sung live, by the same person, and no one does it better than Engelbert. So yes, I give this album ~ The Winding Road ~ 5 golden stars, and if anyone buys a copy on my recommendation, I hope you enjoy it even half as much as I do. After listening to this album, should you find that Engelbert is appearing somewhere close by, by all means purchase a ticket, and you too will see what I mean. This album is indeed, the Best of the Brits, and the Brit I have in mind is Engelbert Humperdinck.