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Every Dino fan should love this collection
on 30 August 2003
You will find several Dean Martin albums with the title Everybody Loves Somebody, but this release features an amazing one hour and fourteen minutes of music spread out over 30 songs mastered from old radio transcriptions. The sound of these live recordings is actually quite good, with only a few stray crackles, although the format does not allow for the rich fullness of sound available on Dean's later recordings. This album is all about Dean's incredible voice and unique delivery of any song put before him. While these are more or less light-hearted songs with a number of good old ballads mixed in amongst them, you won't find any comedic antics here aside from a moment or two of That Certain Party, a duet with Jerry Lewis harboring vaudevillian overtones. What I love most about this album is the opportunity it affords me to hear a number of songs I don't have elsewhere on my growing number of Dean Martin CDs. These include songs completely new to me as well as a few old standards such as For Me and My Gal; All of Me; Baby, It's Cold Outside (a short duet with a female singer I can't identify); You'd Be Surprised; and Here I'll Stay. Rambling Rose, I might note, is a different song than that made famous by Nat King Cole; I was a little disappointed to find that out. The only truly vintage Dino classic among these 30 tracks is Everybody Loves Somebody, but standout tracks such as On a Slow Boat to China, You'd Be Surprised, Heart and Soul, Memory Lane, Oh Marie, and the lively A Hot Time in the Town of Berlin make this a Dino album well worth owning.