Dino: Late At Night With Dean Martin

First published in: Record Collector, December 1999

Thanks to three of its number prominently placed in high profile TV ads, not to mention a nicely timed Beeb documentary, “The Very Best Of Dean Martin” was, after a stuttering start, the surprise mega-hit album of 1999. Hoping to capitalise on its predeccessor’s success, this mid-priced 15-track ballad collection has also been compiled from the combined Capitol and Reprise years, and concentrates on some of the vocalist formerly known as Dino Crocetti’s lesser-known mushy moments, as well as a seductively superior stripped-down take of “Everybody Loves Somebody”.

Steve Pafford