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Dream with Dean/Everybody Loves Somebody
     

Dream with Dean/Everybody Loves Somebody

by Dean Martin
 
The combination of these two Dean Martin albums on a single CD is logical enough; after all, they were released originally on the same day. But they are actually a curious mismatch: one of Martin's best albums ever and one of his worst. In March 1964, Martin cut Dream With Dean, subtitled "The Intimate Dean Martin," a collection of standards done in slow, spare

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The combination of these two Dean Martin albums on a single CD is logical enough; after all, they were released originally on the same day. But they are actually a curious mismatch: one of Martin's best albums ever and one of his worst. In March 1964, Martin cut Dream With Dean, subtitled "The Intimate Dean Martin," a collection of standards done in slow, spare arrangements with only a quartet consisting of piano (Ken Lane), guitar (Barney Kessel), bass (Red Mitchell), and drums (Irving Cottler). The result was his most impressive album outing since 1959's Sleep Warm. Among the selections was Lane's co-composition, the 1940s song "Everybody Loves Somebody." Producer Jimmy Bowen heard something in the tune, and he had Ernie Freeman do a 1950s-style rock & roll arrangement that Martin recorded for a single in April. Released in May, it took off for the top of the charts, which gave Reprise Records a dilemma, since Dream With Dean was already on its release schedule for August. To exploit the hit, the label cobbled together an album called Everybody Loves Somebody out of old, failed singles, B-sides, and LP tracks borrowed from Martin's two country albums of the previous year and, to avoid confusion with the Dream With Dean recording of "Everybody Loves Somebody," slapped a sign on the cover with the subtitle "The Hit Version." Both albums were issued on August 4, 1964, and both became gold-selling hits, with the Everybody Loves Somebody album reaching number one. Together on one CD, they make an odd pairing, the calm, late-night tone of the first 12 tracks giving way to the motley jumble of selections on the second half. Martin fans who know the history of the releases may take it in stride, but others will be puzzled.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/12/2002
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742025422
catalogNumber:
254

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Performance Credits

Dean Martin   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Mort Shuman   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Ken Lane   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
John Rotella   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Mitchell Torok   Composer
John Turner   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Jean Delettre   Composer
Ramona Redd   Composer
Jack Smith   Composer
Nat D. Ayer   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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