Dean Martin – Italian Love Songs (1996)

Dean Martin - Italian Love Songs (1996)
Artist: Dean Martin
Album: Italian Love Songs
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: Italy / USA
Released: 1996
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

1. Arrivederci Roma Garinei, Giovannini, Rascel … 2:42
2. Return to Me DiMinno, Lombardo 2:45
3. Volare Migliacci, Modugno, Parish 3:01
4. Innamorata [Sweetheart] Brooks, Warren 2:25
5. On an Evening in Roma (Sott’er Celo de Roma) Bertini, Fredrics, Taccini 2:30
6. In Napoli DiMinno, Lombardo 2:54
7. Non Dimenticar Dobbins, Galdieri 3:05
8. Take Me in Your Arms (Torna a Surriento) Curtis, Lilley 2:39
9. Come Back to Sorrento Aveling, DeCurtis 3:14
10. Luna Mezzo Mare Citorell 2:05
11. You’re Breaking My Heart (Mattinata) Genaro, Skylar 2:46
12. Oh Marie DiCapua, Prima 2:24
13. Vieni Su (Say You Love Me Too) Cola 2:26
14. From the Bottom of My Heart (Dammi, Dammi, Dammi) Cardini, DiMinno 2:41
15. There’s No Tomorrow (O Sole Mio) Carr, Corday, Hoffman 2:48
16. That’s Amore Brooks, Warren 3:05


Capitol’s 2001 Italian Love Songs collection is exactly what it says it is — a collection of 16 Italian love songs, some sung in Italian, some sung in English translations, all pulled from Dino’s classic recordings from the ’50s. There’s one rare item here — “From the Bottom of My Heart (Dammi, Dammi, Dammi),” appearing here courtesy of the Dean Martin Family Trust — but it’s probably not worth seeking out for anyone outside of completists. That’s not to say that the recording is bad, because it isn’t — it’s a first-rate collection of romantic ballads, sung by one of the masters of the Italian love song. But if you already have most of this material and aren’t in need of mood music for a romantic evening (and if you don’t desperately need that rare cut), this is probably not a necessary purchase.
Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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