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Dean Martin was always at his best when he sounded effortless, when the singing required no exertion — just the same amount of investment required to order a martini. Confident, refined, breezy, and easygoing, this 1960 Capitol album epitomizes the crooner's charm. In pairing with arranger and Frank Sinatra right-hand-man Nelson Riddle, Martin strikes all the right notes on this collection of then-recent and retro standards. Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180-gram LP gets inside the core being of Martin's impeccably smooth, relaxed singing by presenting every phrase, dip, and inflection with lifelike realism.

The disc does similar wonders for Riddle's backing orchestra. Horns teem with punch and midrange; rhythms possess incredible pacing; strings saunter and float. No Martin album has ever sounded like this. We also secured the rights to a bonus track, "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," left off the album and released as a single in order to promote the movie "Ocean's Eleven."

Dean Martin - "This Time I'm Swingin'" ..... Online Price $49.50