Jul 13, 2009

Dean Martin - This Is Dean Martin (1958)

Dean Martin - This Is Dean Martin (1958)

Capitol Records had scored a Top Ten hit with its 1956 compilation This Is Sinatra!, and when Dean Martin suddenly enjoyed a commercial resurgence as a recording artist in 1958 with the successive hit singles "Return to Me," "Angel Baby," and "Volare," the label adopted a similar title for this compilation, which featured the three hits along with nine tracks dating back to 1952 that had been released previously as singles but were seeing their first LP issue here. They mostly constituted filler, though tracks like "Promise Her Anything (But Give Her Love)" and "Write to Me from Naples" were pleasant enough tunes given Martin's typically suave treatment.
—William Ruhlmann, Allmusic.com

  1. Volare
  2. Write To Me From Naples
  3. The Test Of Time
  4. Don't You Remember
  5. The Look
  6.  Return To Me
  7. Buona Sera
  8. I Know I Cant Forget
  9. Angel Baby
  10. When You're Smiling
  11. Makin Love Ukulele Style
  12. Promise Her Anything
Revised 08/05/2013

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