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Eee-O-11: The Best Of The Rat Pack
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Timed to the release of the 2001 remake of the Sinatra-Martin-Davis anti-classic Ocean's 11, this 18-track compendium serves as less a best-of than an introduction to the high-living nightclub ethos the Rat Pack embodied. ... more »
Timed to the release of the 2001 remake of the Sinatra-Martin-Davis anti-classic Ocean's 11, this 18-track compendium serves as less a best-of than an introduction to the high-living nightclub ethos the Rat Pack embodied. Along with some true knockouts, mostly from Frank's catalog, Eee-O 11's mostly beltingly upbeat tracks also include the impossibly corny (a "When You're Smiling" that seems to be putting Dino himself to sleep) and a couple of straitjacketed studio takes on the Pack's onstage antics (both Sammy duets). Handily, 11 culls one of the original movie's few high points--the rousing Davis blues that provides this disc's title--for a closer. Those drawn in by the newer flick will find this a welcome package, as will swingin' initiates looking for a road-trip CD soundtrack. --Rickey Wright
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Eee-O-11...It's a gas!!
Miss Laura | Miami, FL USA | 06/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had bought a Rat Pack collaboration before this one and quite frankly, it was bombsville. An 18-karat dud. So when I bought Ee-O-11...I was hoping for something with more songs, better quality, and more of a kick. My hopes were high. Thankfully, I was not let down.This album more than made up for the previous. The songs are a real testament for the talent these guys had. Some of the highlights are "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", "Eee-O-11", "I'm Gonna Live Til I Die"(I've adopted that one as my theme song...). The whole mix is of such great quality of sound that I can picture myself sitting in the front row at the Sands. The upbeat tunes are equally spaced between the soulful croones so it's impossible to get bored.I suggest that anyone who likes to swing and have a good time buy this album. It'll liven up any clam-bake and will defintely make you look like a big-leaguer instead of a harvey."
A Real "Best Of" Package
Bill Mydo | Twin Peaks, WA | 07/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike other Rat Pack "Best of" compilations out there, which tend to be a collection of Frank Sinatra standards with a little Dean and even less of Sammy thrown in, this is a true, balanced package highlighting all three entertainers' talents equally.
Even more fun are two duets, "Sam's Song," and "Me and My Shadow" on the CD featuring Sammy and Dean and Frank and Sammy. These are a lot of fun to listen to. The musical repoire between these guys is pure magic.
This isn't one of the live discs - for one of those, check out "Rat Pack Live at the Sands" - but rather, a collection of studio material. But they're nice selections, 18 songs in all, and the CD flows. In fact, the ones they've chosen are particularly appropriate, as most of the songs are favorites of the Rat Pack - the ones they performed in their legendary shows.
Even if you already own a lot of Dean, Frank, and Sammy music, this is a nice collection to have."
A CD OF CLASSICS
A. Marbach | Sometimes Sunny California | 02/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great cd of all the best of the Rat Pack, in my opinion. You can never go wrong with Frank, Dean and Sammy.The best part about this CD you ask? It is track 18- the EE-OO-11 song that was sprinkled throughout the original Ocean's 11 Movie."