8-CD box (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 221 tracks. Playing time approx. 557 mns.
This deluxe eight-CD boxed set completes the retrospective of Dean Martin's Capitol recordings. It contains all of his recordings from 1956 to 1961. This was Dean's artistic and commercial hey-day. He had just split from Jerry Lewis, and his first solo movies established him as a major box-office draw. His records continued to sell well despite the rock 'n' roll's onslaught and he was fast becoming the king of the lounges. This set contains timeless Dino classics such as, Return To Me, Rio Bravo, Angel Baby, Volare, On An Evening In Roma and Standing On The Corner. The real story of Dean's recording career during the late Fifties and early Sixties, though, was in the LPs. This box contains all of the LPs from these years, including Sleep Warm (Dean Sings, Sinatra Conducts), Winter’s Romance, This Time I’m Swingin’, Dino, and
Cha Cha D’Amour. It also contains many unissued recordings, as well as soundtrack and transcription recordings. Guest artists include Jerry Lewis, Judy Holliday, John Wayne, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan.
In addition, there is an 86-page LP-sized book with a newly researched biography by John Chintala, a biographical essay by Billy Vera, a complete discography and filmography, and many previously unseen photos as well as posters and lobby cards from the movies. A true Dino-fest!