The blog's recent Dino-centric post is tagged "DEAN MARTIN – DREAM WITH DEAN – WATCH OUT FOR HARD AND HONKY VOCALS," as youse will read awesomely accents the 1964 amazin' al-b-um by our Dino, "Dream with Dean." Likes we have often shared Dino-reviews from other Dino-philes' amazin' adulation for this Dino-disc, and the remarkable reviewer from "ON THE RECORD" has energetically echoed what may have swankly stated before, " This is my favorite Dean Martin record of all time."
What is incredibly intriguin' 'bout this Dino-epistle and how the wise writer uses this particular Dino-release to help awesome audiophiles find "any traces of 'honk' in your midrange." Likes not bein' in the know 'bout such sounds as "honk," we none the less know that probably many of our readership will be any to benefit from the wise words of the reviewer. Mostly we share this Dino-report with youse 'cause the sweet scriber beautifully 'n boldly shares not only their absolute affection for this particular Dino-al-b-um, but also supremely states, " it is not only a very pleasant listening experience, it shows what a tremendous vocalist Dean Martin truly was."
We thanks the pallie who put pen to paper to create this Dino-patter as well as all the pallies associated with "ON THE RECORD - ANALOG THOUGHTS FROM THE VINYL FREAKS AT BETTER RECORDS." It is our pure pleasure to share you Dino-edification with the wider Dino-world. To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
DEAN MARTIN – DREAM WITH DEAN – WATCH OUT FOR HARD AND HONKY VOCALS
with advice on what you should be listening for when critically evaluating your copy (or ours) of the album.
Dream with Dean is great for finding any traces of “honk” in your midrange. Getting Deano’s baritone to sound tubey and rich, to get the sound that Bing Crosby could get just by opening his mouth, is not all that easy on some systems, mine included. Correctly set VTA is critical in this regard, but pretty much everything must be working at its best for Dean to sound as intimate and natural as we know he can on the best pressings.
Balancing the lower mids with the upper mids is the goal, and it’s not as easy as it sounds. This album is great for testing, and guaranteed to bring practically any high-dollar system at a stereo showroom, a convention, or your very own home to its knees.
This is my favorite Dean Martin record of all time; just Dean and a jazz guitar quartet behind him (featuring Contemporary favorites Barney Kessel and Red Mitchell!) doing standards. On the best copies, the immediacy is absolutely mind-blowing. It’s a shame that there aren’t more Frank Sinatra records that sound like this.
It sounds as if they tracked the album in one afternoon, and it is not only a very pleasant listening experience, it shows what a tremendous vocalist Dean Martin truly was.
Fools Rush In
I’ll Buy That Dream
If You Were the Only Girl
Everybody Loves Somebody
I Don’t Know Why
Gimmie a Little Kiss
Hands Across the Table
My Melancholy Baby
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home