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Return to Me

Return to Me

by Dean Martin
Bear Family's Return to Me is the follow-up to its Memories Are Made of This, a second eight-CD, over-nine-hours box set finishing the reissue of the complete Capitol recordings of Dean Martin; in this case, from 1956 to 1961. (These take up the first six discs; the seventh contains soundtrack material from films released between 1956 and 1961, and the


Bear Family's Return to Me is the follow-up to its Memories Are Made of This, a second eight-CD, over-nine-hours box set finishing the reissue of the complete Capitol recordings of Dean Martin; in this case, from 1956 to 1961. (These take up the first six discs; the seventh contains soundtrack material from films released between 1956 and 1961, and the eighth contains airchecks dating from 1944 to 1953.) As on its predecessor, the material on Return to Me is a sprawling collection of 221 tracks (some of them not reissued since they appeared as singles, a few never released before) by a singer for whom studio recording came well behind live performing and film acting on his list of priorities. Inadvertently, Martin did record a few hit singles during this period, notably the title song and a cover of "Volare," but it was only on the relatively rare occasions that he undertook an album session with some strong figure at the helm -- Frank Sinatra, who conducted 1959's Sleep Warm, Nelson Riddle on This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) -- that the results really displayed what the singer was capable of at his best. There are also occasional moments that approach those efforts, such as the Italian-flavored material he takes on here and there, and his songs for the 1960 movie based on the musical Bells Are Ringing. But there is also a lot of pedestrian stuff here that will be of interest only to collectors and fans. John Chintala's annotations lay out Martin's activities in detail and with understanding, but Billy Vera's essay, essentially cribbed from Nick Tosches' exaggerated biography of Martin, could have been done without. Both are contained, along with a discography and many photographs and movie posters, in a hardcover book included in the box.

Product Details

Release Date:
Bear Family

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Disc 1

  1. The Look
  2. Mississippi Dreamboat
  3. Standing on the Corner
  4. Street of Love (Rue de Mon Amour)
  5. Watching the World Go By
  6. Pardners
  7. The Test of Time
  8. Me 'N' You 'N' the Moon
  9. The Wind, the Wind
  10. I'm Gonna Steal You Away
  11. Bamboozled
  12. Give Me a Sign
  13. Captured
  14. I Know I Can't Forget
  15. I Never Had a Chance
  16. It Looks Like Love
  17. Let's Be Friendly
  18. Just Kiss Me
  19. A Day in the Country
  20. Hollywood or Bust
  21. The Man Who Plays the Mandolino
  22. Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)
  23. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  24. It's Easy to Remember
  25. Pretty Baby
  26. Sleepy Time Gal
  27. For You

Disc 2

  1. Maybe
  2. Once in a While
  3. I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
  4. The Object of My Affection
  5. Only Forever
  6. You've Got Me Crying Again
  7. Money Is a Problem
  8. You I Love
  9. Ten Thousand Bedrooms
  10. Only Trust Your Heart
  11. Beau James
  12. Promise Her Anything (But Give Her Love)
  13. The Tricche Tracche (The Tree-Kay Trah Kay)
  14. Write to Me from Naples
  15. Good Mornin' Life
  16. Makin' Love Ukulele Style
  17. Cheatin' on Me
  18. Return to Me
  19. Buona Sera
  20. Forgetting You
  21. Te Sei Bella Signorina
  22. Angel Baby
  23. It's 1200 Miles from Palm Springs to Texas
  24. You Were Made for Love
  25. Once upon A Time (It Happened)
  26. Outa My Mind
  27. The Magician

Disc 3

  1. Volare
  2. Rio Bravo
  3. It Takes So Long (To Say Goodbye)
  4. On an Evening in Roma (Sott'er Celo de Roma)
  5. My Rifle, My Pony and Me
  6. Dream
  7. Dream a Little Dream of Me
  8. Goodnight Sweetheart
  9. Cuddle up a Little Closer
  10. Sleep Warm
  11. Let's Put out the Lights (And Go to Sleep)
  12. Brahms' Lullaby
  13. Goodnight My Love
  14. Sleepy Time Gal
  15. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  16. All I Do Is Dream of You
  17. Hit the Road to Dreamland
  18. Sogni d'Oro
  19. In Napoli
  20. You Can't Love 'Em All
  21. How Sweet It Is
  22. Off Again, On Again
  23. Humdinger
  24. I Ain't Gonna Lead This Life No More
  25. Love Me, My Love
  26. Buttercup a Golden Hair

