Making Spirits Bright

Making Spirits Bright

by Dean Martin
     
 

Drawing from both the Capitol and Reprise vaults, The Christmas Collection: Making Spirits Bright comes close to being the definitive Dean Martin holiday record. As his recording career progressed, Dean became less concerned with perfect performances (not that he ever was too concerned in the first place), eventually winding up with really relaxed…  See more details below

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Drawing from both the Capitol and Reprise vaults, The Christmas Collection: Making Spirits Bright comes close to being the definitive Dean Martin holiday record. As his recording career progressed, Dean became less concerned with perfect performances (not that he ever was too concerned in the first place), eventually winding up with really relaxed performances by the end of his stint with Reprise. Theoretically, this could make for problems -- the deceptively casual, actually precise Capitol recordings would make the clearly casual Reprise songs sound lax -- but the compilers are sharp, picking the best of both eras. Ultimately, that means it's difficult to spot the sources if you're just listening casually, and that's for the best, since it results in a charming, thoroughly entertaining Christmas record, highlighted by fine versions of "White Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "Silver Bells," "Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let It Snow!," "Winter Wonderland," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "The Christmas Blues," "Marshmallow World" and "Silent Night."

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1998
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724349573529
catalogNumber:
95735

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dean Martin   Primary Artist
Bill Justis   Conductor
Gus Levene   Conductor

Technical Credits

Bill Justis   Arranger
Buck Ram   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Lee Herschberg   Remixing
Walter Kent   Composer
Gus Levene   Arranger
Carl Sigman   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Michael Kapp   Executive Producer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Ryan Null   Liner Notes
James Pierpont   Composer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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