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Dean Martin – A Winter Romance (1959/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dean Martin – A Winter Romance (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:28 minutes | 732 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

A Winter Romance is a 1959 long playing album by Dean Martin, accompanied by an orchestra arranged and conducted by Gus Levene. While not exclusively a Christmas album, it features several songs associated with Christmas as part of its larger winter theme. It was Martin’s only Christmas themed album for Capitol Records. Martin later recorded The Dean Martin Christmas Album for Reprise Records in 1966.

“A Winter Romance is perhaps best described as a “seasonal” album rather than a Christmas or holiday release, despite the inclusion of such familiar fare as “White Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland.” Dean Martin has also included such standards as “The Things We Did Last Summer” and “June in January,” as well as some specially written material such as Sammy Cahn and Ken Lane’s title song and “It Won’t Cool Off.” Nevertheless, with its lush strings, well-scrubbed vocal choruses, and buoyant mood, this collection has an appropriately festive feel. Martin does a competent job, even having fun here and there when the song allows him to present his take on a similar baritone (Bing Crosby on “White Christmas”; Vaughn Monroe on “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”), or when the subject matter strays to something more comfortably suggestive like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (performed with a female vocal chorus instead of a single female duet partner). All of which is to say that Martin makes the best of the situation without doing anything special with it.” (William Ruhlmann, AMG)


1. Dean Martin – A Winter Romance
2. Dean Martin – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
3. Dean Martin – The Things We Did Last Summer
4. Dean Martin – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
5. Dean Martin – June In January
6. Dean Martin – Canadian Sunset
7. Dean Martin – Winter Wonderland
8. Dean Martin – Out In The Cold Again
9. Dean Martin – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
10. Dean Martin – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
11. Dean Martin – White Christmas
12. Dean Martin – It Won’t Cool Off


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