Disc 4

  1. The Things We Did Last Summer
  2. Winter Wonderland
  3. White Christmas
  4. Canadian Sunset
  5. A Winter Romance
  6. June in January
  7. It Won't Cool Off
  8. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  9. Out in the Cold Again
  10. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  11. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  12. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  13. Professor! Professor!
  14. In Napoli
  15. Love Is a Career
  16. Who Was That Lady?
  17. My Guiding Star
  18. Overture
  19. It's a Perfect Relationship
  20. Do It Yourself
  21. It's a Simple Little System
  22. Better Than a Dream
  23. I Met a Girl
  24. Just in Time
  25. Drop That Name
  26. That Party's Over
  27. The Midas Touch
  28. I'm Going Back
  29. Finale

Disc 5

  1. Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)
  2. On the Street Where You Live
  3. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  4. Imagination
  5. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  7. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
  8. Ain't That a Kick in the Head
  9. Mean to Me
  10. Just in Time
  11. True Love
  12. Heaven Can Wait
  13. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  14. The Story of Life (All This Is Mine)
  15. Bella Bella Bambina
  16. Giuggiola
  17. Sparklin' Eyes
  18. Let Me Know
  19. Be an Angel
  20. Hear My Heart (Sente le Coure)
  21. All in a Night's Work
  22. The Story of Life (All This Is Mine)
  23. Giuggiola
  24. Hear My Heart (Sente le Coure)
  25. Be an Angel
  26. Bella Bella Bambina
  27. Let Me Know

Disc 6

  1. Arrivederci Roma
  2. There's No Tomorrow (O Sole Mio)
  3. Return to Me
  4. Non Dimenticar
  5. I Have But One Heart (O Marenariello)
  6. You're Breaking My Heart (Mattinata)
  7. On an Evening in Roma (Sott'er Celo de Roma)
  8. Pardon (Perdoname)
  9. Just Say I Love Her (Dicintencello Vuie)
  10. Take Me in Your Arms (Torna a Surriento)
  11. My Heart Reminds Me
  12. Vieni Su (Say You Love Me Too)
  13. Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere
  14. Cha, Cha, Cha, D'Amour (Melodie Amour)
  15. Amor
  16. Two Loves Have I
  17. I Love You Much Too Much
  18. Let Me Love You Tonight
  19. My One and Only Love
  20. I Wish You Love
  21. If Love Is Good to Me
  22. (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons
  23. Somebody Loves You
  24. A Hundred Years from Today

Disc 7

  1. The Wind, the Wind
  2. Me 'N' You 'N' the Moon
  3. Pardners (Finale)
  4. Hollywood or Bust
  5. A Day in the Country
  6. Let's Be Friendly
  7. The Wild and Wooly West
  8. It Looks Like Love
  9. Hollywood or Bust
  10. Ten Thousand Bedrooms
  11. Only Trust Your Heart
  12. You I Love
  13. You I Love
  14. Money Is a Problem
  15. How About You/Blue Moon
  16. My Rifle, My Pony and Me
  17. Cindy
  18. Rio Bravo
  19. My Rifle, My Pony and Me
  20. Cindy
  21. My Rifle, My Pony and Me
  22. Overture
  23. Who Was That Lady?
  24. Just Do It
  25. Better Than a Dream
  26. I Met a Girl
  27. Just in Time
  28. Ain't That a Kick in the Head
  29. Tell Your Mother Hello
  30. May the Lord Bless You Real Good

