For the first time on DVD, ALL 54 Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts plus over 15 hours of bonus material, collector’s box and exclusive Dean Martin figurine.
The new 14-track collection, Playlist: The Very Best of Dean Martin, features many of Dean's biggest and most acclaimed songs.
The Cool Then, Cool Now 2CD and book collection captures the essence, spirit and fullness of Dean Martin's life.
- 8 April 2014
Dean Martin was an avid golfer, and now his recording of "(Open Up The Door) Let The Good Times In" is featured in two new commercial spots by PGA of America. You can check out the spots in the videos below.
"(Open Up The Door) Let The Good Times In" was released as a single and was included on Dino's album, Happiness Is Dean Martin. The song is one of those included on the new release, Dean Martin: The Reprise Years, available now at Amazon and iTunes.
PGA of America's 'Perfect Day' ad campaign (Spot 1)
PGA of America's 'Perfect Day' ad campaign (Spot 2)
- 31 March 2014
Dean Martin's recording of "Gentle On My Mind" is featured in a new Tudor watch commercial, which you can view in the video below. The song became a major hit when it was first released as the title track for Dino's Reprise album, Gentle On My Mind.
- 28 March 2014
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the label's all-star line-up of 7" and 12" vinyl titles for Record Store Day 2014, celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
For RSD 2014, Legacy is offering limited edition and collectible titles from classic artists including 311, Aerosmith, the Allman Brothers Band, Eric Carmen, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Henry Mancini, Dean Martin, MGMT, OutKast, Ray Parker, Jr., Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band and The The.
Now in its seventh year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture held on the third Saturday in April. RSD has named Chuck D Record Store Day Ambassador 2014.
Legacy Recordings releases for Record Store Day 2014 include:
DEAN MARTIN - Individually Numbered LP pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl
Dream with Dean - One of the crooner's best-charting albums, 1964's Dream with Dean (subtitled "the intimate Dean Martin") has been newly remastered from the original analog tapes for this RSD 180-gram vinyl release and features Dino's signature "Everybody Loves Somebody."
For more news on other Record Store Day releases, visit LegacyRecordings.com.
- 18 February 2014
Major Reissue Project Launching with Digital Releases of The Dean Martin Christmas Album & Dean Martin: The Reprise Years
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.
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
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
"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
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
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
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)