Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

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Dino: The Essential Dean Martin
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Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 2004
LabelCapitol [1]
Dean Martin chronology
Lay Some Happiness on Me: The Reprise Years and More 1966-1985
Dino: The Essential Dean Martin
Live from Las Vegas
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]

Dino: The Essential Dean Martin is a 2004 compilation album by Dean Martin, released on September 6, 2004. It contains thirty tracks, twenty from Capitol and ten from Reprise. It has since been reissued in two separate special editions, one in 2005 (augmented with a live disc) and one in 2011 (featuring six bonus tracks).[3]

Alongside track listings and photographs, the liner notes include contributions from Stevie Van Zandt, Deana Martin and Gail Martin Downey. Van Zandt writes about the experience of watching Dean Martin's appearance as the host of the episode of The Hollywood Palace which featured the first US television appearance of The Rolling Stones. Deana Martin shares her memories of the recording session for "Memories Are Made of This" while Downey recalls Martin's explanation of how an empty bottle of Coca-Cola helped make "Houston" a hit.

The album was certified "Gold" in 2004 and "Platinum" in 2006.[4]

Track listing[edit]

The included version of "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You" is the 1960 Capitol album track rather than the charting 1964 Reprise version: William Ruhlmann of AllMusic suggests that the substitution was made in order to reduce the number of similar Reprise arrangements present.

No.TitleFirst appearanceLength
1."Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"Capitol #4420 (08/08/1960)2:24
2."That's Amore"Capitol #2589 (09/14/1953)3:07
3."Memories Are Made of This"Capitol #EAP1 701, Capitol #3295 (11/28/1955)2:16
4."Just in Time"This Time I'm Swingin'! (Capitol #1442, 10/1960), Capitol #4391 (06/20/1960)2:13
5."Sway"Capitol #2818 (05/24/1954)2:42
6."I'd Cry Like a Baby"Capitol #2749 (03/08/1954)2:35
7."Volare (Nel Blu di Pinto di Blu)"Capitol #4028 (08/11/1958)2:59
8."Under the Bridges of Paris"Capitol #3036 (02/07/1955)2:46
9."Love Me, Love Me"Capitol #2485 (06/01/1953)2:34
10."If"Capitol #1342 (12/11/1950)2:46
11."Mambo Italiano"Capitol EAP1 9123 (1955)2:19
12."Let Me Go, Lover!"Capitol EAP1 9123 (1955)3:00
13."Standing on the Corner"Capitol #3414 (04/20/1956)2:47
14."You Belong to Me"Capitol #2165 (07/28/1952)3:02
15."Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)"Capitol #15351 (01/17/1949)2:32
16."Innamorata (Sweetheart)"Capitol #3352 (02/13/1956)2:24
17."I'll Always Love You (Day After Day)"Capitol #1028 (05/22/1950)2:33
18."Kiss"Capitol #2319 (12/29/1952)2:22
19."You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You"This Time I'm Swingin'! (10/1960)2:12
20."Return to Me (Ritorna-Me)"Capitol #3894 (02/17/1958)2:23
21."The Door Is Still Open (to My Heart)"The Door Is Still Open to My Heart (Reprise RS-6140, 11/1964), Reprise #0307 (09/02/1964)2:53
22."Houston"Houston (Reprise RS-6181, 10/1965), Reprise #0393 (07/14/1965)2:41
23."Send Me the Pillow You Dream On"Dean Martin Hits Again (Reprise RS-6146, 01/1965), Reprise #0344 (01/27/1965)2:29
24."Everybody Loves Somebody"Everybody Loves Somebody (Reprise RS-6130, 06/1964), Reprise #0281 (05/06/1964)2:45
25."In the Chapel in the Moonlight"Dean Martin Hits Again (Reprise RS-6146, 01/1965), Reprise #0601 (06/14/1967)2:32
26."I Will"Houston (Reprise RS-6181, 10/1965), Reprise #0415 (10/06/1965)2:22
27."Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me"Welcome to My World (Reprise RS-6250, 07/1967), Reprise #0608 (07/12/1967)2:48
28."Somewhere There's a Someone"Somewhere There's a Someone (Reprise RS-6201, 02/1966), Reprise #0443 (01/19/1966)2:14
29."In the Misty Moonlight"The Door Is Still Open to My Heart (Reprise RS-6140, 11/1964), Reprise #0307 (11/08/1967)2:44
30."Gentle on My Mind"Gentle on My Mind (Reprise RS-6330, 11/1968), Reprise #0812 (02/08/1969)2:35

2005 live disc[edit]

Recorded on July 27, 1962 at the Cal Neva Lodge & Casino. The full concert was released as the third disc of the 2012 box set Collected Cool.

Live from Lake Tahoe 1962
1."Introduction by Frank Sinatra/Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes/Almost Like Being in Love/I Love Tahoe"6:03
2."My Kind of Girl"3:31
4."June in January"2:55
5."I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter/Volare/On an Evening in Roma"4:54
6."Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"3:40
7."Break It to Me Gently"2:42
Total length:28:49

2011 bonus tracks[edit]

The 2011 edition was split across two discs, both containing eighteen tracks. The first disc contains the first sixteen tracks of the standard edition with two additions.

No.TitleWriter(s)First appearanceLength
12."Angel Baby"John Michael & Carl NiessenCapitol 3988 (1958)2:47
18."Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"Jean Schwartz, Sam M. Lewis, Joe YoungPreviously unreleased (recorded 1950)2:17

The second disc includes the remaining fourteen tracks from the standard edition with four additions.

No.TitleWriter(s)First appearanceLength
1."On an Evening in Roma (Sott'er celo de Roma)"Alessandro Taccani, Nan Frederics, Umberto BertiniCapitol 4222 (1959)2:25
2."Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket"Bob Hilliard, Jule StyneCapitol 2818 (1954)3:03
3."Cha Cha Cha D'Amour (Melodie d'Amour)"Henri Salvador, Leo JohnsCha Cha de Amor (1962)2:19
15."(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You"Stuart Hamblen(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You (1965)2:27


  1. ^ "Dino: The Essential Dean Martin" (Music-CD, 2004). WorldCat.org. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "That's Amore: Capitol Releases More from Dean Martin in June « The Second Disc". Theseconddisc.com. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  4. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=DINO+-+THE+ESSENTIAL+DEAN+MARTIN#search_section