Disc 8

  1. My Melancholy Baby
  2. 'Til Then
  3. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
  4. (There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go ...)
  5. My Melancholy Baby
  6. Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)
  7. Peg O' My Heart
  8. Everybody Loves Somebody
  9. On a Slow Boat to China
  10. Rambling Rose
  11. Here I'll Stay
  12. I'll String Along with You
  13. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?
  14. About a Quarter to Nine
  15. Somewhere Along the Way
  16. For Me and My Gal
  17. If You Were the Only Girl in the World
  18. The Glow Worm
  19. Because You're Mine
  20. Deep Purple
  21. My Lady Loves to Dance
  22. Takes Two to Tango
  23. Why Don't You Believe Me?
  24. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  25. To See You (Is to Love You)
  26. Silver Bells
  27. Silent Night
  28. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  29. Heart and Soul
  30. You'd Be Surprised

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dean Martin   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jerry Lewis   Vocals
Frank Sinatra   Leader
Buddy Collette   Saxophone
Herbie Harper   Trombone
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
André Previn   Vocals
Gus Bivona   Saxophone
Abe Most   Saxophone
Babe Russin   Reeds
Viola   Guitar
Dick Cathcart   Trumpet
Dominic Frontiere   Accordion
Justin Gordon   Saxophone
Jimmy Henderson   Trombone
Harold Lieberman   Viola
Jack Marshall   Guitar
Alvino Rey   Guitar
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Bob Bain   Guitar
Don Cole   Viola
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Si Zentner   Trombone
Eddie Cano   Piano
Judy Holliday   Vocals
Walter Brennan   Vocals
Victor Arno   Violin
Leonard Atkins   Violin
Israel Baker   Violin
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Cy Bernard   Cello
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Hoyt Bohannon   Trombone
Louis Brown   Piano
Russell Brown   Trombone
Roland Bundock   Bass
Red Callender   Bass
Frank Carlson   Drums
Stella Castellucci   Harp
Jack Cave   French Horn
John Cave   Horn
Gene Cipriano   Saxophone
Mahlon Clark   Saxophone
Geoff Clarkson   Piano
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Irving Cottler   Drums
Marshal Cram   Trombone
John Cyr   Drums
John DeVoogdt   Violin
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Donn Trenner   Piano
John Duffy   Organ
Nick Fatool   Drums
George Fields   Harmonica
Frank Flynn   Drums
Carl Fortina   Accordion
David Frisina   Violin
Jacques Gasselin   Violin
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone,Woodwind
James Getzoff   Violin
Benny Gill   Violin
Hymie Gunkler   Saxophone
Allan Harshman   Viola
Roy Harte   Drums
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Saxophone
Milt Holland   Drums
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Jules Jacob   Saxophone
Kathyrine Julye   Harp
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Ken Lane   Piano
Louis Kievman   Viola
Jules Kinsler   Saxophone
Harry Klee   Saxophone
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Carl LaMagna   Violin
Ronald Langinger   Saxophone
Gus Levene   Cello
Marvin Limonick   Violin
Dan Lube   Violin
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Amerigo Marino   Violin
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Eddie Miller   Saxophone
Dick Nash   Trombone
George Neikrug   Cello
Alexander Neiman   Violin,Viola
Nelson Riddle   Leader
Rick Nelson   Vocals
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Jack Pepper   Violin
Richard Perissi   Horn
Lou Raderman   Violin
Allan Reuss   Ukulele
Bill Richmond   Drums
Paul Robyn   Viola
Isadore Roman   Violin
Mischa Russell   Violin
William Schaffer   Trombone
Moe Schneider   Trombone
Wilbur Schwartz   Saxophone,Woodwind
Norm Seelig   Bass
Ray Sherman   Piano
Paul Shure   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
David Sterkin   Viola
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
William Ulyate   Saxophone
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Vincent DeRosa   Horn
Alex Beller   Violin
Joseph DiFiore   Viola
Alton Hendrickson   Guitar
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Victor Bay   Violin
Naomi Benditsky   Cello
Morris Bercov   Woodwind
Ennio Bologinini   Cello
Fred Falensby   Reeds
Joseph R. Gibbons   Guitar
Ralph Hansell   Drums
Stanley Harris   Viola
Maxine-Karen Johnson   Viola
Murray Kellner   Violin
Alex Murray   Violin
Richard L. Noel   Trombone
Pullman Pederson   Trombone
Kurt Reher   Cello
Jack Rose   Mandolin,Viola
James Rowles   Piano
Barbara Simons   Viola
Theodore Nash   Saxophone
Nick Pisani   Violin
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Arnold Koblentz   Oboe
Joseph Livoti   Violin
Abe Luboff   Bass
Thomas J. Tedesco   Guitar
Henry Beau   Saxophone
Emil Briano   Violin
Karl de Karske   Trombone
Alex Gershunoff   Woodwind
Emanuel Klein   Trumpet
Edward Kuczborski   Trombone
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
William Miller   Violin
Ramon Rivera   Drums
William Vanden Burg   Violin
Wesley Webb West   Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Dick Stabile   Leader
Carroll Lewis   Trumpet
Tony Reyes   Bass
Ethmer Roten   Woodwind
Jack Aiken   Saxophone
James Briggs   Saxophone
Thomas Shepard   Trombone
Sam Caplan   Violin
Warren Webb   Saxophone,Woodwind
Jim Arkatov   Cello
Jeine Beau   Reeds
Ossip Giskin   Cello
Victor Gottlieb   Cello
Elizabeth Greenschpoon   Cello
Julian C. Matlock   Clarinet
Murray Shapinsky   Bass
Paul Israel   Violin
Edward Cole   Piano
Rex Koury   Piano
Carlos Mejía   Drums
Ray Heath   Trombone
Bernie Mattison   Drums
Edward Rosa   Saxophone
Ray Toland   Drums
James Williamson   Woodwind
Dale Issenhuth   Saxophone
Fred T. Travers   Accordion
Irv Manning   Viola
Fred O. Aguirre   Drums
Harry Zagon   Violin
John Stanley   Trombone
Walter P. "Pete" Candoli   Trumpet
Joseph G. Joe Comfort   Bass
Francis L. "Joe" Howard   Trombone
Edward Ross   Accordion
Charles Richard Cathcart   Trumpet
Paul T. Smith   Piano
Joseph J. Koch   Saxophone
George Devron   Violin
David Frisna   Violin
Raphael Kaproff   Cello
Seymour Kramer   Violin
Henry Miranda   Trumpet
Cesare Pascarella   Cello
Robert Lawson   Saxophone
Vincent Terri   Guitar

