Thursday, April 12, 2012

Collected Cool

Hey pallies, likes our great pallie Danny-o just 'lerted me to a google 'lert that contains such cool Dino-news that we simply can't wait 'til 'morrow to shares it with all youse Dino-holics. From the pen of Mr. Erik Pedersen, from the blog pad, " The Hollywood Reporter," comes the outstandin' news that likes on June 12th the pallies at Universal Music Enterprises are pullin' out all the stops to offer the coolest of the cool Dino-box-set tagged "Collected Cool."

Likes as you will read below, this set included 3 musical CD's as well a 1 DVD of amazin' Dino-tunes. The first two CDs will put the accent on recorded Dino-treasures from both his Capitol and Reprise Records gigs. The third CD will be audio recordin' of a 51-minute 1962 concert in Lake Tahoe that has never ever been released in it's entirety before. The DVD features our Dino in his 1983 concert at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, previously only shown on Showtime.

Couple this news with the recent report that the first uncut DVD episodes of the Dino-show are comin' our way in May, and it is clear to see that this is shapin' up to be likes 'nother stellar year of celebratin' our most beloved Dino...simply showin' that truly truly the Dino-revolution is at full tilt dudes!

ilovedinomartin sends out kudos to Mr. Erik Pedersen of "The Hollywood Reporter" for breakin' this news on the net. To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-report. Don't know 'bout you dudes, but likes I am gonna have to save up some bread real quick to gets my hands on both the Dino-show DVDs and this amazin' new Dino-box-set. Keeps lovin' our Dino! Dino-always and ever, DMP

Dean Martin Box Set Due in Summer

by Erik Pedersen

The package spans the Rat Packer's nearly half-century career and features concerts from 1962 and 1983, the latter on DVD.

Memories are made of this – and vice versa.

A four-disc Dean Martin box set will be released June 12, Universal Music Enterprises said Thursday. Collected Cool will feature several dozen tracks from his years recording for Capitol and Reprise. A highlight of the set is a 51-minute 1962 concert in Lake Tahoe that is making its CD debut.

The set will span Martin’s nearly half-century career, ranging from late-'40s hits including “Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)” to the 1985 single “L.A. Is My Home.” Collected Cool also features a DVD of Dean Martin Live in London, filmed in 1983 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. The concert aired on Showtime but has never been available on home video.

A quadruple-threat performer on stage, TV, music and movies, Martin has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Having enjoyed moderate East Coast success as a crooner, his career took off when he paired with Jerry Lewis in 1946. The comedy team of Martin and Lewis starred in nightclubs and on radio, TV and the big screen for a decade, with Martin as the consummate straight man. Meanwhile, Martin began to score hits as a singer, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks with “Memories Are Made of This” in early 1956.

Martin’s singing career flourished in the mid-‘60s. Having left his longtime home at Capitol Records for pal Frank Sinatra's nascent Reprise label, he racked up a dozen gold albums from 1964-69, fueled by his popular NBC variety show and membership in the Rat Pack. Martin topped the Hot 100 again in 1964 with “Everybody Loves Somebody.”

His singing career had flagged by the early ‘70s, but the man Playboy famously called “the coolest man who ever lived” continued to draw solid ratings on TV. After his show wrapped in 1974, Martin worked intermittently for the last 20 years of his life. He died in on Christmas Day 1995 at 78.

The Collected Cool track list:

Capitol Records Years (CD 1):

1. Dean’s Spoken Word Introductions

2. My Own, My Only, My All

3. Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)

4. I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine

5. That’s Amore

6. If I Could Sing Like Bing

7. Sway

8. Long, Long Ago

9. Memories Are Made of This

10. Pardners (with Jerry Lewis)

11. Volare

12. Rio Bravo

13. On an Evening in Roma

14. Sleep Warm

15. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

16. Just in Time

17. Arrivederci Roma

18. Return to Me

19. A Hundred Years From Today

Reprise Records Years (CD 2):

1. Tik-a-Tee, Tik-a-Tay

2. Senza Fine

3. Who’s Got the Action

4. Guys and Dolls

5. Everybody Loves Somebody

6. The Door Is Still Open to My Heart

7. You’re Nobody ’Til Somebody Loves You

8. In the Misty Moonlight

9. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On

10. In the Chapel in the Moonlight

11. Welcome to My World

12. I Will

13. Somewhere There’s a Someone

14. My First Country Song (featuring Conway Twitty)

15. L.A. Is My Home

Live From Lake Tahoe (CD 3)

1. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

2. Almost Like Being in Love

3. I Love Tahoe (Paris)

4. Show Banter #1

5. My Kind of Girl

6. Show Banter #2

7. Show Banter #3

8. June in January

9. Show Banter #4

10. Break It to Me Gently

11. Show Banter #5

12. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody

13. Instrumental

14. Show Banter #6

15. Primrose Lane/You Are Too Beautiful/Carolina in the Morning/Love Walked In/I Love Being a Girl

16. Beautiful Dreamer

17. You Made Me Love You

18. It Had to Be You/Nevertheless

19. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

20. Volare

21. On an Evening in Roma

22. Show Banter #7

23. I Love Paris (Tahoe)

24. Outro

Dean Marin Live in London (DVD):

1. Everybody Loves Somebody

2. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

3. When You’re Smiling

4. Pennies From Heaven

5. L-O-V-E

6. Everybody Loves Somebody (reprise)

7. Where or When

8. Welcome to My World

9. Drinking Champagne

10. That’s Amore

11. Love Walked In

12. Please Be Kind

13. It’s Magic

14. Ken’s Noodle

15. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

16. For the Good Times

17. Here Comes My Baby Back Again

18. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me

19. Bumming Around

20. One Hour With You


Locus Ceruleus Media said...

Truly terrific news, pally! Talk about a Dino-revival. Between this and the new DVD set it's going to be a year that's hard on the wallet but easy on the eyes and ears. I can't wait :)

Thanks as always for keeping us posted on all things Dino.

Danny G. said...


Danny G.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes thanks ever so much for your thoughts LCM, and indded you sez it so so well..."it's going to be a year that's hard on the wallet but easy on the eyes and ears." Keeps lovin' our Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, likes you and me both man...and I was thinkin' 'bout you when youse pointed me to the release 'bout "Collected Cool" 'cause it is bein' released likes right before Danny-o Day in June and likes I remember your wee boy and girl pallies gots you DEAN MARTIN: Cool Then, Cool Now last Daddy-o Day! Keeps lovin' our Dino!

Levi said...

This is so cool, Dino Dude, its so neat you have the list of songs
Gonna want this myself

Johnstown Flood National Memorial said...

Don't know...seems like they're missing the boat again, there anything rare here that hasn't been released multiple times on CD? They just keep rehasing the same recordings.

Always On Watch said...

It seems that our Dino is becoming ever more popular all these years after he left this earth!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, that is the absolute undeniable Dino-truth, and likes how cool is that!
Keeps lovin' our Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Levi pallie, likes I just knew that you woulda likes so dig hearin' 'bout this 'citin' Dino-release...a must have for all true Dino-philes likes youse and me pallie! Keeps lovin' our Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes the 3rd and 4th discs neither have been released to the general public before...and likes can't wait to see the 60 page booklet of Dino-devotion. Keeps lovin' our Dino!