Dean Martin - Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin


Analogue Productions


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AAPP 076-45
UPC: 753088007675
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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Now on 45 RPM LP, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith from the analog tapes

Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings

Deluxe "tip-on" gatefold jackets by Stoughton Printing

"Dean's voice here caresses the microphone like few other male singers' ever have, and the quartet stays politely in the background. This collection of popular tunes is perfect for the 45 RPM treatment. ... Martin had a gorgeous voice and it's beautifully recorded and reproduced here." — Recording = 10/10; Music = 6/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 126

"Here Dean is accompanied by a quartet of West Coast performing and studio veterans: Barney Kessel (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), his long time accompanist Ken Lane (piano) and Irv Cottler (drums). Martin sounds as if he's within inches of the microphone with the backing players mixed to keep the vocals way upfront. On the opener that's not a 'tic', it's Martin's lips smacking. That's a gutsy move for any vocalist but Martin adds to the daring by laying almost completely off the reverb send. He's in your room. The recording is simply astonishing. It's a show-stopper at every audio show ... The Analogue Productions first class gatefold packaging includes a laminated 'Tip-On' jacket and two wonderful studio shots, beautifully reproduced in black and white showing a relaxed and happy Dean Martin in what looks like Gold Star Studios. ... If you're going to have one Dean Martin record, this one would be it." — Music = 9/11; Sound = 11/11 — Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

"The packaging of Dream with Dean is absolutely flawless. ... The LPs were truely hefty, tipping the LP balance beam at a highly commendable 207 grams for LP A, and 210 grams for LP B. Both were exceptionally flat, and without scuffs or skid marks due to sloppy handling. ... Solid as a rock, clean, flat and unmarked. LPs like this really set the standard ... I've never seen better than this. ... If you haven't heard the new Analogue Productions' reissue of Dean Martin's Dream With Dean on Analogue Productions / Quality Record Pressings 45 RPM LP, then you are missing one of the very finest examples of 'palpability' that I've ever heard. A reference classic." — Dr. David W. Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, Positive Feedback Online, March/April 2015. Read the entire review here.

Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin is back bigger and better than ever! We've gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route - remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Then packaged in deluxe tip-on gatefold jackets from Stoughton Printing. A great title, a brilliant reissue. Exceptional!

"A profile of a rugged Dean Martin by the fireplace with a cigarette adorns the jacket of this very interesting concept album. As Stan Cornyn's liner notes explain, 'his longtime accompanist' on piano, Ken Lane, with 'three of Hollywood's most thoughtful rhythm men' — those being drummer Irv Cottler, bassist Red Mitchell, and guitarist Barney Kessel — do create a mood, Dean Martin performing as if he were a lounge singer at 1:15 a.m. as the Saturday night crowd is dwindling. His signature tune, 'Everybody Loves Somebody,' is here in a laid-back style, produced by Jimmy Bowen, who would go on to produce Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, and so many others, also the same man who was behind the 1964 No. 1 smash.

"This album with the original Martin recording was released after the hit single version and on the same day as the Everybody Loves Somebody LP, but how many times does the audience get a different studio reading of a seminal hit record? Not only that, but the version that preceded the hit. The backing is so sparse it is almost a cappella, with Kessel's guitar noodlings and Ken Lane's piano. The bass is mostly invisible, coming in only when needed. It's a slow and sultry version that caps off side one.

"Martin is just crooning away, and if the album has one drawback, it is that the 12 songs are incessant in their providing the same atmosphere. The backing quartet does not deviate from their job, nor does producer Jimmy Bowen add any technique, other than putting Martin's voice way out in the mix. But Dream With Dean was no doubt the product of excellent research and development, as Bowen landed 11 Top 40 hits with the singer from 1964's "Everybody Loves Somebody," which evolved out of this original idea, to 1967's 'Little Old Wine Drinker, Me.' 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." — AllMusic.



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Side 1
1. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
2. Fools Rush In
3. I’ll Buy That Dream

Side 2
4. If You Were The Only Girl
5. Blue Moon
6. Everybody Love Somebody

Side 3
7. I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)
8. “Gimmie” A Little Kiss
9. Hands Across The Table

Side 4
10. Smile
11. My Melancholy Baby
12. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home

Customer Reviews (4.85 Stars) 13 person(s) rated this product.

What You Expect!

posted on 02/13/2024
5 Stars
Reviewer: Randy
Like many of AP's reissues, this is an exceptional record. Great pressing of a great record. Highly recommend if you like Martin or are simply a fan of the genre.

Dean at his best!

posted on 05/22/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: joey1127
This is one of those records that even if you don't care for Dean, when you hear how well it's recorded and how good Dean sounds, it doesn't matter. You will be addicted. I find this remaster to be superb in every respect...I would highly recommend adding this to your library before it's out of print for good!


posted on 03/08/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Fred Clanahan
Not sure why I’m writing this because everything that I would say about this album has already been written in the previous reviews. Incredible recording, pressing and presentation. Wow!


posted on 11/04/2021
5 Stars
Absolutely perfect in all respects. Superbly silent vinyl. Extraordinary recording. Among the best of my audiophile records. Even if you are not a Dino fan the extraordinary technique of this release is worth inclusion into any vinyl lovers collection. The fact that its Dino at his very best is a bonus!


posted on 05/30/2021
5 Stars
If you want to hear Dean Martin standing right in front of you singing, this is the record to buy. Wonderful job Chad and Company !!!!!

Dino like you’ve never heard him

posted on 01/10/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: BigRedDon
I first heard this at Axpona in Chicago. I didn’t even know it existed at that moment. I walked out of a six figure audio system demo room scratching my head thinking I’ve heard Dino hundreds of times, but never like this. His voice is deep and luscious, and the record is impeccable. Perhaps the 45rpm has lots to do with it. But who cares?....

Hifi vinyl

posted on 12/06/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ulysess
This vinyl is a no brainer, it is a must if you are collecting hi fi vinyl.

The hype is real

posted on 09/15/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: DaveE
An absolutely reference quality recording. Incredible fidelity against an absolutely black background.

OK, I get it, artistically this isn't Pet Sounds. But if you can't enjoy Dino's smooth baritone right in your living room you've got the wrong hobby.

What do you like?

posted on 08/12/2020
3 Stars
Reviewer: David
Record is beautiful. Package is right up there. Thank you Acoustic Sounds. The thing is , Dean had his limitations and, while the recording is without a doubt one of the best analog pressings you can get, the question remains: do you like Dean Martin as a vocalist? If not, you might not play this record much. If you do like Dean, well you probably already know this is fantastic good. I give Dean a two. I give the record a four. Therefore, we get a three. It is a good three.


posted on 02/05/2020
5 Stars
I heard this record on a half million dollar system at a show. But this system was a really good half million dollar one (mostly Swiss). You know what I mean if you have ever been to one of these shows. I had to have the record and on my good but much more modest system it still sounds amazing.

Wow, just wow!

posted on 01/04/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Curt Schimmels
The QRP pressing and APO mastering are drop-jaw gorgeous. The recording has Dean Martin at his barest and his best. No reverb, no treatment, just Dean like he's in the room with you. The quartet behind him are solid, delicious, yet understated and perfect behind Martin's baritone.

This is a must have!

SENSATIONAL!!! Scream for Dean!

posted on 04/16/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jonathan Tinn
This is another outstanding release by Analogue Productions. Dean Martin is at his best and the recording sure captures it. It sounds more like a master tape that an actual LP.

It is certainly a must have.

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