Technical Credits

André Previn   Contributor
Vic Abrams   Composer
Casey Anderson   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Kurt Dieterle   Contributor
Redd Evans   Composer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Adolph Green   Composer
Joseph E. Howard   Composer
Ken Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
John Michael   Composer
Francesci Migliacci   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Jay Ranellucci   Track Mix
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Billy Vera   Liner Notes,Essay
Brad Benedict   Illustrations
Lee Gillette   Producer
MGM Studio Orchestra   Contributor
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Jack Murray   Composer
Ruth Ann Roberts   Composer
John "Jay" Senn   Composer
Slim Willet   Composer
Michael Ochs   Illustrations
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Joseph Lilley   Composer
Bob Furmanek   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Holger Von Bargen   Art Direction
Larry Zwisohn   Liner Notes
Sam Coslow   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Henri Salvador   Composer
Anna Sosenko   Composer
Fred Spielman   Composer
Sando Taccani   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Barbara Trammel   Composer
Albert Beach   Composer
Leon Carr   Composer
Leo Corday   Composer
Shelley Dobbins   Composer
Michele Galdieri   Composer
Stella Unger   Composer
Brian Henson   Illustrations
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Sandro Giovannini   Composer
Pietro Garinei   Composer
Renato Rascel   Composer
Georges Koger   Composer
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
Neil T. Daniels   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations
Jimmie Hodges   Composer
Barry Trivers   Composer
John Chintala   Liner Notes,Illustrations,Biographical Information
Ketti Frings   Composer
Umberto Bertini   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer
Nat D. Ayer   Composer

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