A wonderful copy that lets this music swing the way it’s supposed to! Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
Classic Capitol big, full-bodied, Tubey Magical sound — Deano’s vocals are present and natural in the best tradition of rat-mate Frank Sinatra in the early ’60s
With Nelson Riddle arranging, you can be sure the album has plenty of swing all right — and the brass sounds amazing here
4 1/2 Stars in the All Music Guide: “…an easy swinging collection…”
If you’re a fan of the Capitol Sinatra sound you’ll love this record. It’s an exceptionally difficult title to find in anything but trashed condition. I’ve been a fan of this record for many years but this is the first copy we’ve been able to find that’s clean enough to go up on the site with White Hot Stamper grades. (more…)
Another in our series of Home Audio Exerciseswith advice on what you should be listening for when critically evaluating your copy (or ours) of the album.
Dream with Dean is great for finding any traces of “honk” in your midrange. Getting Deano’s baritone to sound tubey and rich, to get the sound that Bing Crosby could get just by opening his mouth, is not all that easy on some systems, mine included. Correctly set VTA is critical in this regard, but pretty much everything must be working at its best for Dean to sound as intimate and natural as we know he can on the best pressings. (more…)