Dean Martin’s Reprise Records Catalog Comes to Legacy Recordings

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.

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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:
Everybody Loves Somebody
Every Minute, Every Hour
The Door Is Still Open to My Heart
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
In the Chapel in the Moonlight
I Can’t Help Remembering You
Houston
Bumming Around
I Will
Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me
Ain’t Gonna Try Anymore
Kiss the World Goodbye
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:
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart
Everybody Loves Somebody
Dream With Dean
Dean Martin Hits Again
Welcome To My World
(Remember Me) I’m The One That Loves You
Dino Latino
French Style
The Dean Martin TV Show
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

White Christmas
Jingle Bells
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Blue Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
A Marshmallow World
Silver Bells
Winter Wonderland
The Things We Did Last Summer
Silent Night

DEAN MARTIN: THE REPRISE YEARS

Disc One: The Greatest Hits
Everybody Loves Somebody
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
You’ll Always Be The One I Love
Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
(Remember Me) I’m The One Who Loves You
Houston
I Will
Somewhere There’s A Someone
Come Running Back
A Million And One
Nobody’s Baby Again
(Open Up The Door) Let The Good Times In
Lay Some Happiness On Me
In The Chapel In The Moonlight
Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me
In The Misty Moonlight
You’ve Still Got A Place In My Heart
Not Enough Indians
I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am

Disc Two: The Best Of The Rest
Who’s Got The Action
The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Baby-O
Things
Corrine Corrina
Bumming Around
Welcome To My World
My Heart Cries For You
Gentle On My Mind
Tik-A-Tee, Tik-A-Tay
Senza Fine
Tangerine
Besame Mucho
Blue Moon
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
C’est Si Bon
My Melancholy Baby
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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