6-CD/1-DVD box (LP-size) with 92-page hardcover book. CD 168 tracks, playing time approx. 409 mns. DVD 20 tracks.
To Dean Martin, it was all so simple: "Look, I sing a song. If it's a hit, beautiful. If it isn't, we try again. Why make it complicated?" In 1962, he signed with Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records, and –just as most singers from the Fifties were seeing their careers implode – Dean's career was spectacularly reborn. He had grown tired of hearing his son raving over the Beatles, and told him he could still record a #1 hit that would blow his little "pallies" right off the charts. And that's exactly what he did. In August 1964, Everybody Loves Somebody knocked the Beatles from #1! The following year, he launched 'The Dean Martin Show,' one of the most successful series in the history of television. Dean Martin had never really been away, but now he was back!
This 6-CD plus bonus DVD set includes all of Dean Martin's recordings for Reprise between 1962 and January 1966. All of the great, long-unavailable albums from that era are here, 'French Style,' 'Dino Latino,' and the first two stellar country albums, 'Dean 'Tex' Martin: Country Style' and its sequel, 'Dean 'Tex' Martin Rides Again'. This set also includes the mood music classic, 'Dream With Dean' (featuring the original late hours version of Everybody Loves Somebody) as well as the hit single version and the album that followed.
This box also includes Dean Martin's subsequent hits like The Door Is Still Open To My Heart, You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You, Houston
, and I Will
, as well as the signature song from his television show, 'Welcome To My World'. The classic mid-Sixties album 'Remember Me I'm The One Who Loves You' is here, together with rare singles and one previously unissued recording. There are also never-before-reissued soundtrack recordings, and the guide vocals for foreign versions that he never overdubbed. Plus, there's a DVD of movie trailers and special bonus tracks!
This set also features a LP size hardcover book with many previously unseen photographs, a complete discography and a biography of Dean Martin during this period by Ryan Null.