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Dean Martin's Reprise Records Catalog Comes to Legacy Recordings

Sony Music Entertainment - 02/18/2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, in partnership with the Dean Martin Family Trust, has acquired the singer's legendary Reprise Records catalog and begun remastering titles for a major ongoing reissue project.

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The Dean Martin Reprise catalog acquisition includes all the recordings Dino made during his extraordinary creative tenure (1962-1974) at Rat Pack chairman Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records label. The Nashville Sessions, the album Martin cut for Warner Bros in 1983, is also included.

The Dean Martin reissue project began with the first digital releases of The Dean Martin Christmas Album, 1966's #1 Christmas album and perennial holiday classic, and Dean Martin: The Reprise Years, a 2-disc anthology of the crooner's high points at the label.

Legacy Recordings is remastering all the tracks in Dean Martin's Reprise catalog with an eye toward releasing the catalog digitally and physically over the course of the next year.

On January 20, Legacy released The Very Best of Dean Martin as part of the label's popular Playlist series.  The Dean Martin Playlist contains:

  1. Everybody Loves Somebody
  2. Every Minute, Every Hour
  3. The Door Is Still Open to My Heart
  4. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  5. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
  6. In the Chapel in the Moonlight
  7. I Can't Help Remembering You
  8. Houston
  9. Bumming Around
  10. I Will
  11. Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me
  12. Ain't Gonna Try Anymore
  13. Kiss the World Goodbye
  14. Drinking Champagne

 The next wave of titles in the Dean Martin Reprise Records reissue project, coming February 4, will include digital releases of ten albums:

  1. The Door Is Still Open To My Heart
  2. Everybody Loves Somebody
  3. Dream With Dean
  4. Dean Martin Hits Again
  5. Welcome To My World
  6. (Remember Me) I'm The One That Loves You
  7. Dino Latino
  8. French Style
  9. The Dean Martin TV Show
  10. Houston

 "We're so pleased to be working with the Dean Martin Family Trust in bringing Dean's Reprise Records legacy to new generations," said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings.  "Dean's music and style embody the very essence of 'cool' and now is the perfect time to introduce this timeless pop music to future fans."

One of the great lounge singers of the pre-rock era, Dean Martin hit his stride as a cultural icon during his years with Reprise, knocking the Beatles off the top of the charts in August 1964 with a dreamy contemporary take on "Everybody Loves Somebody (Sometime)," a standard he'd sung on Bob Hope's radio show in 1948 that became one of his theme songs, a sentiment so universal it's on his gravestone.

A multi-faceted artist whose talents crossed media boundaries, Dean Martin has three stars on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame: one for recording, one for movies, and one for television, where he introduced Americans to Celebrity Roasts in the 1970s.

The genius of Dean Martin is that he made everything sound easy and classy and fun. Relaxed and comfortable, with a beatific self-assurance that transcended confidence, Dino's one of the greatest singers who ever cut records. On his Reprise Recordings, the King of Cool is also his most soulful.

THE DEAN MARTIN CHRISTMAS ALBUM

  1. White Christmas
  2. Jingle Bells
  3. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  4. Blue Christmas
  5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  6. A Marshmallow World
  7. Silver Bells
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. The Things We Did Last Summer
  10. Silent Night

DEAN MARTIN: THE REPRISE YEARS

Disc One: The Greatest Hits

  1. Everybody Loves Somebody
  2. The Door Is Still Open To My Heart
  3. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  4. You'll Always Be The One I Love
  5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
  6. (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You
  7. Houston
  8. I Will
  9. Somewhere There's A Someone
  10. Come Running Back
  11. A Million And One
  12. Nobody's Baby Again
  13. (Open Up The Door) Let The Good Times In
  14. Lay Some Happiness On Me
  15. In The Chapel In The Moonlight
  16. Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me
  17. In The Misty Moonlight
  18. You've Still Got A Place In My Heart
  19. Not Enough Indians
  20. I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am

Disc Two: The Best Of The Rest

  1. Who's Got The Action
  2. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
  3. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  4. Baby-O
  5. Things
  6. Corrine Corrina
  7. Bumming Around
  8. Welcome To My World
  9. My Heart Cries For You
  10. Gentle On My Mind
  11. Tik-A-Tee, Tik-A-Tay
  12. Senza Fine
  13. Tangerine
  14. Besame Mucho
  15. Blue Moon
  16. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  17. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
  18. C'est Si Bon
  19. My Melancholy Baby
  20. Everybody Loves Somebody (original version)

DEAN MARTIN: REPRISE ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY
 
French Style (1962)
Dino Latino (1962; #99)
Country Style (1963; #109)
Dean Tex Martin Rides Again (1963)
Dream With Dean (1964; #15*)
Everybody Loves Somebody (1964; #2*)
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart (1964)
Dean Martin Hits Again (1965; #13*)
(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You (1965; #12*)
Houston (1965; #11*)
Somewhere There's Someone (1966; 40*)
Dean Martin Sings Songs From "The Silencers" (1966; #108)
The Hit Sound Of Dean Martin (1966; #50)
The Dean Martin Christmas Album (1966; #1 Xmas*)
The Dean Martin TV Show (1966; #34)
Happiness Is Dean Martin (1967; #46)
Welcome To My World (1967; #20*)
Dean Martin's Greatest Hits! (1968; #26*)
Dean Martin's Greatest Hits! Vol. 2 (1968; #83*)
Gentle On My Mind (1968; #14*)
I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am (1969; #90)
My Woman, My Woman, My Wife (1970; #97)
For The Good Times (1971; #113, #41 Country)
Dino (1972; #117)
Sittin' On Top Of The World (1973)
You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (1973)
Once In Awhile (1978)
The Nashville Sessions (1983; #49 Country)
 
* certified gold album (most of which sold over 1,000,000 units--there was no platinum certification at the time)

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SOURCE Legacy Recordings