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THE BEST OF DEAN MARTIN
Vinyl liner notes
1. THAT’S AMORE 3:07
(H. Warren-J. Brooks) ASCAP
2. YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU 2:13
3. VOLARE (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) 2:56
4. SWAY 2:42
5. RETURN TO ME 2:41
(Lombardo-Di Minno) ASCAP
1. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS 2:15
2. COME BACK TO SORRENTO 3:11
(de Curtis arr/G. Levene) BMI
3. JUST IN TIME 2:14
4. I’M YOURS 3:11
5. HEY, BROTHER, POUR THE WINE 2:36
(Ross Bagdasarian) ASCAP
THE BEST OF DEAN MARTIN
…a collection of his smash hits and easy-swinging standards
What can you say about Dean Martin that hasn’t been said before? Yes, Dean is “relaxed,” he’s a movie star, he’s a television celebrity, he’s a nightclub sensation, he’s a social issue and, of course, he’s one of the world’s most successful recording artists. All in all, he’s an entertainment phenomenon the likes of whom emerge only a half-dozen times or so in the course of a century.
So where does that leave us? Well, it leaves us with the most important item; introducing a great album most appropriately entitled THE BEST OF DEAN MARTIN. Here, in large part, are the songs that established Dean as a leading member of the world’s reigning inner-circle of show business talents…chart-topping hits and timeless standards that, over the years, have become directly identified with the Martin voice and manner.
It’s hard to forget such Dean Martin classics as the love-happy, Neapolitan-style That’s Amore (“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie”) or Memories Are Made Of This, the lilting recipe for blissful love and marriage…or, for that matter, the pulsating marimba rhythm of Sway.
And, of course, no representative collection of Dean’s music would be complete without that Martin ‘savoir faire – Italian style’; namely Volare, Come Back To Sorrento, Return To Me and the whimsical Hey, Brother, Pour The Wine. These together with ever-so-easy swinging standards (You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You and Just In Time) and the warmly romantic ballad I’m Yours, combine to make THE BEST OF DEAN MARTIN a stunning musical biography of a great vocalist and super-magnetic personality.
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