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Title - 'Dino: The Essential Dean Martin' (EMI)
Artist - Dean Martin

As we all know, Dino Paul Crocetti aka Dean Martin was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. Martin's hit singles included 'Memories Are Made of This,' 'That's Amore,' 'Everybody Loves Somebody,' 'Sway,' 'Volare' and his smash hit 'Ain't That a Kick in the Head' - which are ALL contained on this brand new 2-CD hits collection.

Released for Father's Day, the Platinum-certified 'Dino: The Essential Dean Martin' and 'Classic Dino: The Best of Dean Martin' have both been remastered and are also now available from all major digital service providers.

The first CD kicks off with the breezy 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' and follows it with 'That's Amore,' 'Memories Are Made Of This' and ' Just In Time.' The soulful 'I'd Cry Like A Baby' (a 1998 remaster) is next, with the smooth 'Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)' and the truly beautiful 'Under The Bridges Of Paris' next.

The Italian-inspired 'Sway (Quien Sera)' is next, before the gentle sway vibe (all pun intended) of 'Love Me, Love Me' comes forth. 'If' is followed by One of Dean Martin's greatest hits, 'Mambo Italiano' and then both the angelic, choir-sounding 'Angel Baby' and 'Let Me Go, Lover.'

The boys choral of 'Standing On The Corner' is another great song, before the beautiful 'You Belong To Me' and 'Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)' are sung. The disc ends with the mushy 'Innamorata (Sweetheart)' and his lesser-known 'Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody.'

The second disc starts with 'On An Evening In Roma (Sott'er Celo De Roma),' a song that was included on Martin's album Dino: Italian Love Songs, before 'Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket' and the swing of 'Cha Cha Cha D'Amour (Melodie D'Amour).' The French-inspired 'I'll Always Love You (Day After Day)' is then backed by 'Kiss' and the big hit, 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You.'

The doeful 'Return To Me (Ritorna-Me)' is as good today as it was back then, before the gentle finger-snapping of 'The Door Is Still Open (To My Heart)' and the sorrowful country rue of 'Houston.' Then comes 'Send Me The Pillow You Dream On,' 'Everybody Loves Somebody,' and 'In The Chapel In The Moonlight,' a 2001 remaster.

The self-appreciating 'Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me' is backed by both 'I Will' and '(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You' (a 1998 remaster), with the second disc being brought to a magnificent close with 'In The Misty Moonlight,' 'Somewhere There's A Someone' and 'Gentle On My Mind.'