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Dino: The Essential Dean Martin Original recording remastered


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It’s been nearly ten years since Dean Martin departed this earth, but the man’s stature as an artist and icon continues to grow. His importance to generations of music fans (not to mention aficionados of masculine cool) now far outstrips his former reputation as the tippler of the Rat Pack¹s tuxedoed triumvirate or Jerry Lewis’ crooning straight man. He was, simply ... Read more in Amazon's Dean Martin Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Sep 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Reprise
  • ASIN: B00021LPIS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,943 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ain't That A Kick In The Head (1997 Digital Remaster)
2. That's Amore (1998 Digital Remaster)
3. Memories Are Made Of This (1997 Digital Remaster)
4. Just In Time (1998 Digital Remaster)
5. Sway (Quien Sera) (1997 Digital Remaster)
6. I'd Cry Like A Baby (1998 Digital Remaster)
7. Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) (1998 Digital Remaster)
8. Under The Bridges Of Paris (1997 Digital Remaster)
9. Love Me, Love Me (1998 Digital Remaster)
10. If (1998 Digital Remaster)
11. Mambo Italiano (1998 Digital Remaster)
12. Let Me Go, Lover! (1998 Digital Remaster)
13. Standing On The Corner (1998 Digital Remaster)
14. You Belong To Me (1998 Digital Remaster)
15. Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) (1998 Digital Remaster)
16. Innamorata (Sweetheart) (1998 Digital Remaster)
17. I'll Always Love You (Day After Day) (1997 Digital Remaster)
18. Kiss (1998 Digital Remaster)
19. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (1997 Digital Remaster)
20. Return To Me (Ritorna-Me) (1997 Digital Remaster)
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Product Description

Dino Paul Crocetti began his singing career in 1941 initially billed as Dino Martini but the name soon got changed to Dean Martin. He first worked with comedian Jerry Lewis at the 500 club in Atlantic City, developing an ad libbing song and comedy act which quickly became very popular, breaking through onto US TV and radio by the late 40's. He had a series of 11 top 10 UK singles all in his inimitable style including "Memories Are Made of This" (no. 1), "That's Amore" (no. 2), "Return To Me" (no. 2), "Volare" (no. 2) and "Sway" (no. 6). These hits have been coupled with songs that, although never released as singles, are equally well known, loved and synonymous with Dean Martin including; "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", "Mambo Italiano" and "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You". Dean Martin made it all look easy.

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 Sep 2004
Format: Audio CD
Dean Martin had two separate hit-making periods - in the fifties with Capitol and in the sixties with Reprise. The early sixties were not successful in the charts, although Dean continued to record albums and was also kept busy in other ways. You would normally have to buy one album to get his Capitol music and another to get his Reprise music. This collection spans both periods.
This collection contains most of the songs that are associated with Dean, including Memories are made of this, That's amore, Volare, You're nobody till somebody loves you, In the chapel in the moonlight, Standing on the corner, Send me the pillow that you dream on, Houston and Everybody loves somebody.
Dean's first solo hit, Powder your face with sunshine, is also included. It was no match for Evelyn Knight's version, which was number one in America for many weeks, but it was a start. Evelyn was at the peak of her career while Dean was just beginning. You belong to me (Jo Stafford) and Mambo Italiano (Rosemary Clooney) were other songs that other singers had bigger hits with than Dean.
Dean is often compared to Frank Sinatra, but their music was quite different. I enjoy both of them in different ways. While Frank's music was rooted in the big band sound of the late thirties, Dean's was altogether more relaxed - Dean was the classic crooner. In the sixties, his music took on a country flavor. It was never country enough for him to establish credibility amongst diehard country music fans, but for those who enjoy both pop and country music, Dean's sixties music is particularly appealing. Dean does not twang, so a lot of people who don't like country music can still enjoy his music.
If you only ever buy one Dean Martin album, this is the one to buy.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon on 22 Sep 2004
Format: Audio CD
The unique interpretations of a master song stylist, Dean Martin shines in this collection of recordings which were released from 1949 (''Powder Your Face With Sunshine'') to ''Gentle on My Mind'' in 1968. His smooth, gorgeous voice never loses a twist of humor, and you'll find yourself smiling and sometimes singing along with these uplifting tunes, which are the ultimate in ''easy listening''.
The later songs, from the mid '60s on, tend to have a hint of country flavor, and the early ones in the '50s have an Italian feel to them, and some of them of course, like ''Volare'', were originally Italian songs.
It's these early gems that are my favorites, like ''Love Me, Love Me'' from '53, ''Sway'' from '54, a marvelous melody that was also a hit for Bobby Rydell in '61, and Dean's fabulous rendition of ''Mambo Italiano'' from '55, which a few months earlier had been a top hit for Rosemary Clooney, and then there's ''Volare'', which I identify even more with Dean Martin than its singer/songwriter Domenico Modugno.
The booklet insert is excellent, with liner notes by Stevie Van Zandt and two of Dean's children, Deanna and Gail, and most of all, I appreciate its detailed list of each song, with release date, highest chart position, and more, and some nice b&w photos of the very cool Mr. Martin.
The sound overall is quite good, and total running time is 77'59.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jackie Onassis on 3 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
I absolutely LOVE this Cd- it is the best Dean Martin Cd any fan could possibly wish for.
His voice is mellow and soothing, whilst singing some of the most famous songs ever recorded.
All of them will be your faves, and make Dean one of your favourite artists for eternity!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Allan on 3 Dec 2009
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What can you say about this album it just demonstrates what a talented singer Dean Martin was he had it all great voice, range and timing. If you like Francis Albert don't miss out on his fellow Rat Pack member. Pure Genius !!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert Mathers on 9 Aug 2009
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This brought back a lot of memories hearing the Dean Martin hits.
Thanks to sites like Amazon you can still buy your top recording artist's of 40's,50's and early 60's
I recommend this CD of The Essential Dean Martin
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ann Edwards on 5 Jan 2010
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This cd is the best I've heard of Dean Martin, he's so laid back and is very easy to relax and listen to. Dino: The Essential Dean Martin
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By trix on 7 Feb 2012
Format: Audio CD
I can only say this........if you are deliberating, pondering or even merely thinking about adding it to your collection........stop it..........just BUY IT.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By schmidt on 10 Oct 2011
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This is easy listening at its best. Its just hit after hit, sang in his own unbelievable way. If your not a Dean Martin fan before you listen to this CD you will be afterwards. A classic.
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