Dean Martin - An awsome collection of his Music!
Anthony V. | Chicago, Illinois | 02/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dean Martin is one of the truely awesome Singers of the 21st Century. I was exposed to his music as a child by my parents. It wasn't until years later that I became interested in hearing his music enough to buy this CD. I am probably younger than most who love his music but I can tell you it will never go out of style. His voice and singing style is just as good, if not better, than the other recording artists of his time, or any time for that matter. This two CD set has 40 of his songs, all of which are very beautiful. I'm sure this encompasses most of his recordings, but not all. This CD set is a must for anyone who loves a beautiful voice with an awesome delivery. I give it 5 stars, without question."
The best overview of Dean's hits for the money...
Mr. Billy Bob Jones | 12/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd twofer is the best value for your money, if you want the hits. This is a very enjoyable cd(& I'm only 17 years old). I know what most other teens are starting to relize, that along with Sinatra, and davis, Martin is one of the coolest singers that ever lived. If you like him, you are going to eventually want his Bear Family Complete box sets, which will cost you well over $500.00, but worth every penny, now I'm just waiting for a complete set of his early singles, now that's Amore..."
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 01/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dean Martin was and always will be one of the best; I could never grow tired of hearing him sing! Dean used his voice to make each song sound fresh and new even when he had performed it so many times before. The quality of the sound on these two CDs is excellent and I like the artwork, too.
The first CD opens with Dean Martin and his then-partner Jerry Lewis performing "That Certain Party;" which makes me understand quite well why Dean eventually decided to go solo! Numbers that truly showcase Dean's talent would include the charming "Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)" which has that great piano arrangement; "You Belong to Me" which has Dean Martin crooning at his very best; the classic Dino hit entitled "That's Amore;" "Sway;" the romantic "Memories Are Made of This;" "Return To Me;" "Volare" which has Dean Martin singing faultlessly and "On an Evening in Roma (Sott'er Celo de Roma)."
The second CD also has many classic Dean Martin hits. "Everybody Loves Somebody" is one of the most gorgeous classic pop tunes I've ever heard--when Dean Martin sang it, that is; and listen for the magnificent "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You." I love it! "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" has a certain musical style that fits in perfectly with Dean's singing; it all holds its own very well. Dean's rendition of "Houston" shines bright; and "I Will" is very easy on the ear. "Somewhere There's a Someone" is absolutely beautiful; I always feel so upbeat when I hear Dean Martin sing this! "In the Chapel in the Moonlight" is yet another gem; and "In the Misty Moonlight" has a wonderful arrangement with Dino squarely front and center--which is quite all right by me! "You've Still Got a Place in My Heart" uses the organ to great advantage; and "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am" ends the second CD wonderfully.
There are still more Dean Martin songs on these two CDs that you wouldn't want to miss. We get a fine rendition of "If," a number Perry Como recorded with great success; "Love Me, Love Me;" "Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket;" "Watching the World Go By" with a fine male chorus; "Sam's Song" which Dino does with the great Sammy Davis, Jr.; "You'll Always Be the One I Love" and more. Great!
Overall, Dean Martin fans would do well to get this for their collections. The diehard fan who has these songs already should look for even more comprehensive Dean Martin compilations. This is also a great two CD set for anyone who loves classic pop vocals."